Locked myself out of C:?

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  1. Posts : 12
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    Locked myself out of C:?


    So basically when i was trying to get rid of a virus i deleted everyone's permission to my hard drive so it doesn't get hacked.
    There's only "administrator/my desktop name" and it says "C:/ is not available, access denied" when i try to open it.
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    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
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    Hello Zakkie and welcome to TF ,
    I would try this: Quickly Reset NTFS Permissions in Windows 10 from c:\
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    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #3

    First make a full backup using Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
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    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
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  5. Posts : 12
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    Thread Starter
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    steve108 said:
    Hello Zakkie and welcome to TF ,
    I would try this: Quickly Reset NTFS Permissions in Windows 10 from c:\
    After what i posted i tried to fix it but i deleted even the administrator and now it doesnt even say trustedinstaller as the owner.
    Edit:
    After i tried (icacls "full path to your file" /reset.) just like the tutorial said i got access denied.
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  6. Posts : 21,424
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
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    Try repair install.
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  7. Posts : 11,384
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
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    I think you have no option but to reinstall Windows 10.
    Clean Install - TenForumsTutorials

    Denis
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  8. Posts : 12
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    Thread Starter
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    steve108 said:
    Try repair install.
    Won't work. I think im just a "guest" on the pc right now. Also my pc is going nuts with the fans and i cant even access task manager!

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    Try3 said:
    I think you have no option but to reinstall Windows 10.
    Clean Install - TenForumsTutorials

    Denis
    I can't do that. I got so much games that can't be reinstalled,mods,important files
    if theres a way to reinstall without losing files i can do it.

    !IMPORTANT I THINK!
    I can access everything else (on the hard drive) i just can't access C:/ or anything associated like task manager etc.
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  9. Posts : 11,384
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
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    Try3 said:
    I think you have no option but to reinstall Windows 10.
    Clean Install - TenForumsTutorials
    Zaakie said:
    I can't do that. I got so much games that can't be reinstalled,mods,important files
    if theres a way to reinstall without losing files i can do it.
    Well, that's all a shame. But, unless you have a system image from before you changed permissions, I think you have no option but to reinstall Windows 10.

    That will overwrite the whole of your OS drive so you will lose all those important mods & applications.
    You could rescue copies of individual files beforehand by booting from the InstallUSB then using its command prompt to get at the drive.

    Denis
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  10. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Try3 said:
    Well, that's all a shame. But, unless you have a system image from before you changed permissions, I think you have no option but to reinstall Windows 10.

    That will overwrite the whole of your OS drive so you will lose all those important mods & applications.
    You could rescue copies of individual files beforehand by booting from the InstallUSB then using its command prompt to get at the drive.

    Denis
    I can launch everything, im basically a half-admin? i just don't have access to C:/ or folders that been created by me.
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