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System Volume Information owner and permission

  1. #11


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


    Quote Originally Posted by windows8use View Post
    Thank. But it seem to have only SYSTEM have permission to the folder and all its subfolders, nevermind I will set it to have only SYSTEM and delete TrustedInstaller and try if I can create a restore point.
    Wrong.
    Look at the picture.
    It has 5 groups not 1.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Ok thank you much. I think only SYSTEM have permissions because many webpages say and I need to take owner each time I get in it so now I know users have full control.
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  3. #13


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


    Full control---

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  4. #14


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Oh I forget, can you give me the permissions for the files/folders inside it that I need in post #1? (No need screenshot just tell me)thank.
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  5. #15


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


    Quote Originally Posted by windows8use View Post
    Oh I forget, can you give me the permissions for the files/folders inside it that I need in post #1? (No need screenshot just tell me)thank.
    A screenshot anyways---

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    The full control implies full control of ALL subfolders contained in the folder.

    Permissions tab---Click Apply button before moving on to Auditing tab---

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    Auditing tab--- Change it too---

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    Effective Access tab---

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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Ok thank so much.
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  7. #17


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


    Quote Originally Posted by windows8use View Post
    Ok thank so much.
    Just a note.
    With these settings I have no trouble creating restore points---

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  8. #18


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Thank. When I change I see something in the permissions called "inherited from" what it mean?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Look at the picture.
    It has 5 groups not 1.
    That's weird,
    I never changed any permissions for this folder and it looks like so: ( no problems of any kind )

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    Quote Originally Posted by windows8use View Post
    Thank. When I change I see something in the permissions called "inherited from" what it mean?
    It means security permissions inherited from parent folder(s).
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  10. #20


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Addictive Gamer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Look at the picture.
    It has 5 groups not 1.
    That's weird,
    I never changed any permissions for this folder and it looks like so: ( no problems of any kind )

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    Quote Originally Posted by windows8use View Post
    Thank. When I change I see something in the permissions called "inherited from" what it mean?
    It means security permissions inherited from parent folder(s).
    @Addictive Gamer
    You are absolutely correct. The owner of this folder should be: Administrators only and SYSTEM is the only user to have full access. That's why even Administrators group is the ownner but can't even access this folder.

    @David,
    No offend but What's you have shown there is incorrect and I know in the past you did Take over the ownership of this folder but this is wrong and open a big security hole that virus can sneak in there and infect it.

    @OP
    You don't need to take ownership in order to look into this folder. Just download a portable Treesize (No installation needed) and right click to run as Administrator then you can see what inside "System Volume Information", right click on any item under it->Properties then you can see it. And by the way, cacls is now deprecated in Windows 8, you should use Icacls instead.

    This problem should have been fixed earlier if you took my suggestion. Since you started changing ownership/permission and now the Folder might be corrupted and not allowing you to create restore point. Simple way to get back this folder is to delete and let Windows re-create it with appropriate owners and permissions and believe me, I have deleted this folder many times and it would not cause the Windows to become unbootable.

    Hope this helps. Cheers !!!
    Last edited by topgundcp; 08 May 2015 at 21:53. Reason: More info
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