Unable to change Security Permissions

debrk0800

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I am trying to open mountvol.exe located in C:\Windows\System32 and it just flashes the command prompt screen for a second. Then I opened properties security tab access denied. I tried to change access and get message error something about registry value wrong. What brought this about is I have alot of files that are empty and did a google search and it took me to mounted drives and volumes. If anyone could explain what a mounted device is how do they get mounted and can you read your files on a mounted device or does it have to be unmounted :sick:
 

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ghost

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A Mounted Drive is a drive attached to an empty folder on an NTFS volume. Mounted drives function the same as any other drive, but are assigned a label or name instead of a drive letter. The mounted drive’s name is resolved to a full file system path instead of just a drive letter. Members of the Administrators group can use Disk Management to create mounted drives or reassign drive letters.
Mountvol.exe is a utility that enumerates the volumes in your system
more information here -> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc976820.aspx

Since mountvol is a command line utility, double clicking it in windows explorer will give you exactly the response you are getting, mountvol needs to be told what to do by adding switches and/or paramaters. This is done through the CLI (or sometimes from a shortcut if it is a repetetive task). Unless you are actually trying to mount a folder as a drive, you have no need to use this function.

I am trying to open mountvol.exe located in C:\Windows\System32 and it just flashes the command prompt screen for a second. Then I opened properties security tab access denied. I tried to change access and get message error something about registry value wrong. What brought this about is I have alot of files that are empty and did a google search and it took me to mounted drives and volumes. If anyone could explain what a mounted device is how do they get mounted and can you read your files on a mounted device or does it have to be unmounted :sick:
 

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    Home Built
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    AMD 6000+
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    ASUS M3N78-VM
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    Kingston 8GB
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    NVIDIA 8800GT
    Sound Card
    VIA
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    CIBOX 22" Flatpanel & Panasonic Viera 42" Plasma
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    1920 x 1080
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    Maxtor 250GB
    Samsung 250GB
    Samsung 320GB
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    500W
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    XCLIO
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    Air / Fan
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    Logitech MS Revolution
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    Logitech G15
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    10MB
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