Accesing XP files permissions

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Angel Massa, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Angel Massa

    Angel Massa Guest

    I have XP and Vista installed each one of different drives on my PC.

    Yesterday I booted with Vista and tryied to open my pictures stored in my XP
    drive on Mi Pictures folder of my user account. Vista warned that I need
    permissions and after accepting the warning I have no option to enter my
    login to access the files.

    Also my user name and password on Vista is the same that on XP so I will had
    to have access to the files without problems, right?

    Why I can access my files if I'm identified witht the same user on Vista and
    the other drive is a NTFS system?

    Regards,
    Angel.
     
    Angel Massa, Jun 15, 2006
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  2. Angel Massa

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Angel,
    You need to take ownership (and may have to do the reverse once you are back
    in XP). Right click the folder, select Properties and go to the Security
    tab. Click advanced, then set yourself as the new owner on the (what else?)
    Owner tab, make sure to also check the box to replace owner on subcontainers
    as well. Apply/ok your way out.
    Only if this was a domain where rights to resources are determined by a
    domain controller. On a workgroup rights are determined by the individual
    installations. Your security descriptor in Vista is not the same as your SID
    in XP. Your rights are limited to the installation that you are logged into.
    The above applies here. In order to access files/folders created by another
    installation on the same pc, you need to follow the steps above to take
    ownership of them. While there, you should adjust the "everyone" permissions
    so that you don't have to repeat these steps when you return to the XP
    setup.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
     
    Rick Rogers, Jun 15, 2006
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  3. Angel Massa

    Angel Massa Guest

    Thanks Rick. Your explanations are very clear and informative.

    But I'm surprised that I have to take ownership of a folder to get access to
    an XP partition. Untill now I've never had to take ownership of any resorce.
    I think this should be the last option to take privileges over the resource.

    On XP or any network share when I try to access some resource on an NTFS
    partition I'm asked for login and then I can get access to the contents.

    I have another partition for my data that is outside of the XP installation
    but I allways managed and created the files from XP. I will make some test
    to see if I can work from both XP and Vista and what privileges problems I
    have with it.

    Best regards,
    Angel.
     
    Angel Massa, Jun 15, 2006
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  4. Angel Massa

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Remember, these files were created by another installation on the same
    system. When you access across a network, the OS in which they were created
    is running and controlling access to the files. What you are doing is
    essentially taking control of files created by another system without
    getting permission from that system first.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
     
    Rick Rogers, Jun 16, 2006
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  5. Angel Massa

    Angel Massa Guest

    Mmmmm... I get the point.

    I thought that as the file system on the other drive was also NTFS I could
    access the files without worring about what system created them. Thanks for
    the explanations.

    Regards,
    Angel.
     
    Angel Massa, Jun 16, 2006
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