I've recently upgraded my PC to Windows 7 (x64). I have multiple drives/partitions on my PC but only the C: partition was touched (this was an otherwise clean install in C:, i.e. I formatted and installed Win7 from scratch).
Now I'm having problems accessing files/folders in my other drives/partitions. Initially I suspected it was due to the reinstallation, so I went round the various drive letters and set the properties/owner as follows:
Authenticated Users: Read & execute
SYSTEM: Full control
Administrators: Full control
Users: Full control
I'm logged on as a user in the "Administrators" group, and whenever I try to move items from one folder to another I keep getting a "Folder Access Denied" UAC window with it saying that "You'll need to provide administrator permission to move this folder".
This happens whether I'm trying to move files around within the same partition or across partitions.
The only way I can get around this is to set my own user as owner on the drive and all its subfolders, which I'm keen to avoid.
However, I've also noticed that a cleanly formatted (in Windows 7) partition doesn't have the above behaviour, and permissions/ownership of objects is the same as above.
I could reset everything by copying all the files to a network drive, reformatting the partitions and copying files back, but there's around 4-5 TB of data to move, and I'd rather avoid this!
Is there a way to "hard reset" all folder permissions for these drives?