Account Security Problems

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by daniel321, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. daniel321

    daniel321 New Member

    Dec 26, 2010
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    Hi all!

    I was trying to secure some files on a shared computer, so I created a new user account with administrator privileges. I moved my files from the old account to the new one and then tried to limit access these files to only my new account, as the old account was also an administrator account. I somehow denied access to all user accounts (including my new one, and the only way I've been able to regain access to my files is by right clicking each individual file and clicking security, taking ownership of the file or folder, and changing the security settings on that file. I don't want to have to do this for thousands of files, so is there any way to do all of them?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Nov 30, 2009
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    If you haven't come upon this little utility you may want to consider using it as a faster way to take ownership of a particular folder and it's contents.
    Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista - How-To Geek
    hope this helps.
    EDIT: Caution, please avoid the temptation to use this feature when and where Windows 7 System Files are involved. It's safe for data files and folders.
    #2 Trouble, Dec 27, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2010

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