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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2019, 01:26:46 PM »
You aren't taking ownership of the whole of C: are you ?

It's normally just used to take control of individual files where you get an Access Denied.
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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2019, 04:44:33 PM »
Yes, I did.  Sorry I did not know.  Still going.

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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2019, 12:48:42 AM »
I know it will be time consuming but I would strongly advise that once the Hack has been applied, that you use the other part of the Hack to remove that from C:
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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2019, 06:53:00 AM »
Hi Tom.  OK I am in safe mode now and runing the scan again.  But, I do not understand what you mean by "remove that".  I have not problem following your instructions even if time consuming.

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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2019, 08:54:22 AM »
You shouldn't have ownership of C: - that belongs to Trusted Installer and you should use the other part of the Hack to remove Take Ownership.

After you have done the sfc /scannow and depending upon what it reports, follow the instructions to create the hidden Admin account to see if that resolves the creating/renaming of files.
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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2019, 12:40:02 PM »
Hi - Scannow found no errors.  I tried to use findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log > %userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt --- but I got message can not find command FINKSTR.

However I went to the windows log ara and attached the file to this post.

I still get message that I am unable to creat text file on C drive.

I was able to creat a test file with copy con testing.txt CTRLz.
When I did dir testing.txt the file was there.

But if I try to create a file with NEW, the module needed is not there.

Awaiting further instrucitons.  And, thanks for your help.





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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2019, 03:02:40 PM »
That is the old CBS log from your previous sfc /scannow dated 19 10 7 - it doesn't appear to have created a new one when the sfc /scannow was performed in Safe Mode.

Why did you run it in Safe Mode ?

Run it again in normal mode but I'd really like you to invoke the hidden Admin account to see if that makes any difference when trying to create a New folder/file.

EDIT - I've been checking my Win 7 machine and it appears to be producing the same CBS date/time stamped log even though I've done a scan in both normal and Safe Mode and even one about 20 mins later.

Go to C:\Windows\Logs and right click on CBS and select Delete then reboot.

Windows may create another CBS log but with another date.

To check this, go to C:\Windows\Logs - right click on CBS and see if you can send it to Documents where you may then be able to open it with a double click.

You may have to do this again to get a CBS log that doesn't contain a sfc /scannow log.

Reboot then perform another sfc /scannow in normal mode and post its report.


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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2019, 04:10:39 PM »
OK - I thought it had to be in safe mode.  Will run again in normal mode.  Thanks for your help. 

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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2019, 04:23:57 PM »
See my edited post.
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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2019, 04:51:20 PM »
I'm going to roost now as it's after 12:45am here in the UK.

If the sfc /scannow still comes back clean then I want you to invoke the hidden admin account as I've described and see how you get on with that.

If you still can't work with new folders/files then I want you to check if you can still read the product key on the COA sticker label on the computer.

If you can, make a note of it then press the Windows key - right click on Computer and select Properties and let me know which version of Win 7 you are using.

I have ISOs for Win 7 SP1 x32 and 64 bit.

The 64 bit one is for the Pro version but with the eicfg file removed, that converts it to an universal install ISO to make a bootable disk.

If you can still read the product key then press the Windows key and r then type in the Run box Slui 3 and enter that product key.

I can create and send you a couple of install disks (one spare) to perform a repair install which won't affect your personal stuff or installed programs.

The machine may or not succeed with a repair install - mine doesn't accept it but yours might.

You will need to PM me your address if required.
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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2019, 05:50:21 PM »
Hi - I could not delte the CBS.log file; couldnot rename it or move to documents folder.

Yes, I have the original product key, but about two years ago I got "not genuine"; I called MS and they gave me another key which worked for about a year --- then not genuine again.  Called MS but all they had was an online thing; I played with the online thing and entered keys, etc; but, that alsolet me not genuine; I called MS again and got sent to some place about getting a key for MS Office --- they did not know anthing else about key for W7.

I have W7 64 bit OS.

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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2019, 01:03:52 AM »
I assume that is Win 7 Home Premium ?

Do you still get the Not Genuine message ?

You may have to try the original and the replacement key that MS provided later but let's see what happens after recreating the Licencing Store.

Run a cmd prompt as an admin and enter these cmds - you can copy & paste the long one to avoid any typos.

net stop sppsvc
(wait until the service has stopped before entering the following lines)

CD %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform

REN tokens.dat tokens.bar

net start sppsvc

slui.exe

After a couple of seconds the Windows Activation dialog will appear.

You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key, or Activation may occur automatically.

If you are asked for your Key, use the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case.

Reboot.

If Slui doesn't accept your original key, then try the replacement.

BTW - My CBS log was exactly the same as yours with all of those files being moved.

After sending my CBS log to Documents, that findstr cmd gave me the same error as you received.

I'm restoring that machine with a system image and will try another sfc /scannow and the findstr cmd.

EDIT - Have you tried the hidden admin account yet ?
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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2019, 08:25:06 AM »
Tom, some things have happened.  I have posted twice but nothing is posted.

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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2019, 08:29:27 AM »
Well that's posted okay - try again.
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Re: Windows 7 "works" but can not create folder or rename files
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2019, 08:32:55 AM »
Hi Tom,

I am thinking that maybe it is the attachments.

I have Win 7 64b Ultimate; supposed to be that same as professional.

I did what you said and now I am genuine.  :)

Observation:  Browser can download to the C drive; Irfanview can save files to C drive (documents); but, I can not create a folder on the desktop.  I still get the 340 error message.

I have this iobit scanning program that must have gotten installed with the anti-virus update (Avast).  Annoying.  Don't know if I should uninstall or not; is it part of the antir-virus?

I will now follow ypu instructions to make the alt admin account and will report right after I do that.

Thanks much for all your help.