I messed up folder ownership off Appdata

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    I messed up folder ownership off Appdata


    Hi,

    I messed up bad. I changed the Folderownership of the user/appdata folder and checked the apply to all subfolders mark.

    The consequences are are as you can imagine quite bad. Programs can't access their settings, the os itself is freaking out, can't acces system repair, ...

    What would my best approach be without a fresh install? Can I find an overview of what the proper ownership would be somewhere?

    Thx in advance for the help
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    Corn said:
    Hi,

    I messed up bad. I changed the Folderownership of the user/appdata folder and checked the apply to all subfolders mark.

    The consequences are are as you can imagine quite bad. Programs can't access their settings, the os itself is freaking out, can't acces system repair, ...

    What would my best approach be without a fresh install? Can I find an overview of what the proper ownership would be somewhere?

    Thx in advance for the help
    Do you have a backup you can restore back to?

    Or a recent restore point you could use?
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  3. Callender's Avatar
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    Run JunctionBox to restore permissions.

    I've accidentally replaced my User folder with my Pictures folder

    Use Win10DefaultJunctions.ntj file as shown in the screenshot.
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  4. Callender's Avatar
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    To further explain - it uses SetAcl.exe to restore permissions.
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    @f14tomcat I dont know, and I can't acces this tab in the control panel, I guess it needs to get data out the appdata folder.

    @Callender I dont think it's the permissions that are the problem, I already ran a script to reset those. It's the ownership. I'll try to include a screenshot.
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Corn said:
    @f14tomcat I dont know, and I can't acces this tab in the control panel, I guess it needs to get data out the appdata folder.

    @Callender I dont think it's the permissions that are the problem, I already ran a script to reset those. It's the ownership. I'll try to include a screenshot.
    You don't need any control panel or PC function to know if you have a system backup that can be used. You would just know, because you did it. You can access the Restore Points by WIN+S, type Restore Point. app is at the top.
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    f14tomcat said:
    You don't need any control panel or PC function to know if you have a system backup that can be used. You would just know, because you did it. You can access the Restore Points by WIN+S, type Restore Point. app is at the top.
    Probably not than :). Control panel freezes so I would not be able to do it anyways. Thanks for the help tho.

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    Quick googled the ownershop vs permitions: I dont seem to be able to embed the foto in the post directly:
    the uppermostrectangles is what I changed.

    Google Image Result for http://blog.it-koehler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/besitzerrechte12.png
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  8. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Corn said:
    Probably not than :). Control panel freezes so I would not be able to do it anyways. Thanks for the help tho.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quick googled the ownershop vs permitions: I dont seem to be able to embed the foto in the post directly:
    the uppermostrectangles is what I changed.

    Google Image Result for http://blog.it-koehler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/besitzerrechte12.png
    Have you tried? It just pops up this.

    I messed up folder ownership off Appdata-2020-04-01_08h18_04.png
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    f14tomcat said:
    Have you tried? It just pops up this.

    I messed up folder ownership off Appdata-2020-04-01_08h18_04.png
    Thx, Tried systemrecovery without result. I probably wil have to resort to a reinstall I suppose?
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  10. FreeBooter's Avatar
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    Add Reset Permissions to Context Menu in Windows 10 to reset AppData Folder permissions.

    Add Reset Permissions to Context Menu in Windows
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Apr 2020 at 10:13. Reason: Please post tutorial link instead of direct download links of files in the tutorial.
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