You do not have permission to view the current permission…

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Dear Members,

recently I have upgraded my system from Windows XP to Windows Vista.

I wish to set access control for some special folders.

But when I try to change the permission settings the following message appears; "You do not have permission to view the current permission settings for Properties, but you can make permission changes.".

Is this because I haven't administrative control or something else.

How can I resolve it?

Error: 

You do not have permission to view the current permission settings for Properties, but you can make permission changes.

Sincerely,

Diana Ana

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You do not have permission to view the current permission…

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What's wrong? Nothing, this problem happens often on new computers with Windows Vista, what happens is that permissions work differently from windows XP to windows Vista.

Why? You may have administrative rights for the files you are trying to change, but there are some system files that windows XP allows you to change, but windows Vista doesn't, this includes device drivers and other system files which control critical points on the system.

What to do? Nothing, as the dialog box says you can change the permission for the files or devices, but you may not see their changes, this is part of a security lock on windows Vista but the files will have their changes done and to avoid programs and malware to avoid the changes to be checked or automatically done they are protected on this way.

In this case you may be trying to tamper with a file that wasn't made by any super user, but by the system itself.

Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/What-are-permissions

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You do not have permission to view the current permission…

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This simply means you may have some permission to change some settings on the machine, but you don't have total control over the said settings therefore you have limited modification permissions on the system.

If you absolutely require to have access to the permission settings, then you need to contact your systems or network administrator and request to have your user account included into the user group that has access to such settings.

Otherwise,there would not be a way for you to go around this as your system is most likely connected to a domain and it is protected by group policy restrictions.

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