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op00iuy

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Hello everyone,
I am facing several weird problems in my Windows 8.1 installation. My first problem is that when I try to copy/create a file to my C: drive it throws an access violation error. Please see the image below-:

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But this not the case if I copy/create a file in any of sub directories in C:. For example I can copy/create files to system32 or program files with any such problems. Oh and this didn't happen before plus I am the administrator of my pc.


My second problem is that I no longer get a popup when I connect a external HDD to my system. It doesn't even show up in "My Computer" I have to open up disk management and then assign a drive letter to the external HDD then only will it show up in File Explorer.

Now are these two problems related ?

Also are they caused by malwares ? if so please specify some free tools for getting rid of them.

Thanks.
 

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Dude

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Try disabling UAC and see if that works. It sounds like you don't have the right permissions.
 

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Arpan

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Hello,
Right click File Explorer > Run as Administrator. See if it works now.
 

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Arpan

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Not on the taskbar. Go to start screen (Press the windows logo key) and start typing: File Explorer. Now right click and run as administrator.
 

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TechnoMage

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One thing to do, that takes a lot of the Bite out of the Permissions thingy.....

Download and install "Grant Admin Full Control"....then you will be able to Take Control of every file or folder in your PC....except the root directory. It comes up in your Right Click context menu, so you can right click on any file or folder and Take Ownership of that file or folder. If you Take Ownership of a large folder, like Program Files, it does one file at time, so the process will take a while.
But I've found it well worth doing.

During a setup on a Windows 8 or 8.1 PC, I install several scripts and batch files and my location of choice is the root directory, but then the permission thing bites me in the pants.

One solution I've begun to use is to first create a folder under the root and copy things there. That never fails.

It seems like Windows is overprotective of the root directory. Eh?

When I'm running many of my Install Batch Files or even just installing programs, if I right click on the file and "Run As Administrator" things work a lot better. And when installing older programs, using Compatibility for an older OS works great and always check "Run as Administrator"....just for safety.

Just a thought!

TechnoMage :cool:
 

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op00iuy

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One thing to do, that takes a lot of the Bite out of the Permissions thingy.....

Download and install "Grant Admin Full Control"....then you will be able to Take Control of every file or folder in your PC....except the root directory. It comes up in your Right Click context menu, so you can right click on any file or folder and Take Ownership of that file or folder. If you Take Ownership of a large folder, like Program Files, it does one file at time, so the process will take a while.
But I've found it well worth doing.

During a setup on a Windows 8 or 8.1 PC, I install several scripts and batch files and my location of choice is the root directory, but then the permission thing bites me in the pants.

One solution I've begun to use is to first create a folder under the root and copy things there. That never fails.

It seems like Windows is overprotective of the root directory. Eh?

When I'm running many of my Install Batch Files or even just installing programs, if I right click on the file and "Run As Administrator" things work a lot better. And when installing older programs, using Compatibility for an older OS works great and always check "Run as Administrator"....just for safety.

Just a thought!

TechnoMage :cool:

Thanks TechnoMage but I need control of my root directory. I can create files under folders in the root directory fine. I don't know why this problem is happening previously everything was fine. Will icacls or cacls commands help me ?
 

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op00iuy

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Arpan

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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.

We appreciate it. But discussing religion here is prohibited (against forum rules).
 

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op00iuy

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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.

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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gospelmidi

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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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XweAponX

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I see you are using IObit Unlocker? can you make the file using that?
 

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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:

View attachment 41635

& I just gave myself Full Control:

screenshot_58.jpg

Why it doesn't work for you, I do not know. :(
 

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gospelmidi

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

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op00iuy

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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:

View attachment 41635

& I just gave myself Full Control:

View attachment 41638

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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op00iuy

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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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