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  1. Posts : 5,404
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #11

    YanKleber said:
    I really don't think so...

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    What funny is you might not think so but i have shown you how to delete pagefile.sys you don't see that option maybe you are trolling us.
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  2. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #12

    YanKleber said:
    For some reason it seems that my Windows won't let me to add one. It's all greyed out. Or I am not knowing how to do it.

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    It's greyed out until you Select a principal [Me / Users] because you cannot allocate permissions to nobody.

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  3. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 + VM-WXP / VM-W7
    Thread Starter
       #13

    FreeBooter said:
    What funny is you might not think so but i have shown you how to delete pagefile.sys you don't see that option maybe you are trolling us.
    Oh boy

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    Try3 said:
    It's greyed out until you Select a principal [Me / Users] because you cannot allocate permissions to nobody.

    Denis
    OK, I removed the pagefile.sys from Drive E: setting its pagination to "none". Then I came back to Advanced Security Settings and did as you said. I don't have a "ME" group (I don't know how to create one) so I tried to apply the changes do the group "Everyone":

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    But when I click OK it happens to all main folders of the drive (including the Recycling bin):

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    And the problem of keep saying that access is denied when I try to copy, delete, rename, move, etc, but that allows me after I confirm I am the admin still persists. I think this is one of those Windows things that cannot be healed no matter what (unless you reinstall it).
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  4. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #14

    You used Me as a substitute for your own username so I replied in the same manner.
    I know there is no user or user group actually called Me.
    I was suggesting that you add permissions either for your own username or for the user group Users.
    Since your attempt to add Everyone ran into errors such as the Musicas folder error you illustrated, I wonder if there are illegal characters in some of your folder paths or filenames and that is disrupting things.
    Just as an example, I once found that some of my backup scripts were failing because some of my files created from emails had some sort of emoji in their filenames.
    I think you might be right about only being able to fix the problem by reinstalling but even then I would urge you to consider the possibility of illegal characters in the paths as well.

    I know nothing about what you've been doing with pagefile.sys.


    I'm sorry I haven't been able to help you fix things,
    Denis
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  5. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 + VM-WXP / VM-W7
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Try3 said:
    Since your attempt to add Everyone ran into errors such as the Musicas folder error you illustrated, I wonder if there are illegal characters in some of your folder paths or filenames and that is disrupting things.
    Just as an example, I once found that some of my backup scripts were failing because some of my files created from emails had some sort of emoji in their filenames.
    I think you might be right about only being able to fix the problem by reinstalling but even then I would urge you to consider the possibility of illegal characters in the paths as well.
    I am not sure about what happened to my computer, but somewhat this your observation made a bulb lamp shine over my head. I didn't think that there was any kind of illegal character or so because this drive was working just fine until a couple days ago when it started to behave like that. In fact today I noticed that my drives D: and G: were the same way (the C: is fine). And no, I don't have a F: drive.

    Because I had no idea what else I could do, I copied the contents of every drive to somewhere else, deleted the contents, quick formatted the drive and then copied the stuff back to the problematic disk. In fact I only managed to format the drive E: because the other two Windows refused to format saying that it was being used by an app (said that it could be a disk utility, but there was nothing that I am aware of). In this case that I couldn't format the disk, I just erased the contents.

    Long story short, guess what: the problem was gone. Really have not a clue what may happened here.

    What I don't understand is what was causing the files to ask for permissions because they are not write protected (although when I tried to open TXT files they were opening only for reading) and I know that they weren't protected because when I copied it to another place they just opened fine (not only for reading). Also I don't think that the drive itself was write protected because since I didn't manage to format it, theoretically it still keeps its same structure and permissions as before. Basically I just copied things out and then back.

    I didn't reboot my PC yet, though. I hope when I do this the issue doesn't return. If so I may have some kind of malware, IDK.
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  6. Posts : 5,404
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #16

    Let's say you have given yourself permission, you still will not able to delete the file because its been used by Windows operating system.
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  7. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 + VM-WXP / VM-W7
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Try3 said:
    I think you might be right about only being able to fix the problem by reinstalling but even then I would urge you to consider the possibility of illegal characters in the paths as well.
    Yeah, apparently the problem was gone by moving disk contents to somewhere else and then back! After turning off computer twice and restarting Windows it seems that everything is fine.

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  8. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #18

    YanKleber said:
    the C: is fine
    I returned to the thread just to say - In that case you can just copy all your files to an external backup disk then reformat the disk and then copy the files back again.
    You can use RoboCopy for the copying job.

    And I see that's what you've done.

    I'm glad it's all resolved.

    If it happens again, I'd start by checking whether or not the problem happens to just your user account or to others [even if you have to create one for the test].


    All the best,
    Denis
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  9. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 + VM-WXP / VM-W7
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Try3 said:
    I returned to the thread just to say - In that case you can just copy all your files to an external backup disk then reformat the disk and then copy the files back again.
    You can use RoboCopy for the copying job.

    And I see that's what you've done.
    Yeah and the WEIRDEST part is that actually I didn't use an external drive for the job. Instead I used the "contamined" drives and yet it worked. I said that my drives D:, E: and G: were weird, remember? So to fix the E: I copied its contents to the G:, etc. Another thing is that I couldn't manage to fromat D: and G: (Windows only let me reformat the E:). I could have used a third-party tool to completely remove the partition, recreate and format it but I confess that I was a bit lazy to do this so I tried the simple process of move to other drive, delete contents and move it back and since it worked I am happy with the solution. But all in all it's very strange and I still have no no idea of really happened here. My SUSPICION is that I may have installed some unknown application for a quick use (you know, we all are aware that it's hazzardous but we do this all the time) and it may have come infected with some kind of malware that somewhat changed permissions, IDK. What is really puzzling is that if it was the permissions of the files, moving them wouldn't heal the problem. And if the problem was with disk permissions, it wouldn't heal it also because I didn't format them. It will remain a mystery for me!

    Try3 said:
    I'm glad it's all resolved.

    If it happens again, I'd start by checking whether or not the problem happens to just your user account or to others [even if you have to create one for the test].
    I'll do this!

    Try3 said:
    I'm sorry I haven't been able to help you fix things,
    No way, I appreciated your assistance and you helped a LOT!

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  10. Posts : 4,909
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #20

    You can try changing the permissions for the whole E:\ drive.
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