Win7 require permission from everyone to open certain files

January 4, 2011 at 11:14:50
Specs: Windows 7

I have had this error several times. Windows 7 is trying to tell me I need "permission from everyone" to open certain files. I'm the administrator. I'm the only person who uses this computer.
I guess as might as well start here, will you guys tell microsoft that I have permission from you to open these files? And while you're at it tell all your friends. Eventually I will reach everyone around the globe, maybe. Then windows will work for me.

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#1
January 4, 2011 at 15:22:55

read up in Windows 7 how to take ownership of a drive.

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#2
January 4, 2011 at 16:45:18

By "in windows 7" do you mean pressing f1 and searching help and support? Cause there's nothing about "ownership of a drive" in there.
If you're talking about something on the internet, a link would be lovely.

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January 5, 2011 at 04:27:08


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#4
January 5, 2011 at 09:42:53

There is no "security" tab when I select properties on the folder/file in question

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#5
January 5, 2011 at 11:09:31

odds are this is not a ownership issue but trying to open system files issue.

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#6
January 5, 2011 at 12:49:38

I'm not trying to open any system files.

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#7
June 2, 2011 at 19:14:00

Its an anti-virus issue.... temporarily disable the anti virus and try again

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#8
June 3, 2011 at 18:42:02

??? What antivirus would do that??? That doesn't make any sense. I would believe a possible infection sooner and then would recommend Malwarebytes to check for it.

Are you using one or more 'Users' on your system? Because one user may need permission to access files saved under another user.
Is this something that only recently began?
Are these new files or old files?
Are they files transferred from another system?
(more information may help us help you)

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