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All of my files are sharing?

By Whiteblooded
Jul 28, 2010
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  1. Hey guys.

    I had a problem earlier, where vista gave me a "your user profile was not loaded correctly" message, and it would not load my profile up. I decided to make a new profile, and just copy everything over from the old one (I followed this guide : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile ).

    I used ubuntu to copy and paste the files over, because whenever I tried on windows I got 100s of overwrite/don't overwrite and 'we don't want to copy and paste this here because the name is too long' etc (I was copying files from the old user to the new user whilst logged into a third user). Eventually after several attempts, I got sick of windows and decided ubuntu would do a better job.

    Ubuntu copied and pasted everything over just fine.. and the new user works just fine too.. I can even pick up saved games from where I left off.. but now ALL of my files in my c:\users\ folder have sharing icons on:
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +621

    hmm; that <everyone> is a bigger problem than sharing per se

    Using an Admin account, get the Properties of the \Users\[userid] folder &
    • add the Administrators group and Full Control (FC)
    • add your new UAC id and FC also
    • delete <Everyone>
    • set Inherit and Replace
    • apply the changes
    The \Users\[userid] folder will be private again and even if Sharing is attempted, it will
    fail due to NTFS permissions
     

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