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#1 Kaungie

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:41 AM

So here is my problem: in my HDD--where i store almost everything besides my OS--I used to be able to delete files, folders, and programs at ease;however, something changed as I was not able to do anything anymore besides view them and run them at some extent. Below is just ONE example of my complications, here i try to delete teamspeak( a voice chat client);in most standard conditions, you should be able to easily delete this file with no complications.a8a77489b461b309e15d5f108cea34eb.png9dbeac8b8784d7495a5f14428e97559b.png3b7b82b606259739ac71cc0ad597a380.png

 

I am admin and the user Ryan Kaung. I'm the only user on this computer. So looking up other people's response saying to change permissions, I tried it and.....it failed

Here are some snapshots:

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Then i clicked advanced.

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So users where only able to read/execute whereas i WANTED to modify/delete

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So then i went and tried to change permissions...

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Clicked full control....

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and boom... Access is Denied. WHY?

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And the final, after I pressed "Cancel" after getting denied.

 

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. And thank you for in the future


Edited by Kaungie, 03 August 2014 - 02:47 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:54 AM

Try a program called "Windows Repair"

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

It can put File Permissions back to thier default state. I hope it can help you as well.

Follow the instructions provided. Disable internet & antivirus and run it with at least with (at least) the first 5 boxes ticked (Under "Start Repairs"). Perhaps you need to run all repairs.



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:49 AM

Take ownership of the file.

 

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:
 
   1. Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
   2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
   3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
   4. In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.
 
      The administrator or the administrators group now owns the file. 
 
To change the permissions on the file that you now own, follow these steps:
 
   1. Click Add.
   2. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account that you want to have access to the file. For      example, type Administrator.
   3. Click OK.
   4. In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want, and then select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user.
   5. When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK.
   6. You can now access the file.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

So i tried the windows repair and it didn't work as i still cannot modify/delete files. Here are the post logs: 

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
 
A:\Users\Ryan Kaung\Desktop>CD /D C:\
 
C:\>chkdsk C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
The volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk
might report errors when no corruption is present.
 
WARNING!  F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
 
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
 0 percent complete. (0 of 212480 file records processed)     
 1 percent complete. (21248 of 212480 file records processed)     
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  212480 file records processed.                                         
 
File verification completed.
  804 large file records processed.                                   
 
  0 bad file records processed.                                     
 
  2 EA records processed.                                           
 
  24 reparse records processed.                                      
 
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
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  251976 index entries processed.                                        
 
Index verification completed.
  0 unindexed files scanned.                                        
 
  0 unindexed files recovered.                                      
 
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  212480 file SDs/SIDs processed.                                        
 
Security descriptor verification completed.
  19749 data files processed.                                           
 
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
99 percent complete. (0 of 33591048 USN bytes processed)        
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  33591048 USN bytes processed.                                            
 
Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
 
 117218303 KB total disk space.
  51168372 KB in 73776 files.
     62896 KB in 19750 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    316779 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  65670256 KB available on disk.
 
      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  29304575 total allocation units on disk.
  16417564 allocation units available on disk.
 
C:\>
 
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
 
A:\Users\Ryan Kaung\Desktop>CD /D C:\
 
C:\>chkdsk C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
The volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk
might report errors when no corruption is present.
 
WARNING!  F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
 
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
9 percent complete. (191232 of 212480 file records processed)     
212480 file records processed.                                         
 
File verification completed.
804 large file records processed.                                   
 
  0 bad file records processed.                                     
 
  2 EA records processed.                                           
 
  24 reparse records processed.                                      
 
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
11 percent complete. (4324 of 251976 index entries processed)    
60 percent complete. (229727 of 251976 index entries processed)    
251976 index entries processed.                                        
 
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.                                        
 
  0 unindexed files recovered.                                      
 
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
78 percent complete. (181654 of 212480 file SDs/SIDs processed)    
79 percent complete. (195454 of 212480 file SDs/SIDs processed)    
80 percent complete. (209254 of 212480 file SDs/SIDs processed)    
  212480 file SDs/SIDs processed.                                        
 
Security descriptor verification completed.
19749 data files processed.                                           
 
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
100 percent complete. (33587200 of 33591048 USN bytes processed)        
  33591048 USN bytes processed.                                            
 
Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
 
 117218303 KB total disk space.
  51168372 KB in 73776 files.
     62896 KB in 19750 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    316779 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
  65670256 KB available on disk.
 
      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  29304575 total allocation units on disk.
  16417564 allocation units available on disk.
 
C:\>
 
 


#5 Kaungie

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:02 PM

I have also tried taking ownership but i was face with e same problems above:

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

So the user's permissions did change using window repair:however, for some reason, I still cannot modify/delete files in my HDD

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:26 PM

Willy22 and dc3,

I would like to personally thank you for your time, as I have solved this problem. It seems AVG Antivirus Software was causing these problems. Now that I have uninstalled it;my computer is in working condition.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:09 AM

Glad you figured it out. :thumbup2:


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