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#1 Nathan71667

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:57 PM

I have no write access to the program files folder (only). I have check security, it's all as should be..

I can log into administrator in safe mode and do anything I want in the program folder.

Make admin available in normal mode.. even the admin is blocked for installing, deleting anything from the programs folder.

I'm lost.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

If you create a new administrator account in safe mode, are you able to write to the programs folder?

Edit: Is the OS XP Pro or XP Home?

Edited by JohnC_21, 16 January 2014 - 06:13 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:36 PM

Created a new adminstator level account in safe mode.. logged  into it in regualar mode.. no access. If i make the admin account show up in  regular mode.. it can't access that folder..

I'm stumped..



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:41 PM

in an extreme attempt. I copied the folder. went to safe mode. moved the original into a second folder so as to hide it. then renamed the copy program files folder (removed copy) booted back to normal mode and low and behold. the copied folder is not accessable.

Figured as much.. but I'm clutching at straws.. This is one of those. I damn near can't reload..



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:46 PM

sorry.. xp pro



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:58 PM

I have to log in to My XP pro computer. I will be back in a Minute.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:07 PM

Disable Simple File Sharing in XP. Right click the Programs Folder select Properties then the Security tab. Who are given the permissions on the folder? You can post a Screen shot.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

simple is unchecked..



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

Right click the Program Files Folder and select the Security Tab. Who are given the permissions on the folder.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

user, system show full access, both admin, everyone, and office (same name as user show none checked)

But. if I go into advanced. they all show full access.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:18 PM

and only the admin account shows ownership. you click on any other username and it says, you only have permission to view the current owner program files



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:36 PM

I would say there is some permissions problem involved. I am not very comfortable with editing permissions. There is a Utility called D7 that will repair the permissions  Open the program and in the left pane select Windows Repair. It is a long process though. Or, if you do not wish to do that, hopefully somebody on the forum with more experience in editing permissions can help. I personally would wait for someone to respond and use the below utilities as a last resort.

 

On D7, only check Repair Permissions. Make sure nothing else is checked. Then press start.

 

http://www.foolishit.com/d7/online-manual/usage/repair-tab/

 

http://www.foolishit.com/d7/

 

Edit: There is also Windows All-In_one repair that will reset file permissions but it looks like it gives full permissions to Users along with Administrators.

 

http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html

 

It can be downloaded from Bleeping Computer;

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows-repair-all-in-one-portable/

 

Edit: as a note, malware has been know to edit permissions. Have you run all the scans?


Edited by JohnC_21, 16 January 2014 - 07:40 PM.





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