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I am in a loop trying to grant myself permission

Question: I am in a loop trying to grant myself permission

I was trying to give myself permission to the file C:\Users\Tom\Local Settings. Now, no matter what I hit I keep getting the attached error messages and there is no exit.
Nothing happens when I hit edit, so I can't change anything back. Nothing happens when I hit cancel. So, my only option is to hit ok, but this gives me the attached error messages.

Should I use task manager to end the task? What are the dangers of "an inconsistent state" as displayed in the last error screen?

Is there a utility I can use to set the ownership and permissions back to there original status?

This is my first post to a forum for help, so I hope I followed the correct protocol. I thank you in advance for any help.

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Answer: I am in a loop trying to grant myself permission

Hello Durangoforcards, and welcome to Vista Forums.

The C:\Users\Tom\Local Settings folder is a protected operating system folder and should not be messed with. The actual folder that the C:\Users\Tom\Local Settings points to for you local settings would be C:\Users\Tom\AppData\Local instead.

Clicking on Cancel (Error Applying Security) and OK (Windows Security) and OK (Local Setting Properties) closed them for me.

Here are the default settings for that folder. Everyone has nothing checked, and all of the other user groups have full control by default.

Hope this helps,

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I tried to take the following steps to get the "full control" permission on a "System Volume Information" folder for a user account I had created.
right-click on the folder -> Properties -> Security tab -> Edit -> the "Permissions for <object>" dialog appears -> Add -> the "Select Users or Groups" dialog appears -> Enter the user account's name and press OK -> back to the "Permissions for <object>" dialoge -> select "Full control" for the newly added name -> Click on the Apply button
After I clicked on the Apply button, a dialoge entitled "Error Applying Security" appears, stating:

"An error occcurred while applying security information to:


Access is denied."

Behind that dialog, there was another dialog entitled "Windows Security", which states:

"Setting security information on <drive>:\System Volume Information\tracking.log"

I thought maybe Windows didn't like people to mess with such an important folder, and therefore refused to grant the permission. So, I cancelled the front "Error Applying Security" dialog. (There's another Continue button)

At this point, a new "Windows Security" dialogue popped up, saying:

"Stopping the propagation of permission settings leads to an inconsistent state, in which some objects have the settings but others don't. If you made the ch... Read more

Answer:Windows says it won't grant access permission, but it does grant.

You are looking at the permissions set on the folder. Not on the files which can have a different set of permissions. Clearly setting permissions on those files failed.

...Why are you even messing with the permissions in the first place?

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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                   and APPID

                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Could you tell me exactly... Read more

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
 and APPID identification
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Hello,I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate edition 64 bit. This works excellently on my pc and is compatible with all the software that i use.I have multiple harddrives which i have installed into my machine. I took ownership of the drives however i am having one problem which i cannot seem to fix.Some of the files (eg Adobe acrobat files) will open file, but others will say access denied. EGX:\My Work\x.pdf - will open fineX:\My Work\x.pdf - will say access deniedif i go into security tab of THAT file i can gain access to it BUT a padlock appears on the icon, however i can open the file. there are multiple files and i dont really think i need to do this for each, there must be a quicker way to inherit permissions?How i took ownershipRigh clicked on drivePropertiesSecurity tabAdvancedOwner tabEditthen add Administrator as ownerIs this correct?If you could help me with this i would appreciate it a lot, so far i am loving this windows and the 64 being able to address more memory has made my pc really fast :)Thanks,

Answer:Grant Permission to entire drive/content

Ok after a bit of googleing and mesing with the permissions, i finally got it to work.What i done was, changed the owner of the drive to administrator. Then i went into the drive and slected the parent folder which had the padlocked files/folders with in. i changed its ownership to admin and also told it to apply the permission to all child files/folders.worked :)

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Is it possible, to grant permission a user to create share of any folder of his PC in active directory environment. User can only create a share folder for other user, at the same time that user denied for any administrative power.

Please help me by providing information how can I do that.

Answer:Grant Permission To Create Share Folder.

I believe you are looking at editing group policy here. This specific change is not something I have ever done but it certainly sounds like a group policy privledge would solve your problem here.
Basically you need to give standard users the admin ability of creating shares. While not opening up anything else to them.

All I can do to get you started is tell you group policies is what you are after.
I just don't know exactly which one needs to be edited off the top of my head.
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I have one computer in my home network that I can not share files. I get the message below.
All of the other computer on my network would have a "popup box" where I would enter the Username and Password - but this one computer does not give me that popup.

Also I can access all of the other computer from this on ("GA-EG45M") but I can't access it from the others. Where do I go to authorize "access permissions"? All of the network discovery and sharing settings are set the same on all computers.

Answer:How do I grant permission to access Network - no user/password popup

Checked this one yet? Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon - Microsoft Community

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pop up keeps re-appearing.  Windows 10 pro.  It says: "user accounts...use the list below to grant or deny users permission"
How do I deactivate it?  It's not the one that notifies me if a program wants to make a change to the computer.  

I have tried changing passwords, etc.  

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I am running windows 7 and am trying to grant my user administration...with cmd.exe that is when i try to anything weather i be changing user passwords or adding usernames... it displays system error 5 acces denied. someone told me sounds like infection.any help. i used aavg free scaner and no results were found.

Answer:help i cant grant myself admin

Quote from: cmdpro on September 28, 2010, 07:27:05 PMI am running windows 7 and am trying to grant my user administration...with cmd.exe that is when i try to anything weather i be changing user passwords or adding usernames... it displays system error 5 acces denied. someone told me sounds like infection.any help. i used aavg free scaner and no results were found.We fixed this, did we not? You simply hadn't run it as Admin?

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I'll keep this short and sweet.
When I downloaded Kerio firewall a long time ago, I had Rpcss trying to access the net, found it strange so I checked with MG and was told it's not a big deal so I blocked it. But now I came across this quote:
Rpcss.exe is an executable of Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is responsible for Remote Procedure Call services on the local machine. These are public services available to the local network. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.
Uncle Bill at Microsoft. Anyways, should I grant it access or not? I'm running win98, without any problems except for the occasional glitch.

Answer:Should I grant it access?

Thanks Star17,
I don't have any of these on my puter. These appear to be business progs. I don't use my pc for work.

I just remembered one thing though, the reason I even found out that Rpcss existed was because after I installed Kerio I did a port scan (GRC) and I kept failing cause one of my ports showed an opening. Once I blocked Rpcss.exe from accessing the net I got a clean bill of health.

Still, I wonder if it's a big deal blocking it.

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hi all

i m managing file server on windows 2003 server. in a directory i want to give all permission except file or folder delete permission to domain user.

please make reply as soon as possible.

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Ok, i sorta said this in another post i just made, but i'd like to make this more public: I goto BGSU Firelands community college (Huron, Ohio), and am majoring in computer science. I'd like to build another computer, specifically a dual opteron computer. the thing i'd like to do tho' is find a way to get grant money so that i can do this, learn a few things about it (never used a SMP system before, much less built one), use it for the 2 classes i have to take during my spring '04 semester, and be able to keep it for after i graduate with my Assc. in Computer Science. does anyone know of where i might be able to apply for grant money? (i've searched the net for stuff but all i can ever seem to find is that one hooligan who wears that suit with the question-mark pattern on it and i'm not all that willing to pay for a book or CD-ROM to do this at the moment.) well, Thank You for any replies!

Answer:Finding Grant money

I like that the commercial with the wierd dude selling the grant book. Why not purchase his stupid thing and tell us all here if it accurate or just a hoax like the people still selling Kazaa Lite

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I tried downloading a file. A help message told me that Windows was requesting internet access. I accidentally selected "block all access" rather than "grant access" but now I need to change this setting and allow access. So where can I alter this setting?

Answer:I need to grant access to the internet

Are you using the XP firewall? You haven't mentioned it. If you are you need to untick a few boxes, this site shows you were they are located: click here

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Does anyone out there know of grants that support non-profit companies ? We need money for our IT department !! Thanks...

Answer:Information Technology Grant $$

There are lots of them and most of them are local to your area. I know that soem of the major manufacurers also have programs and free equipment available for non-profits.

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Sorry it this is in the wrong section. I didn't know whether to post in Software or Hardware.
I changed my account from Administrator to User as advised on this site.
I am using Windows XP Pro SP2
When I open ImgBurn with that account it shows "No Drive Detected"

ImgBurn Log said:

I 16:20:28 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
E 16:20:30 CreateFile Failed! - Device: '\\.\CdRom0' (D:
E 16:20:30 Reason: Access is denied.
E 16:20:33 CreateFile Failed! - Device: '\\.\CdRom1' (E:
E 16:20:33 Reason: Access is denied.
W 16:20:33 Errors were encountered when trying to access 2 drives.
W 16:20:33 These drives will not be visible in the program.
E 16:20:33 You need Administrative privileges to use SPTI.
W 16:20:33 No devices detected!Click to expand...

Indeed it works perfectly well with an Administrator account.
With the User account, I can open the drive and play a DVD with no problem.
When I open the proprieties of the Drive in Admin mode, I find no Security tab.
So can someone please tell me how to grant access to the DVD Drives to a User account.

Answer:How to Grant Access to DVD RW Drive?

In the My Computer screen in the Admin account click the drive and drag it to shared documents on the left side menu.
This will give use permission to all user accounts on the machine.

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Hi ....

I will be glad if anyone can help me to know
how I can grant all privileges to one of the usres
by administrator.

Thanks a lot

Answer:How to grant privilege to users in Win xp

Are you running Windows XP Home or Professional Edition?

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I'm hoping we have some other NetAdmins in here. Seems like Networking is the best forum for this but it's technically at the OS level.

I have noticed that nay Domain user could access our Outlook Web Access with their NT login. It was supposed to just be the NT group we had created. I searched high and low in the MS KB and got nothing.

I ended up having to go into the C: root of the Exchange Box, find the ExchWeb folder and setting access rights to only System, Admin, Domain Admins, and Outlook Webb Group (the group we created). This seems to work, but sure seems ghetto to me. Is there an easier, more streamlined way to choose who has access to the Outlook Web Module?

Win2K Server w/ Exchange 2000

Thanks guys!

Answer:Best way to grant group access in OWA

why not just dis-allow them access to OWA from within Exchange?

edit: from looking at my Exc2003 server, it looks like you have to do it for individual users...

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I have windows vista and I am trying to download a software when I try and save it this is what I am suppose to do:
Go to Windows Explorer and navigate to the c:\program files\sixty second tax savings organizer folder

and in the folder find the file named RMPA2003.exe

highlight that file, and then "right click" using the right mouse button - to bring up the properties dialog box - and then tell Windows Vista to grant this exe file "full rights" / 'administrator rights" or whatever the dialog shows...

So I try to save this file in the "c" drive like it say's above and this is what I get:
C:/Program Files/Taxes/60secdemo.exe You do not have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission.
Would you like to save this in Julie folder instead?

There is only one user on this computer, which makes me the admin. Why would it say this?
Also then I select ok save in Julie folder instead and after it is saved then I open the software and try to run it and this is what happens:
An unidentified software wants access to your computer....
Cancel or Allow

I click on allow and then this happens:
Could not initialize installation. File size expected=38359091, size returned=48848.
The parameter is incorrect.
What now?? What am I suppose to do?


Answer:Grant Administrator access for downloads

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how to grant limited xp userids a program?

I'm reinstalling XP on up a friend's machine which got hit by one of the worms that turn a machine into a zombie and downloads lots of nasties. I'm installing anti-spyware, -malware, and a really good firewall.

However after I got partway thru the installation, I added a new administrative account ("admin") and made her default account into a limited account, then continued install those utilities; the utilities after that don't show up in her account.

Reading the only MS knowledge base article I could find, I followed it's suggestion and turn her account back into an admin account--those programs still don't show!

Anyone know how this is usually done? Something like, uninstall them, then reinstall them? And if so, should I be sure to install them using the future-limited account, then make the account limited? Or can I install them in the "admin" account as long as her account is still admin, then make hers limited?

Or is there a better way I just don't know about--I seem to remember something in W2K like going into one account's configuration settings, finding the directory tree for the application, and copying those files into another user's account--anyone know if this is right?

Thanks, all comments and info much appreciated!

Answer:how to grant limited xp user a program?

a technical followup...

OK, at, I found a pretty helpful post.

To make your applications available to everyone using the PC, open Windows Explorer and select your default Start Menu folder. If you're using Windows 98 or Me, it's probably C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. In Windows 2000 or XP, the path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs. Click the Windows Start button, select Programs ( All Programs in XP), and choose the program or submenu you want to add to everyone's Start menu. Right-click and drag the shortcut to the open Explorer window, and select Copy Here.Click to expand...

In my admin user account on a W2K machine, the malware and spyware detection programs aren't in the Startup Menu, but if I follow the above procedure on the limited account, they end up in the Start Menu (Start Button) so at least they can be manually executed. I don't want my computer illiterate friend to have to manually start protection programs--instead I want them up when her computer comes up and she signs in on her non-admin account. (At least the ZoneAlarm firewall is in Startup on her account!)

Now, I can add a step to that quoted-above procedure, where I also paste them into the Startup folder.

But on the Admin account, those missing programs fire because they're told to in the Registry (I believe) which means they come up before the Startup Folder programs do. And that's good, I want them activ... Read more

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Hello all, thanks for reading.

I recently bought a new router because my old one was acting up. I had a RT-N10E and i bought a Dlink DIR-818LW .

I followed all the instructions on the quick setup guide and the router says it is connected to the internet however i can't access the internet at all. I tried with the dynamic ip settings and with the static ones. What am i doing wrong and how can i fix this ?

Thanks in advance

Answer:New Router won't grant access to internet.

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Hi all there, I have a unique problem.
Sometime ago, one of my friends, purchased and installed McAfee Virusscan- classic .subsequently he made a copy of the original software on a cd and sent it to me which I installed on my whenever I want to schedule a new task or upgrade, it asks for a password.when I contacted the McAfee they ask for ‘grant no.’which I don’t have. I fear that the copy was made at a later stage , after incorporating password.

I am sure these informations must be stored somewhere in the cd, which I still have in my possession.
Is there any way to retieve password and grant no. from cd?
I’m sur somebody on this forum will certainly help me .thanx

Answer:Solved: password and grant number

From the TSG rules:
As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advise on using illegal software, as it will be removed.Click to expand...

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I noticed that in the root of my C drive, I only had the "New Folder" option and nothing else. With a little research, I found that I need to added "Full Control" permissions. So, when I selected my Local Disk C: and tried to apply "Full Control" to all the User Names in the Security tab, I get a notice stating that the following files are in use and can not be applied:

c:\Documents and Settings
c:\Program Files
c:\Program Files (x86)
c:\System Volume Information
c:\WindowsClick to expand...

I've also tried it in Safe Mode, yet I get the same message.

I was wondering what the proper way to provide complete permissions to both my C drive and any/all sub-folders without running into any issues?

NOTE: I also read that the Authenticated User comes into play here. It was listed at first in my User List but not it has disappeared.


Answer:Can't Grant Full Permissions In Windows 7

Win 7's default permissions are there for good reason. What are you trying to achieve by tampering with them?

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I need to loan my laptop to a friend for a short period of time.
I want to make it useable with access to Winword but little else.
I have created an account with limited access to my files.
What do I need to do allow this user to utilize my MS Word (winword) to do her own work on it?
Many thanks for any help.

Answer:How can I grant access to specific files?

You may have to install Word via her account--assuming her access to programs is blocked at this point. This way probably is the easiest way to proceed at this point. You can always uninstall Word later.

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Under windows 7 I didn't have a password, and was just known as user 001, or user-001, Nevertheless it was a default setting. Then after the download of 10, the start page had my name in the user box and asked for a password obviously gleaned from my email address. After adding the PW it opened up and appeared fine and had me listed as the administrator. Then the fun started and I have come to an assumption that user-001(win7) is the operator and requires the administrators password (win10) to start. Then when I (user-001) try to perform even simple functions like pasting photos to another folder, I get an administrator error message from the windows 10 OS preventing me. Although the continue button allows me to sometimes complete the process, the copied file appears differently, contains no data and so can't be opened. My plea for help is how do I find the original user-001 and can this user be grant equal right as an administrator?

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Does any one know how to grant access to remote users its a set of key stokes I just cant remember

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I have two accounts on my Win7 Home Premium desktop. One is my admin account and the other account, I would like to log into via remote desktop from a thin client running Windows XP Embedded. I can log into my admin account from the thin client but when I try to log into my Kitchen account, I get the following error:

To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the Allow log on through Terminal Services right. By default, members of the Remote Desktop Users group have this right. If you are not a member of the Remote Desktop Users group or another group that has this right, or if the Remote Desktop User group does not have this right, you must be granted this right manually.

On Win7 Xtreme it would be a relatively simple procedure using gpedit.msc (the local group policy editor). The working classes however don't have this snap-in. Is there an alternative method?

Answer:How to grant right to 'allow log on through Terminal Services' on Win7

Quote: Originally Posted by thx1139

I have two accounts on my Win7 Home Premium desktop. One is my admin account and the other account, I would like to log into via remote desktop from a thin client running Windows XP Embedded. I can log into my admin account from the thin client but when I try to log into my Kitchen account, I get the following error:

To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the Allow log on through Terminal Services right. By default, members of the Remote Desktop Users group have this right. If you are not a member of the Remote Desktop Users group or another group that has this right, or if the Remote Desktop User group does not have this right, you must be granted this right manually.

On Win7 Xtreme it would be a relatively simple procedure using gpedit.msc (the local group policy editor). The working classes however don't have this snap-in. Is there an alternative method?

I believe you can do this though the Local Security Policy.

Click on Start and then click on Administrative Tools and then click on Local Security Policy. Then click on Local Policies and then User Rights Assignment. Then double click on “Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services” option. Then, under Local Security Setting tab, click on “Add User or Group” button, and then give the username or group name and click on OK. Then click on Apply and then OK.

They ... Read more

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Hey, does anyone know how I could give power users the authority to install software on a local machine but not reconfigure anything like the secpol or GP?


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I need a BAT file I can run at startup to share a partition (X:\) on my USB external hard drive and grant everyone full access. I would appreciate if anyone could help me here. I have XP-Pro SP2 installed and my computer's name is "zapplaptop" of course without the quotation marks. I have downloaded SetAcl. Thank you

Answer:BAT file to share ext HDD,grant full access

do share MyDrive=x:\ /GRANT:Everyone, FULLto share your drive then on the use X: \\mycomputername\MyDrive

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I know the "add the administrators security group to roaming user profiles" exists, but for some reason I can't get it to work. The explanation says the policy needs to be set on the client and not the server, so i created and linked the policy to the OU with the workstation that'll ultimately house the roaming user profile. The problem is this doesnt work. I tried linking it to the server as well, but the policy had the same affect. Ultimately I gave domain admins full permission over the shared profile folder and allowed the security to be inherrited (which worked), but I still cant figure why the policy doesnt work. If anyone can tell me how I can get this to work Id appreciate it.


Answer:Grant Admins Full Control Policy

Sounds like you have the GPO linked correctly. Your problem is most likely that you expect it to apply to profiles that are already created, which is not the case. This policy will only apply to new users with romaing profiles or those that you're just giving roaming profiles.

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I have a admin account and a normal user account say XXX.

I have a drive (say Z), to which I want to restrict access to the user XXX. The user should be able to read the documents and view the videos in the drive. However, he should not be able to delete/modify the files in the drive or write new files to the drive.

I have gone through: Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8. I'm not comfortable with command prompts or registry keys, so I tried option three (Change Access Permissions in Advanced Security Properties).

By default, the user had permission for "Read, Read & execute, List folder contents" only. However, even with these I found that the user could delete and modify the files/folders in drive Z. So, I denied the following: "Create file/folders, write attributes/extended attributes, delete subfolders/files". This seems to serve my purpose.

Now I wish to know two things:
1) Am I doing the right thing or messing up something?
2) There was a radio button "Only apply these permissions to objects and/or containers within this container". This I had left unchecked. Should I check this? The window (see attachment) clearly states that these permissions apply to "this folder, subfolder and files". Is this just a redundant option?


Answer:How to grant read-only access of a drive to a user?

I'm still having problems.

The user is able to delete some files within some folders. I don't know why. This seems to occur randomly.

Is this because the user is part of the group 'PC/users' created by default by windows? I don't think so because by default this group has only read-only permissions and deny permissions should override them.

PS: I learnt that, if the radio button "Only apply these permissions to objects and/or containers within this container" is checked then permissions will be applied only to current folders and subfolders and not to subsequently created folders and files. Hence I had left it unchecked.

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I am looking to ' Grant full control permissions and ownership' so I can get Windows Mail working. Any ideas? Thanks!

Answer:How to: Grant full control permissions and ownership?

I don't understand what you mean, over what u want to do permissions?

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Today, I changed 2 of our computers (plan on doing them all) and now I am the administrator on those computers, I want to grant access to ALL documents, music, videos, etc. files that already exist on their PC's.

I really just want to block internet porn and the likes.

I installed Windows 7 Family Safety, but I don't want to keep them from their files.

Can I still be the Administrator and grant file access?

PLEASE help!!!!

Answer:Admin wants grant access to ALL documents, music, etc.

Not sure if this is what you're after, but I'll post the link anyway.

File and Folder Permissions

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I am running Win XP on two networked computers. I had to install a new drive after a crash, and lost all of my settings. The new drive is NTFS. I am not able to grant permission for the users of the other computer to access the computer. It shows up in the workgroup fine. I am in the "User Rights Assignment" which has a choice to grant access to the computer from the network. When I try to add a user, it only lets me search for computers. I finds the other computer in the workgroup, but when I try to apply the computer name to the list it says "failed to save local policy database". Is there somewhere else to grant access to either a user or computer?

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The action is removing meta data from an app I created using iexpress/justbasic

I am the admin on this win7 machine. I have taken ownership of the file. Security/advanced permissions/audit set.

ran Icacls from an admin cmd prompt.

nothing lets me have control of the file...

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Have looked at the other postings about Windows 7 and "You need permission" - this one seems new. I have a laptop and a desktop both running Windows 7, both part of HOMEGROUP.

The desktop has two hard drives (C and D), both shared with full access to EVERYONE.
I can see both but can only update the D drive on the desktop from the laptop. When I try any update (new folder, copy a new file in, etc.) to the C drive, I get the "You need permission" error.

Have tried turning off sharing then turning back on for the C drive and have compared the sharing between C and D - they appear identical. Snipit of C drive permission attached. Any thoughts or ideas on what else to try would be appreciated.

Answer:You need permission - happening on networked drive that has permission

Rather than sharing form the root of the C: drive you should be sharing from the C:>Users folder instead. This is the default setting for Windows and there are many good reasons for this.

For networked drives that were created under a different User name you would also need to allow for sharing using the "Security" tab of the C: drive. The link below shows you how.

You can also set this drive share up at the C:>Users location if desired.

HDD sharing

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Is it possible to Grant permanent administrator access to folders and programs for a standard user account so that the password doesn't have to be entered each time?

Answer:Grant permanent admin access to folders or programs?

As admin grant him required permissions to those folders (Read/Modify).

Solved "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" Windows 10 - YouTube

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I would like to (GPO prefered) allow my domain users to change properties of the locally (not AD installed) printers. Basically any user needs to be able to change their default try, set deparment print ID number, color/bw settings ect. Right now the domain users are just plain "users" on the local machines.

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I lost access to my laptop.
1. I switch on laptop with attached USB flash drive.
2. Error message was displayed during bios loading(TRX error or something like this).
3. I restart laptop
4. I get BIOS checksum error with suggesstion press f2 to setup bios or f12 for load default settings
5. I try press f2 and get dialog with password request.
6. I restart laptop again.
Now laptop display password request for load OS and for bios access.
How i can resolve my problem?

PS. I am not set up pasword for laptop before. Boot pwd and BIOS pwd was empty.

Answer:Grant access to Satellite A100-906 after BIOS crash

Hey man I do not know what is wrong there but BIOS password can be removed by Authorized service only. It wills costs you a little bit but it can be removed without any problems. About OS ? I am afraid you must install it again.

BTW: some USB flash drives have password protection. If you want to have access to the saved data you must enter password at first. Does your USB have also password protection?

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So I have just been setting up my new rig and, for several reasons, I was wanting to allow my desktop complete access to my laptop. However, I live in a very friendly household and my computer is in the main area. I allow other people to use the guest account on it all the time, but keep my own account with a password.

We also have many other computers on the same homegroup.

I was wanting to allow just my account on my desktop complete access to some (or prefferably all) files on my laptop.

I tried going Local Disk (C Properties >> Sharing tab >> Advanced Sharing button >> 'Share this folder' checkbox >> Permissions button >> Add button

However when i had entered this I could not get my laptop to access any other locations that itself. It was there that I got stuck.

Is it possible to do what I am trying to do?


Answer:Can I grant shared permissions to a single user from a different comp

Hello DGEccles,
Welcome to SevenForums. What you are trying to do is possible. What you have to do is pick a folder (or directory) that you want to share. In your case, this would be the C:\ drive. However, sharing your C:\ drive across the network, is very risky for many reasons. So I would not recommend this. So, lets get started. First, on your laptop, what you need to do is pick a folder you want to share. This can be your documents folder, another folder, or the C:\ drive. Next, right click the folder you want to share and click PROPERTIES. Next, navigate to the sharing tab and click on advanced sharing. Check the box that says "Share this folder". Next, click on permissions and MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ACCOUNT ON THE LAPTOP HAS FULL PERMISSION. After this, you want to click Apply and close out of all dialog boxes. Now, we move to your desktop. On your desktop, open up Windows Explorer. Navigate to Network on the left-hand side. After that click on your laptop's icon. After that a window will open asking you for credentials. INPUT THE CREDENTIALS THAT YOU SET TO HAVE FULL PERMISSION ON THE LAPTOP. After that you should see all the shared folders on the laptop including the one that you set up.

I hope this helps. (Sorry if this isn't clear I typed this fast so if you need me to re-explain it I will)

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we have a computer at school that's being shared by young students, but they get a kick out of deleting files. they have a shared folder on a separate partition for all their activities. it's okay if they can open or even modify each other's files, but we just don't want them deleting anything. is there a user policy/security setting that can make this possible? tia

Answer:Is it possible to grant full access except Delete on folders and files

yeah. right click-->properties-->advance-->change permissions. select a user and the check box for full control allow/deny appears. just check the bottom boxes for file deletion. it seems like a new account appears in the permission window when you close the configuration menu, but windows has just split up the user into two groups: allow and deny. you can open them both and add the checkboxes for allow to deny, and the deny boxes to allow, but the user remains "split up" and those boxes won't stay checked, but the configuration should be correct.

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Hi all, I migrated to Windows 8.1x64 Pro from Windows 7x64 Ultimate. In both OS's I'm the Administrator. In Windows 7 I was using a 2nd internal physical HDD for data files. Now with Windows 8.1 I'm using that same data drive, but I find that many files and folders can't be opened (Access denied). I followed these tutorials to take ownership and grant full access . Problem is that even if I follow this procedure for a folder, the files inside that folder still have access denied, and I have to apply the procedure to each file individually to gain access to it which is time consuming, even though the "all files and folders inside" option was chosen.
Is there a short way to clean the permissions inherited from the Windows 7 OS and apply fresh full permissions to the whole drive (all folders and files in it) so that Windows 8.1 won't bug me anymore with the "Acess Denied" sign? Thanks

Answer:Need to take ownership and grant full access to Data drive

You could try this WinAero: TakeOwnershipEx

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Hello TechsupportForum,

I have recently installed adobe photo shop, Micsoft Office and Command and conquer-zero hour game on my laptop. Everytime i use any of the above software my XP professional sp3 restarts without any warning. When i go to see Event Viewer I see this error code 10016.

"The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE SID (S-1-5-20). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool"

I have not made any edits at all to my system before. i have checked my registry is not showing any bad signs. I have unistalled above softwares and still i get this error. I have scanned for viruses using Zone Alarm Internet security so far i have found nothing. i scanned my laptop for bad sectors but i have found there too.

Please help me, everytme when i work on my laptop it restarts unexpectedly and the event viewer shows DCOM error 10016.

My system detailes are:
Intel Duo Core 2 T7250 2GHz
2GB Ram
Intel Mobile Express Chipset 965
XP professional SP3

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As administrator I would like to grant a user use of my roboform and some other apps. How do I do that? I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Answer:Windows 7 - As administrator how do I grant a user priviledges to use my Roboform?

where did you install 'roboform'? \Program Files\??\??

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I have recently set up a guest account in an attempt to use it when friends are over/want to watch a few movies. Currently I cannot see any files in explorer when logged in (to either the pre setup guest or a newly created account). I have granted access to select files on my main account, but still cannot see them when I swap logins. Can anyone shed some light on what I am doing wrong?



Answer:How can I grant my guest account access to certain files in explorer?

Hi Rcik, welcome to the Seven Forums.

What you describe is exactly why the Public folders exist. Everything saved under Public (Public Videos, Public Pictures and so on) can be accessed by all users, also the built-in Guest user account.

You can find the Public user folders in C:\Users\Public (default location).


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I would like to (GPO prefered) allow my domain users to change properties of the locally (not AD installed) printers. Basically any user needs to be able to change their default try, set deparment print ID number, color/bw settings ect. Right now the domain users are just plain "users" on the local machines.

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Apple finally feeling the pressure and lawsuits the EU was slating to put against them ? Or is this a move to make MS and other companies look bad ?

| Apple To Grant All Labels DRM-Free Distribution |
| from the you-asked-for-it dept. |
| posted by kdawson on Monday April 30, @19:06 (Music) |
| |

SexCaptain writes " reveals a letter circulated by Apple to all producers of content for the iTunes Store, announcing that from May onward they can [0]sell their music at higher quality and free of DRM.
Hopefully this opens the doors for labels like Netwerk. This is a big step in the right direction, although it's unclear exactly what Apple means by 'higher quality,' and there is no mention of price changes.
(Apple charges $0.30 more per song for [1]DRM-free content from EMI and encodes it at 256K.) Quoting from the letter: 'Many of you have reached out to iTunes to find out how you can make your songs available higher quality and DRM-free," Apple wrote in the communication. "Starting next month, iTunes will begin offering higher-quality, DRM-free music and DRM-free music videos to all customers."

Discuss this story at:

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Answer:[NEWS] Apple To Grant All Labels DRM-Free Distribution

MS doesn't need Apple's help to look bad.

They had PlaysforSure, then they screw everybody, and look stupid by making the Zune incompatible.

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COMODO Internet Security : How to grant application access memory
Uploaded by Valentin N on malwaretipscom Channel on Dec 5, 2011


Answer:COMODO Internet Security : Grant application access memory

But that's not how you allow memory access to avoid the log entry, (bypass self protection) as the video suggests is the problem.

You'll need to go to Defense+ -> Computer Security Policy -> Defense+ Rules.

Click on the Comodo Internet Security group and click Edit, then Customize.

Now click the Protection Settings tab, not the Access Rights tab.

In Protection Settings, click Modify on the Interprocess Memory Accesses rule and add the application that you do not wish to receive an log entry if it is trying to access a CIS process in memory.

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I'm trying to determine if one can use a mail enabled security group setup with mailbox access rights to a Generic Mailbox. The system is Windows 2003 server.

What I'm thinking is to grant mailbox access to the security group and then the members of that group would have the access inherreted from the group.
I've tried to test this, but only get the unable to expand folder error in outlook. I'm wondering if this is because it does not work, or if it is a delay in replication of the change across the servers in the domain.

Am I way of the mark or is this doable?

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I can access Windows Live Mail as Administrator on my computer but would like to be able to run as Standard User for day to day computing. Is it possible to change user controls so that Windows Live Mail appears on desk top when I am in Standard User mode ? At the moment the default for Windows Live Mail access is Windows Live Mail

Answer:Grant Standard User access to Windows Live Mail on own computer

Addition to first post

I found that under Windows Live Mail/Properties/Compatibility Tab I had Windows Vista entered still instead of Windows 7, and had not ticked Run as Administrator. I can now open Windows Live Mail as Standard User but it is completely blank i.e. the emails, folders etc. present when I access as Administrator are missing. Any ideas what I can do ?

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Hello, I am having a somewhat bizarre, extremely frustrating issue. I can connect to the internet via wireless just fine, and everything will be hunky-dory for a while. After a while, however (this varies anywhere from a day to a week), there will be a small hiccup on the connection, and then something fails in the Acquiring Network Address stage. My computers will get an IP, but they will not get the default gateway or DNS server.

I say computers because this happens on both my PC and laptop. This issue does NOT, however, occur for anyone else in the household.

I have tried a plethora of fixes, from simple computer reboots to fiddling with all sorts of settings, and nothing works to reestablish the connection. My father has also tried fixing it, to no avail. I have to go and reset my router, which also interrupts TV service, because it is through AT&T U-Verse. Needless to say, this does not make other people in the household very happy, and I really shouldn't have to be resetting my router every couple of days like that.

My PC uses a Netgear WG111v3 adapter and is Windows XP. My laptop has on-board Wifi and is Windows XP Professional. I am not sure why I am the only person in the household that experiences this issue. Could certain programs like AIM be causing problems?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Wireless connection briefly drops, then will not grant default gateway or DNS server


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I have 2 programs on two seperate computers where UAC comes up and asks me if I wish to run the programs. These programs do not require administrator rights (Truecrypt and iSpy) and the check beside "Run program as administrator" is not checked in either the shortcut or the actual executable file. Can someone shed some light on this?

Answer:UAC requesting permission to run programs that don't need permission.

Hi -
2 quick questions -
Have the programs been updated in any way, and do you see the UAC Shield beside / on the desktop icons ??

Thanks -

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A wire came loose in my laptop charger so I asked for a replacement, but the supplier was adamant that there was something wrong with the port in my laptop, not the charger (he was wrong), so they took it away to fix. Anyway, a member of their staff took my hard drive out to copy a couple of my files to a disk for me as I needed them asap and couldn't get my laptop charging. Apparently that's all they did.

Today I got my laptop back and things are not right. I am the administrator and there are no other user accounts on my computer. I am recognised as the administrator when I go on Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts. But now all of a sudden I can't access Music, Pictures, Videos or Documents from the start menu. It just does nothing and says nothing when I click on them. I went on 'Computer' and tried to access them from the 'Libraries' menu at the left side. It didn't let me and didn't come up with any error message. It also didn't let me see the properties of them or do any of the other right-click options. It was saying at the bottom that they were completely empty, so I just deleted them and thought I'd make new ones with the 'Create Library' option. But when I go on this it says "Unable to create the file 'New Library.library-ms' Access is denied". I tried to restore the four Libraries from my recycle bin. It came up with a message saying "You'll need to provi... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 asking me for permission or saying I do not have permission to make changes

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I wanted to deal with these error in my event viewer that reads
The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID 
 and APPID 
 to the user user-PC\user SID (S-1-5-21-2307592411-71507017-1769733011-1000) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

The CLSID is from windows shell. Should I allow local activation or is this a risk because a malevolent program could be making these request?

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I had auto update for Windows Vista turned on and at some point it updated this latest update, and when I shut my computer down and restarted it I got into the same loop. I have done some research and found out that this is happening all over the place and Microsoft put out a flawed update. I found a forum with the solution, but you need to get to a command prompt. I can't get there because my HP pavilion only lets me get to one after windows boots? Well vista can't boot because of this loop, ergo I can't get to a command prompt to fix the problem! Microsoft URL for the fix is but none of the remedies listed on this page will work on mine. SO I am UP a CREEK for NOW. Any suggestions at this point would be greatly appreciated. I am currently using a system utility supplied on my computer to back the whole thing up, but through a USB port it is taking forever.


Answer:Microsoft Update perpetual loop on step 3 of 3 Computer is hung in loop

Can you get into Safemode by tapping the F8 key immediately on startup and using arrow keys to select safemode and hit Enter key.

Did you get a Vista disc with the operating system on it?

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Hello, I have encountered a troubling problem with my ASUS Windows 8 Laptop. Every time I turn on the laptop, it says "Preparing Automatic Repair", then goes into complete black, then the Blue Error screen shows up for about 1 second, then restarts and the cycle keep repeating itself. I am unable to boot from a recovery USB drive, so I an unable to get to the Advanced Startup menu. The laptop did not come with a CD.

Any help is appriciated.

Answer:Windows 8 Automatic Loop/Blue Error Screen Loop

Hi Kenzilla02 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

Could you please post a photo of the Blue Screen so that we could see if there is anything which can help us in diagnosing the problem. You cannot get into the Safe Mode as well?

Anyways, you would need an installation disc for the repairs and to check what is going on.
Let me know how it goes ^_^

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On Windows XP, installing iTunes requires admin rights. However, it is not good to use an admin account for regular work. For the Palm Desktop, the workaround was to grant admin rights to the user account, install the application using the user-turn-admin account, then ungrant admin rights. Will this last step cause problems for iTunes, or does iTunes require admin rights for its regular operation (outside of being installed)?

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For some reason, my logon background image isnt showing up anymore, and when I try to change back to the way I had done it, regedit wont run, I've searched the forums for an answer, with no luck. And when I go to click grant admin full control, it brings up an open with menu, so I need a command script to grant admin to certain files again.

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

Please help, and thanks. And no, I dont have any viruses or malware, I take good care of my computer.

Answer:Regedit wont run, and grant admin full control context menu wont work

Hello ElliottGenocide

Firstly do you have a system restore point available from before these problems occurred - System Restore
Can you remember what it was you changed in the registry.
Have a look through this,it has a copy of the default background and an application to change the logon background without having to touch the registry - Log On Screen - Change
I would also run this - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker see if that helps.


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I'm working in Matlab but I'm hoping the principles will be the same for most languages. Here's the problem:

I have a for loop:

for i = 1:10

This will execute the code for i=1 to 10.

But inside the for loop, i have a while loop. I want to increase the variable "i" while inside the while loop:


while (certain condition is true)
{ -certain code-
i = i+1

But in matlab, whenever I come out of this while loop, the for loop ignores the changes to i in the while loop and keeps going from where it was before the while loop began.

Is this similar to what happens in other languages? Does anyone know a way around it?

Answer:Solved: How to increase a for loop variable inside the loop

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edge browser hijacked by looping website. close with task manager only to open to same hijack. clear history, data, reset homepage... Ran windows defender, AdAware, still fighting..

Answer:Edge browser hijacked by some loop. How can I get it out of the loop?

Disconnect your computer from the internet via one of the following methods:
Turn on Airplane Mode (Laptop)
Unplug Network Cable from either computer or router. (Desktop)
Disable your "Local Area Connection" by right clicking on it in Network Settings, Ethernet, Change Adapter Options (Desktop)
Open Edge and Close the offending Tabs
Open Edge again, click home
Close Edge
Reconnect to the Internet

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Hi everyone, I have a Sony VAIO vpcEB4L1E.chk Laptop, with a 500 GB HDD , with a Intel core i3-380m processor / 2.53 GHz,with 4GB RAM, running on Windows 7 home premium 32 bit.
Until recently the laptop has been working fine, but all of a sudden it's stopped working. In its simpliest form, the laptop starts up, then it comes to a screen that has two options: Repair Windows using recommended settings, or start windows normally. When selecting start windows normally, the "starting windows" screen comes up, then all of a sudden a BSOD flashes momentarily on the screen and does the whole procedure again. I can't access any of the system restore options, as it loads up the windows 7 background and does nothing else.

I've tried all of the advanced system options after pressing F8 and they all do the same as the normal cycle. When trying to boot into the 3 safe mode options, I get a list of drivers that end in these two:

I've also tried booting Windows from a normal DVD R CD and a 16GB NTFS Flash drive, and when attempting to re-install windows, it hangs on the "setup is starting" page and does nothing else. I've also tried booting from a Wondershare liveboot programme I downloaded and it acts the same way as the windows 7 CD, whereby it hangs on the screen, and up until recently, despite setting the boot options to external device I cannot boot from a Windows 7 CD or a USB flash drive.
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Answer:BSOD Loop, nothing works and is in a constant loop

It sounds like a hard drive problem (the UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME is your hard drive).
Try these free diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
Start with the hard drive test.

Good luck!

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My computer froze and I restarted it. After it turned off and started back up, it didn't boot into windows. At first it was giving me a message about inserting the boot media. I reset it again and loaded windows 10 and it went to a "Diagnosing your PC" loop where it would sit there for hours not doing anything. I read that I would have to reset the PC. So I started the reset process. It now is hanging at "Resetting this PC 8%" and has been for roughly 18 hours. I don't know if I should reset it or turn it off. Also, I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7. The windows 7 was installed years ago and the documentation was lost in the moves I have done since then so I don't know my product key and I don't know how this will affect my issue.


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so this might be a combination of a malware problem combined with something else, not really sure. i really have no idea what the problem is. so here is my situation. my internet was really slow and i kept doing malware scans and got the same thing. here is the logfile of the malwarebytes scan. so i posted this on a random forum. i kept deleting this trojan agent but it would come back every time i did a scan. i didnt have any other viruses because i didnt a full system scan using norton

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

then i installed some windows updates. after i restarted my computer, i would log in and then windows would log me out automatically. i tried rebooting in safe mode but it did the same thing. i researched other people s similar problems and i thought it might have something to do with userinit.exe so i added that from the recovery portion of the windows xp cd and it didnt work. now im stuck. please help me. i dont want to reformat my whole labtop and lose everything.

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so this might be a combination of a malware problem combined with something else, not really sure. i really have no idea what the problem is. so here is my situation. my internet was really slow and i kept doing malware scans and got the same thing. here is the logfile of the malwarebytes scan. so i posted this on a random forum. i kept deleting this trojan agent but it would come back every time i did a scan. i didnt have any other viruses because i didnt a full system scan using norton

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

then i installed some windows updates. after i restarted my computer, i would log in and then windows would log me out automatically. i tried rebooting in safe mode but it did the same thing. i researched other people s similar problems and i thought it might have something to do with userinit.exe so i added that from the recovery portion of the windows xp cd and it didnt work. now im stuck. please help me. i dont want to reformat my whole labtop and lose everything.

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I have a compaq presario v4145ea laptop had it for a few years now. had probs in the past and re-installed windows no probs, the prob at the moment started last week  with a bsod with the following 0x0000007e (0xc0000005,0xb9f8207e,0xba4cf58,0xba4cf224)acpi.sys address b9f8207e base at b9f59000, datestamp 480252b1the day before i updated the display driver from the compaq site all seemed well as the laptop was on and off during the day(turned off when not in use)after the bsod i restarted the laptop using F8 i had the choice safe mode, safemode with etc..i tried all options even last working all it does done was power off the laptop and restart it..i then tried booting from xp disc it fired up in the usual blue screen listing drivers it is loading across the bottom then turns off and back on i pulled the harddrive put it on another pc via usb adaptor scanned it ,,nothing found saved what i needed and then formated it. then put it back in laptop hoping to install to clean h/d.same prob gets part way through loading the drivers and then restarts again.i also tried copying a working version on xp from a pc using true image acronus 10 which has worked on other pc's for me... this got me back to options of safe mode and last known..again no matter which i choose it turns off and on the laptop.i'd be gratefull for any help on this as i've been pulling my hair out for 8 days now searching the net..

Answer:started with xp loop now instalation loop

Hello,On this forum there number of experts that can help you go to the basic steps of doing troubleshooting on your computer. Here are some additional items of interest.One. Have you had recently any problems with lap top battery? Have you replaced the battery recently? Are you certain there is nothing wrong with the battery charger?Two. Have you checked the CMOS battery? That is a little battery that looks like a nickel and a found somewhere on the motherboard on most computers.Three. Do you have any basic diagnostic software? For example, there is a free memory tests available from Microsoft. You have to run the test for quite a while to chase out hardware problems. It's more than just a case of the memory failing, there can be other things besides just the memory that are getting overheated and not working right. The memory test might find it.Windows Memory DiagnosticDownload it with your good machine. Burn it to a CD and boot it up on the problem machine.Let it run for fan hour.

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First, the important intro: I'm running two Win7 systems: my desktop runs 64bit Win7 Ultimate, the laptop is Win7 64bit home version. Both were clean installs, are routinely scanned for viruses, malware, hardware problems, regularly defragged, etc. I run lean machines; the only TSR (for all you DOS gurus!!) I run is Antivir (running in the background).

The problems

Most of us have seen these error msgs from time to time: "you need permission to perform this action", or "you require permission from the computer's administrator...", and less often "you cannot delete file as it is open in another....".

Every now and then, my computers tell me I cannot rename, delete, move, or open a particular folder or file. The folders//files in question are NOT system, hidden, page, shared, locked, etc. They could be something I've installed yesterday, a game for my wife for example, mp3s, whatever. For the love of Pete I can't figure out WHY this is happening!!!! But wait, there's more! This does NOT occur all of the time, but seems to be a hit and miss!

Example: A folder contains a bunch of files, plus one or two sub-folders. I click on the folder, tap the delete key, or use the context menu delete command, then one of the above errors pop up. OK, I open the folder, select all, tap the delete key, and poof, everything IS deleted. Back up one level, delete the folder. WTF is going on ? I may have to drill down to the lowest sub-folder l... Read more

Answer:Permission issues. Fed up with "You do not have permission to....."

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

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When I boot xp the startup up process reaches teh windows logo then a blue screen error flashes up momentarily. after this the system reboots. This cycle continues. Is this the virus i keep hearing about and if so what if anything can I do?

Answer:Loop the Loop startup

Not necessarily a virus.Right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under "Startup & Recovery" click Settings. Under "System Failure" untick the box in front of "Automatically restart".The next time you should see a blue screen with an error message. PLease post the EXACT error message here.

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Good Afternoon,

In an attempt to check for viruses/malware, I made the mistake of installing SpyHunter. Well, it went into a loop that was very difficult to get out of. I uninstalled it using the windows program uninstall but it kept looping. I searched around and found out that registry entries needed to be deleted as well. I did this. It kept looping. I ran CCleaner and it is still looping.

I have attached the DDS and Gmer zip file.

I do not have a Windows install disk.

This is my office computer so I will not be able to work on it after today until next Thursday, Sept 5th.

Thank you for your assistance.
Thank you so much for your help.

Answer:SpyHunter Loop-de-Loop

Hello and welcome to Tech Support Forum,

Please run the following:

Refer to the ComboFix User's Guide
Download ComboFix from the following location:


* IMPORTANT !!! Place ComboFix.exe on your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboFix.
You can get help on disabling your protection programs here
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
Your desktop may go blank. This is normal. It will return when ComboFix is done. ComboFix may reboot your machine. This is normal.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

Ensure your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications are re-enabled.


NOTE: If you encounter a message "illegal operation attempted on registry key that has been marked for deletion" and no programs will run - please just reboot and that will resolve that error.

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I've got a problem I just can't see any way of fixing.

My son's Acer Aspire laptop is about a year old and has worked just fine. Recently he decided he needed to free up more room on the hard drive and figured he would uninstall some components from his Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003. Not sure exactly what he took out, but now the computer is in a continuous, never-ending loop of:

The Windows Installer box comes up saying "Preparing to install...". It seems to "flash", like it starts to go off then pops up again. Several times.

Then a box comes up saying:
Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
Installing Error: File not found
A required installation file SKU112.CAB could not be found.
Original installation source required.

It says to to browse for the source, so I put in the CD and choose it, but then the following box comes up:
"Error 25091: Set up failed to change the source"

When I cancel ANY of the boxes I mentioned above, the "Windows Installer Preparing to install" pops right back up again. Hit cancel on it and it pops right back. Again and again. It never goes away.

Sometimes a box comes up saying:
Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003"
But the progress bar never budges. Left it up 24 hours even.
Then I cancel that and - yep - the Windows Installer preparing to install jumps back into its loop.

I tried to uninstall the Office, but it won't let me. ... Read more

Answer:Windows Installer in continuous loop...continuous loop...

Is the computer operable at all?

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If this has been asked before, my apologies.

Somewhere I had a tweak that would give a user of Vista privileges beyond the normal Admin privileges. I seem to have lost track of that tweak.

I'm currently not able to delete things I want to delete on my new install of Vista Ult. I'm the creator of this system and the ONLY user, so I want to have permission to do what I want and need to do.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
And where I can find the procedure?

Thanks in advance,

The Shadow

Answer:I need more permission!

right click on the softwares icon u want the full privileges...go in properties...then on the bottom icon says advance then u will see three users once on ur name user and then clik on edit on the botom then again perfome the same thing again then there will persmions levels u wanna have like control tick on all and then ok and then come out of u have full control of the software...

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Question: permission ??

Before I start my little rant, I'll have the reader understand...I'm fairly good with computers and have done due diligence on part to solve my problem before I came here to complain,....when I'm stuck some where I am smart enough to ask help of those smarter than myself, that said I would appreciate any responder...

I have a 3 tab external HD
I have an old xp machine for basic use
I have recently acquired a win laptop
I plan to use laptop and HDMI port to watch my movies off the 3tb
I plug HDD to laptop,laptop to TV
Windows start given me $#!+ about permissions
I HAVE done all the reading up on taking ownership/permission changing

My question is.. .is there anyway to "open" all the permission on my HDD so that I never have to deal with this bull$#!+ again??

I NEVER once asked windows to place this extra security, to me a password is good enough

My desktop is not the owner of my HDD
My laptop is not the owner of my HDD
The user account is not the owner of my HDD


It is 3 tb ...millions of files and I don't think it proper for me to have to wait 2 hours taking ownership of files every time I switch the hard drive fro computer to computer,....any help would be nice,....THANKS

Answer:permission ??

I'm not sure if it's permissions for the hdd or the files on the hdd,
Best way to check if it's the files is to plug it back into the x-p machine and look at the properties of some of the folders,

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I recently got a windows7 (ASPIRE 5542) 32 bit, and am having a problem using my external hard drive(pendrive). I only have &#8220;permission&#8221; to read files on my external hard drive. I am not allowed to write or edit files on the hard drive.I am only able to copy files from hard drive to computer but i cannot copy files from computer to hard drive.Please give me your reply in easy language since i am new user.I have used many pendrive there is also no problem with usb connections. When i try to do any operation as mentioned above it is giving the following massage"You need permission to perform this action" and the 2 options displaying 1."try again" 2."cancel"
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Answer:Asking for permission

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Question: Need permission

I have a program called WINRAR. I believe it is a compression and archive program. Every time I click on it my virus protector: TREND MICRO says beware it has a trojan virus. So I went to the control panel to delete the program. It did so but it is still in my program files. When I try and delete it there it says I need permission to rename, or remove the program. How do I get permission?Thanks,Peter

Answer:Need permission

Take ownership:, Winrar is not malware - just add it to Trend Micro's trusted apps (I assume Trend has such an option)

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In the past I have downloaded photos from the internet and have saved them on cd or dvd. Some of them are very small, 5-20 KB, which are too small for me to use so I tried to delete them. The message come up that I have to have pernission to do this. I am the administrator of this computer but it tells me I have to have permission from EVERYONE. What is the problem?

Answer:You need permission

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Try running this Microsoft Fixit here: Diagnose and repair Windows File and Folder Problems automatically

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Question: Permission

Running Win7(spit), I have been re-arranging my folders and files, moving them arround onto various disk drives.

Now, suddenly ! I get an error message when I try to click on a folder that I've been working on !

You don't currently have permission to access this folder.

WHY is this happening ?

AND... I also can't delete some files. This is MY computer; no-one else uses it. How can I stop this happening ?

Further... Using Macrium Reflect, will this grind to a halt, or will it just ignore these files & folders, leaving them un-backed-up ?


What do you mean by "moving files/folders onto various disk drives". Do you have more then one HDD?

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Question: Permission

How do I go to the menu where I can set permissions for a network user? I did search for my username, cause I had asked this question before. It has something to do with unchecking easy networking, I think. Any suggestions?


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Question: CD RW permission

I'm building a system for my father and am using Win2k along with a Creative Labs CDRW. I would like to set up separate profiles for my family members and want to give them permission to use the burner. Every time I try to burn a disc in a user account, it tells me administrator rights are needed. Is there any way around this?

Answer:CD RW permission

Try this (logged on as administrator)

- open control panel (start> settings)
- double-click Computer Management
- under Storage hit the + next to Removable Storage to expand the list
- expand Physical Locations
- Right-click your CDRW and choose "properties"
- select security tab
- add/modify permissions as appropriate

There are other ways to do this - but this should work. Let us know how it goes.

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Sometimes when I try to perform certain actions like replace files or delete them. It comes up with a box saying that I need Administrator permission to do so. I am the only person who uses this computer and my account type is set to administrator. It's the only account on the computer. How do I fix this? At the moment I'm trying to replace a .dll file in System32. Because I believe the other one is corrupt. This is only one instance.

Answer:I don't have permission?

Sometimes, you need to take the ownership of the file. See here:

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I just created a new folder, I tried to move files into that folder and it was like you do not have permission to move this file, but I can copy and paste it into the new folder but then if I try to delete it, it's like you do not have permission to do that.. Why is it doing this? It didn't use to and I am doing it in the same folders that only a week ago was working pefectly fine with no errors or anything..

Answer:Do not have permission?!

where's the folder?
Vista UAC nags users when files are moved into the Program Files folder, and also folders in Start Menu

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I just got windows 7, and on a great many files and folders I try to access, move, or delete, it tells me that I don't have permission. Sometimes it tells me that I need to access the security tab for the particular file. Sometimes I have to try and change the permissions for the parent folder. Pretty much everything involves going into properties then two or 3 sub menus for each thing I want to access and delete. What total garbage! XP actually let me do what I want with my files. I am the owner and administrator, how do I get global 'permission' from whatever dictatorial entity is denying me access to my own computer? It's not practical to jump though tons of hoops for each file or folder I want to be allowed to modify. is there a way to turn off permission restrictions completely and finally for everything all at once? I have disabled UAC in control panel, that does not help.

Answer:I need #@$%& permission?!!?

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Question: No permission

So I've recently reinstalled windows 8 and it seems I have no permission to do anything like create/delete folders and rename. Anyone know why that is and could help me? thanks in advance

Answer:No permission

Did you make yourself Administrator ?

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Question: Permission

All I want to do is to delete some images from a folder where they were accidently deposited. Rather a simple process I would have thought, but then I am new to Vista. The response that I get is to be informed that my "Destination Folder Access is Denied."and that I "Need permission to perform this action". From whom do I obtain permission? As I said I am a newbie to this system so any help I can get would be much appreciated. Cheers


Don't worry. I've worked it out

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I am and always have been the sole user and administrator for my computer (Lenovo T60 laptop with Vista.)

Vista often says that I "need to give permission" for something to continue. I give it, and it continues.

Here's what happened today:

I decided to combine several folders that I created into one parent folder, that I created.

These folders have various content. For example, one has documents, one has .mp3 files, one has faxes (.tif) one has .xls, a few have photos, etc.

All files moved without a problem except for one very large folder filled with image files. Vista says that I need administrator permission to move the folder, and I do not have it.

This does not make sense on so many levels!

What is the difference between this folder and other folders that contain images, besides size?

Why would I need to be an administrator to move this folder?

And why AREN'T I considered an administrator in this one instance?

Answer:I don't have permission to do THIS?

Try disabling UAC and see if that helps

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Question: need permission

when trying to remove programs from my hard drive i am presented with a message telling me "i will need permission from ******** to make any changes to that folder.
"********" being me, how do i grant myself permission?

Answer:need permission

Here is some info on taking ownership of files and folders.

Take Ownership of a File or Folder

This right-click menu application makes taking ownership very easy, though it also may make it too easy. Consider that if Windows is trying to prevent you access to a file there may be a good reason for it.

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what can i do to disable that window pop up?

thank you

Answer:need permission for everything

Which operating system; which version; which service pack.

? User Account Control ?

Providing us with a screen shot might be useful.


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I created a new user profile in windows 10 with administrator permission. Now when I try to access a file on drive f, I am denied permission to even open the folder.

l hate windows permission, since I am the only one that has access to my computer, is there a way to permanently disable the permissions feature? Barring that, how can I get permission to access the folder?

Answer:I do not have permission????

Open an elevated command prompt (right click and run as administrator) and enter the following (assuming the directory you have a problem with is "F:\Problem Directory" - otherwise you'll want to change the bit in red...)

takeown /f "F:\Problem Directory" /r
icacls "F:\Problem Directory" /grant "%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%":(F) /t

This will take ownership of the directory and then grant authority to the current user.

Note: no need to change "%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%" with your user name - just enter it as it is above.

While you could give yourself authority to everything like this it would be a bad idea as any malware you got would also get full authority and also some programs might expect default permissions and act erratically. I'd not mess with permissions in directories other than those just containing your data (i.e. not "C:\Windows", "C:\Program Files" etc).

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Is there a way to disable the asking for permission pop up that comes up everytime you try to install a program? For that matter it seems it askes all the time for permission (from Admin) eventhough it is the Admin account doing something.

Answer:asking for permission pop up

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I have permission to use his internet
And what's wifi anyways .. it's just stealing/using someone's internet .. so whatever ...

i was just asking if a Antenna would work better than my actual adapter ...

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i need to set permission for symantec folder for each PC's (about 100 of them) and i was wondering if anyone has a .vbs to do it.
pc's are on win xp sp1 or 2
servers are on win 2k3r2.

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Lately, everything I download is being really stubborn. I can't move, rename, or in any way modify any new files without having to unlock it with Unlocker. Even then, Unlocker doesnt detect any process using the file, but it lets me rename, move or delete the file anyway. I attached a screen of a rename attempt.

Answer:Need permission for everything

Try adjusting the User Account Control settings. To access it click Start, type UAC

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Question: No permission

I have set up a home network, connecting two desktops and a laptop, using Network Magic. I have one desktop and laptop connected but the other desktop is saying that I don't have permission to use this network source. How can I fix this problem?

Answer:No permission

Be soue to set the correct workgroup and if u dont know , try running the network setup wizard it shud solve most of problems.

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I few days ago my computer started restricting my access to programs and other various things on my computer. I could run some things if I ran them as admin. I ran my free version of AVG and it didn't pick up anything. I went to shutdown my computer and and told me I didn't even have permission to do that, I had to logoff and then restart. After restarting it got worse, the programs I could run as admin were resulting in the same problem. My next step was to reboot in safe mode and run avg there, it still didn't find anything. I did however notice that i could open programs like Google chrome and media monkey. My friend suggested that I download cccleaner because it could be a registry error or worm, but I did that in safe mode and still nothing.I'm hoping to avoid a system restore and I'm sorry if I haven't fulfilled proper forum posting or anything, I'm new.

Answer:Don't have permission to do anything

Check out this article.

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