Windows 10: Odd File Permissions Problem

Discus and support Odd File Permissions Problem in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I am running into an odd file permissions problem. Here's what I did: Purchased new 4 TB SATA drive and installed it in my machine Tried using... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Mike J Kelly, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Odd File Permissions Problem


    I am running into an odd file permissions problem. Here's what I did:

    1. Purchased new 4 TB SATA drive and installed it in my machine
    2. Tried using Casper Secure Drive Backup to do a sector copy from the old drive now relabeled M: to the new drive now labelled J: - the same drive letter used previously for my data drive that contains both Dropbox folders along with other stuff. It is bitlockered and Casper is supposed to handle that, but that failed with cryptic errors.
    3. So I fell back on ROBOCOPY:
      1. Bitlocker encrypted the new empty J: 4 TB drive
      2. ROBOcopied the whole contents of M: the old drive with /MOVE which deletes it from the source.
      3. That took about 22 hours, but I just let it run.

    Note that prior to this, I had relocated the System Documents and Pictures folder to the Dropbox folder so system Documents is "J:\Dropbox Tech DNA\Mike Personal\Documents". This worked fine on the old drive. On the new drive, I'm running into odd file permission errors when I try to write into the special folders. I first encountered this trying to save a picture to the system Pictures relocated to J:\Dropbox Tech DNA\Mike Personal\Pictures" - it would give me a "file not found" error. Huh? I'mcreating the file. In poking around a bit, I found it also happens in Documents. Here's a simple demonstration just in the command prompt:


    J:\Dropbox Tech DNA\Mike Personal>cd Documents

    J:\Dropbox Tech DNA\Mike Personal\Documents>echo hi > x
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    J:\Dropbox Tech DNA\Mike Personal\Documents>cd AIT

    J:\Dropbox Tech DNA\Mike Personal\Documents\AIT>echo hi > x

    The system cannot find the file specified.



    J:\Dropbox Tech DNA\Mike Personal\Documents\AIT>cd "AnyCount 3D"



    J:\Dropbox Tech DNA\Mike Personal\Documents\AIT\AnyCount 3D>echo hi > x

    The system cannot find the file specified.



    J:\Dropbox Tech DNA\Mike Personal\Documents\AIT\AnyCount 3D>dir

    Volume in drive J is Data2

    Volume Serial Number is 1C15-6A9F



    Directory of J:\Dropbox Tech DNA\Mike Personal\Documents\AIT\AnyCount 3D



    01/10/2020 12:53 PM <DIR> .

    01/10/2020 12:53 PM <DIR> ..

    05/03/2019 03:53 PM <DIR> Debug

    05/30/2018 11:32 AM <DIR> OCR

    01/10/2020 12:53 PM <DIR> Web

    0 Files 0 bytes

    5 Dirs 2,428,804,755,456 bytes free



    J:\Dropbox Tech DNA\Mike Personal\Documents\AIT\AnyCount 3D>



    I've checked permissions and they seem reasonable - but it seems like something got corrupted in the Robocopy. I did pass /SECFIX to RoboCopy which is supposed to set security correctly.


    Any ideas?

    :)
     
    Mike J Kelly, Jan 14, 2020
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  2. No permissions

    Hi,

    I would suggest you to right click on the user's folder for your profile and check if the permissions shows as "read only'. If this is the case, it might be causing the issue. In this case, I would suggest you to go to C:\User folder, right click on the
    folder with your username and follow these steps:

    • Open the properties of the main user profile folder where the files are located (such as Documents, Pictures, etc).
    • Go to the Security tab and click Advanced.
    • Check the box at the bottom of this window. It is labeled "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" and then click Ok.
    This does a one-time action that replaces the security on all the files/subfolders. It’s one-time, so you won’t find that box checked if you peek at it later. Try these steps and let us know the results for further assistance.
     
    Bennet Martin, Jan 14, 2020
    #2
  3. User can't copy files from network share. Permission error.

    Seems security essentials wasn't liking the file for the user for some odd reason. Thanks for your suggestions.
     
    Hybrid_theory, Jan 14, 2020
    #3
  4. Odd File Permissions Problem

    Reset Windows 10 file permissions to default

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    • Are you receiving any error message while accessing any files?
    I suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Startup troubleshooter.

    • Open the Task manager. Here’s a tip: Press CTRL+Shift+ESC.
    • Click File > Run New Task
    • Make sure you have a check mark beside “Create this task with administrative privileges”
    • Type Powershell
    • Type the following in the Powershell prompt:
    $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest


    6. Close the Powershell window

    7. Reboot

    Method 2: If you are facing issues accessing files, then I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    This may be caused by incorrect permissions on the files.

    You can fix this using these steps:

    • Open the properties of the main user profile folder where the files are located (such as Documents, Pictures, etc).
    • Go to the Security tab and click Advanced.
    • Check the box at the bottom of this window. It is labeled "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" and then click Ok
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Jan 14, 2020
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