"Andreas Balzer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote ...
> Due to a computer problem I had to reinstall Windows Vista 64 Bit
> Ultimate and afterwards move the Windows.old folder back into the root
> of my harddrive. Now it seems that many folder permissions are wrong
> and many of my programs are not able to work. Is there any method to
> reset all permissions of every Windows folder and file somehow?
You could try using the "Security Analysis and Configuration" mmc snap-in to
load a security template.
Rin MMC, the go to File, Add/Remove Snap-in, and select "Security Analysis
and Configuration" from the list.
Now you need to use this snap-in, to load a security template.
C:\Windows\inf\defltwk.inf is the template for a "deafult workstation".
There are others as well - if you search around the web for "Security
Analysis and Configuration" and "template", you will probably find some
Note that this is a somewhat unreliable way to restore a working copy of
Vista. If it was my machine, I would backup te user data, reformat the hard
disk, and re-install from scratch. This will probably end up the quicker
procedure and will certainly be more reliable as well. But applying a
template is your best shot at restoring the default permissions, I think.
Good luck with it!
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au