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Cannot access backup, denied permission

Windows permissions continue to drive me batty! I have a backup of my Vista system made with Acronis TI2013. I've upgraded the system to WIN7 and now I want to restore files from the backup. I have the same user name on the upgraded system. When I try to access the users folder I get "denied permission":
denied permissionWhen I click on the security tab link as instructed, it shows Administrators with full control -- user Daniela is an Administrator.
permissionsWhy can't I access this folder and how do I fix it?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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When you made Daniela admin, did Daniela logoff then logon?
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noxcho

Try to take ownership of the directory, though you are possibly using the mount option of ATI and this mounts backup for read only.
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Right click on the folder
Go to security tap advanced owner
Click on edit select your user check on replace owner on subcontainer and click apply
Ok ok
Go to security tap again and add users as you want
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NewVillageIT (NVIT):
When you made Daniela admin, did Daniela logoff then logon?
Daniela was admin on the Vista system. When I installed WIN7 it asked for the user account. I presume it made Daniela admin at that time. I've done nothing subsequently.

jcimarron:
Acronis TI can be touchy about accessing a backup created one way when the conditions on the PC have changed.
I agree, I've run into this before. Neverthless, there should be a way. It really limits the utility of backup software if something this fundamental cannot be accomplished.

noxcho:
Try to take ownership of the directory, though you are possibly using the mount option of ATI and this mounts backup for read only.
Yes, I am using the mount option of ATI. Perhaps I should try restoring the files instead?

Temody: Can't do it. Nothing happens when I clikc "OK" with the new owner. Probably because the backup is mounted read-only.
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I was able to find a way to restore individual files from the backup: https://forum.acronis.com/forum/46511, very obscure and non-intuitive!!! When I tried to access the folders I got the message that I did not have permission to access the files, but I could click the button to give access. This worked and appears to have been applied to all subordinate files and folders. So far so good.

However, individual files on the desktop are still denied:
access deniedI've worked around this for zipfiles by copying them to Linux, unzipping and rezipping there and copying back. For other files, e.g. Word document, I still cannot access and I'd rather not copy them all to Linux. I've changed the owner, and rebooted, but that doesn't help.
change ownerAny ideas?
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noxcho

The idea would be boot the machine where you restored the necessary data and which have this locked icon - from a Linux distro or a tool called Parted Magic - and copy the entire data to specific folder. This should remove the ownership issues normally.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/parted_magic.html

As for the editing, I noticed this glitch as well. Sometimes you can edit and sometimes not. Don't know what it depends on.
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noxcho: I think your idea with pmagic accomplishes essentially the same as my either renaming the "bad" folder, or copying the hierarchy to a Linux Samba mount. The pmagic disk looks interesting though, so I'm downloading it.
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Ah, the caret/chevron ... I was looking for the gear.
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I figured out how to override privileges.