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How To Restore Default Security Permissions?


I had problems sharing files on my network and i went to different support forums here looking for answers. I changed user permissions on my (c:) drive and tried to add "everyone" following instructions from other forum, i did something wrong and i did not fix the problem and now i just create a new one because "system" and "authenticated users" do not exist anymore. I need help to see if someone can tell me how to restore settings to default.

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I was trying to change permissions to include inheritable ones, and i hit the wrong button to remove i think(i was stupidly moving too quickly through all the options, my fault), and after that i was no longer able to access the drive. I have thousands of files on this drive!Please help, anyone? The drive still shows up within windows explorer as e:, and disk management shows it as a healthy (primary partition).
 
Update: found the fix, thank you lord! I tried going into safe mode just in case, and it worked! Go into safe mode, and login with an administrator account. From there you will be able to right click on the drive and have the "security tab" working again, where you can take ownership and add permissions back!


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Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Network adapter local area connection driver information:
Description . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(r) 82578dc gigabit network connection
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Intel
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel
Version . . . . . . . . . . . : 11. 0. 41. 0
Inf file name . . . . . . . . . : C:windowsinfoem2. Inf
Inf file date . . . . . . . . . : Monday, june 22, 2009 3:05:28 pm
Section name . . . . . . . . . : E10f0. 6. 1. 1
Hardware id . . . . . . . . . . : Pciven_8086&dev_10f0
Instance status flags . . . . . : 0x180200a
Device manager status code . . : 0
Iftype . . . . . . . . . . . . : 6
Physical media type . . . . . . : 14
 
Issues found
The default gateway is not available fixed
Reset the "local area connection" adapter completed

Intel® desktop board  dp55wb

Intel® integrated 10/100/1000 ethernet intel® 82567lf

Above are some of the specs i've seen posted that relate to my machine.

My local area connection / properties / configure settings:

Adaptive inter-frame spacing      disabled
Enable pme                        disabled
Flow control                      disabled
Gigabit master slave mode         auto detect
Interrupt moderation              enabled
Interrupt moderation rate         adaptive
Ipv4 checksum offload             rx & tx enabled
Large send offload (ipv4)         enabled
Large send offload (ipv6)         enabled
Link speed &. Duplex              auto negotiation
Locally administered address      not present checked
Log link state event              enabled
Priority & vlan                   priority & vlan enabled
Receive buffers                   256
System idle power saver           disabled
Tcp checksum offload (ipv4)       rx & tx enabled
Tcp checksum offload (ipv6)       rx & tx enabled
Transmit buffers                  512           
Udp checksum offload (ipv4)       rx & tx enabled
Udp checksum offload (ipv6)       rx & tx enabled
Wait for link                     auto detect

Any suggestions on settings changes that will eliminate the problem?


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