Where Can I Locate Information Concerning Default File Ownership ?

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    Davy49 said:
    I'm currently using this method to reset permissions: Add Reset Permissions to Context Menu in Windows | Tutorials (tenforums.com), the good thing about all of this is the fact that the computer in question is not my main computer. I've actually been thinking about formatting the hard drive & starting over from scratch. I really don't like doing so, but if I need to I will. While I'm typing this reply, the permissions are being reset back to their defaults in the folder I mentioned. I'm actually resetting this entire folder: C:\Documents and Settings
    That is good news.
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    What on earth are you doing playing with C:\Documents and settings in the first place? It is not a real location. It is merely a redirection point to ease compatibility with old applications that are, strictly-speaking, not fully compliant with Windows 10.

    Your own files are in

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    I must not have had sufficient caffeine infusion yet, brain is foggy about the C:\Documents and Settings\ part, thought it had been done away in Windows 10 in favor of C:\Users.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    Davy49 said:
    Where Can I Locate Information Concerning Default File Ownership ?
    On a new, unaltered Windows 10 installation.

    Perhaps you could set up a Virtual machine [VM]. There is a lot of guidance in TenForums about VMs

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    Hi Everyone,
    I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to everyone for providing me with the help & encouragement that I needed with my original issue ! This forum HAS to be one of the BEST of it's type available on the internet, I did end up formatting my hard drive completely & completely reinstalling windows 10 pro 64-bit edition. At least now my computer is running much better & I've already decided that this time around that I'm not going to install a bunch of 'junk' software this time around ! Currently the only issue (technically it's not really an issue) I'm having is the when my computer first boots up I see the hewlett packard blue bios screen that presents me with choices such as setup..boot order, etc., then before I'm taken the the welcome screen (I have the auto login option enabled) I see a black screen with some writing on it that goes by before I have a chance to read it. I'm thinking that if I press the pause/break key on my keyboard that it 'might' possibly be able to freeze that screen long enough for me to be able to read what's displayed on it. I can't get over just how much my memory has changed since I retired in 12/2018 & I don't have to seemingly think as hard as I used to when I was working a full time job (in the retail sector) none the less!!
    This morning when my computer that I've been talking about concerning the following: 'I see a black screen with some writing on it that goes by before I have a chance to read it', I decided to go ahead & press the pause/break key on my keyboard to see if in fact that my screen would be paused long enough for me to be able to view the information. It worked perfectly, it just shows some misc. bios information that I guess is a normal function on my older hp desktop computer. Thanks again for all of the assistance that I received from everyone here in the forums !!
    Last edited by Davy49; 25 Mar 2021 at 04:26.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170


    1 Black screen
    You might find it easier to video your screen using your phone and then freeze playback to see that's written in the black screen [command window?].
    - Later on, you might end up needing to check for Startup items using MS SysInternals AutoRuns
    Autoruns for Windows - MSDocs
    Who’s That Hiding in my Windows - TechNet Blogs
    Autoruns - Hunt down autostart programs wherever they hide - WindowsITPro
    Acronis TI 2018 - Using AutoRuns
    AutoRuns can find Hidden Scheduled Tasks - WindowsExplored
    autoruns ditty by dalchina - TenForums
    autoruns alternatives - TenForums

    2 Do you know about system imaging?
    Don't use Windows imaging.

    MS said not to in their announcement of Windows 10 Version 1709 and have never withdrawn that warning

    imaging deprecated in Ver 1709 - TenForums

    Macrium Reflect [free edition] is often recommended in this forum for making system images. Other utilities are available but this one is so commonplace that you can get plenty of help for it.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect - TenForumsTutorials
    Macrium Software Macrium Reflect Free
    Macrium USB - TenForums
    Macrium Reflect KnowledgeBase - user guide [version-independent link]

    It can also make bootable system images. This facility is called viBoot and it requires Win10 Pro.
    Macrium viBoot - Macrium KB
    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image - TenForumsTutorials

    3 Driver backups can also be useful
    Backup and Restore Device Drivers - TenForumsTutorials

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