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Access problems in C drive

  1. #11


    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I tried what you told me to do and found that I already have "Full Control". Please look at the screenshot-:

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    Btw love your avatar. Are you Hindu ? I am a Hindu from India so its very nice to see someone from outside India using Ganesha as an avatar.

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  2. #12


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Btw love your avatar. Are you Hindu ? I am a Hindu from India so its very nice to see someone from outside India using Ganesha as an avatar.
    We appreciate it. But discussing religion here is prohibited (against forum rules).
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  3. #13


    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Btw love your avatar. Are you Hindu ? I am a Hindu from India so its very nice to see someone from outside India using Ganesha as an avatar.
    We appreciate it. But discussing religion here is prohibited (against forum rules).
    I apologize. Anywhere with my problem I am still stuck with it. Will editing local security policies do anything ?
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  4. #14


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try taking Ownership of SysWOW64 folder where explorer.exe is located:

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    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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  5. #15


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Try taking Ownership of SysWOW64 folder where explorer.exe is located:
    That is not possible given the existing permissions for the Windows directory.
    "Users" has Read/execute, List folder contents, and Read. The other permissions are not allowed.
    "ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES" has the same three permissions, with no others allowed.
    "TrustedInstaller" has List folder contents.
    ALL of the other identities have only Special permissions, whatever that may include in each individual case.
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I see you are using IObit Unlocker? can you make the file using that?
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  7. #17


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by gospelmidi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Try taking Ownership of SysWOW64 folder where explorer.exe is located:
    That is not possible given the existing permissions for the Windows directory.
    "Users" has Read/execute, List folder contents, and Read. The other permissions are not allowed.
    "ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES" has the same three permissions, with no others allowed.
    "TrustedInstaller" has List folder contents.
    ALL of the other identities have only Special permissions, whatever that may include in each individual case.

    I just took ownership of mine:

    Attachment 41635

    & I just gave myself Full Control:

    Click image for larger version

    Why it doesn't work for you, I do not know.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 x64


    The User, although running as Administrator, probably doesn't have permission to make such changes.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gospelmidi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Try taking Ownership of SysWOW64 folder where explorer.exe is located:
    That is not possible given the existing permissions for the Windows directory.
    "Users" has Read/execute, List folder contents, and Read. The other permissions are not allowed.
    "ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES" has the same three permissions, with no others allowed.
    "TrustedInstaller" has List folder contents.
    ALL of the other identities have only Special permissions, whatever that may include in each individual case.

    I just took ownership of mine:

    Attachment 41635

    & I just gave myself Full Control:

    Click image for larger version

    Why it doesn't work for you, I do not know.
    I can take full control but even taking full control doesn't allow me to create files in the root directory. But if I sign in as Administrator then I can create files in the root directory.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Here is something that I learned the hard way. Always create a system restore point before messing with permissions of you Windows installation drive.

    If you do mess up something that cannot be repaired you can perform an in-place upgrade or repair install. Do that only and only if something that you have messed up is beyond repair.

    Please have a look at this if you are repair installing Windows 8 or 8.1-:

    Repair install on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

    And remember if you are not confident about what you are doing while modifying permissions on the Windows root drive.
    THEN CREATE A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT BEFORE ANYTHING.
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