downgrade win10 to win7 sp1 and locked files are accessible without unlocking RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi i just found this bug where if you follow these steps you can access locked files on your backup drive.

    1. install win10 and store some files in dirs on a backup 1gb seagate usb drive.

    2. format drive and install windows 7 home premium sp1 at default settings

    3. attempt to access your dirs on your backup drive and win7 will keep going forever trying to access em.

    4. install "take ownership" reg modification and open up the root folder with it but not the ones inside.

    5. if you did it right you should be able to now browse the sub directories with full permissions while they are still "locked"

    Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:41 PM


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    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    • Proposed as answer by Mike Laughlin Monday, August 1, 2016 2:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, August 9, 2016 7:30 PM
    Monday, August 1, 2016 1:00 PM