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Q: security permissions needed to access files

Good morning all, please i have this problem wid my laptop, i deleted one of my account that i used microsoft to sign in and i have not seen where it kept the user files of that account and i also set security permissions on most of my files through that account so now that the account is no more, it is requesting me to obtain permission from that account, each time i want to copy, move or delete a file. Please what do i do ?

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A: security permissions needed to access files

Hi netpotechani, Welcome to SevenForums

First, i would like to know if you can right click cmd, then run as administrator on your current account.

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I have an access 2000 application which is using MS access security. I have setup my user and admin groups with permissions to edit a form.

I have a status field on the form and if the staus field is changed from "in progress" to "billed", I want to prevent any member of the user group from further editing, however any member of the admin group can continue to edit and canreset the form to allow users to edit again.

I cannot use allowedits= false as this prevents all users from editing.

Is there a way to prevent editing depending on the user ?
 

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UPDATE: I went to the .exe and checked my permissions, I had no "special" permissions just read/write iirc. Set my access to full control and ran the .exe directly (no shortcut) still doesn't work properly. Neither does running as administrator. I should also mention that I'm able to copy files into there without any problem...So now I have no idea what it's doing. One weird thing I noticed though was that my user folder has a padlock on it...doesn't seem to make any difference, but again I don't remember that ever being there on my previous installation.
Okay, so I have my new PC up and running.

Windows 7 installed fine, set it up as far as I can tell exactly how I have every time before...however I think I'm still having problems with being the "total admin".

I run an Authoring Tool for E-Learning and it ran fine on my previous PC/Win7 installation. Now it was refusing me access to the temp folder.

I looked into the permissions for it and found the following:



The everyone group has full permission, but when I look at my account/group I only have "special permission". Just...wtf? I'm the only user on this PC, I don't seem to have a problem with anything else, but why if I'm the "admin" (and only user) do I not have full permissions for everything?

Now, I set my permission to "full control", but "special permissions" is still ticked. The problem is that this program writes to the t... Read more

A:Security - User Permissions - Why don't I have access to everything?

Windows does not give access or ownership or permission to all system files to any standard user, even not to the administrator. The permissions are with TrustedInstaller. You may read about it here: What is TrustedInstaller.exe in Windows 7 | 8 or here: Windows Modules Installer - TrustedInstaller.exe - Program Information

You can take ownership of the files....
Take Ownership - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups To
Take Ownership Shortcut
But remember that it is risky. Better you dont use it abruptly, without consulting with some advanced user in our forums.

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I can't remember doing anything this stupid to my computers in a long time, but seriously need help now.

I was working with a 2TB external hard drive when I selected to change the security permission access and then realized that wasn't what I wanted to do, so stopped the process midway. A warning box popped up that the permissions were mixed on this external drive and that was it. I closed this box and thought I could get back and alter the permission settings for "everyone" but can't access the drive to change anything.

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate and the External HD is a 2TB WD Book.

I then reboot the main HP computer to see if this would reset something only to find that the External Drive no longer shows up in Windows Explorer except under 'Network'. I can click on the drive there but can't access it to change anything - getting the same "Access Denied" error message.

After trying everything else I could think of I moved the external HD to another Windows 7 computer but it wouldn't show up there at all in Explorer so I moved it back to the system where this mistake was made.

It's been many years since I've done any DOS commands but did find one named SUBINACL.exe - but the instructions for this command only showed how to use it for an internal drive not an external drive, so this explanation confused me. Which may mean I need more specific instructions because DOS is now almost like a foreign language to me.

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A:Can't Access External HD To Change Security Permissions

Instead of left-clicking on the external drive (on the original problem machine) and getting "Access Denied", have you tried right-clicking and going through the "change ownership" steps?

You can easily add "change ownership" to the context menu using this tutorial.

Then right-click on the drive in Explorer and see if you can get that external drive back under your control.

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My not quite 3 months old Win 7 system has taken a notable dislike to me trying to install programs now that I have an actual need to burn some disks of the data and DVD kind.

For certain programs I am getting that lovely little message box which states;
"Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted. Error 5: Access is denied."

I previously used DVD Flick on my XP machine, but it will not finalize the process to burn discs on this PC. I have attempted to use some others, none of which worked or even fully installed, and settled for trying out the highly rated Aimersoft program. No dice, error 5.

For data optical disks I tried a couple of programs that likewise wouldn't work or fully install once Ashampoo decided my trial was expired after I had used it all of once a week or so ago. IMGburn did it's "no drives detected" thing, so I downloaded CDburnerXP, which promptly followed the same route as the Aimersoft download for causing an error 5.
After a morning spent Googling fixes, none of which have worked, I guess I'll throw it up on here.

Permissions seem to be fine for User and Administrator, as in all allowed.
Run as Administrator or compatibility to XP SP 3 did not work.
Redirecting to a C:\Temp folder did not work.
Exiting Comodo Firewall and disabling Avast shields does not help.

In case it was malware or a virus I did a full scan with Avast, no results, then downloaded Malware Bytes which installed, scanned, and removed a co... Read more

A:Security & Permissions Too good? - Error 5 Access is denied.

Hi there .. Read the Link below and following the Instructions ...
PUP.Optional.OpenCandy Removal Guide

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I have a problem with my security permissions. I need to reset all security permissions of my files/folder to reconfigure this. What I have to do?

A:How to remove (reset) all security files/folder permissions?

Um, that is not that easy. You are lucky if you can run a system repair via the install disk, and if they will be fixed.
If you are talking about private files/folders, there is no way to do a restore, have you used the 'take ownership' command?
Please tell a lil more about the details.

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I have a computer where security permissions on Program Files folder (but not Program Files (x86)) have been modified.  For example, it's displaying with a lock symbol even when local admin is logged on, and SYSTEM account is not listed with Special
Permissions as expected when viewing permissions.  How to reset?
Thank you!
Bob H.

Bob Herman IT Tropolis

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I have the dreaded "access denied error in Win 7 Pro and cannot access my cd rom or thumbdrive to use my ISO image to repair my operating system.  I found a registry fix that might address my issue but it seems my registry is missing the keys the fix describes
(ie: from http://superuser.com/questions/240600 Begin Quote:
I faced the same problem , what i did was:(Windows 7)
Ran Regedit and navigated to HKU\z\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Right clicked, then click new, then create a new key. Then rename it to Properties. In Properties create two new dwords
 
DeviceType Type:reg_dword Value:00000002
DeviceCharacteristics Type:reg_dword Value:00000100
Then Uninstall the driver of cd/dvd from Device manager.
 
Scan for New Hardware. Boom!! Problem Solved." end quote
 
I don't have a "Control" or "Class or {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 entry under Current Control Set for my user or default user under HKU. I don't know if this is a good fix or not., I don't know what to do next. I couldn't use a system disk if I had one because I can't use my CD ROM.  I can't use the ISO on my thumb drive because I have the same issue on those drives as well.  My CD rom, etc. do not list any permissions and the system cannot access them,my system won't allow me to change the permissions either, even with elevated command prompt, etc.  Anybody have an idea how to fix this?  I don't have a restore point that... Read more

A:ACCESS Denied to CD Rom - No permissions set - corrupted reg files

After youv virus scanned,you could run the file checker.
 
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
 
Reinstall the driver (Disk management, right click on the CD/DVD drive,open Properties, click on the Hardware tab, click the properties command button, click on the driver tab, and uninstall the driver.
 
Then click on the Disk Management Action menu, click on Rescan Disks, it,ll re-add the drive.
 
Download and install Tweaking.com Windows all in one repair tool,follow the instructions carefully to make registry backup and restore point and check the box to fix cd,dvd drive.
 
http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html

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Hi!

I have a problem and I hope someone could help me. After a fresh installation of windows xp (sp3) nothing can work. I can't open any program or .exe file, I can't open properties on my computer, control panel or anything, I can't even open a notepad -.- . I have read on many websites how to resolve it but it isn't helpful. I'm the administator and I don't know what to do it. I would crash my system and up again but neither that can't....

Please help!
(ps: my english write isn't great, but I hope u will understand.. )

A:Admin doesn't have appropriate permissions to access .exe files?

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Since its a new install, have you thought about just reinstalling Windows again?

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sam,samlog,samlog1,samlog2,SAM{016888c1-6c6f-11de-8d1d-001e0bcde3ec}.TMContainer00000000000000000002

default,defaultlog,defaultlog1,defaultlog2,DEFAULT{016888b5-6c6f-11de-8d1d-001e0bcde3ec}.TMContainer00000000000000000002

bcd files,security files,software files,system files.....similar all config files

ntuser,dat.ntuser files,.....How to unlock? I trying security permissions and but restart computer after
 
How to unlock & keep systemlog files

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

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I'm running Windows Vista home edition, 32-bit. I'm logged in as the administrator and yes, I've tried right clicking and selecting "run as administrator".

Any file I download gives me the same error message since I restored my computer. Not sure what happened. I have a firewall, virus protection, all the latest Windows updates that I need since I restored.

The complete error message is: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Never had this problem before, couldn't find any helpful info on the Microsoft website, getting kind of annoying now.

It doesn't matter where I download the file to, either -- downloads folder of my documents (default) or desktop.....still doesn't install.

Very well known, trusted programs I'm trying to install --- Adobe Reader, AIM, iTunes. Nothing works.

I tried to provide as much information as possible that I thought was necessary. Let me know if I left something important out.

Any suggestions??

A:[SOLVED] Admin doesn't have appropriate permissions to access .exe files??

right click on the drive you have them saved to

choose properties

security tab

advanced

set the effective permissions

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I have a folder with 70gb data (multiple folders & files inside). To restrict access to this folder, I changed the permissions by doing the following, Right click on Folder -> Properties -> Security Tab -> Advanced -> Change Permissions -> Edit -> 'Check' Deny -> Apply. Now to change the permissions back to normal, I followed the same to 'Uncheck' deny and Apply. But, only the main folder got its permissions back but all the files & folders are said to be locked. That means, I have to unlock each & every file and folder (they are in 100's) by setting their permissions which is a horrifying task. I need help in unlocking them to normal at ONE GO. Please do the needful.

How to I unlock my primary folder, including all the sub folders and files inside my primary folder, at one go ?

A:How to unlock permissions to 'Allow' access to a Folder that has multiple files

You should have put a check in the box in the bottom of the Permissionstab window. Include inheritable permissions from the objects parent. Try Denying the whole folder and then change the permissions back to Normal and be sure to check that box.

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I have a folder with 70gb data (multiple folders & files inside). To restrict access to this folder, I changed the permissions by doing the following,
Right click on Folder -> Properties -> Security Tab -> Advanced -> Change Permissions -> Edit -> 'Check' Deny -> Apply.

Now to change the permissions back to normal, I followed the same to 'Uncheck' Deny and Apply.
But, only the main folder got its permissions back but all the files & folders are said to be locked.
That means, I have to unlock each & every file and folder (they are in 100's) by setting their permissions which is a horrifying task. I need help in unlocking them to normal at ONE GO. Please do the needful.

How to I unlock my primary folder, including all the sub folders and files inside my primary folder, at one go ?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello,
I have a file in my marketing share that a finance employee needs access to, but it is in the Private share and must remain there.
How can I add the finance employee to have read rights to a file 3 folders deep in a share they shouldnt technically have access to?
Thanks!

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I am looking for my brother , who needs to install a security camera system that can be accessed from the internet that has night vision capability.He will be leaving the country and wants to be able to view and or monitor his home from the internet while he is away.Can anyone recommend a system that will work for us.
Thanks
 

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I have an external HD (Maxtor 3200, 300 GB), that I use as my main data storage volume because I have had multiple hd crashes on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 9100 - see profile for details).

After the first hd crash, I added access security to certain folders on the external drive, limiting access to only my user for the new HD in case some else plugged into my external (roommate not trusted). After adding the folder access security, the second hd crashed.

After I installed the new HD, and reinstalled the OS and other software, I lost access to these files. I can see them, but I cannot play them or move them to a different location. These are mostly video and audio files with a few other exceptions.

I have found many articles relative to taking ownership of the folders and files and have done so several attempts: From safe mode as admin, from safe mode as user, from regular user non-safe mode (I run xp pro and have admin rights as my standard user.)

The error message I get from Win media plyr 11 is C00D11D2. From quick time it's -36 I/O erro occured. From Dell PowerDVD player Error code: 80070005 Access is denied.

I am sure that this problem is cause by a 'hangover' from having set these security access restriction from an account on an old drive with an old/different install of my OS. The user account is different, plus, I may have inadvertantly update the xp pro OS to a level beyond where it was when I activated the access restriction.

One other note - th... Read more

A:Cannot access files stored on external HD, with access security set

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Hi-
I am in safe mode on my son's desktop because nothing will open on his normal desktop. the access denied - do not have permission error comes up every time you click on anything.
I've searched the forum and tried the cmd assoc.exe.=exefile and tried to create a new user profile, but got the error code. My sons user name did not appear on the safe mode login screen???
Here is a hjt log done in safe mode, Is it useful? Please advise. Thank you very much.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:14:21 AM, on 9/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsof... Read more

A:the access denied - permission error [Moved from XP: Security Help Needed]

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Hello!

My Rig:
Service Pack 3, Windows XP, NVidia GeForce 8800GTS, AMD Phenom 8650 triple core processor, 2GB RAM

My Problem:
-after PC boots i can only access files on the desktop which are located on the desktop (i cant access shortcuts)
-Can't access My Computer but I CAN access a program called CCleaner (which is a shortcut...)
- I can only access all the files on the desktop after about 5 minutes or more.

Accidental things:
-I have started a Virus Scan (NOD32) and stopped it in 3 minutes (i justt stopped it for no reason), after that the the motherboard's 'CPU and fans' controller loads up(called abitEQ.exe- it loads up every time the PC loads desktop-thats normal) and after that i could access all my files on the desktop

My Question:
Why can't i access all the files on my desktop straight after the desktop loads up (and everything can be seen on the desktop)?
I could access it before. Why cant I now?

What I have tried:
-i recently did a registry clean but backed up the files, and after the above case started i restored taht registry, but it's still the same, same as said above.

Thank You for your support.

(P.S.:I hope you like the layout of the post )

A:cant access files on desktop-quick help needed

have you tried a System Restore to a prior date when all was working fine...?

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Hi everyone,
Here is my latest Vista woe(s). (Dell Inspiron 1420, 2gbRAM, 160gb HDD, Core2duo T5450 1.66GHz, Vista Home Prem - auto update, AvastHome, Windows Defender, AVGAntispyware, RUBotted, Threatfire)

Some background:
I have 3 profiles on the machine. Admin which is my original Admin account (I've used it to install apps etc); Basic which is my everyday, non-admin profile that I use for just about everything; New Admin which is a new admin account I created for trouble shooting but it has the same problems that the original one has.

There are 2 basic issues (I'll use one particular instance as an example but it's not the only instance AND it's an intermittent issue - sometimes problem happens sometimes it doesn't. Ten minutes after this instance I downloaded and installed an app and it ran fine):

1. In my Basic profile I downloaded Skype and saved the file to my Public Downloads folder. I right-clicked "run as administrator" to try and install and got this error:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I tried just clicking it to run it (without "run as administrator") and got the same error.

I did some searching on the error and found some postings elsewhere but most were very old and in WinXP instead of Vista but I tried investigating the things mentioned in those posts.

- I ran the AVG scan and removal tool for the Gaelicum.A virus - it didn'... Read more

A:Problems - Admin Permissions / App Install / UAC, Admin can't access Public files

Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

[UPDATE] incidentally, since writing this I have been able to install a couple of other small apps (but have also run into the same problem on a couple of others).

Thanks
Buck

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I am experiencing difficulty getting at my files. I have used the "Take Ownership" registry hacks (which open a command window) on files and/or folders, and I get a "SUCCESS" message each time; however, I still cannot access the files. I can copy the files, and the proper permissions get set on the copies ... but I have several hundred gigs of files and not enough disk space left to do that, to say nothing of having to rename the files.  Strange thing is, after I copy a file, I can delete the original file ... but still not "execute" it (double-click; the app that owns that type of file opens, but reports that it can't get access to the file). I set UAC to "off" (lowest setting) and am trying the "Take Ownership" thing again to see if that makes a difference; in the meantime, has anyone else experienced this problem?

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Some of my files are blocked by a pop up that reads, "You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item". This occurred suddenly. These files CAN be accessed while in Safe Mode.

Also "System Restore," though it shows restore points, is unable to restore to any of them.

Avast found some trojas & deleted them, though the problem persists.

I ran Panda, with the log posted below, along with an HJ log.

Thanks for any help you can offer.


====================================
[PANDA LOG]

Entry Point Function: CheckVulnerabilidades
Entry Point Function: CheckVulnerabilidad.
SO: WINXP Service Pack: 2
Vulnerabilidad: MS05-049
Entry Point Function: CheckSystem.
Entry Point Function: CheckSystem.
Entry Point Function: CheckSystem.
Service Pack encontrado.
CheckPatch.
Entry Point Function: CheckPatch.
System vulnerable.
Vulnerabilidad found.
Entry Point Function: CheckVulnerabilidad.
Vulnerabilidad: MS05-050
Entry Point Function: CheckSystem.
Entry Point Function: CheckSystem.
Service Pack encontrado.
CheckPatch.
Entry Point Function: CheckPatch.
CheckPatch.
Entry Point Function: CheckPatch.
System vulnerable.
Vulnerabilidad found.
Entry Point Function: CheckVulnerabilidad.
Vulnerabilidad: MS05-051
Entry Point Function: CheckSystem.
Entry Point Function: CheckSystem.
Entry Point Function: CheckSystem.
Service Pack encontrado.
CheckPatch.
Entry Point Function: CheckPatch.
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A:Files Blocked: "You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item"

Bump. It's been a few days. I'm still not sure what to make of the problem, but it appears to be a virus targeting selected files, like System Restore and ATF-Cleaner. Hope I can snuff it before it spreads to other programs.

Thanks.

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I have had this nasty virus as many others and got access codes that worked and could browse - see flash etc...butthe virus/xp security icon was still there. Using this forum I saw that someone suggested SASantispyware to get rid of it which it did. I now can not load any .exe files on any profile - however I have managed to get internet access on my admin user profile. I am reading about combofix etc..but I can not disable any of microsoft security essentials and I am worried that by not doing so it may cause further problems. Can anyone help?
 

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I have a drive letter persitently mapped to a NAS server on my home LAN. When I right-click on files with suffix .zip, I get a "Windows Security" dialog warning me that "Opening these files might be harmful to your computer  -   Your Internet security settings blocked one or more files from being opened. Do you want to open these files anyway?"
First of all, a NAS server on my LAN is NOT on the Internet, so why would "Internet security settings" have anything to do with it?  I set "local intranet" security settings to low, but the bogus message still persists.  The message is triggered from the file type suffix (.zip) alone, because I created an empty file named foo.zip and that also triggers the message. The trigger is dependent on the file location. If the file is local, there is no message, but the same file on NAS casues the message to be displayed.  It is interesting that .tar, .gzip, .7zip and even .exe files do not trigger this message--only .zip files. Is there any way to make this stop?
 
Lee CasonFairfax, VA  USA-----------------------------------------------------------------OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 7 UltimateOS Version:                6.1.7100 N/A Build 7100OS Configuration:          Standalone WorkstationOS Build Type:             Multiprocessor FreeProduct ID:                00447-321-7001193-70610Processor(s):       ... Read more

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I recently installed windows 7, and pervious to that I had my windows XP.
I have 2 HD and the second one is where I put most of my files.

So i tried to open one my my pictures, and found a message saying:
"Windows photo viewer can't
open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location."

So I've tried to change the security prefrences to the HD using the security tab in the HD properties, but every time I try and change something, a pop-up message comes up for each file in the HD saying: "access denied".

So I can't change any of the security preperties.

Thanks in advanced.

A:Problem with security access to files on 2nd HD after installing windo

Go to Device Manager and uninstall the drive, when rebooted it should clear the problem.

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Hello,

I have a Acer M1610 running windows vista 32 Bit and I downloaded the trial version of AVG Internet Security 2013. I have bought a license number and when I tried to enter it on the administrator account I received the following message.

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgcfgex.exe
Windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
Access is denied.

Can anyone please help me fix this so I can enter the new license code.Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

A:AVG 2013-Windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I'd try downloading/installing it again...your package may be damaged.

Louis

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When trying to access my adobe files after an update it says to me, "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item I am having the same problem". I have spend 2 hrs with
adobe and it is a windows permission error not and adobe error. I can install Adobe pro but I am not paying $300.00 for software that I had before and windows 10 update.

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Whenever I try to open a PDF file, I get the message that there is a problem with my Adobe Acrobat Reader. After clicking OK, I keep getting this message:

Windows cannot access the specific device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

which is under the heading of:

C:\Documents and Settings\Alfio\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\5JII7HDM?

The letters & numbers at the end (after "Content.IE5\" are not always the same.

I've installed and uninstalled the newest version of Acrobat, but still get the same result.

Someone suggested using a different program instead of Adobe's, which I will probably do, but I'm more concerned with the idea that the problem is related to my registry.

I also cannot download the Adobe Flash Player, so maybe it is just an issue with Adobe programs on my computer, but this only started happening after I had to get rid of some viruses on my computer. Everything else seems to be fine, with no more virus problems, but I don't know how to go about dealing with this permission issue.

Thank you.

Alfio

A:Windows Cannot Access The Specific Device, Path, Or File. You May Not Have The Appropriate Permissions To Access The Item.

Hi there phegmmaster! Welcome to BC! Try this, go to Kelly's Corner ( http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm ) and download #12 on the left side ("EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP"). It's a .reg file. Save it to your desktop then double click on it to merge it into your registry. Then reboot.Let us know the outcome!

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I turned on my computer the other day and "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." on anything I try to open. I cannot open any Windows Explorer window or file. I am able to open something if I right click, click run as and login with my user. If I try to go to Control Panel, explorer.exe closes and re-opens for no apparent reason.

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Hi,Ok, for the past few days my system has been giving me grief. I made the mistake of clicking on a file uploaded to RapidShare and after downloading it, the file disappeared in the blink of an eye (I kid you not). So I downloaded it again and clicked on the file through the download manager and it disappeared again. Weird. I also noticed when the computer is just idle (when I'm not using it) the IE browser would pop up on it's own with two windows of ads. Now, IE is on my system but I don't use it - I am a faithful Firefox user at the moment. Anyway, I strongly believe that RapidShare file is the problem. But it could be something else I guess. Come to think about it, it might be something else because I also clicked on a four JPG images from an email a client of mine sent me (I think by mistake though) and the image wouldn't open either for some strange reason. I've never had a problem opening up JPG files before.I have also downloaded and installed Spybot, Spywareblaster, and TrendMicro software. SpywareBlaster is actually working. But the other two I get the message when attempting to open them: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Search & destroy\spybotsd. What they heck does that mean? Furthermore, I turned on my Windows Firewall some minutes ago. I use Windows XP SVPack 3.Moreover, I have done everything outlined on the "Preparation Guide for use before posting about your poten... Read more

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Sea...

Your topic has been moved to the Am I Infected forum so we can assist you in producing a log for the HiJack This forum. ~ OB

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Hi,

I get the error message when I try to run IE.

I tried to gather the info but the malware is blocking me from saving the log file.

Please see the Win32kDiag.txt file I created.

I am running Vista Home
Thanks for you help
Rob

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Hi Experts

I cannot access the internet using the menu. The above message appears when I try. I am able to get online by putting iexplore.exe on my desktop.

I have tried to follow the instructions on the preparation guide. Unfortunately, no logs appear with either the DDS or RootRepeal. I cannot deleted the RootRepeal file: "Access is Denied"

The only information I have is from the following 2 log files:

Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Win32kDiag.exe

Log file at : C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txt

WARNING: Could not get backup privileges!

Searching 'C:\WINDOWS'...

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\addins\addins

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\assembly\temp\temp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\assembly\tmp\tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\Config\Config

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\Connection Wizard\Connection Wizard

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\ime\chsime\applets\applets

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A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

Hello, I_hate_trojans!.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.ThanksPlease note that I am in the process of my training so it may take a while for me to get back to you, as each of my fixes need to be checked by a coach first.I see that you're having trouble running executables. Let's try RSIT:We need to run RSITDownload random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)In your next reply, please include the following:Log.txtinfo.txt

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Hello experts! I get the following message when I click on my internet explorer:

windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

I am the adminstrator on my machine, which runs on XP. I have tried the following:

1. installing IE8 - did not work.
2. uninstalling my AV software (McAfee) - made no difference, now I can't re-install it.

I am fairly certain there is a virus(trojan) lurking about, especially because I am re-directed to websites other than the ones I click on; my System Information is empty; and random sites pop-up when I am on the internet.

Right now, I have accessed the internet by using iexplore.exe on my flash drive.

Thanks!

A:windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them.

It sounds like you have a rootkit infectionPlease download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.alternate download 1alternate download 2This tool will create a diagnostic report for me to review.Double-click on Win32kDiag.exe to run and let it finish. When it states Finished! Press any key to exit..., press any key on your keyboard to close the program. A file called Win32kDiag.txt should be created on your Desktop.Open that file in Notepad and copy/paste the entire contents (from Starting up... to Finished! Press any key to exit...) in your next reply.

--------------------------------------Go to > Run..., then copy and paste this command into the open box: cmdClick OK.At the command prompt C:\>, copy and paste the following command and press Enter:DIR /a/s %windir%\scecli.dll %windir%\netlogon.dll %windir%\eventlog.dll >Log.txt & START notepad Log.txtA file called log.txt should be created on your Desktop.Open that file and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.

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HiThis is with regards to the closed topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1535293.Very sorry for not replying earlier. Its just getting worse. I cannot access the internet at all. I have borrowed a friend's laptop for the duration.To run RSIT I have copied the program onto my flash drive and run from there...I cannot move the program to the desktop. But it hangs. It says Running HijackThis and the progress bar is stuck at the same level for the past hour! Is this normal? Please could you help?Many thanks!

A:Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them

Hello I_hate_trojans!,This infection is preventing almost every tool to be run. Please try to follow the steps below carefully and in the order given! If you encounter problems, just let me know, thats what I am here for First of all, download the following files and put them on a flash drive:Win32kdiagCombofixJunction.zipWith malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have the Windows Recovery Console pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal.The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.Go to Microsoft's website => http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994Scroll down to Step 1, and select the download that's appropriate for your Operating System. Download the file & save it as it's originally named. Note: If you have SP3, use the SP2 package.---------------------------------------------------------------------You should now have a flash drive with win32kdiag.exe, junction.zip, combofix.exe and the MS Recovery Console installer package--------------------------------------------------------------------Now plug the flash drive in your infected computer and proceed with the steps below.COMBOFIX---------------Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right clic... Read more

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I have various programs that try to gain access to the internet automatically but I keep getting this error which forces me to open things manually using a browser. I have tried to look into the issue and it said it had something to do with "Trusted Zones" dealing with IE but I don't even use IE as a browser.

EDIT - It was fixed because i found a hijack virus.
 

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I am not sure what might be going on, but I am struggling to make this computer work for me as topic says.  I ended up not being able to even do malware scans, the programs just freeze except in safe mode.  Eventually got Malwarebytes to run, it never finds anything, nor does Avast find anything. 
 
Tried setting computer back to earlier time, worked a short time then started blocking me off again.  Can't even access regedit.  Something turned off Windows firewall.  
 
Below are FRST  and  Addition logs.  
 
I don't normally run Chrome, I normally use Firefox.  Firefox doesn't load well right now and I can't navigate with it.
  
Thank you for anything you can tell me from these.
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 21.01.2018
Ran by lmbeattie (administrator) on LMBEATTIE-PC (23-01-2018 01:44:29)
Running from C:\Users\lmbeattie\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: lmbeattie & Les.B games (Available Profiles: lmbeattie & Les.B games & Farmville)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
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A:Access blocked to files, security programs/scans, browser redirects

beachbirdie:
 
to the Bleeping Computer Virus, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs Forum.  My name is Phil.  May I address you by your first name?
 
I will be assisting you with your computer issues.  I will endeavor to respond within a reasonable time.   Forum policy requires that I post within 48 hours after your last post, but I do endeavor to post within 24 hours of your last post.
 
I would ask that you please continue to copy and paste the contents of all requested log files directly into your replies.   Please do not use "code" or "quote" boxes.  Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
 
I will need some time to review your FRST logs.  That could take a day or two.
 
PLEASE DO NOT RUN ANY ADDITIONAL SCANS OR ANTI-MALWARE REMOVAL TOOLS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED A RESPONSE FROM ME.
Doing so would complicate the situation and it would cause further delays in resolving your issues.  It could also potentially result in harm to your computer because my "fix" will be based on the FRST scan logs you have already submitted.
 
Thank you and have a great day.
 
Regards,
-Phil

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How do I give permanent permissions to specific programs on a user account.
Using Win 7 Home Premium
I am the "admin" on the computer.
I want a regular user to be able use certain programs but not have to enter my password each time.
I thought by installing the program in the user account it would let the operator access it as needed, but each time it is run it asks for my admin pw.

Any help would be appreciated...if more detail is required please ask.

Is it better or worse to install the program via the admin account or install directly in the user account?
 

A:Help needed with user permissions for running programs

Admin normally causes less of a problems when lesser Users run the app.
 

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Hey everyone,

so I just noticed two of my computers are automatically sharing the entire user?s directory with all permissions for everyone, I was reading up on this a bit before and it seems it?s a Windows bug.

I was wondering, since the password protected sharing is turned on by default, would anyone have been able to gain access to my computers information if they didn't have a user account / password or would they need an account / password no matter what the permissions are set to.
Thank you.

A:Is a folder shared by permissions or is an account / password needed

By default windows has the "guest" account turned off so no, no one outside with a username/pw that was not already known by your local machine should have been able to get access.

Though I'm surprised that you found your users folder shared since I have never seen that by default. Given that, I'd check to see if your computers "guest" user is enabled or not... (hopefully not). If it was then it may have been possible for others to browse that folder...

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Hello I have an old hard drive and just recently bought a docking station. I have been trying to delete some files off of it and transfer new files. It says I need permission.

I have searched around on the internet and found the two solutions below.. neither worked for me.

How can I get permission to transfer files from my old hard drive - Microsoft Community

Howdo I to change permission on an external hard drive to get - Microsoft Community

I have tried multiple times I truly don't believe I am doing it wrong. Is there another answer? Thank you.

A:Permissions Needed for Old Hard Drive Usual Instructions Not Working

Take a read through this tutorial by Orbital Shark and see if this is what you are looking for. I have never used it but it is a good read and may help.

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

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I couldn't figure out if this post fit better in this area or the area that seemed to deal more with firewalls and AV software, my luck, neither, so I will trust to the discretion of the moderators...

I synched some directories between two computers. Now I have a directory on this computer and all the files in that directory say I don't have permission to view them. When I open up their "properties:Security:Group or User Name" I have to add my identity to each one individually, and there are many...

Is there an automated way to bail me out of this mess? (Probably like I must have gotten myself into it?)

Thank-you VERY much!

A:Security permissions

Not really understanding what exactly that you want to fix. Is it folder permissions, or something with third party software that is the cause? Permissions you change in the Properties for that folder.

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I "thought" my security permissions were doing OK, but.... I just did a "disk image" to my second drive. It made a folder "WindowsImageBackup". I could not open the folder to see what was inside, so I added me in the security permissions; now I'm down one level and won't let me see the next folder. I don't really like messing with permissions, but what's the deal? Do I need to log in as "administrator" to see it all? I do have administrator permissions set on my user log-in...

A:Security Permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tcat7


I "thought" my security permissions were doing OK, but.... I just did a "disk image" to my second drive. It made a folder "WindowsImageBackup". I could not open the folder to see what was inside, so I added me in the security permissions; now I'm down one level and won't let me see the next folder. I don't really like messing with permissions, but what's the deal? Do I need to log in as "administrator" to see it all? I do have administrator permissions set on my user log-in...


You really dont want to go changing permissions on the fly. First why do you need to "see what is inside"? the only true test of a backup is to restore it to see if it works.

Second the Backup may be owned by a group called trusted installers. they have permissions to install and change applications.

If you really must change permission to look you are going to need to include the switch to change the sub folders/directories as well.

Be careful changing permissions can make the backup un -useable.

Ken

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I wish to be able to make files inside a particular folder, and that once a file is created it can't be deleted.

So I right clicked to that folder, Properties, Security tab, Advanced, Change Permissions, Add (my user name - "boris"), and then I edited permissions, where I denied DELETE and DELETE SUBFOLDERS AND FILES.

But it didn't come as I wanted since I can only create new fiels inside that folder, but I can't named them. So if I make new text document I can't name it as I wanted also I can't renamed it after it was created. However deleting is denied as I wanted.

I need this because I have some excel macro that creates pdf document inside that folder and I don't want that documents to be deleted or changed by mistake.

Please advice..

A:security permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mihael


I need this because I have some excel macro that creates pdf document inside that folder and I don't want that documents to be deleted or changed by mistake.


It is called Readonly...

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Windows vista enterprise edition on start up shows an error rundll32.exe,
error message saying "windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item

A:Rundll32.exe error on startup error message saying "windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item

Hi,
Please click start, type msconfig and press Enter.
Under the startup tab, find the item reads like RUNDLL32.EXE, c:\windows\system32\xxx.dll and uncheck it.
Save the change and restart.
Or you can modify the registry by loading registry editor.
Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Deleted the RUNDLL32.EXE, c:\windows\system32\xxx.dll
Regards,Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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We are building a new network based on Windows 2003 server. All seems fine apart from one bit of software we need to work - which doesn't.

I seem to be having some problems with security/permissions [please note - I am something of a novice!] There may well be a simple answer...

The program resides on the server and is simply run from a shortcut on the local machine.

It does work on any PC logged in at administrator level, and I have had it working, and tested its stability.

However, I can not seem to get it to work under any other level. Last thing I tried was creating a group specifically for this. Gave it all the permissions I could find, and gave this group ownership of the directory. I would have imagined this might work. But it seems not.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks
 

A:2003 security / permissions???

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Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.

A:Security Permissions for Users

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mjf


Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.


just checked my system (32bit) and no it is not. Did you upgrade from a previous OS?

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I was screwing around with the permissions in Win 7 Premium, C:\Windows\winsxs and I now have them in a mess! System Restore wont work. Trying to rest the permissions with icals.

From an elevated command prompt I did this:
C:\Windows\winsxs>icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET

After running awhile I got this message:
successfully processed 73649 files; Failed processing 0 files

But nothing was changed?

Would someone please explain what it is I'm doing wrong?

Thanks

A:NTFS Security Permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by glatzfront


Would someone please explain what it is I'm doing wrong?


You changed permissions of a highly sensitive portion of the system, WinSxS is Windows. That is what you did wrong. There is no "RESET" once you make a change, the "RESET" command of icacls does not do a reset like you are thinking it does. Lets this be a lesson, DO NOT DO IT AGAIN. Reinstall Windows.

Leave NTFS permissions alone from now on, do not even look at it.






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Hi All,
Does anyone knows what level of security permission is requires to enable servicing plan option to users. currently users are not able to see servicing plan option.
Regards,
Kiran.

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