I installed Win 7 x64 on a computer that had XP Pro 32 bit, didn't do a complete wipe, just moved files to be saved out of My Documents and other such locations then deleted Windows, Documents and Settings, Program Files and every file in the root directory.
No trace of the old Windows or installed programs left behind.
With Windows 7 I'm having a problem with some of the old files, especially text files, and some of the old folders where a program (such as Notepad) can open the file but gets permission denied when attempting to save back to the file it just opened.
With folders I sometimes get a permission denied when trying to save files to them, hard drives in the PC or even on some USB drives used with XP.
The login account has Administrator rights. I've also reset permissions on everything but it still does the same permission denied thing.
With XP I never set any passwords or encryption on any files or folders, nor did I use compression.
What do I have to do to get full access to my files and folders, especially ones that have never ever been in any location (such as My documents) that Windows provides any special security to - whether or not the user wants it.
It's simply ridiculous to plug in a USB drive with an old text file on it, open it with notepad then have to save the file with a different name or even in a completely different location, then have to copy/rename it over the original, a feat for which I have to click a "Yes I really really want to do that." button to shove aside Windows 'protection' with Administrator authority.
If I can override the security then it should happen automatically for such functions and clear off any old settings on the file or folder - unless the file is something critical that should not be modified except under specific circumstances. A many years old text file with a few recipes I saved does not qualify for that kind of protection.
I would much prefer to have NO specific ownership or security set on any file that does not absolutely need it. I have many computers which I often move stuff among and this fight over who owns files get quite annoying - especially when it interferes with proper function of programs, like being unable to overwrite files they just opened.