Administrator Accounts Can't Change Permissions Anymore

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  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home 10.0.18362
    Thread Starter
       #11

    You know what would be nice? A system which you could click the checkmarks it gives you, and; it wouldn't break.
    It would continue operating like an... I don't know, an operating.... system.
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  2. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #12

    Earthlost said:
    You know what would be nice? A system which you could click the checkmarks it gives you, and; it wouldn't break.
    It would continue operating like an... I don't know, an operating.... system.
    You mean like mine do and many other peoples' OSes do?

    Yes but that would require making system images before carrying out experiments such as those you did.
    Whereas, armed with a system image, you could mess about to your heart's content.


    All the best,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home 10.0.18362
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Code:
    icacls D:\* /T  /L  /Q /C /RESET
    Results
    ... ... ... The system cannot find the path specified.
    D:\System Volume Information\IndexerVolumeGuid: Access is denied.
    D:\System Volume Information\tracking.log: Access is denied.
    D:\System Volume Information\Wcifs.md: Access is denied.
    D:\System Volume Information\WPAppSettings.dat: Access is denied.
    D:\System Volume Information\WPSettings.dat: Access is denied.
    Successfully processed 218530 files; Failed processing 8713 files
    at first glance the 8700 files reason given: "The system can not find the path specified".

    This I figured, because drive layers are peeling. I thought "chkdsk" barred all those; but maybe I have to manually try to move them and if they don't move delete them.

    Code:
    attrib /s  -h -s D:\*
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>attrib /s -h -s D:\*
    Access denied - D:\System Volume Information\IndexerVolumeGuid
    Access denied - D:\System Volume Information\Wcifs.md
    Access denied - D:\System Volume Information\WPAppSettings.dat
    Access denied - D:\System Volume Information\WPSettings.dat
    This did not work to reset the permission checkmarks on the drive security so they could be clicked by my Administrator account. What now; try it on C:\ as you said? Okay.

    It gave an error message about the recycle bin on each of the drives being "corrupted". Not sure why that would be, nothing is wrong with C:/ as far as I know. It asked if I wanted to empty it, and; I did.

    There are a lot of files on C:/ which say "The system cannot find the path specified." Nothing is wrong with C: as far as I know. Are those old shortcuts being cleared?

    - - - Updated - - -

    icals finished. "Successfully processed 885561 files; Failed processing 4645313 files"

    attrib has found many symbolic link targets which "[do] not exist". Funny the one's I'm looking at are from the new account I'd created and MicrosoftEdge. Why would a brand new account be full of missing symbolic link targets for a default program?

    Because it is <a href="http://edge'sfordroppingandcutting">Windows!</a>

    Unable to change attribute - C:\hiberfil.sys
    Unable to change attribute - C:\pagefile.sys
    Unable to change attribute - C:\swapfile.sys
    FINISHED!

    So far ... there is no indication of improvement. RESTART!

    - - - Updated - - -

    After restart login, these three things popped up immediately.
    Administrator Accounts Can't Change Permissions Anymore-what.jpg
    The desktop.ini files feel identical (couldn't view it's location in file properties because notepad doesn't show you a properties or file info option... I guess). Why did it open twice?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Restarted again.
    This time the recycle is fine (no message), but; desktop.ini opened itself again, twice.

    Is that the new thing? Do I have to live with that now?
    @TairikuOkami, don't suppose you know more details about that command set you provided, do you?
    Otherwise this would be an excellent time for that imaging thing you all are always talking about.

    I made rhyme, to summarize how I feel;
    "Follow the advice, get 'desktop' twice! Run to the edge, get dropped like a sledge."
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  4. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #14

    desktop.ini files exist all over the place.
    The next time they appear, go to File, SaveAs just to have a look at which folder they point you to [not to do any saving].
    I have no idea why they are opening.


    I still believe that you need to do a Clean install [post #8] if you are to get back in control of your computer.
    There's no harm in making a system image of your current state so you can at least get back to your current state.
    my ditty - File backup vs imaging, imaging utilities, backing up drivers [post #3] - TenForums


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  5. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home 10.0.18362
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Ok, so I couldn't get the answer from anybody on the forum about whether a second hardrive should have a user assigned as owner or if it should be owned by SYSTEM. ... So I made an administrative group decision, and; now I own it. You know what that means, "It's mine!! All mine! BWah Ha Ha Ha Haa!!"

    No, seriously, I got my checkbox back; see:
    Administrator Accounts Can't Change Permissions Anymore-permissions-restored.jpg
    Not to be confused with a Chexx box. Mmmmm... checks
    ======
    |######|
    |#CHEX#|
    |######|
    |######|
    ======

    On the + side; you don't have to help me fix what broke - I fixed it. Here's how:

    1. Set a word-processor, with information properties functions, as the default program to open .ini files.
    2. restart.
    3. Check the locations of the popup .ini(s).
    4. Realize it's
    C:\Users\Tword\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    5. Gratitude now flows through you. It makes sense that more than one desktop.ini was opening, -- it was startup programs.
    6. Notice there are no other startup programs in the startup folder. Wonder, what is trying to start up, and how can I find it? Maybe I could try the registry. Tried the registry "Find" search and F3 for "next", then realized, there are too many instances of "startup" in the registry. Give up. We are now six steps under. That is six feet under; I'm dead now.

    Maybe if you can... go back to 5 or go on to 7, to what programs are trying to start up, and; instead are calling up the desktop.ini from /startup/

    Deleted it. Restart.

    Only one opened up. There can be only one/

    A Highlander! That mean's I'm not six feet under any more.
    ~*"*REsUREc+10N!*"*~ I'm on Highland!!

    Problems solved,

    except for that one, that one .ini.

    It has A DIFFERENT ADDRESS!

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

    Pow! Deleted.

    Turns out, deleting stuff IS the answer!

    Computer back to normal.
    I have permissions,
    I have drive icon,
    I have 2 less .inis.
    "I and I vibrations yeah" and
    I've got a song in my head.

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