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#1 troublesh00ter

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 02:53 PM

I am following this guide here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/509474/reset-all-user-permissions-to-default/

 

Every line fails with "Error : 5 Access is denied".

 

How do I proceed troubleshooting this issue?


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Posted 28 May 2015 - 02:55 PM

Hi goose90proof :)

This script most likely needs Admin Rights to execute. Right-click on the .cmd file you created and select Run as Administrator.

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 03:34 PM

D'oh! I think my last run was indeed without admin rights. And I may have been overly dramatic... not every line is failing, but less than 1% are successful. I will update the thread here shortly with my findings.


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Posted 28 May 2015 - 03:46 PM

It's failing a lot less now. :)

 

Still experiencing some failures in certain subkeys, but I'm less troubled by a few exceptions than just system wide unauthorized access.

 

Thanks for your quick response.


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Posted 28 May 2015 - 04:19 PM

No problem goose :) Althought it might not be the same thing, you can use Windows Repair AIO to reset all the permissions on the files/folders of your drives, and the Registry as well. If you ever need it, let me know and I'll post the instructions.

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 01:23 PM

I have used WRAIO before, but it didn't occur to me to use it in this context. I am not sure what methodology or coverage that product uses, but I felt that using the script in the guide I posted in the OP I would have good coverage over the entire system.

Would you happen to know how these two methods are compared to one another? Do they overlap in all the same areas or would one have more comprehensive "care" than the other.


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 01:25 PM

I would be more inclined to use Windows Repair AIO, since it's more complete and also it's kept up to date. Permissions can change in the newer version of Windows. Tweaking.com will adjust Windows Repair AIO, but the OP of the other thread with the script won't adjust it.

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