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Folder completely inaccessible, even as an administrator - no read, write, anything access

Q: Folder completely inaccessible, even as an administrator - no read, write, anything access

Not sure what's going on here or how to fix it. I've tried every workaround I can find, and nothing works. It's a folder in my Steam directory, and even when I try to manipulate it as an administrator I can't even read access it. I also can't see permissions
on it, so I can't change those or take ownership, either.

I really need to fix this. Any ideas?

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We are using windows 7 and all our clients are under the domain. one of our dept member requested me to create a share folder in his pc in which user can create edit modify any of file but not to delete any of file.
So is it possible or not???
Please help me out this issue.

Rakesh Kumar

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I tried unchecking read only.
When apply and look it is back to read only.

How can I make this read and write permission?

A:public tv folder read only? mythtv needs read write persmissions

You can do this by going into the C:>Users>Public folder properties, click the Sharing tab then click on the Advanced Sharing button showing in the first picture.

Click the box to share the folder like in the second picture, at that point the Permissions button will light up.

Click the permissions button, Add check marks for full control "third picture" then hit the Apply button, on all windows click Ok etc.

At this point the Public folder and it's subfolder will have read/write access.

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How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission(for all users)


A:How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission

Hi Nidheesh,

Try the following in a CMD window:


dir /A-R
/A = attribute
-R = files that are NOT read-only files


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I have a network of computers in my office running on windows 7 and one main computer running on windows 10. I have a folder shared on my windows 10 pc and i can access this folder on all computers on my network. I can read but not write on this shared folder on my other pcs on the network. I tried sharing everyone (read/write) on the properties but still same problem...please help

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Hi. I'm trying to obtain write access to a shared folder on my computer via the following command:
C:\Documents and Settings\XXX>net use x: \\\docs /u:XXX
The command completed successfully.
If I go to My Computer > X: (Where X is the new network drive) I have read access to the files. However, I do not have write access. (For example, if I try to create a new folder)

If I'm logged on as 'XXX', which is the user whom the folder belongs to, why do I not have write access to the folder when accessing it as a network drive?

I am able to write to the folder if I go to C:\Documents and Settings\XXX\...\docs
but not through X:\...

A:net use (write access as administrator)

The default share permissions are read only.
If you are using Simple file sharing, you have to check the box Allow network users to change my files on the Sharing tab for the folder you've shared
If simple file sharing is turned off, you have to either change the permission for Everyone, which is Read only by default, or add the user accounts or groups you want to have access and grant them the permissions as needed.
Open Windows Explorer or My Computer and navigate to the folder.
Right click it, click Properties, click Sharing tab, then click the Permissions button. Set the permissions for Everyone, or Add your user account and give yourself the permissions you need.



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Hi Guys,

This one has slowly been driving me nuts for a few weeks now. Not sure when the error popped up, as previously all worked well, so I suspect it's down to one of the latest cumulative updates!

Here's the low-down: I have two PCs ("a960" & "b960")connected via Ethernet through a router. The config of both machines is near identical (Win 10 Pro 64-bit)and both have a single hard drive, divided into two partitions. The system disk (OS/ software) is "C:", the other partition is where all user data is kept "D:"

All of the 'user' folders have been redirected to D: (Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos). I have shared the entire "D:" on each PC, with full access to everyone. In network settings, everything is enabled (network discovery, file and print sharing), but password protection is off.

The problem is, that even though all folders are visible from each machine, only the Downloads folder is accessible - all of the others give the old "Windows cannot access/you do not have permission..." error when I try and access them.

The problem is the same on each machine - only the "Downloads" folder is accessible...

I even went as far as to try and set the sharing on the individual folders (rather than the entire D: ), but this gave the same error message.

I've attached a few pics, which may help to visualise what's happening

Now all I need is a solution! :-)

As usual, all comments and s... Read more

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Hi, guys
this is a question, related to CD-RW in general.
I constantly have problems with read/write access to CD-RW's.
I formatted CD in one PC , cannot write on another PC and visa versa. Many times because of CD-RW problem, the entire PC freezes. What about reliability?
Did anybody solve these problems? I tried Win 98, Win XP, different PC (mostly Dell's), different CD manufactures etc.

A:CD-RW read/write access

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My Windows XP Home SP2 account is an Administrator and I just installed a FPS game and I cant run that game because it produces an error saying that the games EXE folder needs to writable.. but when i try to make it writable windows tells me "Access Denied". How do I correct this so I can play my game??

also, of the files and folder it DOES let me change the change doesn't actually happen.. it looks like it does but it doesn't


A:Administrator account not able to change write access...

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Guys and Gals,

Is there a way to setup a folder's permissions so that users on the network can read it, write to it but not delete anything? I want the users to be able to contribute to a directory, but not delete anything off of it?



A:Read/Write Access But Not Delete


Our excellent tutorial on folder permissions:

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i got this issue which make me crazy, i want to customize a windows installer DVD(add some language packs to it)
when i execute the following command i got the following error
C:\Users\Administrator.TEST>DISM /mount-wim /wimfile:c:\temp\sources\install.wim /index:5 /mountdir:c:\mnt2
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Error: 0xc1420127
The specified image in the specified wim is already mounted for read/write access.
but , i dont think i had mount the wim file ,how to i to handle this problem, can i know where is the wim mounted?
P.S. even i re-copy the windows installation content from the windows setup DVD ,and restart my host ,and then execute above command again ,i still got this error.why ?Jacky_Deng

A:The specified image in the specified wim is already mounted for read/write access.

Hi, thank you for posting here.
Based on my research, unknown error 0xc1420127 is a bug in WAIK Beta version. Thus you may check the following
Make sure that you are not creating a catalog file using WAIK Beta version, try creating in a newer version of WAIK.
Make sure that you don’t create a 32bit answer file on a 64bit WAIK.
This is a similar thread maybe helpful to you:
Hope it helps.
HuangPlease 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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Hello, How do I give myself read and write access to these locations, as seen in the attached image?:

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I have a Windows 8 computer and a Windows Vista laptop. Both computers are connected to my network. I Have a portable hard drive attached to the Windows 8 computer. I can read the files on the portable hard drive from the Vista computer but I can't copy to them or download to them. When I try to drag a file from the Vista Computer to the Windows 8 computer it says I need permission to perform this action. I think I have the settings correct. I have file and printer sharing turned on. I am running Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 but even with that disabled I still can't copy to the Windows 8 computer. Can anyone help??? Thanks in advance for everyone's help!!

A:Write Access for a folder on Windows 8 computer

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I have no write access to the program files folder (only). I have check security, it's all as should be..
I can log into administrator in safe mode and do anything I want in the program folder.
Make admin available in normal mode.. even the admin is blocked for installing, deleting anything from the programs folder.
I'm lost.

A:Write access to program files folder

If you create a new administrator account in safe mode, are you able to write to the programs folder?
Edit: Is the OS XP Pro or XP Home?

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Up until recently I was able to import cds onto itunes with no problem - now it says I do not have write access to the music folder and also no access privileges. I have recently changed my internet browser from ie7 to safari - would that have anything to do with it? I have tried enabling sharing on all music folders but nothing seems to work.

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I have a application that work with Hardware lock and after run try, to write file "HLBSrvc.dll" to system32 folder, but user work with this application is Standard user, Show message [Cannot create file "c:\windows\system32\HLBSrvc.dll".
Access is denied]
Also I can not change permission system32 for this user.
Now how can i access to my user to access system32 folder without change his to Administrator.
Please guide me
Thanking you
Soks Sia

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My document folder in my windows xp laptop gives the mesage as Access denied or write protected. This was caused whrn I changed my logon password wusinf Manage your passpord from My desktop, Manage, User and Groups then change password.
Is ther anyway I can un encrpt and make my folder usable. I am unable to backup or restore from previous backup.
Need some help

A:My Document Folder Access denied / write protected

Try this:


You have to be logged in as an administrator.

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can i block a program to write access to a specific folder ?
the folder is c:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Adobe\Lightroom\Caches\Video\
i use lightoom i import only photos

but lightoom find every video in my pc and fill this folde of video cache!
i don't have video in my catalog

can i block lightroom to have access to this folder?


A:can i block a program to write access to a specific folder ?

This may sound stupid, but what happens if you just delete that \Video\ folder? Does it get recerated? If not, that may be the easy fix. If not, you can try changing permissions for that one folder.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

A Guy

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Hello guys,

I am admin on the computer but somehow (may be via group policy) I can not write/delete to my USB. By the way this is a corporate laptop. I tried couple of ways to fix it but couldn't manage. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Thanks in advance and best regards.

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I'm getting this error after logging on.

taskhost (3324) WebCacheLocal: An attempt to open the file "C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\V01.chk" for read / write access failed with system error 5 (0x00000005): "Access is denied. ".  The open file
operation will fail with error -1032 (0xfffffbf8).
There are numerous errors like the above in the event log.
This prevents me from executing applications such starting a browser and other applications. I can login as another user and execute the same application.

Thanks for your time.

A:EventID 490: Task Category General: Webcachelocal:read / write access failed with system error 5

This issue may occur if you do not have the appropriate permissions assigned to the folder, I
 suspect the user profile is corrupted, you can refer to this link to fix a corrupted profile:
Fix a corrupted user profile

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Guys, a real basic question. I am looking at buying a new machine and have a choice of DVDRW/CDRW or DVDRW. The CD write and read speed (16 and 24) appears alot quicker than the DVD write and read speed (4 and 8). Is this a true comparison i.e. the CD reads 4 times quicker than the DVD or am I missing something. Will be using the laptop for a lot of CD reading for itunes and this is an important factor in my decision. All guidance appreciated. Cheers.

On a side note anyone know what the differance is between these two graphics chipsets?? i.e. which is better or are they pretty much the same

Gaphics chipset - Intel 855GM NVIDIA Ge Force FX go 5200
Mem Size - 64mb 64mb
Mem type - Shared Dedicated

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Hi,We just deleted a part of a video by accident. We found the photorec and tried to recover the file. It all went well until we came to the step where it needed to save the recovered file to a certain folder. According to the discussion I found, it might be a good idea to run hjt. Here goes... (not sure if this is exactly what you need?)Would really appreciate the help! Thanks in advanceLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 01:21:14, on 19.08.2012Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exeC:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 5510 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 5510 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_3_300_271_ActiveX.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Users\Beverly\Desktop\HijackThis.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

A:Photorec: "unable to create new folder...due to antivirus blocking write access"

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Whenever I go to control panel it will state "Window Explorer has stopped working" and makes it totally unaccessible. I am using Window Vista Home Premium 32 BITS

Below is the result I have gotten through the scanning of dss.exe and hijack this:

My antivirus also quarantined these 6 files during the scan:


Thanks for support and hope to get reply from you guys ASAP. ^^ Cheers!!~~

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Hi all,

Im not sure if anyone else has had this problem or noticed it, but I have enabled the GPO prevent users from adding files to the root of thier users files folder on our network as we use folder re-directs to my documents which in theory should keep everything tidy. This works up until a point, if I try and browse to the location and create a file I cant. If I try and drag a file into that location I cant, but as soon as I try to save as it lets me - any ideas why this would be?

A:Disable write access to personal folder (root location of user area)

It only affects Windows Explorer not applications using the win32 file APIs. Which is why it resides within the "Windows Explorer" group policy tree.

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I am using OutputTo to write a file to our network and I would like to know how to error check that the computer is attached to the network and that the specified folder is available. I use the command below
'File will be named with drive+path+rm#+revised+rev date.snp
pstCriteria = "[rm#] = Me![rm#]"
stDocName = "rpt R1"
'stPath = "e:\" 'use for testing when not connected to network
stPath = "s:\rm specifications\R1 changes and additions\" 'network drive and folder where R-1s are stored
'Construct the date because format of [rev date] can include / which is not allowed in file name
stDateStamp = " revised " & Month(Me![sfrm R-1]![rev date]) & "-" & Day(Me![sfrm R-1]![rev date]) & "-" & Year(Me![sfrm R-1]![rev date]) 'append revision date to saved file
stFileName = stPath & Me![RM#] & stDateStamp & ".snp"
DoCmd.OutputTo acReport, stDocName, acFormatSNP, stFileName
Exit Sub
The error messages referred to in the next paragraph are shown on the file attachments.

This works fine when stPath specifies an available path but if the path is not available then I get an error message which I can clear but which brings up another error message. Clearing that error message sends me back to error message 2 and the only way I know to get out of this is to close the program fr... Read more

A:Solved: Avoid file write error in Access 2003 when folder does not exist

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I am working on a project.
I have to replace that project with a backup that I have, and I discovered that I am unable to remove the folder. I cannot remove it because I, for some reason, do not have appropriate permissions to access a subfolder. When I double-click that sub-folder,
a pop-up box appears saying: "C:\[directory] is not accessible. Access is denied.".
First of all; I am administrator on the computer, running Windows 8.1 Enterprise. 
When I right-click the folder, and going to Security >
Advanced the pop-up says: "You must have Read permissions to view the properties of this object. Click Continue to attempt the operation with administrative permissions.". When I click "Continue", the new pop-up basically says the
same exact thing: "You do not have permissions to view or edit this object's permission settings.".
In the first pop-up under Owner it says: "Unable to display current owner." and when I try to click "Change" to change the owner to myself, the same window as when I clicked "Continue" appears. 

This is very frustrating.

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hello there,
One of my friends' computer is running windows vista home basic edition.
He had two users in his system. He wanted the other user to be not able to access one of his folders in the "D:" drive. . He did some operation to do it. He does not remember what he did. but the folder became inaccessible to that new user which was other than the adminstrator.
Now the problem is .. the entire folder does not open even if accessed from the administrator account. It says that the user does not have privilieges to access the folder and its contents.

Can anyone help me out with some method (any GUI method or command line method ) to get access to the folder.
Also can anyone tell me how to activate the default administrator account of the vista. XP does have a default admin account which needs to be accessed explicitly.. does vista also have the same functionality.. Will using the default admin account help in opening the folder. ?

Hoping to get an early reply.
Thank you.

A:cannot access a pics folder even from administrator

hi, you could try to take ownership of folder or file Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

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I'm the only user on my computer, so I log in as the administrator. When I click on "Documents and settings" folder I get an error message "access denied". If I right click and choose properties I see I don't access to the security settings.

If I log off or choose switch user, there's only one user available, which is me, the administrator. The way I prefer to use my computer is to auto logon, so it opens up to the desktop and not some logon screen. I would prefer to keep the one user and somehow give me access privileges to everything on my computer. I really don't like all the hyper security, I prefer more like XP, where I can do anything I want. Since I have C drive images if things get fouled up I can always revert to an earlier image.

How can I give myself all access and bypass this security?

A:Administrator can't access Documents and Settings folder

You don't need access to that folder and other folders like that. They are not really folders, they are sort of like shortcuts to be used by older programs that are looking for the old folder structure.

You only see these folders because you (or someone) told the operating system to show hidden stuff.

If you were to force security changes on C:\Documents and Settings it would just lead you to C:\Users.

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This problem has evaded all solutions offered by me and by my company's technical support.

I am about to move to a new work computer. In order to facilitate this move, I wanted to move as many files onto my shared network drive that I have with the company. Before I sent them over the company network, I thought it would be a good idea to compress them to allow for a quicker transfer and to reduce the use of resources on the shared drive.

The that end I used 7zip to compress 4 folders, each into their own archive, using these settings.

These are not the standard settings for 7zip. The compression settings that 7zip defaults to are theses.

So once all of the files were compressed and ready to go, I copied them onto my shared network drive as shown here.

I then decided to remove the files from my local drive because they would just slow the mandatory company backup process that is required for all laptop moves. At this point, the only copies of these files now existed on the shared drive (they aren't in the recycling bin either).

Later on, I found I needed to access an item that I had stored in one of the archives. I went to the P drive and clicked on the archive that contained the file. I got this message.

I then tried to open it with all of the applicable archive programs and got similar error messages.

Then I tried to copy it from the shared drive back onto my local machine and I got this message.

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A:Ultra-compressed .7z files are completely inaccessible on an NAS drive

Oh dear, thats one difficult situation you're in. I'll try and help to the best of my abilities.

From what I see, that error message is because you tried to double-click. Have you tried extracting out the data instead?

The errors are also due to permission settings. I see that you're using domain account. So do you have admin rights? Set the permission to your own domain account under the security tab when you right click and choose properties.

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I have a Gateway Computer running Windows 98. MY problem concerns a Philips 3610 Read/Write - Write CD. It has always been a problem i.e. - balky. I am using Adaptec Easy CD Creator 3.5 software. I can burn a CD but it is only readable on the Philips. I can't get it to initialize on the other CD drive on the computer or on the drive in my wife's Compaq laptop. I had to transfer a 5MEG file to her computer and finally had to install an old Zip Drive to do it. Sometimes (sometimes not) I get an error message after the CD is burned, but it reads OK in the parent drive.

Any thoughts will be appreciated.

Also, went to Philips website to try to find new drivers - It's lousy!


[email protected]

[Edited by mountaindance on 06-20-2001 at 11:56 AM]

A:Philips 3610 Read/Write - Write CD

I trust you have the updates from Adaptec/Roxio.

Try the Sony CD Extreme software: http://sony.storagesupport.com/dlag...m/dsonyweb/cdrw/SonyCDExtreme1.3.390Setup.exe It should work fine with your burner. If you just select “data” in the opening wizard it will record session at once, close the session so it can be read and leave the disc open so you can add more stuff. Very robust software – make sure you don’t use a formatted CD. If that still doesn’t work I suggest trying some different blank media.

If you are recording to a formatted CD then you are packet writing and it can’t be read on any other computer until you install the reader for it from http://www.roxio.com


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Here's the deal. My hard drive crash, I needed to install a new hard drive, but I kept the old one, reinstalled it along with a new one, and now the old one is F:

Before my old hard drive crash, when I signed into my Windows account I had to enter a password. Now that I've reinstalled it, I realized there's some stuff on there I needed for writing but I get an access denied message (assuming this is due to the fact that I had password access). I cannot seem to figure out how to take the read-only status off through the properties screen, as when I de-select it, it just goes back on there.

I messed around with the attrib -r +s stuff but I can't figure out how to make this work with another drive. Can anyone help?

A:Solved: Access read-only folder on different drive

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Well not sure what happened but I think this problem relates to this topic so here's what happened.

Basically for months now my laptop kept restarting randomly sometimes 1-3 but mostly only once and it happens a few seconds or minutes after the boot up. There are no event logs or warnings and the Automatic Box in the advanced settings in Control Panel is also unchecked. I do get the rare Black Screen of Death (rare very rare) and it just reboots or sometimes I force shutdown (sorry I'm not quite that smart with technology, yes I'm dumb).

After the constant research I thought maybe it was a virus so I got malwarebytes to run and McAfee and stuff and even on safe mode too but none.

Then I thought maybe the hard disk itself was the problem but there were no corrupted files or programs but the laptop was running a bit slow (maybe because of my modifcations and games), there were no sounds or anything just the normal sound a laptop would make.
Note: I do remember the fact that the I dropped my laptop once and it was pretty bad BUT I am not sure whether the restarting happened after because my old laptop back then which had Windows 8 but I installed Windows 10 had sudden reboots like this too and yes I've dropped that laptop several times too and it seems to be working fine now.

Eventually I got fed up with the constant restart with the concern of the laptop's life decreasing (it was bought early 2017) I factory resetted the laptop. I thought it would h... Read more

A:Loop: Administrator inaccessible & Windows not installed

Basically cannot access the laptop.

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i was bout to burn a cd today and my cd drive says insert a cd, so i try about 3 other cds, and then i tested to see if it would read cds at all and it wouldnt.i think it might have somthing to do with a virus

i noticed that my norton antivirus wasnt in the taskbar, so i open it up and it doesnt have auto protect on(and it wont let me turn it on and i cant reinstall either sicne the drive wont work), i scanned for virus and ran adaware too but same old problem--- it wont read nor write.....

my operating system is Windows XP

burner name is: CD-R/CD-RW CW079D

Might not matter but firmware version:11SJ

somone please help

A:CD BURNER won't read or write..PLEASE READ

A virus may be at work.....you may need to reinstall Norton AV.

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro. Make sure to select the Autoclean option. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

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I just recently did a fresh install of XP professional, and without knowing it, made everything in my documents and settings folder inaccessible. upon reinstalling windows, i was forced to make a new username and everything on my older username was not able to be accessed in a conventional manner. i had to use a data recovery program to back up all these files onto an external harddrive. now that i have that done, i want to get rid of all 83 gigs of stuff that i backed up, but when i go to delete it it wont let me. is there any way to do this? thanks

A:How do i delete an inaccessible folder?

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Have XP machine that will not run due to corrupt OS. Have connected the hard disk to another machine running 2000 and need access to the "Owner" folder to back up data before system restore.

Cannot access data in "Owner" folder--I think it is encrypted.

What say ye old wise men.

A:Encrypted Folder inaccessible

Addendum: I have managed to get into the HP System Recovery. It is offering to do a non-destructive restore--preserves user-created data, supposedly.

But, what about the encrypted folder. Will I have access to that after the system restore provided I have the original owner's user name and password?

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I went to RUN and typed in sendto in order to add a couple of locations (first time I've bothered to do this, or needed to) and it came up with a window stating C:\Users\Keith\SendTo is not accessible Access is denied
I turned on view hidden files and show etc but it did not help. I am administrator; so what's the problem? Anyone know? I'm sure you do.

A:send to folder inaccessible


See if typing in shell:sendto instead will allow you to open it.

Send To Context Menu

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I was using word perfect yesterday and accessing my "C:\WPDOCS" folder, where i have all my documents contained.
Today i tried using my WPDOCS folder and it was no where to be found "visably"
I ran a search on the folder name and found it was moved to another folder i have never seen before. "C:\1ERF579GY5U\WPDOCS", I clicked on the new folder and it brought me to the sub folder, but when i clicked on WPDOCS it says the folder is inaccessible. I right clicked and brought up the properties so i can manage the security and permissions but no such luck.
I ran combofix on the pc and nothing was found, i ran AVG and AVG's PC tuneup and nothing was found, i ran ccleaner and same results.
What would cause a folder to be moved into another folder and become inaccessible?
Running windows xp pro 32 bit
Any help would be apppreciated

A:Inaccessible file folder

you will have to take control of the folder

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Hi Guys,

I use WinXP Prof.

Is there anyway so other people can't access my folder?

I tried software like foldelock before, but when something wrong with windows I experience trouble accessing my own folder so I hesitate to use such application again.
Thank you.

A:How to make my folder inaccessible

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Hello everyone, got a new issue I've never seen before. When opening Documents I can see all my normal folders/files, but when using Computer I have almost no folders/files available and a search is started (see the attached image for a comparison, and note that the search never finishes).

UPDATE--Spoke too soon, even using Documents sometimes turns up empty file lists.

Additionally, File Icons seem to randomly change (from what they are supposed to be, to 'blank white paper' icons, and back again).

I've never seen this before and any ideas on what happened / how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.

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A folder which I set to "Make this folder private" can no longer be accessed after i reformat my drive. I still used the same username before and after the reformat process. I have found of no other way to gain access to the contents of this folder. Folder properties show that it has 0 files, 0 bytes.

Important documents are there that's why i made it private and now i can't access them. i do have a back up for those files but it is not updated.

Anyone know how i can open it? Please help asap. Thanks!

A:Private Folder Inaccessible After Reformat

The SID (Security Information Descriptor) for the new installation is different from the old installation - that's part of what's preventing the access by normal means.By "private" I'm presuming that you used EFS to encrypt this folder.Did you backup the EFS key according to this article?: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...201&sd=techHere's a link to a free trial version of some recovery software that may help you (I haven't used it myself): http://www.elcomsoft.com/aefsdr.html

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Hello all

I'm just hoping that what I did is recoverable. I had Win 7 on my computer until a few hours earlier with 2 users accounts on it. My account was admin and the other user account. My USB hard drive which is always connected was assigned permissions to my user account to prevent the other user from accessing the data. All fine until I decided to install Windows 8. I backed up all my important stuff I had in my user account on C: to my USB hard drive.

I formatted my main partition and installed Win 8 RP and noticed that my usb hard drive now shows up as NTFS and says inaccessible!!! I didn't backup any permissions and enabling folder permissions is a first to me as I never had more than one user on my computer. The data in it is invaluable and I need my data back. Is there anything I can do to recover the data myself?

Praying to the lord


A:I think I screwed up ...folder/drive inaccessible

Greetings wildgoat,

Do you have access to another Windows 7 PC that you can plug the hard drive in and see what it might say?

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I hope this is the right forum to post in. If it isn't, please let me know.

A program I use (neuro programmer) used to work quite well on my system but now when ever I try to load it, I get this error:

The sandbox at
@[email protected]\Spoon\Sandbox\Neuro-programmer 3\ is corrupt or inaccessible. Please check the location and try again.
and the program fails to start.

This obviously is related to me having sandboxie installed on my computer and then removing it incorrectly. I tried re-installing sandboxie and neuro programmer numerous times.

I have tried to locate the folder but it doesn't exist on my system

I have run a registry cleaner (which I now know isn't the best) run several different spy/ad/malware scanners with nothing coming up.

I haven't tested all my programs, but I am sure this could be a problem for a few of them.
Is there anyway I can get this program to start? Is it a registry error? I looked in regedit and couldn't see anything really linked to neuro programmer (not that I am really aware of what to look for)

Any help would be wonderful.

Any other info needed let me know

A:Corrupt or inaccessible folder related to sandbox

I did a quick search and it looks like Sandboxie doesn't include Spoon.net.

See if you can find it in Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel.

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as title said, is there anyway to do so?

i have a cyber cafe and planned to renew it.
so i want to make a folder that customers can't access but the file is executable/launchable through its shortcut.

let's say i have a game shorcut called Assassin Creed, i want to make this game executable through shortcut but the directory won't accessible if they decide to explore it. so they won't mess up its folder's contents or the game itself.

i've searched entire forum & google and didn't specifically find it, not sure i've tried hard enough.

big thanks in advance.

sorry for bad grammars.

A:How to make a shortcut's folder inaccessible but executable?

Hi ReeQo, welcome to SevenForums

As far as i know, .exe shortcuts will not run if the target folder is not accessible by the current user.

How about installing Deep Freeze, this help you restoring your system after every reboot.
And securing a system image of your workstations, in case some users intend to destroy your windows.

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I'm having problems every time I try to install some programs like Skype or a Visual Studio update. and I just figured out that I also have it when I try to uninstall ANY program.

The Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible. Free up space on the drive or verify that you have write permission on the Temp folder.

There's a Visual Studio update that also adds this to its installation log file:

[20CC:20D0][2015-01-26T00:04:19]: Error 0x80070660: Failed to run maintanance mode for MSI package.
[20CC:20D0][2015-01-26T00:04:19]: Error 0x80070660: Failed to execute MSI package.
[20EC:20F0][2015-01-26T00:04:19]: Error 0x80070660: Failed to configure per-machine MSI package.

There's no space problem: I have plenty of free space. I found in other threads that this might be a UAC problem but I tried changing it without luck.

I checked the permissions to the %temp% and C:\windows\temp folders and they seem to be ok: and I'm actually trying to run the install files as Administrator.

Any ideas of what might be causing this?

Thanks in advance,

A:The Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible -

What is the %temp% variable set to? Should be:


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Greetings all,

I used the XP Internet Security 2012 uninstall guide to try and rid my system of that rather nasty malware. It seems to have worked, but I am still having the following issues:

1. Although I was able to download and run RKill and MWB, I have not been able to successfully download or run unhide or tdsskiller. I downloaded both and an attempt to run unhide ends with the following error:"C?DOCUME~1\bl3xd\LOCALS~1\Temp\RarSFX3" folder is not accessible. This occurs as the file is being extracted from the WinRAR archive. The same error message pops up when I try to run RKill off my desktop (it was renamed iExplore). TDSSKiller does not seem to open; it is apparent my hard drive is being accessed for quite some time but the not results screen pops up.

2. As you probably suspected I have the search redirect virus. I've been able to work around it by cutting and pasting search results (those pop up with regular URLs), but any attempt to click through directs my to a random site.

3. I am not able to open word files. Attempting to do so gives me the message ".doc is locked for editing by 'another user.'" with the three standard options. Trying to open a read only file does not work.

4. Attempts to download any software gives me this message: C:\DOCUME~1\bl3xd\LOCALS~1\Temp could not be saved, because you cannot change the contents of that folder.
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A:Temp Folder inaccessible after XP Security cleanup

Please download GMER from herehttp://www2.gmer.net/download.phpTemporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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I lately installed windows xp sp2 on my Desktop, that's after i've seen The Blue Screen Of Death on my service pack 1... After successfully installing sp2, I deleted the previous OS (sp1) but, the administrator account folder still exist on the pc, i am unable to access it nor delete, i'ts contents include my previous music, videos and movies (these i can't access or use at all) taking up to 40GB memory of my hard disc...

Please help get rid of this unaccessible folder...., or even better, recover the files in it

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