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    JACK0306 Guest

    Default Permissions on USB drives in Vista


    Whenever I put a storage in my USB drive, when I try to access it, it
    says Access is denied. I looked it up on google and found that it was
    quite a common problem in Vista, and that the problem was in
    permissions, and all I had to do was to take ownership of whatever I
    had in my drive. However, when I try to do this, it says Access is
    denied.



    I have tried taking ownership using the hidden administrator account,
    to no avail. It says that it is unable to display the current owner,
    I'm not sure whether or not that has something to do with it.

    I have also tried using the registry editor, and giving my self full
    control over Mounted Devices, and taking ownership. I can do this, but
    it still says unable to display owner on my USB drive and I am unable
    to take ownership of the actual drive itself.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have no idea what to do.




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    Leo Guest

    Default Re: Permissions on USB drives in Vista

    Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder


    Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or folder>

    OR

    - Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

    - Click Security Tab

    - Click Advanced

    - Click the Owner Tab

    - Click Edit

    - Select the Administrators group from the list

    - Click OK

    - Click OK

    - Click OK

    You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

    Windows



    Now again



    1) Right-click on the file

    2) Select Properties

    3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

    4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and tick

    the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



    You have now taken 'Full control' of file


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    like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the
    handle." - Winston Churchill





    "JACK0306" <JACK0306.2f5fd93@vistabanter.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Whenever I put a storage in my USB drive, when I try to access it, it
    > says Access is denied. I looked it up on google and found that it was
    > quite a common problem in Vista, and that the problem was in
    > permissions, and all I had to do was to take ownership of whatever I
    > had in my drive. However, when I try to do this, it says Access is
    > denied.
    >
    > I have tried taking ownership using the hidden administrator account,
    > to no avail. It says that it is unable to display the current owner,
    > I'm not sure whether or not that has something to do with it.
    >
    > I have also tried using the registry editor, and giving my self full
    > control over Mounted Devices, and taking ownership. I can do this, but
    > it still says unable to display owner on my USB drive and I am unable
    > to take ownership of the actual drive itself.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have no idea what to do.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > JACK0306



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    Run Registry Editor and delete the following key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Group Policy Objects\{0358F1C3-F107-4081-BD80-9277B0CDA98E}User

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    Default Re: Permissions on USB drives in Vista


    When I try to run takeown on the drive from the command line (as
    administrator), it says "ERROR: Access is Denied".

    Leo;705588 Wrote:
    > Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder
    >
    >
    > Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f filename or
    > folder
    >
    > OR
    >
    > - Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties
    >
    > - Click Security Tab
    >
    > - Click Advanced
    >
    > - Click the Owner Tab
    >
    > - Click Edit
    >
    > - Select the Administrators group from the list
    >
    > - Click OK
    >
    > - Click OK
    >
    > - Click OK
    >
    > You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the
    > property
    >
    > Windows
    >
    >
    >
    > Now again
    >
    >
    >
    > 1) Right-click on the file
    >
    > 2) Select Properties
    >
    > 3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button
    >
    > 4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and
    > tick
    >
    > the 'allow' box for 'Full control'
    >
    >
    >
    > You have now taken 'Full control' of file
    >
    >
    > --
    > Leo
    >
    > "I contend that, for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity, is
    > like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the
    > handle." - Winston Churchill
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "JACK0306" JACK0306.2f5fd93@vistabanter.com wrote in message
    > news:JACK0306.2f5fd93@vistabanter.com...-
    >
    > Whenever I put a storage in my USB drive, when I try to access it, it
    > says Access is denied. I looked it up on google and found that it was
    > quite a common problem in Vista, and that the problem was in
    > permissions, and all I had to do was to take ownership of whatever I
    > had in my drive. However, when I try to do this, it says Access is
    > denied.
    >
    > I have tried taking ownership using the hidden administrator account,
    > to no avail. It says that it is unable to display the current owner,
    > I'm not sure whether or not that has something to do with it.
    >
    > I have also tried using the registry editor, and giving my self full
    > control over Mounted Devices, and taking ownership. I can do this,
    > but
    > it still says unable to display owner on my USB drive and I am unable
    > to take ownership of the actual drive itself.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have no idea what to do.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > JACK0306 -





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    Default Re: Permissions on USB drives in Vista


    I don't have a directory Group Policy Objects in CurrentVersion. I have
    a folder Group Policy, but it doesnt seem to contain the key, it
    contains folders
    Group Membership, History, and Policy Application State.

    'Ramesh MVP[_34_ Wrote:
    > ;705675']Run Registry Editor and delete the following key:
    >
    > *HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Group
    > Policy Objects\{0358F1C3-F107-4081-BD80-9277B0CDA98E}User*
    >
    >
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    > Help Forum' (http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20417)





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    Ok Jack0306 !! follow the steps how-to-take-ownership-or-privileges-of-files-and-folders-in-windows-vista

    You have to execute all commands under elevated command prompt so...just run CMD as Administrator

  7. #7
    JACK0306 Guest

    Default Re: Permissions on USB drives in Vista


    Running an elevated command prompt, takeown fails: "ERROR: Access is
    Denied."

    It says unable to display the current owner, which makes me think that
    some other program might be locking me out, but im not sure. I am able
    to use the drive in safe mode.

    'Ramesh MVP[_38_ Wrote:
    > ;705953']Ok Jack0306 !! follow the steps
    > 'how-to-take-ownership-or-privileges-of-files-and-folders-in-windows-vista'
    > ('it’s my Windows Blog Archive How to take ownership or
    > privileges of files and folders in Windows Vista'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/3fyegt))
    >
    > You have to execute all commands under elevated command prompt
    > so...just run CMD as Administrator
    >
    >
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    Default Re: Permissions on USB drives in Vista


    Does anyone know how to kill the Group Policy Client? I've installed
    SP1, so GPMC is removed, and I only have 4 admx files, so I think it's
    something screwed up with my Group Policy that is locking me out from
    my USB drive.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JACK0306 View Post
    Does anyone know how to kill the Group Policy Client? I've installed
    SP1, so GPMC is removed, and I only have 4 admx files, so I think it's
    something screwed up with my Group Policy that is locking me out from
    my USB drive.
    JACK0306
    open Group Policy Editor and

    Right click on Local Computer Policy and choose Properties.
    Now check both check boxes "Disable Computer Config. Settings and Disable User Config Settings"

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    JACK0306 Guest

    Default Re: Permissions on USB drives in Vista


    How can I open the Policy Editor? When I try to run GPEdit.msc it
    fails.

    'Ramesh MVP[_47_ Wrote:
    > ;706904']JACK0306;91425 Wrote: -
    > Does anyone know how to kill the Group Policy Client? I've installed
    > SP1, so GPMC is removed, and I only have 4 admx files, so I think
    > it's
    > something screwed up with my Group Policy that is locking me out from
    > my USB drive.
    > JACK0306-
    >
    > open Group Policy Editor and
    >
    > Right click on Local Computer Policy and choose Properties.
    > Now check both check boxes "Disable Computer Config. Settings and
    > Disable User Config Settings"
    >
    >
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