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Is there anyway to completely disable this? It is driving me absolutely insane. I managed to change the owner in the security tab to access my WindowsApps folder. Now I am trying to retrieve a saved game file from the My Documents folder on my old Windows 7 Disk image and it's saying I need special permissions again. However this time the "change" hyperlink next to the owner is greyed out and will not let me set permissions. As of right now I cannot figure out how to access the folder at all to retrieve my saved game file. Can anyone help with this?

Other than this slight setback I am really loving Windows 8!
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Can anyone help me access my old game save??
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right click the folder
security tab
change the permissions for your user name
 
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Could you better explain your situation? You installed Win 8 on a new drive and still have your old drive as slave with win 7 and you can't copy paste things from Win 7 drive? Can you not copy anything or is it just saved games inside old "users" folder?

have you tried using command prompt (RUN > CMD) and using the copy "X:\address" "C:\address\" ?
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Can you add your username via security? You don't need to change the owner, but just add your own username and give it it full access.

NTFS permissions are a PITA!!
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This is not exclusive to Windows 8.
NTFS permissions between Windows 7 installations have been brutal in the past for me.
I followed similar instructions to these and no problem since.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by svtfmook View Post

right click the folder
security tab
change the permissions for your user name

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackbrennan2008 View Post

Can you add your username via security? You don't need to change the owner, but just add your own username and give it it full access.
NTFS permissions are a PITA!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by l0max View Post

This is not exclusive to Windows 8.
NTFS permissions between Windows 7 installations have been brutal in the past for me.
I followed similar instructions to these and no problem since.

The Change Owner, Add, Remove, View, Enable Inheritance are all greyed out. It won't let me change anything under the security tab. Here, I thought a picture might help.

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if you're not running as administrator you won't be able to change these options.
otherwise i'm not sure.

here's another guide specific to windows 8
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if you're not running as administrator you won't be able to change these options.
otherwise i'm not sure.
here's another guide specific to windows 8

I'm using Acronis True Image to mount the backup. Ran it as administrator, everything is still greyed out and unable to take ownership.
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