Need Help, can't take ownership

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Grbtek, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Grbtek

    Grbtek OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I'll try to make this short, I have customer who wants his HDD Backup and reinstalled, his HDD doesn't boot anymore, so I connected the HDD into another PC as a slave, but his files are protected, and windows doesn't let me take ownership of the files and/or directories, I get a message "access denied", anyone knows other way to copy those files?

    In windows Explorer the directory shows in a green font.
     
  2. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    hi

    access safemode and choose admin account

    navigate to the locked directory and right click and take over ownership.

    the only problem you can have is if the user has encrypted the files. when you copy them they will be scrambled and you need the pgp decrypt key.

    Right Click on the Folder
    Select Properties from the drop down menu
    In the Properties window click on the Security tab
    If a Security message appears then click OK
    Next click Advanced and click on the Owner tab
    A name list will now appear
    Click your name or that of Administrator if you are logged on as Administrator
    If you should wish to take ownership of the full contents of the folder then click the Replace Owner on sub-containers and objects check box
    Now click OK
    A message will now appear stating: "You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?" "All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes."

    Press Yes
    Finally click OK and then re-apply and security setting etc that you want for the folder.

    If you need to take control of a File then proceed as follows:

    Right Click on the Folder
    Select Properties from the drop down menu
    In the Properties window click on the Security tab
    If a Security message appears then click OK
    Next click Advanced and click on the Owner tab
    A name list will now appear
    Click the Administrator name or group and then click OK
    Now click Add
    In the Enter the object names to select list type the user or group account you want to give access to the file, i.e., Administrator
    Next click OK
    The Group or User name list now appears
    Click on the account you want to use and then click on the permissions you want to assign
    Finally Click OK
     
  3. Grbtek

    Grbtek OSNN One Post Wonder

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    That didn't work the folder doesn't let me take ownership, but thanks for the reply
     
  4. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    you logged in as admin in safemode to take ownership?

    thats weird, the files must be corrupt or something.

    you must do this as admin in safemode
    read here,
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

    please clarify that safemode did not help

    thanks
     
  5. Grbtek

    Grbtek OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I did everything, step by step, but after the process of taking ownership I stiil don't have rights to the files, the customer told that had Deep Freeze installed in the computer, that could be the reason qhy I can't get the ownership?
     
  6. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    i recommend cloning hid drive on to another hard drive for safe keeping and try to repair the boot of the bad drive
    if all goes well you can get access to the drive and save the files.

    if you don't backup the partition onto another drive you may permanently loose the files if they are encrypted

    best bet is to try to get the drive working.
     
  7. Grbtek

    Grbtek OSNN One Post Wonder

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    thx I'll try that