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Take Ownership and Change Permissions of Files and Folders

Take Ownership and Change Permissions of Files and Folders
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Switching to another operating system or importing data can lead to the impossibility of accessing your files and folders. This is result of the fact that your user has lost ownership of those files & folders or it no longer has the required permissions. Also accessing certain system protected files or folders involves sometimes modifying the file permissions for those resources. When you cannot read or change files/folders from your disk, it means that either you need to take ownership of them or you need to change your user's permissions. In this article you will learn how to change ownership of a file or folder and how to manage permissions for accessing and modifying them.
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Lost file ownership

Some time ago, I was infected and after several unsuccessful efforts, ended up using Malwarebytes to remove it. Ever since, my file ownership has been messed up. Even though I have only everbeen the same user, the start menu shortcuts no longer show up, many folders cannot be written to, and many files cannot be updated.

Using the security tab in the properties box for many files and folders, I find that I cannot alter the permissions for the OWNER CREATOR, so it seems that either the virus or Malwarebytes has altered these settings.

Is there some way to fix this? I am not averse to editing the registry.

Windows 7: have to change permissions for every file and folder

OK I just install windows 7 and I have to get change permissions on files and folders and I'm getting piss how can I change it for ever thing or what can I do any help

Need way to disable "Permissions" dialogue and take ownership of everything

I have heard there is a way to take ownership of everything in Windows 7 (mine is Home Premium 64 bit). I want to change everything all at once.

If I want to put a permission on a folder, I'll do that but otherwise, I want to be able to do whatever I want without Windows asking me any questions.

Add or Remove the Take Ownership Option to the Right Click Context Menu

Taking ownership files or folders in Windows in general, is a process that takes time and a bit of attention. Fortunately for us, there are solutions which allow you to add or remove the Take Ownership shortcut to the right click context menu. In this article I will cover two of these solutions.

What are permissions?

Permissions are rules associated with objects on a computer or network, such as files and folders. Permissions determine whether you can access an object and what you can do with it. For example, you might have access to a document on a shared folder on a network. And even though you can read the document, you might not have permissions to make changes to it. System administrators and people with administrator accounts on computers can assign permissions to individual users or groups.

Navigating and Customizing Folders

The Windows 7 folder allows you to store files, other folders or a combination of files and folders. Like files, folders occupy a certain amount of space (rated in KB or MB) on the particular drive.

How to Access Windows 7 Shared Folders from Ubuntu

A common goal of setting up computers on a local network is being able to share files and folders. In order for file sharing to work, the computers must exist on the same network and Workgroup. Then, the computer sharing files must have a folder configured with the proper permissions to allow other computers in the network to access it. In previous tutorials we have shown how to enable file sharing & change the Workgroup in Ubuntu and also how to share folders in Ubuntu and access them from Windows 7. This tutorial will show how to configure shared folders on your Windows 7 computer and access them from Ubuntu via your home network.

Can't delete empty folder from start menu

Only user of this computer.enabled built in administrator. Have an empty program folder in the Start menu that I can't get access to so I can delete this EMPTY! !folder. Win7 is the biggest piece of. I digress.

Can't sort the start menu so that the folders shoe up before the software icons.

I am so sick of WIndows 7 UAC and permissions and ownership.I just want to manage MY files on MY computer that is not networked in any fashion. AGH!

Drive sharing on a network

I have a new Windows 7 computer networked with a laptop running XP Pro SP3. On the 7 machine is drive D: containing two folders, each with multiple sub-folders and files. I have tried to share the drive with no success.

I have drilled down through all of the permission layers and everything is identical between the drive permissions and the folder permissions, with one exception: on the Drive Properties page the Share button is grayed out, while on the Folder Properties page, it is not.

I can open the folder on Drive D: just fine, but when I try to openthe drive itself, I am told I don't have permission.

Working with multiple files and folders

We'll show you how you can work with multiple files and folders at once. As you become more proficient using your PC, you may start to create and download a large number of files. When dealing with large collections of files, being able to work efficiently with multiple files and folders can be a huge time saver.