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Q: Lost permission of a folder

I recently lost permission to one of my folders (Pictures folder) and the all contents inside. I still have Read and Execute rights, but I lost all others. I don't know if it has anything to do with Homegroup sharing because I recently set up a Homegroup and shared the folder. I removed the folder from sharing but it didn't fix the problem.

Something odd I noticed was in the Properties->Security tab, where it lists all users who have access to the folder, it lists Account Unknown followed by a long string. Normally it lists [my name]\[computer name] or SYSTEM. I have a feeling that the unknown account is actually my account, but somehow the computer is not recognizing that fact. I tried to manually edit permission to give the unknown account full control but it wouldn't let me do it (access denied error).

I could just live without it, I can probably create a new pictures folder and move all the files, but I'd like to know how to fix the problem.

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A: Lost permission of a folder

Hello dfvx,

Take ownership of the folder, then see if you may be able to set permissions afterwards.

Hope this helps,

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Dear Sir/Madam,
I want to figure out how to set the NTFS permission so as to let a sale manager has full access the marketing group folder's one project file, and hide all other files in the folder ? Without creating shortcut to the sale manager or sharing whole marketing
group folder.
With best regards,

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Hello, I'm new to this forum and I believe I'm having trouble with some Malware. The first signs that I noticed were some extensions in my Chrome Browser were beginning to ask permissions and were in developer mode, and also at the same time, a new tab with a search engine starting popping up every time I opened chrome. So, I tried to delete the extensions and deactivate the search engine: however, it proved futile as they never went away. Asking around, i later downloaded Combofix from this website; at first, i wasn't able to download combofix due to some file corruption but after clearing my cache and other stuff, I was safety allowed to run Combofix. At the first run of Combofix, it had found malware and "deleted" it. For reassurance, I also downloaded malwarebytes and attempted a final scan with it; however, malwarebytes had also found the same malware and said it "deleted" it. Hoping that it was finally solved, I opened Chrome and BOOM...I was still having the same problems: extensions and new tab with search engine. To hopefully sidestep around this problem, I then uninstalled the Chrome browser and re-installed it. Then, everything was fine with the browser, until recently while I was using teamspeak( a voice chat system), another problem appeared saying it didn't have permissions. So i checked my Local A Disk Drive(my HDD, i also have a SDD with only the OS and few other programs), I then attempted to just delete the whole teamspeak file in the HDD; however, it said I... Read more

A:Lost Permission to everything inside HDD

Problem solved. But i don't know how to close post @[email protected]

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One day while/after downloading some movies, runnung some registry repairs by glary,(no emmeddiate effect?)I could not open any files or programs without selecting run as admin and even then I am limited! I am given the message do not have the appropriate permissions. My network sevice has stopped (WCZ) I've tried logging in as an administrator, no improvement, less actually. And, the programs in startup do not load in the bar. Ive tried system restores and even a recovery which gave me a message; stopc0000218. What can I do? Puzzled? Do i have to re-enter my hivefiles?

A:Suddenly I lost my permission?

I see you refer to running registry repairs by glary (sorry I do not know what this is) and feel there is a chance this has caused a corruption in the registry. The message can sometimes point to a problem with the hard drive. I would have suggested running a diagnostic on the hard disk, but you can't rule out registry damage (others may not agree but as I say I have not heard of glary).

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My desktop computer was on and then the power went out. After the power came back up, it would not boot into windows and I get a message telling me to start the recovery console and to try to repair windows. I did and that didn?t work. So I checked on the Microsoft site and found the procedure ?Guided Help to recover a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting? This procedure has three steps 1. Copy the five registry files to a backup location and then copy the files from the repair folder to the system folder, 2. Copy the five registry files from a restore snapshot to a temp location and rename them, 3. Then copy the renamed files to the system folder.

I am running win XP SP2 on a power spec PC.

So I ran the first step of this procedure and got the PC to boot into windows. I was not able to run step two or three because there were no restore points. The system restore was never turned on. In addition, all of the former user accounts were gone and only the OEM accounts were present. Because of this I don?t have access to anything including running the user setup in control panel. I get a message that the device, folder, or file is not available. You may not have permission to access these??

I found the procedure for taking ownership, booted into safe mode, logged on as an administrator, and took ownership of the files to the owner account. That didn?t work so I booted back to safe mode and took ownership to the administrator account. That isn?t wo... Read more

A:HELP! Lost permission and Access in XP

please help

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My 1st issue is the Recycle Bins. At one point my computer which has a 500 MB C: with the Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit instlled on it. A 2nd Drive for backup and copies of the importand stuff. The size of the programs and amounts of photos and general stuff has made it impractical IMHO, to backup to DVD's so that what that drive is for.
I had the System Reserve Areas and the NTFS partition on bot drive showing $Recycle Bins and a lock on them. While troubleshooting I made a share as I am administrator and sole user to allow me to access them. After seeing that they all showed anything I deleted on the C: drive, I wanted to unshare them. So I went to each took the checkmark out of the share box in properties. They still share. As and uninitiate, I also have folders with number like S-1-2-21-987..... on the $Recyce Bin on the C: These will not let me open them
I also noted that my F: drive $Recycle Bin claims to be empty and disk cleanup show 0 in the F: Recycle Bin. When I did an AV scan it displayed large quantities of data files in the F: Recycle Bin.
So my questions are:
1. How do I unshare the locked recycle bin correctly?

2. How do I get rid of unaccessable folders and folders that contain junk data but say the are empty?

3. Are System Reserved partitions supposed to have $Recycle Bins?

4. When I delete a file on the C: I noted that all $Recycle Bins\Recycle Bins showed the same deleted file. Is this a normal operational experience?

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A:Locks, permission, lost shares

Hi there, while I cant answer all your questions. I can answer number 3.

The answer is yes. All Partitions have a recycle bin.

In Terms of empting the bin, try CCleaner. I had an issue where I had a power cut halfway through a recycle bin empty and it showed it as empty when it wasnt. Ccleaner cleared it out for me: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

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While trying to save my Turbo Tax information to a CD-RW, I received the following message:
"You do not have permission to save in this directory, see administrator to obtain permission".

I am the owner of this PC. How do I change this And, would a recent format of my hard drive have anything to do with this?

A:Lost my Administrator Permission Can't save do a CD-RW

I have posted regarding this problem about a week ago and I haven't received any replies. Is anyone else having problems saving to a directory (trying to save to a CD or DVD-RW disc).

I just want to know how I can make my set up the administrator. This problem did not occur until I formatted my PC and loaded everything back on as the factory set it up.


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I have a folder on root C:\ which is not able to access fully. I was tried to change the permission level from Advanced option in security menu.I cant do anything on this folder.

Pls help on this

A:XP - folder permission

Take Ownership of the file

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I have a folder that I want to use on a share in Window 2003 but I want everyone to be able to read the files in the folder but only allow the "Managers" group to be able to edit these files but not delete them?

Anyone know how this is done?

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See attached.
I get the informational message that I do not have permission for this folder. I have looked at some of the security settings and they are all GREEK to me. Anybody shed some light?

A:Folder permission

Can't you just click continue to get access?

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i have a admin account on the stand alone pc(XP)
I want to give write permission inside a folder to selected users only,
so that he can write new files in that folder.
How do i do that?

A:folder permission

i dont think xp has such extensive user capabilities, its only what they specify when u create a new user...the only folder which is protected is the "My Documents" folder...i might be wrong, so anyone else out there correct me if i'm wrong...

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I have lost the ability to access a mounted drive.
Previously, I would mount the drive and it would immediately open, saying it was Q: shared drive...). I have never had a problem before.

The drive is from a True crypt encrypted file - I can mount the drive by entering the password to True Crypt, no problem. It mounts, shows up as local disc Q:, but when I click on it, it will not open and I get a message saying 'You don't currently have permission to access this folder'.
When I follow the directions to security, and access the properties, I add my user name and tick full control but it the says:
An error occured when trying to share Q, access is denied. The shared resource was not created at this time.
I have also tried giving permission to 'Everyone' but the same thing happens.

Please could I have some help - it would be much appreciated!
(This is complicated by the fact I have been having other problems today. Basically,
I used HP Support Assistant to download updates for my laptop, since then I cannot open the devices and printers box - it just hangs and does not populate. I have done system restores, followed instructions from this forum about turning on bluetooth support, printer spooling, resetting explorer, but nothing has worked. I have then gone to open this mounted folder and found it doesn't work.
Getting rather stressed about the whole thing.)

A:Have lost permission for access to mounted drive

Perhaps this will help.

HDD sharing

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hi and thanks for reading this,
i am running win 7 pro. and have had no real problems untill yesterday when i went to create a new folder on my desktop,i get a message "Destination folder access denied" though i have full admin rights and the sole user.
all other funtions work fine so i am at a loss what to do next,so i would be very grateful for some advice.
many thanks in advance.

A:lost permission to create a new file on desktop

managed to fix the problem phew,
recently i installed a free pogramme called "easy file locker" which i used to hide folders but as well as hiding my special folder it would not allow windows to permit me to create any new ones....so all sorted now :-)

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I am using windows XP and I am trying to uninstall EZ Firewall, but when i go to my control panel and click of add/remove programmes i get the following:
'Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access this item.' My pc is networked with another in my home. My pc being A and the other is B, but i seem to have lost my networking abilities as well. HELP! what have i done?

A:lost permission to access on control panel

Are you logged in as "administrator"?

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I need to back up data off of a clients drive. The OS failed, but the drive is still good, so it is hooked up as an external. The drive in question had xp and I am using 7. I am able to change permissions on a file by file basis, granting myself (admin) both ownership as well as full control. I do not seem to be able to grant myself permissions to move the files at all, even with owner/control and I can not seem to grant permissions to sub-folders and files of a parent directory, as I am lacking permissions there too.

I am able to use a live linux distro to get the results I need, but I would like to learn how to make this work in windows.

A:Folder Permission Issue

Hello Avitas

Take ownership of a folder by right clicking it and selecting Properties. Select the Security Tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see an Owner tab so add your User Name to the list

You may need to go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View tab and uncheck "Use simple file sharing" or you won't have a Security tab otherwise.

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

You need to be using an Admin Account to do it.
Once you have given yourself permission you will not get the ?Access Denied? message.

To apply to subfolders check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" before you click ?Apply?


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hey i gat the same proble can you sove this plzzz.

i have create a new user acc. in my pc and use it and then i shut down my pc.
next day my old acc. was lost and all data within it was not opening.

here mayur is my old user name account while mayur_000 is anew one.

A:Don't have permission to access folder

Try this "Take Ownership" tweak.

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

Download file at the bottom of that post.

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I want to know if I created one folder on my website called "techguy" and give 755 permission, under techguy i created another folder called "computer" with 777 permission then please tell me...

world (public) have permissions to write inside "computer" folder or will be denied because main folder have 755 permission.

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Im having trouble accessing an external hard drive. It says this when i try to access C:\Users i can view the rest of the hard drive though. When i go to change ownership it goes through the files and gets stuck on one particular file 3/4 times now and wont get past the one folder. Any ideas?


A:You don't currently have permission to access this folder

The easiest solution is this: Add "Take Ownership" to Context Menu of Files, Folders, and Drives

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operating on windows 7, I wanted to download a file and save it in my C drive but it says I need to contact the admintrator and request permission. How do i resolve this issue and be granted all access? Also, i tried going to folder properties and editing what is "allowed" but it is not possible to click on it.
Any advice?

Thanks in advance

A:Folder Permission required!

Try this

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I have changed the folder permission and the folder font has changed into green color.Then i am trying to change the permission it is not changing.

Please help me

A:Changing the folder permission

Hello sripa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Green text for the file/folder name indicates that you have encrypted it. The tutorial below can help show you how to decrypt it so that it will no longer have the green text anymore.

Encrypt or Decrypt a Folder or File - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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Hello all: I pulled the hd from a dead laptop (Vista Premium SP1) and hooked up the drive, along with a new hd, to my XP box. Does anyone know how to reset permissions on the user's documents folder so it can be copied to the new drive?

A:Vista folder permission on XP box

Hi -

Boot into SAFEMODE on XP and try account named Administrator.

Other than that, put Vista HDD into working Vista system.

Regards. . .



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With Windows 7, I could create a shortcut for utorrent pointing to an utorrent.exe of a different account. (uTorrent installs to appdata) Since Windows 8, I can't create (or rewrite) this shortcut, because I don't have automatic permission to access the folders of a different account. I have to manually press "continue" in explorer or "as administrator" in total commander when exploring these folders.
What can I do?

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Admin/Mod: Sorry I don?t know which section to appropriately post this message..

I have a HDD powered by USB which is included in the router.

In the USB I created a Music folder which included many subfolders. In some of these subfolders I can create another sub-subfolders or Drag and Drop some music. However, in some subfolders, I CAN?T. I CAN?T even Delete the song. The computer has a pop-up that says: ?you need permission to perform this action?. Now in the Music folder I CAN?T create another subfolder! I?m the sole admin of this computer.

Could you pls tell me Why and show me How to be able to solve this problem. Thanks.

A:Folder-Subfolder & Permission

I Am not sure of the reason for this but i have had the same problem and this is what I did to fix it,

right click on your folder and go to properties
then click the security tab and click "Advanced"
It will open a new window and click the "Owner" tab
then click "edit" (you will need Admin Privileges)
Under the "Change owner to:" click your User Name.
Check the "Replace owner on sub-containers and objects" box
Then click OK, And Go to Permissions Tab
Click the username that u just created as the Owner and click "edit"
It will give you a list of permissions and just check the ones you want ( i use "full control")

And that should give you access.
Hope it helps.

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I'm the person I'm supposed to be asking for permission? I created a folder on the desktop when I was in the agonizing throes of trying to set up Windows 7. I now want to delete the folder. The problem is that there are files in it that I'm told cannot be deleted without getting permission from myself. This is very frustrating, as I don't know where to go to grant myself this permission. I've looked at Help and Support, which goes through the process of telling me what permissions ARE, but not how I can grant one to myself.

I have tried booting up in safe mode. That didn't work. I tried going to the command prompt as an administrator. No dice. I don't know what else to do. The folder only has 3 mb in it now, but its annoying as all get out not to be able to give myself permission to get rid of something that I created.


A:How Can I Get Permission to Delete a Folder When.....

You can take ownership Take Ownership Shortcut

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I recently reinstalled my laptop with the Reinstallation CD from Dell. I moved all my folders to my external drive first. After I reinstalled Windows XP, I was able to move all my files back to my laptop, but I couldn't move one. When I tried to move it, it gave a error message saying "Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

I am 100% sure the file wasn't in use and the disk isn't full. I tried opening some word documents from the folder, I got error messages saying " user does not have access privileges"

How can I fix it?!?!?! Please help!!!!!!!!!! thank you

A:Folder Permission Issue

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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I have a home network with 4 computers, everything seems to work fine and i can see the folders i share on each of them.
Now, what i need is this:
I have one folder which i want to be visible only between 2 computers not 4, one with vista and one with XP.
Their names are MyPC and MyLAPTOP
When I try to set permission for my desktop to access my laptop for a specific folder, i only have few options like Administrator, everyone, guest..., and if i try to add MyPC in the window "enter the object name" on the laptop it says "an object name MyPC cannot be found".
How would i set only the desktop to "see" just that folder?
Hope I have been clear enough....

A:how to set permission in shared folder?

You don't establish rights by pc but by user.

You would create a user [or users] on the pc containing the share the same as you logon the other pc/laptop with. You would give this account(s) rights and deny everyone else to this share.

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, if not i apologise.

My laptop kept crashing when i switched it on and would just keep switching itself off, so i got a HD enclosure and removed the hard drive. I attached the HD to my new computer and i moved the files onto it. when opening the folders and files i had to change the ownership to my new computer. There are a few files that wont open from the old computer.

I put the HD back into the old laptop after cleaning it and deleting all the clutter. The old laptop now works perfectly. When i try to open the files that wouldn't open on the new computer the access is denied and I cant change back the ownership of the files.

The new laptop is Windows 7 and the old laptop is Windows XP

Any solutions?

A:Folder permission/ ownership

Try this:

Go here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Dial-a-fix.shtml

Download Dial-a-Fix (freeware) no need to install just run the .exe

Run Dial-a-Fix.exe and in the window that opens, at the bottom, click on the 'Hammer' icon.

In the next window that opens scroll down to and click on 'Repair Permissions'.

Click on 'Go' at the bottom.

Let the program work, it may take some time.

Hope this helps.

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Hi everyone, I have an old hard drive that has firefox and with boomarks etc. Id like to import these bookmarks etc into a new installation of firefox. The problem I have is I get the You don't have permission to access this folder.

I believe I am accessing the right folder which is under documents and settings.

Thank's for any help

A:You don't have permission to access this folder

FF has its folders in two places:
users [user] appdata local mozilla...
users [user] appdata roaming mozilla...
Which folder can't be accessed? Normally, the above two folders are no trouble to access.

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Hello Everyone, because I didn't want people to access my files and I needed to leave my PC turned on in the office, I went to my drive E properties, then security tab then edit and switched my controls from Full control "Allow" to "Deny" locked with a password. I checked it wasn't opening. There we go! Success.
Later on
Because now even though I have the password removed, I re-installed my windows 7 to the same 32-bit version. It isn't opening
I changed the controls from full control "Deny" to "Allow" but I can't get access to them. I tried opening it somehow(don't exactly remember how) but still if I have to open up any of the files, I'll have to go to that particular sub folder and file to the properties, security tab, allow full controls and then it opens.
Now I have more than 8 thousand files in it.
Moreover, after re-installing my windows, I can't open my files anyway.
Can someone please help me. I'm assuming this website will notify me if someone leaves a reply to this thread.

A:You don't currently have permission to access this folder

Lets get this out of the way first. Are the file names green?

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I want to delete a particular folder but I keep getting this error. I tried "Take Ownership" and it still would not work. When I tried to access the sub-folders I get this access denied error.. I have had this issue for some time and I tried to ignore it but now I can't anymore as I am allocating space and re-setting company shared folders. Thanks.

A:Permission to Delete Folder

Try a program named Unlocker. See this post.

This video is old and was made for a person that was using XP...
...but it should show you how to get rid of that white space around your screenshots.
(You might want to watch it in the full screen mode.)

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Hello EveryOne,

I have an issue when i try to select font from font dialogue using the path


Even though i have logged in as a Administrator Its throwing an Permission error like

You dont have the permission to open the File.
Contact the File owner or Administrator.

Thanks & regards,
Shrikanth Reddy GC

A:Fonts Folder Permission

You need to log in as a administrator and take ownership of the folder.

Windows 7 Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder

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I have a folder on the D partition on a computer that originally had XP on it that I formatted both partitions during setup and installed the OS on C: and I use D: for frequently used images and my Windows 7 themes images. I have a folder that has about 300 screenshots from various animes of some of my favorite characters. it has been there since the install in 2014. But now every time I try to access the folder, I get an error message you don't currently have permission to access this folder. and I have to allow it via UAC. I did a web search of the message and only found results about working with files in the root of C drive or system files. I found nothing in regards to a folder I created myself that has only jpg and png images in it. What could be the problem?

A:"you don't currently have permission to access this folder"

Are you logged on as administrator?

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Hi, my PC monitor died so I removed the PC's 2nd internal drive and installed it as an external USB drive to access its files from my laptop. I can access certain folders, but some folders I'm unable to open them, a message pops displaying lack of permission. How can I fix this? Thanks.

A:No permission to open a folder

Hello Antares,

You might see if installing and using Take Ownership may allow you to be able to access it afterwards.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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I want to copy and paste some files into another file but i keep getting you need permision to do this? How do i get permission?

A:How do i get rid of need permission to replace a folder?

Quote: Originally Posted by andjayik

I want to copy and paste some files into another file but i keep getting you need permision to do this? How do i get permission?

You can either take ownership of the files, or add yourself to the group that owns it. there is a shortcut to take ownership here. Take Ownership Shortcut

Let us know if you need help

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I just had windows 10 installed and in Windows old it will not allow me to view users under my name tells me I don't have permission to access that particular file. I can view all the other ones in windows old but not users that's where my desktop items that was saved on my computer and I need those files in it! Is there a solution to this. It's my computer and don't think I've had this problem before. Thanks TCSnoopy

A:Files and Folder Permission Help..

That's because the permissions from the old Windows 7 install are locking you out.

Try these instructions and see if you can access the files then.

Take ownership of a file or folder: User Rights; Security Policy; Security Services

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Windows 8.1 running on C drive with all my back up/pervious folder/files on D drive from Windows 7. No issues initially.
Windows 8.1 developed operations issues and bugs a few months ago such as intermittently not allowing access to folders so I wiped C drive and reloaded again.
Currently I have tried to access some picture files, being the ones that were most likely modified /saved to D drive by the original Windows 8.1 and I cannot. Oddly enough it seems I have full access to documents and music folders/files on same D drive and the earliest picture pre first Windows 8.1 and latest pictures save buy current Windows 8.1.
When I click on the files in question, a window opens:
You don’t currently have permission to access this folder

I then click on “Continue”. The next window opens:
You have been denied permission to access this folder

I then click on “security tab” The next window opens: with tabs for General, Sharing, Security, Customise. I have clicked:

“General” to see; size: 0 bytes, Attributes: Read-only (selected), clicked Advanced… to see allow files in the folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties (selected). No encrypt or other attributes has been selected.
“Security” to see “You must have Read permissions to view the properties of this object.”, clicked Advance to see Owner: Unable to display current owner. I click on the corresponding Change prompt and go through procedure to take owner ship of file. When I attempt to... Read more

A:You don't currently have permission to access this folder

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There are several threads on this subject already, but none of them helped.

This folder was created on vista so there shouldn't be that problem with transfering from xp that i've read about. I remember locking the folder manually somehow, I just cant get it to unlock.

The UAC is disabled both from the control panel and through msconfig's panel.


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I am trying to delete a folder on an external hard disk that was created on another computer. First it tells me that I need administrator permissions to modify it, which I grant. Then it tells me that I need permission from dougal\robert to do so, dougal\robert being my own user account on the machine I am using. I have given full control in the security settings both to administrators and myself, but nothing will enable me to delete this folder. How do I get rid of the thing?

A:Need permission from myself to delete a folder but I can't get it

Try File Assassin - it usually gets the job done.

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My xp laptop had recently crash, but the my hard drive is still intact. I have a windows 8 computer now and I am trying to transfer the memory, but when I try to access the xp hard drive from windows 8 computer, I cannot access it. I get the "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" message. Please help me get access to the hard drive.

A:You don't currently have permission to access this folder

Hello DJCool, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if taking ownership of the XP drive with the Replace owner of subcontainers and objects box checked, then set permissions to "Allow" your account "Full control" of the drive may allow you to have access afterwards.

(Option Three)
Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

(Option Two)
Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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Hello all, first post here as I've spent months researching this in my spare time and have exhausted my patience on trying to figure this out on my own, so I very much appreciate any assistance I can get!

So as to not try and write a novel here I'm going to give as brief of a description as I can while still giving enough info.


I have a desktop with the C: drive being most of my day to day items, and the E: drive being a TB drive that stores my music, movies, pictures, etc. A few years ago when I first started dating my now wife, I had decided since she would use this computer from time to time it would be smart of me to lock one of the folders with pictures of ex's (the kind that would get me into trouble with a new g/f if you catch my drift) and basically forgot about it. Fast forward to today, and we are happily married, and as I was going through that TB drive I came across the folder. I decided I wanted to delete it, as well as take one last look just in case there was anything else in there I might still want to keep. That's when I came across the issue of not having the privileges to open/close/copy/delete this folder.

I am the administrator on the computer, I've tried taking ownership of the folder using a variety of techniques including going to command prompt and using: takeown/F E:\media\specials\Misc. << the root of the folder in question, all to no avail. When I tried the takeown command I get "Error: the system cannot find the file ... Read more

A:Locked myself out of a folder: You do not have permission...

If you want to delete the files or move them to another folder use a Linux boot disc. The folder permissions won't be an issue.

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Hi folks,
First, yes I have searched the forum and looked at other threads with the same error message but haven't found anything that helps. If I've missed something relevant please let me know.

Acer Aspire all in one
Win 7 Home premium 64 bit SP1

Problem description.
I am re-deploying a computer. I created a new admin user, then deleted all existing users. After a lot of sweat I found out about and applied the hotfix for KB article 2866086 and now all but the original admin users profile directories stay deleted!!!

However I still can't get rid of the original admin user's files. I have gone through the change ownership routine and turned UAC off but all that has done is that now when I log in as the new admin and try to delete the files I am told that I need permission from the login I'm currently using!!!

To add to my confusion, properties shows the root directory (C:Users/Old admin name) as containing > 7000 files and > 1000 folders. It is also shown with a lock symbol on the root folder although it is not shared. If there was a file equivalent in Windows for 'kill -9' I would have nuked the bloody thing.

I've even tried explaining that if it doesn't behave I'll re-program it with an axe, but Win 7 developers obviously haven't read The Hitchhikers Guide.

Short of reinstalling the OS from scratch has anyone got any useful suggestions?

Thanks in anticipation

A:Don't have permission to access folder - yet again

When I've run into stubborn cases I have booted to a Linux LiveCD or LiveDVD and deleted from within its file manager. Booting Windows next may give some squacks but running a reputable Registry cleaner helps. Many say not to use such a program but I've had no problems doing so. I don't use it until nothing else works and never as a routine thing.

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I know there were many question like this before
And, i almost have tried everything but still it's not solved it

I have tried the way from SECURITY tab folder
It helped in most folders but not everything
and sometimes it got messier where i can do anything cept read
Even though i'm the administrator

And i have tried formatting the HDD, but still it have the problem
The HDD which hold the backup folder got same problem too
so i HAVE 2 HDD(1 tb each) have this problem

Please, is there any easy way to delete those permission?
To do it once per folder it is too much


A:Folder Permission problem

Have a look at this SF thread - Take Ownership question
Hope this helps in some way and regards

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Hi Everyone,

I am using Windows XP Media center edition. I think its similar to windows xp pro with added media features. Anyways I have 1 user account which is my account and its an administrator account. What I wanted is if anyone else log in my pc then he/she should not get persmission to view certain folders that I wanted. So I created another account with the name "User" and set it to limited account. Then I logged into my admin account and disabled simple file sharing. Then I right clicked on a folder and did properties. And in security I selected the user account named "User" and selected deny for most options (like modify, read & execute , read ) etc.

Now when I logged in thru account "User" then I am unable to access that folder. Thats okay and its what I intended. But the problem is when I login thru my own account (which is admin a/c) I also get the same error. If I double click on that folder it says access denied.

Now how do I fix this problem and achieve what I originally planned to do. I am myself now unable to access that folder thru my own admin a/c.

If anyone can help me I would be glad.


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I am on my Laptop, i have 3.5 IDE Hard Disk which is quiet few years old, my some Pictures and data is stored on it, now i am looking for few pictures of mine, and few notepads, i try to connect it on my laptop by using 3.5 hard drive ide enclosure caddy. problem is i keep getting ''you don't currently have permission to access this folder'' on few folders but not all of them, can anyone solve this issue?


A:you don't currently have permission to access this folder

Try Take Ownership Shortcut on the folders or drive.

Can you plug in the drive internally?

You can always Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or use Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free CD to another HD which require no permissions.

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As the topic says I cant delete a folder. It says i need permission, but i have taken ownership of the folder and gave me full control over it but the same thing happens.
The folder i am trying to delete is a temp folder with the name "vsTemp19" it?s around 5,5 gb big and i have no idea how it got there.
So is there anything i can do like a software that can delete it or something?

Edit: Did a virus scan with nod32 v4 and it found nothing.

A:Can´t Delete Folder. You Need Permission.....

Try turning off UAC reboot and you should be able to delete it then.

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