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Cannot write to user folder after recovery

  1. #1


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Cannot write to user folder after recovery


    I just recovered my windows system partition from an Acronis backup.
    Everything works fine except for anything that needs to write to Appdata.
    Cannot download, cannot run Dropbox, or create new user profile at logon.
    I have tried "Take Ownership", have set my user as owner via security settings, have given my user full control, but nothing works.

    Would welcome any advice or info.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 60
    W8 Inspiron 17R W8P+MCE HTPC


    Try a system refresh.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by smurfercom View Post
    Try a system refresh.
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Unfortunately that would remove all applications other than those from Windows Store.
    I have quite a lot of those, so it's not really an option.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by smurfercom View Post
    Try a system refresh.
    Your suggestion gave me an idea.
    Used Windows Easy Transfer to create a transfer file.
    Did the refresh, which did solve the access problems, but unfortunately there seems to be a bug with WET.
    Although there had been no change in language settings WET reported a difference and would not complete the transfer..
    Since I had to re-install all apps I just did a clean install on Windows.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    I have re-opened this thread because the issue has cropped up once again.
    After a partition recovery I had to re-establish ownership and reset permissions.
    This is definitely a Windows 8 problem and not a problem with Acronis True Image.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Have just been informed by Acronis support that this may be because of "Secure Boot" in Win8.
    Will check this out first chance I get an report on result.
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