File Permissons in Win 7

  Fatbelly 22:04 26 Jan 2010
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Hi,
I have today got a new PC with Win 7.
It won't ket me save over any of my old files both in word and Paint Shop ProX2.
It say that i don not have permmison to write over or save over a file.
What do i need to do?

  james105051 12:27 27 Jan 2010

Is your user account "Administrator", if not you may not have administrator privileges.

If it is then this may help click here

  KremmenUK 15:17 27 Jan 2010

Did you transfer your old 'data' via CDR or similar?

If so, all the files may have been changed to 'read only'

Check the properties of one of the files.

  Technocrate 07:45 15 Apr 2010

How to Take Ownership in Windows 7
1. Locate the file or folder on which you want to take ownership in windows explorer
2. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Context Menu
3. Click on Security tab
4. Click on “Advance”
5. Now click on Owner tab in Advance Security Settings for User windows
6. Click on Edit Button and select user from given Change Owner to list if user or group is not in given list then click on other users or groups. Enter name of user/group and click ok.
8. Now select User/group and click apply and ok. (Check “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects” if you have files and folder within selected folder)
9. Click ok when Windows Security Prompt is displayed
10. Now Owner name must have changed.
11. Now click Ok to exist from Properties windows
Once you have taken the ownership of file or folder next part comes is Granting Permissions to that file/folder or object.
How to Grant Permissions in Windows 7
1. Locate the file or folder on which you want to take ownership in windows explorer
2. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Context Menu
3. Click on Edit button in Properties windows Click ok to confirm UAC elevation request.
4. Select user/group from permission windows or click add to add other user or group.
5. Now under Permission section check the rights which you want to grant i.e check “Full Control” under the “Allow” column to assign full access rights control permissions to Administrators group.
6. Click Ok for changes to take effect and click ok final ok to exit from Properties window.

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