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    Question Requesting Help with a PC Problem

    So, I have no idea what happened, but somehow my win7 permissions for admin got messed up... I am asking for help trying to fix it.

    Here are some details:
    I know that it's not the individual file security permissions
    When I run as admin, access is still denied to the files that i want access to, I can't even change the permissions around on a lot of the file security permissions due to access being denied(yes, this is with an admin account)
    Any games that I run which need read/write permissions are typically denied due to not enough permissions

    Is there a spot further into the OS which has specific admin privileges? Maybe in the registry?

    I have my OS on my ssd and most of my games on my hdd.

    I have taken my computer into my comp repair class and the professor did most of the common things, and couldn't figure it out. I have been in that class for a year and a half and I couldn't figure it out either...

    A lot of forums just say to reinstall win7 or something like that... but I prefer not to, I wish to know the real problem so I can fix it in the future, and I also do not want to waste another product key, nor get win8 yet

    I did scans with ms essentials, panda cloud security, and malwarebytes... they did find a few possible viruses, but I believe most of them were just programs which appeared hazardous but weren't (not sure if it was a virus that did this, but it's a possibility because it happened practically overnight)

    And no, I cannot just use a restore point, I do not have one available from before this happened =/

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Try creating a new acct with admin permissions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurien View Post
    Try creating a new acct with admin permissions?
    Tried this, no luck =/
    Even tried with the hidden win7 admin account

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    Was everything on the normal drive at one point? The games AND Windows and not deleted before the SSD install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foil View Post
    Was everything on the normal drive at one point? The games AND Windows and not deleted before the SSD install?
    Yes, I can easily switch to my hdd and run everything fine (or at least so it seems) but I don't want to run it like that, because the hdd is too slow lol

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    Did you have any bitlocker turned on or make all folders private?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foil View Post
    Did you have any bitlocker turned on or make all folders private?
    Nope, neither

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    Have you tried enabling THE Admin account, and not your own admin-ranked account?

    - There's always a default admin and guest account, try turning on the default admin account and changing the permissions that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohassakura View Post
    Have you tried enabling THE Admin account, and not your own admin-ranked account?

    - There's always a default admin and guest account, try turning on the default admin account and changing the permissions that way
    If you're talking about the command line "net user administrator /active:yes"
    Then yes, I have already tried that with no luck

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    Did you just do this atm or has it worked for a while before?

    Also was both drives in when you did the new install on ssd?

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    There were no problems until about a week ago. Before then, it was running fine for about 2-3 months.

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    http://www.tweaking.com/content/page...ll_in_one.html

    Use the file and registry permissions repair option in this. I run it on every PC I clean spyware and virus's off of.

    If that doesn't work try taking ownership of the folder(s) under security>advanced>owner tab. Make sure you repalce on all child objects and remove all inherited permisions if applicable.

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    hmmm, can you not make a new user admin acct to see it it can access them? Instead of trying to repair the one u use just to see results?

    EDIT:

    nvm u said lol. Is it only the normal drive u cannot access now?
    Last edited by foil; 2012-11-05 at 12:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atreies View Post
    http://www.tweaking.com/content/page...ll_in_one.html

    Use the file and registry permissions repair option in this. I run it on every PC I clean spyware and virus's off of.

    If that doesn't work try taking ownership of the folder(s) under security>advanced>owner tab. Make sure you repalce on all child objects and remove all inherited permisions if applicable.
    *le sigh*
    there goes my whole ssd installation
    system restores and all
    and yes I used the backup, but it didn't help

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    this doesn't really help you but it may for others:

    Code:
    Folders:
    takeown /f <directory name> /r /d y
    icacls <directory name> /grant administrators:F /t

    running takeown and then icacls on the directory you want ownership to will recursively run through the folder and all files/subfolders and grant full control to administrators

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