Windows 10: Access denied issues Solved

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  1.    01 Jan 2016 #11

    Aravis1 said: View Post
    I went back in to Explorer, and found a second entry for Everyone. This entry showed Deny. When I changed that to Allow, the folder was unlocked. In case anyone else finds this too! And i hope it lasts....
    Hi Aravis1

    Yes I ran into the allow and or deny pulldown menu and I was already on allow, but it made no difference. I switched it to deny and saved it, then switched it back to allow hoping to make a difference but again nothing. Like I said I am to old for the aggravation. Ms just doesn't want to let us control our machines. This has always been a problem and after long while of reading and making changes I could generally get around it and access my files but "ten" with all of its crazy stuff and my lack of patience has just about whipped me.
    I do thank all of those who have given me help, but at this point I'm just going to drop the file folder on a USB stick and see if I can get at it one my wife's computer. If not I will just forget it. I stopped watching TV when they changed to digital because of poor quality and trouble getting signals. If after 60 plus years of nightly viewing I can shut it off and not look back, I'm hoping I can do that with computers as well. Not having a computer in my life would make life less congested because it seems the thing requires half of my day just taking care of mundane things...email, news and weather an occasional purchase and naturally the up to date political drama. I can probably go back to paper files if my writing hand doesn't give out and deny me a pencil or pen.
    Thanks everyone.
    1gunslinger/Dave
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  2.    01 Jan 2016 #12

    1gunslinger said: View Post
    Hi Aravis1

    Yes I ran into the allow and or deny pulldown menu and I was already on allow, but it made no difference. I switched it to deny and saved it, then switched it back to allow hoping to make a difference but again nothing. Like I said I am to old for the aggravation. Ms just doesn't want to let us control our machines. This has always been a problem and after long while of reading and making changes I could generally get around it and access my files but "ten" with all of its crazy stuff and my lack of patience has just about whipped me.
    I do thank all of those who have given me help, but at this point I'm just going to drop the file folder on a USB stick and see if I can get at it one my wife's computer. If not I will just forget it. I stopped watching TV when they changed to digital because of poor quality and trouble getting signals. If after 60 plus years of nightly viewing I can shut it off and not look back, I'm hoping I can do that with computers as well. Not having a computer in my life would make life less congested because it seems the thing requires half of my day just taking care of mundane things...email, news and weather an occasional purchase and naturally the up to date political drama. I can probably go back to paper files if my writing hand doesn't give out and deny me a pencil or pen.
    Thanks everyone.
    1gunslinger/Dave
    I do know the feeling! I will tell you though, that on another forum someone mentioned an app called TakeOwnershipEx . I downloaded this, it puts a menu item in Explorer, and when I ran it, it gave access to every file on the computer. Took quite a while but it is worth it. Might be worth your doing it too. I remember I had something like it in previous Windows versions, though taht one did only one item at a time. Hope it helps!
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  3.    02 Jan 2016 #13

    Aravis1 said: View Post
    I do know the feeling! I will tell you though, that on another forum someone mentioned an app called TakeOwnershipEx . I downloaded this, it puts a menu item in Explorer, and when I ran it, it gave access to every file on the computer. Took quite a while but it is worth it. Might be worth your doing it too. I remember I had something like it in previous Windows versions, though taht one did only one item at a time. Hope it helps!
    One of the links given me, I think it was in the second response I got, it had that link to the TakeOwnershipEx file.
    I didn't use it because I'm always leary of putting those kinds of programs on my hard drive when I don't know what they might be capable of doing. I did it once years ago and a woman from Finland took control of my computer and used it to send spam causing
    me a great deal of heartache and headache before I finally got every trace of her controlling program removed from my hard drive.
    I thought hard about that take ownership file, because it sounded so easy to use and like you say it opens everything, just what I wanted.
    I'm sure I miss out on good downloadable programs I could make use of, but once burnt twice shy and I never again want to spend 6 months working to remove a trojan...bot or what ever it is they call those things.
    Again I appreciate your help as well as everyone else who chipped in its a good forum.
    I wish for you and the others a very Happy and prosperous New Year.
    Be safe! 1gunslinger/Dave
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    02 Jan 2016 #14

    1gunslinger said: View Post
    One of the links given me, I think it was in the second response I got, it had that link to the TakeOwnershipEx file.
    I didn't use it because I'm always leary of putting those kinds of programs on my hard drive when I don't know what they might be capable of doing. I did it once years ago and a woman from Finland took control of my computer and used it to send spam causing
    me a great deal of heartache and headache before I finally got every trace of her controlling program removed from my hard drive.
    I thought hard about that take ownership file, because it sounded so easy to use and like you say it opens everything, just what I wanted.
    I'm sure I miss out on good downloadable programs I could make use of, but once burnt twice shy and I never again want to spend 6 months working to remove a trojan...bot or what ever it is they call those things.
    Again I appreciate your help as well as everyone else who chipped in its a good forum.
    I wish for you and the others a very Happy and prosperous New Year.
    Be safe! 1gunslinger/Dave

    Thanks Dave, and to you. BTW, my method with programs is to research them, and to go for those vouched for by reputable sites. I've not - so far - had any problems.
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  5.    02 Jan 2016 #15

    Hi,

    When running into those kind of permission problems and even "Take Ownership" doesn't help then I'd suggest this which has always helped me:

    Download and install: subinacl.msi

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23510

    Then run the following batch file from admin command prompt:

    @echo off
    title Resetting ACLs...
    cd /d "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
    echo.
    echo Resetting ACLs...
    echo (this may take several minutes to complete)
    echo.
    echo ==========================================================================
    echo.
    echo System Drive...
    subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    echo.
    echo.
    echo Windows Directory...
    subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
    echo.
    echo.
    echo ==========================================================================
    echo.
    echo FINISHED.
    echo.
    echo Press any key to exit . . .
    pause >NUL
    Quite often permissions end up messed up when disks are cloned and disk id's aren't identical. That and probably other mysterious reasons, I guess.

    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    03 Jan 2016 #16

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    When running into those kind of permission problems and even "Take Ownership" doesn't help then I'd suggest this which has always helped me:

    Download and install: subinacl.msi

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23510

    Then run the following batch file from admin command prompt:



    Quite often permissions end up messed up when disks are cloned and disk id's aren't identical. That and probably other mysterious reasons, I guess.

    Cheers,


    fdegrove

    Hi and thanks, all help is appreciated.
    I'm not against having to working a little bit to get, and or keep, my computer working right. However, this kind of thing goes beyond the call of duty for us users.
    Again I do appreciate your input, two heads are always better than one when solving problems.
    Wishing you and your family all the best in this coming New Year!
    Be Safe
    1gunslinger/Dave
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    03 Jan 2016 #17

    Hi,

    Yeah.....I know what you mean. Guess we'll just have to hang in there until perhaps one day MS has all these bugs ironed out. Don't hold your breath though.

    Many thanks for the best wishes and wishing you and your family all the best for this year.

    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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