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#1 FabricOfLife

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 01:08 AM

Hello,

 

I recently reinstalled windows and I discovered I couldn't save files in C:\. (Btw my account is that of an administrator) After googling I tried various solutions because nothing seemed to be working. In the end I discovered that it just needed a reboot to work. One of the things I did was give all users full permissions through the Properties>Security tab of Disk C. Now I am a little concerned whether that was a good idea. 

 

Which permissions can I safely disable? 

 

I tried to disable them all again but got a warning that made me question the wisdom of that.  

 

Can I remove ALL permissions for "authenticated users" and simple "users"? 

 

Do Administrators belong only to the group of Administrators? If yes, I could probably disable all permissions from all other groups. Is that correct?

 

The other thing is that the Administrators permissions were already fully enabled before I messed with the permissions of other groups. So I am not sure what solved my problem of not being able to save on C. I also run a command on cmd, which I no longer remember... (because I found it on google). So maybe that did the trick.



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 10:53 AM

My question...is why do you want to start playing around with permissions?

 

What do you think that you will gain?

 

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 11:09 AM

What I hope to gain is more security.

 

What I hoped to gain, when I first messed with them, as I already mentioned, was access to saving files to disk C. 



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 01:01 PM

I don't have anything intelligent to say about permissions and "security".  Others here might.

 

I only fiddle with permissions when I intend to share files/access via networking...or take ownership of files on a hard drive from a totally different system...and then, I just follow the yellow brick road laid by others online or in Windows re file-sharing.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 21 January 2017 - 01:02 PM.





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