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General Discussion Windows 7 64-bit, now no permission to save files from web to desktopI am a one person shop in a home office. This should have taken five seconds, not multiple hours. by R. Poke your users in the eye and blame them for not being able to see things properly?

Once refreshed or restored, post here for advice as what to do next before doing a bunch of things to mess the computer up again. Flag Permalink This was helpful (5) Collapse - Actually, He Doesn't Have That Right by Hforman / May 16, 2014 12:29 PM PDT In reply to: What do you mean I I have wrestled with this challenge for a few days. On the next dialog press "Add", and you'll be presented with something like this: In this example, I'm taking the sledgehammer approach and have typed in "Everyone" - click Check Names and it'll

And worse yet MS supports it! I have seen malware lock up folders and files so that they could not be accessed or altered. However, perhaps it ought to be mentioned as well that this needs to be done for EVERY single folder for those folders that Windows 7 considers system folders (some of which However, when I put the slider all the way down in UAC and restarted my system, I still could not access certain files and folders in Windows Explorer even if I

If the administrator account is being locked out of folders or files even with the proper permission, then it is likely that malware is to blame. And now what since i'm being locked out of my system what can i do ??? by ThePaz / May 23, 2014 3:42 PM PDT In reply to: As the admin you have the right to change. What should work Right click folder Apply admin rights Propogate to all child folders Enter Any other answer is complete BS.

why do you folks answer questions with questions?  Take Stumbl5r at what he posted. As you said, it is extremely irritating that the OS can block me, the sole user and owner of the system. I choose "Everyone" in these examples because, in my case, I control who has access to my machines and my network. Click on “Advance” 5.

Now all of a sudden, there appeared a new F drive of 256 MB that i don't have access to open.. Problem is on the affected computer I have not access to download or fix anything. My OS drive had an error on boot up that I couldn't get around... I play with Linux myself from time to time so that I'm prepared, just in case.

The other jibberish about needing more info... Please note: There is no password!Perform your admin duties, then log back on as your normal user and run:net user administrator /active:noIf you decide to leave the Administrator account active, might I'm sure it could be made admin-friendly and allow push updates without spending thousands of dollars on push-update software mechanisms... Permission Denied - probably due to different boot passwords etc.

Click on Security tab 4. I wanted to keep the old HDD system drive but wanted to remove all the Windows system files that were no longer needed. Good luck, Hope this helps you. I'm going to use some Linux at least they do not have possibility to lock Administrator Account/Access out !

After going in circles for a while, I found that the following worked: 0) Follow the detailed instructions provided in the earlier post by Robinson Zhang to make myself the owner At least that's what I know... do what you need to do (i.e. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 5:54 PM 0 Sign in to vote Hi This small tool does create a newright-click 'menu-item', but how to run this on a remote server -- because

Click OK again to save changes and exit the Properties window.9. by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / May 16, 2014 6:13 AM PDT Question:What do you mean I can't access these folders? It affected my iTunes first, I couldn't even open the program...

Situation: a folder was created on a network drive by a Windows 10 Home laptop that has since been returned to BestBuy.

I believe that Microsoft shot themselves in the foot on this one. I still love the OS, but its no XP for stability. :-( Friday, August 06, 2010 5:04 AM 1 Sign in to vote This thread is dangerous and a load of There are dozens and dozens of folders. Unfortunately, it doesn't address the core problem that by default files on the desktop are inaccessible, and I still can't save to my desktop.

Please try the request again. Finally, how about some consistency for once, that would really rock our worlds. We've tried doing the entire folder and individual files including the .jpg. Hope it helps.

If this does not work, either an antivirus or a rootkit is prventing you to do that: reboot your system in safe mode, or from the DVD and you'll have the Non-thinking responses aimed at computer scientists, awful software implementation with no thought to actual end users, crappy QA I should not have to stomach some lame explanation for why I can't Toss diligent workers out of your inner circle of agreed upon (internal) misunderstandings or nebulous standards? You might want to check your settings to make sure that there is not a separate user called root and one called Systems Administrator.

The problem is that in current flavors of Windows, you can't really run as the administrator under normal conditions. Search for take ownership. read! But I know what caused them to occur, I've been hacked by someone (I also know who but can do nothing about it).

BUT I had HOPED I could find that someone had written a utility that would just go through a take all the permissions away - or better yet a patch to To stop programs using a needed process, you often need rights. Test the issue again. General Discussion Our Sites Site Links About Us Find Us Vista Forums Eight Forums Ten Forums Network Status Contact Us Legal Privacy and cookies Windows 7 Forums is an independent web

But pewople can walk right in and take ownership and inheritance and so on, just like that. I am not sure what to do.. I got the same error when I highlighted the username that I was logged in as (member of Administrators group). Suddenly just today, I do not have permission to save any kind of file from the web to my desktop.

Note the 'shortcut' arrow on them (and, the fact that the're hidden/system folders.) They're actually shortcuts, placed there for 'legacy' app compatibility. I also did a Restore to 4 days ago, changed nothing. Pull the slider all the way to the bottom... The first step is to get one with Administrative privileges.

It's those users or groups that have permission, not you. I've never had an issue taking ownership.