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Can't Own Files, No RUN, can't associate files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by tigz, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. tigz

    tigz Thread Starter

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    Okay. I have a whole host of problems here, but I am assuming that they are all associated because when they all started around the same time.

    First of all, I can no longer use the RUN function through my start menu. If I to it through the task manager, it works, but When I click the start menu option it does nothing.

    Second, although I am both the admin and only user of my computer, I cannot take administrative rights over my files, specifically those created by programs, or anything else than me (whether they are in use or not).
    For example, I go into my program files, trying to delete a folder of a program that would not uninstall properly, and hit delete. I click yes on the prompt, then click continue when it says "Destination Folder Access Denied. You need to confirm this operation". It does not give me an error message, but does nothing. under the security tab of the properties dialogue, it says that both SYSTEM and Administrators have full control, and Users has only control to read, and read & excecute. I hit the "Advanced" button, under the Permissions for Administrators table, and give users full control as well. I get the same results. Using tuneup utilities "Shredder utility" (via the rightclick menu), I am able to successfully delete the files. I try to force delete the 5 [now] empty folders from my program files from the command prompt by using rmdir /s -f "C:\Program Files\VistaOSX" I get the following:

    C:\Windows\system32>rmdir /s -f "C:\Program Files\vistaosx"
    -f, Are you sure (Y/N)? y
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx, Are you sure (Y/N)? y
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\CALEND~1\iCal - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\CALEND~1\smurf - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\CALEND~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Capture - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\CPUMON~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Drives\icons\YAZOOH~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Drives\icons\YAZOOH~2 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Drives\icons - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Drives - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Power\icons - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Power - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\RECYCL~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\SCRIPT~1\Themes\ANALOG~1 - Access is denie
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\SCRIPT~1\Themes\AQUACL~1 - Access is denie
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\SCRIPT~1\Themes\BATTER~1 - Access is denie
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\SCRIPT~1\Themes\iTunes - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\SCRIPT~1\Themes\RUBYCL~1 - Access is denie
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\SCRIPT~1\Themes - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\SCRIPT~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\STACKD~1\Images - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\STACKD~1\Office\desktop.ini - Access is de
    d.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\STACKD~1\Office - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\STACKD~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\STACKD~2\Images - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\STACKD~2\Office\desktop.ini - Access is de
    d.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\STACKD~2\Office - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\STACKD~2 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Tasks\icons - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Tasks\skins\aqua - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Tasks\skins\default - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Tasks\skins - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Tasks - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\vuMeter\Skins\Default - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\vuMeter\Skins\neon - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\vuMeter\Skins\Peter - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\vuMeter\Skins\Peter2 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\vuMeter\Skins\TapeDeck - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\vuMeter\Skins\UNBELI~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\vuMeter\Skins - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\vuMeter - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Weather\icons - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\Weather - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets\WINAMP~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\docklets - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\ADDRES~1\DATAFO~1\Photos - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\ADDRES~1\DATAFO~1\vcards - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\ADDRES~1\DATAFO~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\ADDRES~1\Help - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\ADDRES~1\VCARDD~1\desktop.ini - Access is denied
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\ADDRES~1\VCARDD~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\ADDRES~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\Brushed - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\BRUSHE~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\BRUSHE~2 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\BRUSHE~3 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\Default - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\DEFAUL~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\Milk - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\MILKLA~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\Panther - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\PANTHE~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\RHAPSO~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins\RHAPSO~2 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut\Skins - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex\iShut - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\ex - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\icons\MORERE~1\REFLEC~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\icons\MORERE~1\REFLEC~2 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\icons\MORERE~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\icons - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\lang - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\plugins\RKGENI~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\plugins\RKSCAL~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\plugins - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\themes\Default - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\themes\GHOSTW~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\themes\LEOPAR~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\themes\LEOPAR~2 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\themes\LEOPAR~3 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\themes\LEOPAR~4 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\themes\VENOML~1 - Access is denied.
    C:\Program Files\vistaosx\themes - Access is denied.
    Access is denied.


    Third, I cannot use the "Open With" function of the right-click menu on ANY file. I click open with, and my system does nothing.


    I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me, on any of the subjects above. I'm at wits end here.

    thanks. you can email me at [email protected] or post here
     
  2. crazlunatic

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    i don't know how to fix your problem, but to use run you could try pushing the Windows Key + R
     
  3. tigz

    tigz Thread Starter

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    yeah that works, but it doesnt really resolve my problem(s)
    thanks anyway though haha
     
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