Fixing Errors While Resetting Permissions in Windows® 7
What are the solutions to the errors that occur while resetting permission in Windows 7?
In Windows 7, users have the option to set permissions to access the files and folders that are shared over a network. If users have set permissions to access the shared folders over a network, all the PCs connected to that network would be able to view and modify the shared folder. Sometimes, the user gets errors like "Access Denied" error in Windows 7. This error is quite general and occurs due to permission problems. While setting permissions to access shared files, the system files and folders are excluded from it. Similarly, some registry keys and values in system registry have been protected from accidental modification or deletion by the end user. Windows Operating System locks some significant registry keys without granting write access to standard user accounts and even administrators. These registry keys have read-only permissions for the end user.
Following are different errors that might occur while resetting permissions in Windows 7:
- Error Creating Key
- Access Denied error
- Permission error
Error Creating Key
If the user does not have permissions to modify, edit, create, change, delete ,or remove a registry key with Registry Editor, one among a few error messages would be displayed; “Error Creating Key” indicating that you don’t have the permission to create a new key. Other errors include Registry Access Error, Error Editing Value, Error Deleting Values etc. When a registry key is disabled from change, the user would not be able to run a .REG registry.
Access Denied error
While trying to access some files, the users would get an error called "Access Denied" error. Certain files and folders are meant only for Administrators to access them. If you are not an administrator, you would not be able to access them and instead you would get "Access Denied" error. Therefore, to enhance security, Microsoft has even blocked Administrators access to some folders. To fix this error, give permission to access the file or folder. This can be done by selecting 'Properties' and then traversing to the 'Security' tab.
It you are an administrator and you cannot access a folder shared over a network, it could happen because of permission error. You could give complete permission to yourself by following these steps. You may right-click the file or folder and then select 'Properties'.Then select the 'Security' tab and press the 'Edit' button. Select your username (account) and check the Full Control checkbox. After that, click 'OK'. Checking the Full Control checkbox would automatically help check others as well.
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