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Red_Fist

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#1 8 years ago

If you change "ownership" so one can see their own frigging files. Windows 7 64 bit (or other versions and maybe Vista and 32 bit) Well since I did that everything still worked, up until I looked at the event log viewer and that Search service can't make run. So if you ever get this problem, someone was playing around with directory ownerships, keep that in mind, A Tip. Also I would like to know if someone can tell me the default "owner" and permissions for the standard install, of their system drive only win7. I am going to do a format soon-ish lol, but would like to know the defaults for future reference before I redo system. just "C" or the system drive. :cool:




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#2 8 years ago

System is the default owner.




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#3 8 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;5372456System is the default owner.

Nooo you sure? seems that would lock it all up. I am going to checkwhat it is here now. be back....




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#4 8 years ago

System...

I am sure...I checked on my own machine. The file doesn't belong to anyone, it's a 'system file' thus it's owner is 'system'.

--EDIT-- I misread, I thought you were referring to the owner of the event log and associated files. Owner of the system drive doesn't matter to much, but is usually set to Administrator's. You shouldn't be screwing around with permissions on the root level anyway, it's guaranteed to stuff things up.




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#5 8 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;5372498System... I am sure...I checked on my own machine. The file doesn't belong to anyone, it's a 'system file' thus it's owner is 'system'. --EDIT-- I misread, I thought you were referring to the owner of the event log and associated files. Owner of the system drive doesn't matter to much, but is usually set to Administrator's. You shouldn't be screwing around with permissions on the root level anyway, it's guaranteed to stuff things up.

Nope, it didn't trash my system, but it didn't fix it either. There are other attributes creating "special" as a combination of permissions. Oh, and, thanks man !




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#6 8 years ago

... That OP made no sense to me at all.




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#7 8 years ago
D3matt;5372551... That OP made no sense to me at all.

Ya I kinda screwed that up, if you change the ownership of the main drive, both the event log viewer and search will not work. The event viewer history tab read (history/disabled) and no logs where being created and event service could not be restarted. But here is what it was doing,I got the event log working again by changing the directory for event logs back to System owner. (before I put the whole drive back to system as owner) But what the search was doing, was the "service" could not run even though I had the search area to type in, and it did find things, but the "Windows search" service stayed off. Well after I changed the ownership of the complete drive, search still didn't work. Today I went to c:\programdata\microsoft\search\windows I moved the "windows" directory and it recreated itself, and now the search service is back running right away almost instantly.




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#8 8 years ago

Ok... I guess I'll remember not to change the system directory ownership then... unless there's another message you're trying to get across here that I'm still missing. :|




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#9 8 years ago
D3matt;5372753Ok... I guess I'll remember not to change the system directory ownership then... unless there's another message you're trying to get across here that I'm still missing. :|

Nope thats all, other than those where the two things affected , possibly more that I didn't see. and how to fix it.