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