Question Ive done a big oopsie

Jan 22, 2020
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So there was this file that i didnt know what it had and i couldnt delete it, so i changed some permissions and barabing baraboom i dont have access to some files and apps on my computer. I've tried formatting it (didnt work). I know I F-ed up but i need help
 
So there was this file that i didnt know what it had and i couldnt delete it, so i changed some permissions and barabing baraboom i dont have access to some files and apps on my computer. I've tried formatting it (didnt work). I know I F-ed up but i need help
Ouch..,. ok so first question is, what file exactly was it?

You say you don't have access to 'some files and apps' - that suggests you can still boot up the machine and use it a bit?

What operating system are you using?
 
Jan 22, 2020
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I dont really remember the name of the folder (but i tried some other solutions before that but every time i was deleting it, after a reboot i would come back. Yeah I can still boot up my PC it doesnt have a problem. And im operating on Windows 10
 
Jan 22, 2020
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Okay so I've done something but can someone tell me who is this random ass user? I've been trying to open a program and it says access denied
P.S. I doesnt even let me open lightshot but the account name is "Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-3871319346-1381223376-3227377524-1001)" and has all of the permissions
 

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Okay so I've done something but can someone tell me who is this random ass user? I've been trying to open a program and it says access denied
P.S. I doesnt even let me open lightshot but the account name is "Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-3871319346-1381223376-3227377524-1001)" and has all of the permissions
There's not much else to suggest, other than a complete reinstall.
No telling what these "permissions" did.
 

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Should I just format both of my drives?
Depends what is on them.
I would start with just the OS drive, with a full reinstall.

 
See if you can reset your pc back to before when all was well.
Use system restore, and pick a previous time when all was well.
Windows should have put in an entry before an update.
For the future, take a user checkpoint before doing anything that you are not certain about.

If you did not have system restore configured, you are out of luck.
 

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