Kerry Brown
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Re: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 07-12-2008, 05:36 AM
"Chufflebean" <Chufflebean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> None of these suggestions solved my problem (Unlocker couldn't find a
> locking
> handle for the fonts folder, and didn't appear on the context menu for any
> of
> the fonts in it, and trying to delete the fonts from a command prompt just
> gave me an "access denied" message).
>
> However, while in the command prompt, I noticed something interesting. I
> know very VERY little about doing stuff with the cmd prompt, but I do know
> that typing "dir" will list the contents of the folder you're in. I did
> that
> while in the Windows folder, and "Fonts" did not appear on the list.
>
> This makes me wonder if the fonts are REALLY stored elsewhere--somewhere
> that I could access and apply security settings in the normal way.
>
> Any thoughts?
>

Do you have UAC turned off? If you do try turning it back on then changing
the permissions. The other option would be to use icacls from an elevated
command prompt.

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Kerry Brown
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FromTheRafters
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Re: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 07-12-2008, 08:26 PM
Try dir /a instead.

"Chufflebean" <Chufflebean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
newsAB18F7C-48E0-466A-A74C-9DC59EECD358@microsoft.com...
> None of these suggestions solved my problem (Unlocker couldn't find a
> locking
> handle for the fonts folder, and didn't appear on the context menu for any
> of
> the fonts in it, and trying to delete the fonts from a command prompt just
> gave me an "access denied" message).
>
> However, while in the command prompt, I noticed something interesting. I
> know very VERY little about doing stuff with the cmd prompt, but I do know
> that typing "dir" will list the contents of the folder you're in. I did
> that
> while in the Windows folder, and "Fonts" did not appear on the list.
>
> This makes me wonder if the fonts are REALLY stored elsewhere--somewhere
> that I could access and apply security settings in the normal way.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
>>
>>
>> "Chufflebean" <Chufflebean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9A7B98FA-21CC-47F6-8BEE-2551ACDE17C2@microsoft.com...
>> > I'm trying to delete a bunch of extraneous fonts, but Windows won't let
>> > me
>> > delete them because of Permissions. Currently I'm having to open the
>> > properties of each font individually, change the owner to me, close the
>> > properties, reopen them, and give myself the right permissions. There
>> > must
>> > be
>> > a faster way! I wanted to apply these permission settings to the whole
>> > Fonts
>> > folder, but when I right-click Fonts and choose properties, there is no
>> > "security" tab.
>>
Aravind
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Re: Edit permissions for Fonts folder
Posted: 08-07-2008, 04:28 AM
Hi All,
Windows 2008 has come up with a new concept where C:\WIndows folder is given

By default only the TrusedInstaller group is having Full Control permission
for any file under C:\Windows. Even the Administrator is denied of Full
Control permission for security reasons.

To edit any of the file say for example(C:\Windows\Inf\sceregvl.inf file)
1. U need to take the ownership of the file logging in as Administrator
2. Grant Administrator full control.
3. Edit the file

Please find the code that u need to execute
Step1 : C:\Windows\inf>takeown /f sceregvl.inf
O/P : SUCCESS: The file (or folder): "C:\Windows\inf\sceregvl.inf" now
owned by user "WIN2008-DC-74-9\Administrator".

Step2 : C:\Windows\inf>icacls sceregvl.inf /grant AdministratorsF)
O/P : processed file: sceregvl.inf
Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files


Hope this solves ur problem

Regards
Aravind

 
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