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I have completely screwed up my Permissions/Sharing settings...HELP PLS!!

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Old 06-06-2009
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I have completely screwed up my Permissions/Sharing settings...HELP PLS!!
Hi

two separate, but inter-related stories.

1. A few months ago we had a visitor stay from Europe (I am in Perth,
Australia) so I decided to 'hide' my files (kept on a separate D drive) so
that IF he wanted to use my PC he wouldn't see them.

2. Almost at the same time I decided to partition my C drive into 2 separate
drives (creating a drive I named "W", and installed Windows 7 onto W.

That left me with a C drive (Vista), a D Drive (files and I-tunes) and W
drive (Win 7).

Of course I screwed up the settings and permissions...now I - as the only
user of this PC - cannot see my own I-Tunes folders and songs on D drive
when I am using Win7, and when using Vista cannot access my other files
(Word and Excel files predominately) . And when using ANY program on my
Vista HDD, I have to run them as administrator.

This I have done by setting permissions (from within Win7) to have "All
Authenticated Users" be able to use my files on D Drive (and I HAD to do
this to every folder on D Drive and EVERY file in these folders!).

I am thinking that, when using Vista, I have to copy all I-tunes files FROM
the D Drive and into the Public Shared folder on my C Drive and likewise,
when I boot to my Win7 o/s, I have to copy all files (Word, Excel etc) from
D Drive to the Public shared folder in the W Drive. Then FROM Win7 I can
see the files in the public shared folder on W drive AND the I-tunes stuff
in C Drive's Public Shared folder, and likewise when using Vista on C Drive
I can see and use I-tunes stuff on the C Drive and all my other files on W
Drive's Public Shared folder.

Seems awfully messy.... so...IS there anyway to resolve this mess by
'restoring" file settings/drive settings etc so no matter which operating
system I use, I CAN access and use everything that's on my own D Drive?

Windows7, incidentally, works like a dream! Though my Vista does too!

ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

Rgds
Rod
Perth

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