Many of my folders/files became inaccessible, I'm not permitted  

  1. Posts : 119
    Windows 10 & Ubuntu Studio

    Many of my folders/files became inaccessible, I'm not permitted

    Take for instance this image file. When trying to open it I get this:
    "It looks like you don't have permission to view this file. Check the permissions and try again."
    Then I go to the Properties, Security tab, Advanced, Permissions:
    "You must have Read permissions to view the properties of this object. Click Continue to attempt the operation with administrative permissions."
    Then I click Continue:
    "You do not have permission to view this object's security properties, even as an administrative user.
    To try taking ownership of the object, which includes permission to view its properties, click Change above."
    So I click in "Change", then in the next window, under "Enter the object name to select:", I enter the email address I am using to login to this pc, and hit the "Check Names" button, and the OK button. I try to open that file again, to no avail. It is still telling me that I don't have the permissions to see it.
    I know this has to do with recent Windows 10 updates, because these are files I have had for over 10 years now, and I never had a problem backing them up. Until now, all of a sudden they are not my files. Go figure!
    Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance guys
    Last edited by drpeppercan; 07 Oct 2018 at 14:40.
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    windows 10

    Who has ownership of the folder and any above as it may inherit from above
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  3. Posts : 119
    Windows 10 & Ubuntu Studio
    Thread Starter

    Well, that's the frustrating part: It's me!
    The MS Installation Key Number is under my name, same as the bill for the computer. I am the only Administrator.
    There's 2 other accounts (Unknown), I have no idea about them. Unless they are my wife's and daughter's accounts.
    The last one helps Windows Media Player to share its library with network.
    By the way, my account at the top, was not here in this list before. I had to manually enter it.

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    Remove the to unknown they are delted account hence the sid numbers. Has this drive been on another pc you see your account name as having full rights but windows sees a SID number it can be you have full rights on another account on another machine with same name but the SID will be different. Add your name again and add admin assumimg your an admin
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    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 build 19045.2193 Dual Boot Linux Mint

    Dual boot Linux? Can in some cases cause permissions issues if you do anything on a Windows drive using Linux.
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  6. Posts : 119
    Windows 10 & Ubuntu Studio
    Thread Starter

    I tried to remove them but Windows told me that I needed to disable Rights Inheritance first. So I did, but then I got a warning saying that I would deny access to the file to everyone, have a look at the attached images (they show in the wrong order).

    And yes, I dual boot with Linux Mint
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