clean W10 install - mo permission to acces folders

  1. Posts : 28
    W10 Pro 64-bit

    clean W10 install - mo permission to acces folders

    Our service shop did a clean W10 install on my PC with only the C drive installed. Once I had the rig back, I put back the other drives (2x SSD and 2xHDD). All OK. However, especially with mp4 files, I suddenly no longer have reading rights or access to file and/or folders.

    Is this because these drives came from the earlier W10 installation, and this one is new with only a local account (no MS Account)?

    Anyway, I tried to take ownership but doing it for a complete drive in once goes wrong, the first error remark is that taking ownership of the recycle bin or changing permission on it is not allowed, and then some of the other folders deny access, but not all.

    I am the only user-admin on this PC.

    What is causing this and how can I take control of all drives without having to do it for each folder or file individually?

    Can-should I remove all old user accounts or just leave it like it is.
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  2. Posts : 8,137
    windows 10

    Files will be owned by the old SID some folders may be system in which case you cant take ownership you will have to just do folders that arnt system one by one
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  3. Posts : 28
    W10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    I really think MS hates me

    So I first took ownership of drive D:
    Then I took ownership of folder XX
    clean W10 install - mo permission to acces folders-owner.jpg

    I added the "everyone" a few days ago hoping it would help. It did not.

    Opened file in folder XX, could type in it, but when I try to save it, I got this:

    clean W10 install - mo permission to acces folders-no-access.jpg

    the PC name is Robo-2, and I have only one STANDARD local account, no other accounts or users, no MS Account sign-in.

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    Maybe I was trying to be too smart, so I tried change ownership again, and found after some searching there really is a principal names STANDARD, so I change ownership to that.

    clean W10 install - mo permission to acces folders-standard-owner.jpg

    An Lo and Behold ... I tried again and ... nothing. Same result.

    Can somebody in simple words please tell me
    1) why this is happening

    2) how to correct it so I can safe my files again in a normal way.

    3) Actually, VLC also had some problems with opening some files. Rechecking the logs, turns out it also is a permission question. Strange thing is, within the same folder some files I can access and play, some I do not have access. Any reason why this is more scattered? Way of downloading?

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    And I also have this error .. "Failed to enumerate objects in the container"

    All of this I find strange because every time the system shows that I have full control in whichever account, but then in real live, it states "no access"???

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    OK, in one folder I probably managed by making "everyone" owner and give "everyone" full control. I can hardly believe that this is how the system should work. This is not a solution for me but a temp workaround.
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  4. Posts : 2,213
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit v23H2

    Are you the only person using the computer? If yes then the best thing to do is to take ownership all files created by you previously. Like mentioned don't do this for folders and files created by Windows.

    Right-click on folder and select Properties
    Select Security tab
    Select Advanced button
    You can select Change to just change the owner to your current user.
    However, if you want to change all folders and files inside that folder you also have to check the box "Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object"

    The advantage of this is that it will drill down and change all files and folder permissions inside the original folder. If there are a lot of folders and files then that could take a while.

    BTW, I did this on my new laptop a few months ago. I had to copy over thousand of files from my old laptop. It took less than 15 minutes to take ownership of all my old data files and folders.

    clean W10 install - mo permission to acces folders-change-owner.jpg
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