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System Volume Information owner and permission

  1. #1


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

    System Volume Information owner and permission


    I changed the SVI owner and permission to get inside the folder and now I forget the default owner and permission so I changed the owner to TrustedInstaller for the SVI folder and everything inside it and now I will keep getting access denied message when create a restore point. Can someone please tell me the default owner and permission for files/folders inside SVI:

    1)System Volume Information folder itself
    2)SPP
    3)SystemRestore
    4)WindowsImageBackup
    5)IndexerVolumeGuid
    6)MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase
    7)tracking.log

    Thx.

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  2. #2


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


    Any ideas about the permissions and owner?
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  3. #3


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


    It is not advisable to change ownership for the system folder. And since you've already done it, the easiest way to fix it is to download:
    Slacko Puppy Linux release
    Put it in a USB stick and boot up from there, Open the C: Drive and delete it (System Volume Information) then reboot. Windows will re-create this folder with appropriate ownership.

    EDIT: All restore points will be deleted so after booting, create a new restore point.
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  4. #4


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


    But can you just tell me your owner and permissions of the files/folder above in your PC?
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  5. #5


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


    Can someone please give me the owner and permissions for the above files/folders or just I set the owner and permissions all files/folders to just SYSTEM for full control then it is OK?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Just set the ownership to "Administrators" and access permissions to SYSTEM and it should work.
    If this does not work add "everyone" to the group and replace child permissions.

    I can't enter this folder either because only SYSTEM is allowed.
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  7. #7


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


    Thank you, but you can actually enter the SVI folder.
    Open elevated cmd then type following: cacls "C:\System Volume Information" /E /G username:F, so you will have full control to the folder, see the permissions for the files/folder I say above no need to enter the subfolder just view permissions.
    After you can type this cacls "C:\System Volume Information" /E /R username ​to remove permissions for you.
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  8. #8


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


    Hello everyone or I just set owner and permissions all to only SYSTEM with full control?

    Or can I delete SVI folder at boot and restart PC to make windows recreate? Or this will just cause my PC unbootable?
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  9. #9


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


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  10. #10


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


    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.
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