Windows 10: Unable to set new owner on user. The media is write protected

Discus and support Unable to set new owner on user. The media is write protected in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi I had to reset Windows 10 due to a ransom ware attack. I mounted my backup using Aomei Backupper. I can view everything but my User files. When I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by theweav, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. theweav Win User

    Unable to set new owner on user. The media is write protected


    Hi
    I had to reset Windows 10 due to a ransom ware attack. I mounted my backup using Aomei Backupper. I can view everything but my User files. When I select my User files I get the message: You don't currently have permission to access this folder. When I try to set permissions I end up with the message: Unable to set new owner on user. The media is write protected. I sure would appreciate some help on this.

    :)
     
    theweav, Oct 4, 2017
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  2. How do you remove write-protection on a folder?

    Maybe in Windows 10 it is a little more complicated than the old article suggests. Win 10 sets the document folder itself (along with pictures and so on) to write protect. It can be changed with administrator rights, but it will immediately revert to write
    protect. That means that not even from Word you can save a new document in the Document folder.

    So - Users Document Folder is write protected even from both its owner and any administrator. Doesnt seem too smart...
     
    Peter Fangel, Oct 4, 2017
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  3. The backup failed. Then media is write protected. (0x80070013)

    Dear Mr/Ms:

    I don't know how to go to disc properties page.
     
    Yang Li 19920112, Oct 4, 2017
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  4. Tony K Win User

    Unable to set new owner on user. The media is write protected

    Tony K, Oct 4, 2017
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  5. NavyLCDR New Member
    I don't know about Aomei, but in Macrium Reflect there is a check box to Allow access to restricted folders. If Aomei has something like that, make sure to check it.


    Unable to set new owner on user. The media is write protected [​IMG]
     
    NavyLCDR, Oct 4, 2017
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  6. theweav Win User
    I hate to admit it but I totally messed up in the beginning. When I couldn't open the mounted image I dragged it over to my desktop and lost many of my important files in the process. In the process this also left my mounted user file blank. I feel horrible but I learned a lesson. Thanks for trying to help.
     
    theweav, Oct 4, 2017
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  7. Tony K Win User
    Do you have a backup copy of your important files? If not, you may be able to move those folders elsewhere to open later.
     
    Tony K, Oct 5, 2017
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  8. theweav Win User

    Unable to set new owner on user. The media is write protected

    All my current folders were on that system backup. I do have these files on a previous hard drive, which I plan to transfer over, but they are over a year old. In the future I will backup my user files separately.
    Thanks for your input.
     
    theweav, Oct 5, 2017
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  9. f14tomcat Win User
    Was drive containing your Aomei backup image online at the time of the ransomware attack? If so, it most likely was locked out by the attack, which would explain your lack of access.
     
    f14tomcat, Oct 5, 2017
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  10. NavyLCDR New Member
    That doesn't make any sense. If you copied the files out of a backup image files, they don't get deleted from the image. The image file would have to be completely rewritten to delete them.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 5, 2018
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