Repair File Permissions after Backup Restore
Posted on 2011-09-02
I recently rebuilt my Win 7 Home Pro laptop and restored files from an original backup using Acronis True Image 2011. Files from Acronis have odd permissions and I can't always move or delete them. I'm not sure what the permissions should be and I need to restore them from the top level down.
I have my disk partitioned so my OS sits on the C drive and all data including My Documents, the restored files, a Dropbox directory are on the E: drive.
At one point, I added my own user, Bob, to the E drive permissions then removed it. Now I'm not sure where I am or how to fix the permissions.
There are no other users on this laptop.