Rolling back permissions and ownerships?

03/05/2009 - 18:51 von TaggerSTL | Report spam
I was trying to update (replace) my imageres.dll file in Windows Vista
(in the System32 folder)...and in the process (even though I thought I
was following directions) messed up ownership and permissions not only
for that single file, but apparently for the SYSTEM32 folder itself.
Now, many parts of Vista don't work (some icons have disappeared for
example), and in control panel, I cannot open many files such as
"users," "personalization," "system restore," etc. A few open; many do
not. I have tried copying the "old" imageres.dll file back into
SYSTEM32 from my desktop where I saved it (the one in SYSTEM32 in
renamed imageres2.dll) but I "don't have permission" to do so. I am the
only user/administrator on this machine -- and there are also SYSTEM and
CREATOR accounts, plus my UAC and the Administrator account. Is there a
way (through command prompt or otherwise) that I can easily "roll back
all permissions and ownerships" to say -- what they were a couple days
ago -- or to their original defaults? I am fairly computer literate,
but would really like to avoid a wholesale reinstall of Vista. And
through all this, I'd still like to change the windows startup sound
but now I cannot even get that folder to open...LOL. Trying to have a
sense of humorbut as I am the only user on this computer (even GUEST
account is turned off), it seems I should be able to have TOTAL CONTROL
over ever folder and file!

Thanks,
Jeffrey/St. Louis


TaggerSTL
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#1 Gert Belsemeyer
03/05/2009 - 23:07 | Warnen spam
Hi Jeff,
Guess you hit the totally wrong group. This is the German Usenet for
Vista Network Problems. It's thus pretty unlikely you find help here.
Anyway, the best choice for you should be to role back to a recovery
point (or what ever that's called in english) a couple days before you
messed up your system. Note, it is intentional that normal users have
limited access to c:\windows and below;-)

"TaggerSTL" schrieb im
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I was trying to update (replace) my imageres.dll file in Windows
Vista
(in the System32 folder)...and in the process (even though I thought
I
was following directions) messed up ownership and permissions not
only
for that single file, but apparently for the SYSTEM32 folder itself.
Now, many parts of Vista don't work (some icons have disappeared for
example), and in control panel, I cannot open many files such as
"users," "personalization," "system restore," etc. A few open; many
do
not. I have tried copying the "old" imageres.dll file back into
SYSTEM32 from my desktop where I saved it (the one in SYSTEM32 in
renamed imageres2.dll) but I "don't have permission" to do so. I am
the
only user/administrator on this machine -- and there are also SYSTEM
and
CREATOR accounts, plus my UAC and the Administrator account. Is
there a
way (through command prompt or otherwise) that I can easily "roll
back
all permissions and ownerships" to say -- what they were a couple
days
ago -- or to their original defaults? I am fairly computer
literate,
but would really like to avoid a wholesale reinstall of Vista. And
through all this, I'd still like to change the windows startup
sound
but now I cannot even get that folder to open...LOL. Trying to have
a
sense of humorbut as I am the only user on this computer (even
GUEST
account is turned off), it seems I should be able to have TOTAL
CONTROL
over ever folder and file!

Thanks,
Jeffrey/St. Louis


TaggerSTL
Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com




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hth
Gert

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