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Lost permission to save to desktop on Vista

Posted on 2009-04-06
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For some reason I just lost permission to save a file to my desktop. Does anybody know what I need to do to get my permissions straight or tell me what happened?

(It now looks like I lost all write permissions to the entire users home directory) This is an admin account.
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Corrupt profile seems likely. Create a new admin account. If all works here, copy over your docs etc and use the new one. Later you can delete the problematic account, but don't rush in case you lose access to something you need.

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Ok I made a new account. I think this might be a virus though.
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Then give it a good scan. Trendmicro housecall is a good quickie. What AV are you using? Did the new account behave correctly?

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If you can't read the fies in the old user directory from the new account you may need to take ownership - http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/25/how-to-take-ownership-and-grant-permissions-in-windows-vista/

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Looks like this was caused by a bad raid controller driver.
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