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Can't backup my user folder-access denied on CardSpace

Q: Can't backup my user folder-access denied on CardSpace

Dell Studio 1747 with I7, 4 core processor, 8GB ram, Win 7 Pro. When I try to back up my user folder, I get the msg-You must have administrator rights to change this folder (CardSpace). I can't find this folder, even by search. I have gone into the properties of my user folder (William) and made sure I have all rights, and changed the ownership (security tab, owner tab). All I want to do is be able to backup my data.

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A: Can't backup my user folder-access denied on CardSpace

You can't backup the entire profile folder since it contains system files that are continually in use. Back up your Documents, Music, Pictures, etc.

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While logging into another admin user account I tried copying and pasting the exiting user account.
First of all: Windows CardSpace was working well while the existing account's profile folder was still in the default location 'C:\'.

I was intending to Change an existing account's profile folder from the default location C:\ to another one. However, while pasting the existing account's profile folder from the C: to D: for instance, I found that 'Windows CardSpace' was a folder access denied as shown in this screen shot below.

I had to choose 'skip', then the copy process completed. Next, I continued changing the user account in the registry from C:\ to D:\

However, when the existing account was completely(in the Registry, and in the Windows explore) moved to the new location, I found opening Windows CardSpace gave me this error below, since it looks corrupted.

When changing back the existing account's profile folder to its default location 'C:', then Windows CardSpace' returned opening well.
What is the solution of the above problem? In my humble experience, there is no solution other than creating a newly user account. But, I don't want to do a newly user account I need to fix this one.
However, for Changing any newly user account's profile folder from default (C:\) to another one, no problem at all with Windows CardSpace since the account's profile folder is not yet created, and it will be created on the new location.
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A:CardSpace is denied while pasting an existing account's profile folder

Could anyone reply to me please?

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I'm trying to understand this one as I have not come across any information about this yet.
I created a folder with custom security to lock down access for users to modify a folder on a server 2012 R2 file server.  Basically, a user can only upload to this folder, no rename, delete, modify, etc.  The permissions are set to a user group.
In a XP PC, the user seems to be working as expected, but on the Windows 7 PC, the user is being denied access to open the folder??!?!?!!?
The PCs & users are in AD.

Tested with a different account with the same results.

Is there something vastly different in Windows 7 that would do this -vs- in XP?  I am using the advanced security settings to manage the restrictions.  I have 1 allow rule access and a deny rule access for the group.

I will post pictures of the setting tomorrow but I'd thought I'd ask tonight in case anyone has seen this before.

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Alright... major boo-boo here people. My User folder (C:\Users\Jenny) is for some reason shared on my home network. My brother brought my attention to it when he said he could browse all my files from his own computer. So, in an attempt to block it from access, I set the permissions on the folder to denying access to everybody.

I didn't know Vista is truly that stupid! Now I can't even access my own user folder, from my own account. I assumed it meant "Everybody except me".

Is there any way at all I can fix this, or do I have to create a new user account?

A:Solved: Permissions Problem - Denied Access to own User Folder

Wait... figured it out. D'oh. I must have left my brain on my pillow this morning. For future reference, you have to go to the Security properties of the folder, go Advanced, click 'Owner' and change it back.

Oh boy am I embarrassed.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 545s Desktop - Intel Duo Core 2.93, 6gb RAM, 720gb HD, 64bit Windows 7

I get the message: (every time I try and open a folder on my c/drive - Can't access Windows Explorer folder on the taskbar and any other folder or file by double clicking it. I can open them by right clicking, then open)
"this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a progra or, if one is already installed, create an assocation in the Default Programs control Panel".

I can open applications. But, I can not open the folder for them lets say in c:/program files -- the only way to open them is by rightclicking, then open. If I double click, I get the above error message. (same issue with "my documents", "My pictures", etc).

Included with the above problems:
I now, can not access User Accounts. When I go into Control Panel, click User Accounts.. I can not manage existing ones, nor can I "Add or remove user accounts". I click the link and nothing happens.

I have someething built into the computer called "Dell DataSafe Backup". Its a recovery partition/part of the HDD that saves all my files for a recovery. However, I can NOT access it. I click the "Dell DataSafe" in my taskbar and nothing happens..

A:Can't access any folder by doubleclicking, can't access user accounts or Dell Backup

MS Support suggested:
I tried doing a registry fix:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

after saving the above file as 'exe.reg', I went to CMD prompt and typed: reg import exe.reg

I also saved above file as (by another suggestion): and ran a file called: vista-7-fixexe.reg , then CMD Prompt: reg import vista-7-fixexe.reg both did not work..

tried another suggestion in the CMD Prompt: "assoc.exe=exefile" but have no idea what this was for or what it did..As I have no idea what the above did or did not do..

(Some recent installs: Some updates including Service Pack 1. Some updates to applications I use as well..)

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Brand new PC. Only one user (which is Admin). Running Syncback trying to backup "user-folders" like images and videos etc I get Access denied problems.

I'm able to browse the folders just fine. I have checked the check-box on the program to run as admin.

I do NOT want to use Libraries!

Log from Syncback (partially translated from norwegian)

C:\Users\MyName\AndrMask\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Logg\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Programdata\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programmer\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Cookies\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Documents\Intern video\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Documents\Min musikk\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Documents\Mine bilder\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Lokale innstillinger\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Maler\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Mine dokumenter\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Programdata\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Recent\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\SendTo\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
C:\Users\MyName\Skrivere\ Scan failed (5): Access denied
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A:Access denied (5) when trying to backup "User-folders" using Syncback

It is just the junction points that it should not access! Do not change a thing.

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User reset his Windows 7 logon password as directed and completed with no problems. Had user restart the computer and logon with new password. Again no problems and everything came up. Except now user cannot access any files in their "My Documents" Folder that is re-directed to the Primary File Server 2012. Access to the folder worked fine before the password change. No access afterwards, only "access denied" errors.

As the user is an Administrator member, they tried to access the properties and verify. Blank. Could not take ownership either as it would not allow it and kept saying "access denied" and contact the System Administrator.
I accessed the user's home directory directly and verified that the user is listed as supposed to be, but still cannot access it.

Has anyone encountered this access denied problem specific to user changing their system password?


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I've got a customer who's XP Pro box crashed. He Re-Installed XP Pro using the "Delete existing Windows folder" option. Now he can't gain acces to his previous user "Documents and Settings" folder even after recreating the same user and password in the new install. I'm thinking this is because the Windows "Computer Name" has changed. Anyone know of a way to get into and change the old computer name to the new computer name?

A:Access Denied to User folder. "Computer Name" change

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Why does my Win 10 File Explorer show shortcuts to the folders in my own account folder, as well as the folders themselves?
For example, there is a shortcut to My Documents, which leads nowhere, but to a message saying, "Access Denied" yet the folder called Documents does open to display all of my documents. Application Data leads to the same denial, yet AppData gets me to my application data. What is the point of all these extra shortcuts (ten of them)?

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We have few laptops (windows 7 pro) for sales rep and Offline file enable to sync their documents which are on SBS 2011 server.
I don't know why it try to sync some other users (My video , My music , etc ) files and error says "access denied" or

“The Process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process”

we have tried many times and confirm there's no one using those files but still same error
I found this article on forumbut not sure how much this valid to SBS 2011, and if it's known issue why not there's fix patch yet from Microsoft

On the 2003 server I had to ADD this reg entry and set it to 0:
OplocksDisabled REG_DWORD 0 or 1
Default: 0 (not disabled)

And then Changed this entry to 1:

EnableOplocks REG_DWORD 0 or 1
Default: 1 (enabled)



A:Offline file sync try to sync other user files and folder and failed with access denied or files already in use

Hi Scott
I found the problem and use following method to fix it
1) Check SBS group policy
2) Check permission on CSC folders (I delete all folder under this folder and check permission on this folder)
3) Reinitialize Cache database, there are different method but i use following
And finally restart PC

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Hello, I have a domain environment and my current windows 7 is in domain, (I'm logged in with local admin credentials) I'm using command "net user <user> /domain" which gives me access denied (<user> is domain account) Can't figure
out why, hope you can help. Thanks.

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I am trying to backup to an internal HDD but when I try I get access denied error code 0x80070005 and the backup fails.

How can I fix this?

A:Backup access denied

Hello mcquam.

The little bit of googling I just did comes back with network errors, are you trying to backup from a network?

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I installed XP on a friend's computer onto a fresh hard drive, leaving his old one on the same IDE channel (it's an old computer), but I just made one master and one slave.

When we went to try and move over his user folder from the old hard drive, it gave us the ol' 'Permission Denied'. I'm being told by a few of my other tech friends that you need to set the security permission for the folder, but I don't really know if that's the solution. I activated the Security tab on all folders, but I haven't tried to mess with it because I don't rightly know what to do.

If anyone has a solution so my friend can get his files off his old user folder, I would be very grateful.

Thanks, guys.

A:[SOLVED] User Folder - Permission Denied

Welcome back to TSF

You need to take ownership of the files.


You can find out how to take ownership of a file/folder here:


And you can find out about changing permissions to files/folders here:


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i have just completed the first full backup on my laptop. There are the usual VHD backup folders on the backup disk and I think I know from previous backups on other computers that there is a specific procedure required to view the contents of these. However, there is also a list of other files/folders which are Open Office documents and when I attempt to open these to view the contents an "Access Denied" message comes up.
Would anyone know why this occurs and if there is a 'work around' to open these documents?

A:Access Denied to OO docs in backup.

Gordon this might work for you and I have retrieved a lot of info from apparently dead drives using this method.


Makea bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Setthe BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you ascreen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY

Whenit is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in thepic .

Openthe drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settingsyou may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source orother installed drive doing this.

Iam not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this methodboth on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data fromusing Windows.

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Recently, I had to use Gateway System Recovery to fix my laptop; I chose the option that saved my data; and I have reloaded all the software and etc. Windows XP is my operating system, and I have Office 2003. After the recovery, I moved the backup files that were created by the recovery to the Shared Document folder. Every time I try to access any of my previous folders or files I get the following message: user does not have access privileges. I am logged in as administrator. What is the problem? HELP!!!

A:Backup file, access denied

Take a look here: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;308421
I hope this helps.

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i have a windows vista home basic in a compaq presario notebook
i made a backup using the recovery manager and formatted using the recovery to get the factory conditions. now i have restored the backup of about 60gb made on an external hard disk.
but now it shows access denied when i try to open any file that has been restored.
The files are stored in a folder (system recovery files) in the c: drive.
i have copied one of the files to desktop but it shows access denied when i try to open that file.
all the files of format .jpg , .mp3 , .txt etc are not opening
please come up with a good solution asap

i am in urgent need of the files

A:Access denied to backup restore

I have no idea. This seems to be a theme recently where nobody's back-up program will allow them to access the files.

The only two ideas I can come up with are 1, you should re-post this in the "Windows" forum. And 2, get with support of the external drive manufacturer. There may be encryption of file involved when writing to the external drive .

I'm sorry I'd don't have more than that for you.

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Vista appears to deny access to Second Copy when backing up files in the C Drive. Any ideas on how to resolve this?

A:Backup program - Access Denied

try to run as administrator (right clicking and selecting 'Run As Administrator')

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"timed backup access denied you do not have sufficient rights to files in this folder" The program is WordPerfect 9 and the files is on the users home directory which she has full rights too. I've searched the Corel knowledge base without finding any mention of this error, has anyone here encountered this before??

Thank You

A:timed backup access denied

Some added information would be helpful:
The OS.
The version number from Help|About. (Should be 9.0.0.xxx)

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I was trying to create two admin accounts. admin1 and admin2.. and I wanted that admin2 to denied access to C:/windows/Users/admin1 folder. but I mess it up.
now both admin2 and admin1 cant access the folder help how can i get it back?

A:Accidentally denied admin User's folder. how can I get it back?


If you're not too badly denied you may reset it's permissions.

With an Elevated Command Prompt run the following command,

icacls "C:\Windows\Users\admin1" /reset

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I'd like to put a .cmd file in my c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup directory, but \Documents and Settings has a lock on it and tells me "Access denied" when I click on it. Is this a job for "Take Ownership" or is there another way? The instructions for "Take Ownership" say not to use it on the C drive, but it's not clear if that applies to the whole drive, or individual files/folders on it. Thanks.

A:"Access denied:" How to overcome denied access to a folder

That is the incorrect path. No need to mess with permissions, I'd advise leaving them alone.

The path you are looking for is C:\Users\<your user account>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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hi people...i have removed my only admin account from the administors group and now i could not do anything in my pc..it is just a local user account now and i also have no other account assigned as admin and my built in admin account is disabled.
any help is appreciated..thank you in advance

A:user access denied

You still have the built-in administrator.

To enable please follow these steps:

Press - Windows key + X
click "Computer Management"
locate and click "local Users and groups"
click "Users" - Note: this is where you are in the screenshot
Right Click "Administrator"
Click "set password.."
Click "Proceed"
Type in a suitable password and click "Ok"
Open the "Administrator"
in the general tab - Untick "Account Disabled"
Click "Ok"
Sign out of user and login in as the Administrator account you have just enabled.

Just found the Tutorial section has a post on this as well:

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8


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Hi everyone, I backed up an image of my drive before I reformatted Windows 7, using Easus Todo Backup. Everything went fine, except the problem is when I mount the drive to access it, I cant access the user folders. It says access is denied, and that I have to reconfigure the user permissions. There doesnt seem to be any way to configure it so that I can access them, however. I have tried: naming my computer and workgroup to the same name as it was before, tried accessing as administrator, and tried accessing them in safe mode. Any help would be great.


A:Access Denied When Accessing Backup Image

You can't change the permissions in the backup, it gets mounted as Read only. Since you re-installed Windows, the accounts that had access no longer exist (the account is more than just the name and password).

Can you copy the entire User folder to your hard drive someplace? Then you can take ownership and change permissions.

If it won't let you copy the User folder, you'll have to restore the image to a drive so that you can take ownership and change permissions.

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Vista appears to deny access to Second Copy when backing up any files in the C drive. That's what the log states. Can anyone help with this? I have already given the program Administrator rights.

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Not sure if im in the right forum here. I have saved some files and backed up my e mails to an external hard drive as i formatted and re installed a copy of windows xp. When i try to access the files on my external hard drive, i get a message that access is denied. Any ideas much appreciated

A:Solved: access denied on backup files

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I am trying to use Windows backup for laptop to external drive. Did it once before, no problem. I deleted old backup, ran again, seemed to run fine but got message that it did not complete successfully 0x80070005. Click "more information" and it says access denied. Looking at the drive with explorer, I see

Windows image backup
(Computer name)
Backup (date)

All files have dates of the day I made the attempt
The first .vhd file is 47MB, the second 254 GB, which is probably all I have on disk
To see what it actually is, I tried restore, browse for files, and it comes up with a backup from months ago, probably the one I deleted. Maybe should have deleted using backup program, not explorer. I can drill down in this and see individual files, but did not try to restore.
Clicked on "choose another backup to restore from, it activated the drive but came up with the same one.
What do I do?

A:Last backup did not complete successfully, access denied

Hello Comfuted, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may have improperly deleted the backup, or you have a deleted folder still included to be backed up.

If you like, you could reset Windows Backup to default, and set it up again to how you like to hopefully stop getting this error.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,

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While performing a restore on a Gateway, the system performed a backup of the HD, then it commenced to re-install WinXP. Just when the re-install was to finish the system locked up. I had to turn off PC, it finished with install but now I have a directory called 'Backup myname date'. I can open the directory and see all the files with the exception of 'My Documents', I get Access Denied. How can I get around this.

A:WinXP Backup issue, Access denied

Take Ownership of the folder to regain access.


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I'm getting the following error: Backup Exec 10.d - Access denied to file **
It's pretty much happening for all Exchange "mailboxes".

What I've done so far:

1. Rebuild backup job
2. Test Resource Credentials
3. Added Backup Exec user w/Admin rights -
This account will be used as the backup exec logon account
*I'll find out tomorrow if this #3 fixes the problem
I tried using the "TEST" run - took too long

Any other ideas?????

A:Backup Exec 10.d - Access denied to file **

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I have a very simple network with just 2 laptops, one running Windows 7 and the other XP.

The XP computer has one user and no password. The Win7 has 2 users, one with a password and one with no password.

I have done all the right things to make Win7 files visible across the network but every time I try to access files from the XP, I am prompted to login.

If I login as User1 with a password, I gain access to Win7 files. If I login as User2 without a password, I get the 'Denied Access' message box.

Is there any way around this, apart from always being User1 ?

A:XP User denied access across network

Check through this tutorial, which may be of help to you.

File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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Am running XP home and don't usually bother with all the security malarky as there's only me uses comp. However, created a second user id in case people wanted to use my comp, rather than them mess mine up. No problems there. However, for some reason I took it into my head to password protect my main account. I also remember choosing an option somewhere along the line (can I hell remember where, but I think it was during the whole password process) in which I can stop my files being seen/accessed by people using other accounts on my machine (even though the second account is an admin account too).

Anyway...even though I've taken the password stuff off now, I still cannot access my main account from my second account...which is a real pain as I cant transfer files between the two. In explorer, the main account (whilst logged into the second account) is just a folder and if I try to open it I get the message "Documents and Settings/**My name** not accessible. Access denied."

How do I get cross account availability again ? Can I revert my main account to being aceessible from any account again ? Where the hell is that option to hide files at ? I tried doing the same whilst creating my second account (don't ask me why) and the option never came up !!!

Help...I'm going mad !!!!

A:Access Denied between user accounts !

Right click on My Documents, and then the "sharing tab" and it tells you what to do there.

You can make files hidden individually by right-clicking on them, or to hide them in explorer go to "tools", "folder options" then the "view" tab, then uncheck "show hidden files and folders"


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I am the only user profile on my Win Xp computer. When i download the latest versions of Yahoo and AIM i get an error code of "Installation failed. Please run from an administraors account." I have checked user account profiles and I am only account listed. Guest account is turned off. I am password protected. Is there a way I can grant permission for installs?

A:User access denied for IM installs

Reboot into safemode by tapping f8 while starting up. Log on to the administrator account. You can either use that to install, or you can go to Control Panel>User Accounts and make your account an administrator.

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Hi to you all. I am new to Win7 & to IE9 & I hate it. Or more specifically, I hate having to learn it. I was so happy with XP but now I'm stuck with this & having no fun at all.
However I understand that is another subject.
Today's problem: I need to dl some dll's into SysWow64 in order for Photoshop filters to work in Paint Shop Pro. Everyone who's upgraded to Win7 has done this without any problem that I know of, however I get "Access is Denied you are not allowed to create *name of dll*".
I followed the instructions to change ownership & permissions here to see the update that it doesn't work for many people. I see the advice to use Lockhunter, however I don't know the validity of that advice & also I am not having trouble getting into a file at all.
Can anyone help me please, as my ability to use my graphics program is limited until my plugins work.
I thank anyone who takes the time to read this.

A:New user here - 'access denied' problem

Hello Wyldrose, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will not be able to save anything directly into a system folder.

Instead, you would need to save (create??) it to say your desktop first, unblock the file, then move/copy it into the SysWow64 folder, and click on Continue and Yes (UAC) to approve it.

Are these .dll files replacing existing .dll files with the same name in the SysWow64 folder, or just new ones that you are adding into the folder?

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My computer had a virus a while back and my "computer guy" had to wipe it out and reinstall everything. I did not have my operating cds at the time so he installed what i assume is a temporary one. I began recieving the notifications about my windows notbeing geniune towards the end of summer. To fix it i re-installed my windows operating cd that came with my laptop. I was able to validate my version of windows with microsoft. However, now i have a few issues.1. I cannot access any of the applications I have installed on my laptop. ie: microsoft office, my ipod, printer, anything. the only things that work is the basic applications that come on the cd.....like notepad, calculator, wordpad.... and a few others. When i got into My Computer.... C drive.. program files and click on an application like Word i get an error that says "Microsoft has not been installed for thisuser, please run setup and install it again" or on other applications like adobe it reads "this application has failed to start because MSVCP71.dll was not found. Re-Installing the application may fix the problem." How can i fix this? Am i going to have to reinstall everything on my computer?? The other problem is that when I reinstalled the operating cd it made me create another user account.. Now i cannot access the old ones, they dont show up on the log in screen. When i go into control panel/local disk (c drive)/ documents and settings.. the old accounts are there however when i... Read more

A:access denied to old user accounts

I think this will work. How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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I have seen similar posts but no suggestion that the basic problem lies with XP, and possibly an unidentified SP2 Security patch.

Our wilderness area has recently got broadband, and I have connected. However, the 2nd user, although connected, is unable to access any internet page, with various error messages popping up, on either IE6 or Firefox. If I remove the first user, the second user can now connect OK. Reinstalling the prime user, and now it (the prime) is denied access. I am fairly certain that an XP security problem is causing this, but cannot find a fix on MSKB, or elsewhere, despite this being a, fairly, common problem.
Has anyone out there got any good ideas for a fix?

A:2nd User denied internet access in XP SP2

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Following a hardware upgrade we reinstalled software and attempted to restore data from the old drive now housed in an external caddy. Everything was able to be accessed apart from payroll backups.

The backup payroll files, indeed all the files within the payroll directory can not be moved even using Windows Explorer...the error message "Access Denied Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use" keeps appearing. No other files on the drive seem to be affected.

Is there any way we can change the access rights to this directory? The software in question is Sage Payroll (current version).

A:Access denied to entire directory on backup drive

Hi Dalwhat and welcome to TSF !

Try to take ownership of the folder and see if it helps :

If you're using XP Home you'll need to restart the computer in safe mode and log as the administrator for the security tab to appear.

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I am reinstalling a system for my mother whose system crashed. I have everything set-up and was going to do a complete system drive backup (and have it a regular event). Everytime I try to back it up I get an immediate error saying that the access was denied.

Vista Ultimate x64
2 x 250 Gig HD (1: C:\ ~204G (~60g used) and D:\ ~30G, 2: E:\ ~233G)

Trying to backup C:\ to E:\ (Complete backup, not just files - File backup works)

C:\ is owned by TrustedInstaller D:\ is owned by the the only account (w/ admin status)

I am attaching pics to show the windows I get throughout the process.

I have seen many posts via Google with this issue, but haven't found an applicable fix for this situation.

Thanks in advance!

A:Complete Backup Fails immediately - Access Denied

Hi -

The error code 0x80070005 that I saw in the screenshots (nice, BTW) does refer to file permission issues. You are using Vista Ultimates own backup program so I would assume that the UAC prompted you and you are running at an elevated administrative level. To make sure of this, activate and log on to the hidden Vista admin account and try again. To activate the account -

START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe above under programs - select run as admin. Then type net user administrator /active:yes into the black cmd/DOS screen. Logoff your account and the user account named Administrator will be waiting for you at the logon screen. 2x-click on it.

One thing that is not clear to me here - You mentioned that the system crashed. I hope you know that doing this full system backup and then using it as a source for a restore, you will be left with the same system that crashed - even if you re-install Vista 1st. I think you may want to perform a more selective backup of personal folders and files. Also be wary of potential transference of infection if it now exists.

Regards. . .



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I've tried to create a backup of my computer files on an external hard drive three times but I get the same error message each time. Microsoft Security Essentials pops up and tells me that it caught a Trojan (Karagany.G) lurking in one of the shadow copy files. I'm the administrator, no other user accounts on this laptop, so I don't understand why I don't have access to all my files as the error says.
This is the directory that always pops up: file:\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy61\Users\cjlanc\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\55\63ca7fb7-144752c8 It's driving me insane. Some help please?

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I got an image (acronis) from the hd from my old PC which was stolen. I can mount the backuped partitions as logical drives on my new computer. I can explore them, but all files in my personal documents directory cannot be opened or copied, because access is denied. I followed instructions, mentioned elsewhere in order to 'take ownership' of those files (properties/security/advanced/owner) but when I click the owner-tab I already get a warning that I can only view the current owner. And indeed there is no way to change that. Of course I'm administrator. I have the same user name on the new computer as I had on the old one (which does not help, obviously).
Any advice? Needless to say that I really need those files...
Thanks for any help!

A:Backup from acronis-image on new computer: Access denied

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Receiving access denied errors when restoring emails that were backup to tape using Backup Exec 11d. The error states is "access denied to directory user. Top of Information Store. Inbox.

The account I am using are members of the following group:

1. administrator

2. Domain Admins

3. Domain User

4. Enterprise Admins

5. Exchange Admins

6. Exchange Domain Servers

7. Exchange Services.

Anti Virus software turned off.

It also has Exchange Full Administrator privileges and not hidden from GAL

Why is this not working?

A:Backup exec access denied when restoring email

the restore should be executed from either

the Backup Operator group user
or the Admin login
the user IDs of the target inboxes don't matter at all

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I restored a backup of the "documents and settings" to a new install of XP but when I try to access the primary (preffered customer) folder I get 'C:\Documents And Settings\Preffered Customer is not accessible. Access is denied'. This folder originally asked for a password, which was blank (ie. hit enter). Is there something I can do in the registry or am I stuck with a unaccessable backup (all the my docs, pics etc.)?

A:Solved: Restored backup files, now access denied...

Take ownership of files & folders should help here.

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Hello everyone...first time back for a long time...so hello again.
I have a problem that is far beyond me and Im scared of going too far into this and messing things up.
I am trying to delete folders using Mutilate file wiper but I am getting the following message when I try to access documents and setting folder and many other folders are the same....the message reads :
permission to use object denied. check the file or folders security settings to see if you have access
I have tried google for answers and have tried setting the folder security settings to allow access but nothing changes. I have an administrator account and have tried various things with no results.
I just want access to every folder like I have on my PC running XP.
Anyway I am completely lost and desperately need some help.
Any advice will be very much appreciated
Thank you


A:folder access denied ? please help

The "documents and setting" folders on a Windows 7 machine, are system folders and are NOT to be messed with by the user.

Even a Admin can NOT remove them, they are there for the "System" to use when a program written to use "documents and setting " and will be redirected to the Users folders.

You may want to have access to every folder but you will NOT, unless you turn off the built in protection. Then you are on your own and will really mess things up by doing what you are trying to do.

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Please help me I realy need to help..
I have a folder that is very important for me .. I think that something is wrong with it when I wanna open my folder, it dose not open and there is a message that says:
file is not accessible access is denied..
what should I do?
I know that it is my father fault cause he does not wanna that I open that folder...
I didi every thing that I thought might help but I could not fix my file...

A:Folder access is denied

Google for "Take Ownership" and follow the instructions

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I have a folder in my 'C:\Documents & Settings\Geoffrey\' folder, (which is my home directory and I am the Administrator), which I can't access and neither can the software who's configuration files this folder contains.

The folder is named 'ZDE' and belongs to Zend Studio 5.2.0 which is a PHP IDE that I use for web development. The ZDE folder is where Zend Studio store it's config files

When I try to access it from either Explorer or the Comand Prompt I get an 'Access Denied' message.
This folder is not supposed to be locked according to the manufacturer of the software that uses it.

I tried creating another Administrator account logged in under that and got the same Access Denied message just trying to look at 'C:\Documents & Settings\Geoffrey\' let alone getting to the offending folder.

Any suggestions on how I can unlock this directory?

A:Folder - Access Denied

It's possible that you may need to "take ownership" to access it.

This explains how:

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I was playing with user accounts on my new pc. I have 2 administrator accounts and a guest account. I wanted to set up a folder with my personal pictures so that only I have an access to it. I unchecked the "use simple sharing" option in folder options and then clicked on the folder in question, and in properties selected the other administrator account name and denied the access to the folder. I switched the accounts to that other administrator and shure enough, he could not access the folder. I logged back in as myself, allowed the other administrator access again BUT... it turns out I don't have the access to the folder either! In the security folder I have all the permissions turned on for all the administrators, and for my name on the network (I set up a home network) but access is denied. What's wrong? How do I fix it?

A:Access denied to a folder

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Hi Everyone,

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

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

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

If I enable simple file sharing and goto folder properties I do not see security tab.

If anyone can help me I would be glad.


A:Win Xp Folder Access Denied

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Trying to delete a folder I get "Folder Access Denied" -- need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder. I am the only account on this PC an am Administrator. I click continue and get the same message with "Try Again".

Suggestions welcome. Thanks

A:Folder Access Denied

Hello Dickey, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What the name of the folder and it's full path that you are trying to delete?

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For some reason my machine booted up this morning on its own for some unknown reason while I was in bed!! I thought nothing more of it started up a game (but there was no sound) then rushed out and left it running.

This afternoon when I returned and closed the game, the first thing I noticed was that the task bar was half hidden below the bottom of the screen (I usually have it at twice the standard size to give a full row of quick start icons).

I managed to get it back to the correct size by removing the quicklaunch toolbar - which hid the taskbar completly - and then re-enabled the quicklaunch buttons which enabled me to expand the taskbar.

Further to this, windows pauses while it starts up for 30 seconds which it never has done, all network connections have dissappeared and none of the programs that usually start with windows start - including norton.

Norton crashes on running from the start menu and Internet Explorer opens for a fraction of a secon and then it closes.

I cannot copy and paste files to my external HDD so that they can be backed up and a fresh installation of windows made.

Has anyone any experience of this problem or does anyone know what is going on??


As an edit, I have thought of a few more things...
Folders eg. My documents do not show as normal in the taskbar.

The CPU usage is around the 95% mark continually

The machine will not perform tasks such as defragmentation!

A:Folder Access Denied

If you can boot to normal Windows try Windows System Restore to reset your system state to a previously working condition.

Click start/programs/accessories/system tools/system restore

Choose a date from before the problem began and follow the directions on screen.

This will not affect your data but will reverse any updates if any you may have done so you might need to do the updates again.

Let us know.

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