2008-08-04

No more "Access Denied" for your files on Vista

Should really be in techno rant, because Vista's "security" is done completely backwards, but here we go. If you try to move/copy/delete/rename the file or directory C:\access_denied, this is what you need to do to recover access:

Open an admin command prompt and issue the following:
takeown /f C:\access_denied
icacls C:\access_denied /grant <username>:F
For what is worth, this is how you manage to delete the files from the infamous C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository, to stop Windows from being a BLEEPING BLEEP with the BLEEPING drivers. I'm gonna have the final say about WHICH driver I want to get installed dammit!

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