Windows 7 - Folder Permissions

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Carel, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Carel

    Carel MDL Member

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    I recently tried to install MSE x64 on Windows 7 x64 & every time I click on Validate (just before the install is supposed to start), then MSE closes & Windows tells me MSE has stopped responding & I should close it. I have determined that the cause of the problem is my folder permissions. Most of my folders, like Users, AppData, ProgramData have a little golden slot over them. These little slots have appeared just after I shared my Hard Drive to my other PC & the same thing happend there, after I created a HomeGroup & shared folders, they become "Protected" & most programs can't access them. This means that I cannot install certain programs... Such as MSE. So, how the heck do I reverse this folder access protection? This is the cause of my problem & it happens everytime I share folders / drives over my home network. Or is there any other way I can own all of these folders (it'll be a big job to take ownership of each of them)?
     
  2. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    Hmm the exact same thing happens with removewat for some reason.
     
  3. Carel

    Carel MDL Member

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    hmm, what exactly do you mean by saying that RemoveWAT does the same thing? You mean that it happens after RemoveWAT have been used?
     
  4. Carel

    Carel MDL Member

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    #4 Carel, Mar 19, 2010
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    Oh, and if you take ownersip of all folders (users, windows, programdata, etc.) on windows 7 x86 - then all remote services stops working. No connections can thus be made anymore, unless you format and reinstall everything... Why?