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Title: Changing Registry and Folder Permissions
Article ID: VIS1432
Updated: 9/17/2007
Operating Systems: Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000
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Symptom:
 
You need information on changing file or registry permissions.
 
Solution:
 
This document gives brief instructions on how to change permissions and assumes you are familiar with accessing and navigating the registry. If not, please click VIS1176 - Navigating the Windows Registry.

Note: If, after reading this article, you are unsure about changing permissions or do not fully understand this article, please contact your system administrator for assistance.

Note: You need to be logged in as a user with administrative privileges. If you work for a company with an IT department you should contact your support department to verify you have sufficient privledges to proceed. If you purchased or built your own computer you should already have administrative access.
 
Setting Registry and Folder Permissions

The follow gives the steps for setting registry and folder permissions. Please see operating system specific notes below.
  1. Right-click on the key or folder and choose "Permissions..."
  2. In the Permissions window locate and select your user name in the top half of the window.
    • If your user is not listed, click "Add" and type in your user name then click "OK".
  3. In the Permissions window click on the box under the column "Allow" and next to the term "Full Control"
  4. Click on "OK" to apply the changes and close the Permissions window.
  5. You now have full control to that key or folder.
2000 users: For information on setting registry permissions, please see the section below "Setting Registry Permissions on Windows 2000".

XP users: If you do not have a "Security" tab when you right-click on a folder and select "Properties", you will need to change your folder settings to show this option:
  1. Go to "Tools" and choose "Folder Options".
  2. Click on the "View" tab.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and DESELECT "Use simple file sharing".
  4. Click on OK.
Vista users: If you are not able to grant permission, you will need to take ownership first:
  1. Right-click on the key or folder and choose "Permissions..."
  2. Click on the "Advanced" button.
  3. Click on the "Owner" tab.
  4. Select the user you are currently logged in with.
  5. Click "OK" to close the "Advanced Security Settings" windows.
  6. Click "OK" to close the "Permissions" window
    • You must close and reopen the "Permissions" window for the settings to take effect.
  7. Follow steps 1 to 5 above to set the permissions.
Setting Registry Permissions on Windows 2000
  1. Click on the key to select it.
  2. At the top of the registry window, on the File menu bar, locate and click on "Security".
  3. Click on "Permissions..."
  4. In the Permissions window locate and select your user name in the top half of the window.
    • If your user is not listed, click "Add" and type in your user name then click "OK".
  5. In the Permissions window click on the box under the column "Allow" and next to the term "Full Control">
  6. Click on "OK" to apply the changes and close the Permissions window.
  7. You now have full control to that key.

 

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