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File/folder Security-permissions Issues

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#1 smontez13


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:38 AM

I was having terrible trouble removing some malware(it was attached to cmpbk3.dll) so I thought I would outsmart it. I hooked the hard drive to another computer and deleted the offending file. However now it won't boot up because of a missing pci.sys. So I rehooked it to my working computer(Windows Vista) and decided I would backup the pictures/documents and then reload WinXP. Problem is the security on the files won't let me save them unless I go into Properties > Security and then add myself as a user for each individual picture file. Does anyone know a way around this? I tried highlighting the entire group and selecting properties, but this does not allow the security tab to show.

Thanks in advance for any help!!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 10 April 2008 - 08:27 AM

You could try taking ownership of the files you want, How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

I would take ownership of entire folders, not individual files.


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