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       01 Jun 2016 #50

    netkingcool said: View Post
    ... Those tricky registry tweaks ! Com'on Brink. You're from outer space, aren't u ? Gallatic Thanks.
    I'm glad it could help.

    I can neither confirm or deny that I'm from outer space.
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       29 Oct 2016 #51

    Thanks for the guide, but I had trouble with system files, until I have somehow managed to do this:

    Code:
    icacls "%WINDIR%\System32\WindowsPowerShell" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c
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       29 Oct 2016 #52

    Hello TairikuOkami, :)

    If you like, you might test to see how the "Take Ownership" context menu below may work on them.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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       29 Oct 2016 #53

    Yes I was using that guide as well , but I wanted to automate the process, since Windows Updates recreates some files.
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       29 Oct 2016 #54

    Okey doke. :)
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  6.    09 Apr 2017 #55

    hey there, I have a situation. Trying to access as Administrator some recently blocked folders (e.g. Documents and Settings, etc) I thought that is a good idea to change the permission of the Drive C:\ switching from Trustedinstaller to current username (admin as well). Now, I've read about the possibility to receive some errors and wanted to switch back using a restore point but the applied setting is still there no Trustedinstaller back.

    I think that I am able to do that manually but my questions are:
    - What is the default user rights setting for C:\ drive in Win10? Will be enough to switch back the Trustedinstaller owner without adding it in Permission entries field and giving the full permission?

    - Reverting back to the Trustedinstaller should I check the "Replace owner on the subcontainers and objects" and "Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" options?
    Thanks,

    Last edited by Sara; 09 Apr 2017 at 07:39.
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  7. Posts : 29,430
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       09 Apr 2017 #56

    Hello Sara, :)

    Yeah, it's never a good idea to change the owner and permissions of the entire Windows drive like that.

    If you are not having any issues, then I would recommend to not do anything else to avoid possibly causing an access issue.
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  8.    09 Apr 2017 #57
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  • Posts : 29,430
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       09 Apr 2017 #58

    You're most welcome. :)
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  •    09 Apr 2017 #59

    @Brink one more question please :)
    A system restore usually should repair the eventually damage ?
    I've found an old restore point, I've use it and everything is looking pretty fine now if I am looking at the different folder owners including C:\.

    Could be this a efficient solution?
    Thanks,
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