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Access Denied folder/directory?

Q: Access Denied folder/directory?

Well....I did an uninstall/reinstall today of Ultima Online....backed up my Desktop (containing profiles/macros for my characters) directory to my desktop of course, and after the install, slapped it back into the Ultima Online 2D directory and I got Access Denied all over the place when trying to browse the desktop directory that i pasted into the Ultima Online 2D directory.....and it's really annoying cause i have to go open each folder manually, Select All, then Right click, Set access to everyone, for EACH FOLDER and every file within each folder.....between 3-4 different "accounts" and different "servers" and 5 characters on each account, that's a lot of selecting, right clicking and setting to everyone access.....sooo....lol.

On another forum, a regedit trick was posted to access the CACLS.exe file from the right click context menu to set the files/directories to "Everyone" and I wanted to know if it is possible to use a wildcard *.* in the following regedit. Something, that I could just right click the Ultima Online 2D directory, and set access to everyone, and it would set everyone access throughout all directories and files throughout.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Reset Permissions to Everyone"

@="cacls.exe \"%L\" /G Everyone:F"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\Shell\Reset Security]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\Shell\Reset Security\command]
@="cacls.exe \"%L\" /G Everyone:F"
Is this possible? :X

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A: Access Denied folder/directory?

Ok. i solved my own problem and yes, the wildcard works/ed

I used cacls.exe *.* /G EVERYONE:F and it worked. seems to be working fine. I just had to CD \Program Files\Ultima Online 2D\ from the C:\ prompt

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On Windows7 Pro,  trying to run IIS.  The way I am used to execute is  on the browser "localhost".  I used to have the code in the directory  C:\inetpub\wwwroot.   Even before I copy,  I am hoping to see
the image IIS welcome page.  Once it is successful, want to copy the code as that was the way I used to do in Window XP.    However I am getting the following message.  I have administrator access to the machine and gave full permissions
to the folder  'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.  Still the same message. 
Error message 401.3: You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied (access denied due to Access Control Lists). Ask the Web server's administrator to give you access to 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.

Can someone help me to address this issue.  Thanks a lot in advance. 

A:Error message 401.3: You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied (access denied due to Access Control Lists). Ask the Web server's administrator to give you access to 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.


You can click the IIS hyperlink in my previous post or using this one



Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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I had Windows 2000 server in my PC. For one of the directories
(D:\Test) I had set
the password for access.
Recently I installed Windows XP (Windows 2K server is removed) .
Unfortunately I
didnt realise the passwod protection I set .
Now I am not able to access the directory D:\Test.
It gives error 'Access Denied.'
Is there any way I can access the files in this directory ?
I have very important files in this directory.
Can some one help me out.



A:Directory access denied

bump up for you..... if problem not yet solved.

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Created a directory d:\Videos.

Shared it with Everyone with full read/write/change permissions.

Despite being totally open to the (home) network, I cannot access it.

I suspect this will always be the case with a new directory. How can I remove the padlock? I must have been able to do it before as there are no problems with directories which are already shared, but I don't recall having this difficulty when setting these up.

A:New Directory is Access Denied to Network

Have you tried going into the Security settings? When sharing drives you need to set up the standard permissions and also the security settings will need some adjusting.

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I was previously running Avira Anti-virus and was infected with some virus's. I did not note the names except for 2 different variants of the FBI virus. I used a combination of Malwarebytes and Chameleon and the Bitdefender rescue CD to remove/clean my system but I still get this popup every time I turn on the computer and log into the specified user or whenever I right click on a file on the desktop or in windows explorer when logged in as the user that says
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\sncfvot\syuekik\wow.dll could not be found. This does not happen in my admin account or a new account if I create one. I currently have 2 standard user accounts with this issue.
In searching on the internet I found this topic at the malwarebytes forum: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=125192 (Possible infection (RunDLL error) after removing virus - Resolved HijackThis Logs - Malwarebytes Forum) and followed the steps through Combofix and then ran OTL to get logs and compare and realized I was in extremely over my head.
Please help resolve this if possible. Here are the dds and attach logs:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16611  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by twerp at 21:49:30 on 2013-07-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional N   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1918.635 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9B5F5313-CAF9-DD97-C460-E778420237B4}
SP: Windows Defender *Dis... Read more

A:wow.dll not found in temp directory, access denied

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I tried to acess a Directory (Application Data) and received a message "Application data not accessible. Access is denied" I checked the file attributes for this directory and found it to be "HSN". I noted several other directories with the same attributes and that I couldn't access any of them (including Documents, Desktop, Start-Menu, Templates). All other directories with attributes like N, SN or AN were accessible).

What does HSN mean and how do I change it so I can access these directories?



A:Directory Access Denied by Explorer, Attribute=HSN

Does anyone have any idea how to change these file attributes?

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i was working on permissions, ownership, and auditing. i was wondering, a lot of files deny access regardless of whether
i assume ownership, or so for my group. are those denials logged somewhere so I can delve into the purpose of those files
and reason they are locked? too many to list from system files to individual program files.

changing these setting was tricky too because i belong to a group on the system, that i denied access, while granting myself access. i wound up with denied access. is there a way to fix this security loophole?

A:Directory & User Permissions, access denied

Quote: Originally Posted by adnmance

i wound up with denied access.

yep - that is what the warning says will happen:

What are you attempting to achieve by changing the file permissions?

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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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Hello folks,

I know similar questions have been asked but I "might" have a unique one. What I have been trying to do is to copy the "C:\Users", "C:\Program Files", & "C:\Program Files (x86)" to another clean hard drive "D:\".

I'm doing this to make more room for the OS in the C: drive while date will be in the D: drive. Now I have successfully robocopy Program Files & Program Files (x86). I also have copied most of the Users directory but for this stubborn Real\update directory. This is I think the real player program. I get this Access Denied and "Error 5" error. I am in elevated command prompt. I achieved this via the Repair your computer prompt on the Windows install DVD.

I also have rmdir for Program Files & Program Files and have made a mklink for both of them so windows knows where they will be. But I have not did a full boot because I don't think windows will access my Users directory because they have been moved over to the new drive. What I can only do will have to be via the command prompt.

I can't make a mklink for Users because I get an error saying something about duplicate areas? What I was trying to do is go to this Real\update directory but even trying to access that directory via cd commands will not work, giving me a access denied. Again I am in elevated command prompt "Administrator:X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe How can I get to that directory. I just want... Read more

A:Robocopy - Access denied Error 5 Real Directory

You probably just can't move your program files due to the possibility of config files and registry entries that are looking for your programs on the c drive since that's where they where installed. They should be reinstalled if you want to move them. Also if you move the profiles folder (under c:\user) it will break your profiles and you will need to change the location in the registry. I suggest that you put everything back and just move your personal files, music, pics, & videos on another drive. That should free up a lot of space.

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Trying to update via Lenovo Vantage   get     An error occurred while trying to create a flle in the destiinaton directory     Access is denied Turned off bitdefender no effect, Win 10  Lenovo L540 Thanks in advance for your time.   

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Out of 2 Domain controllers in one domain abc ,  one domain controller  has access to a  website hosted in IIS server joined in domain xyz through Internet explorer. These domains exist in 2 different forests..

But when the same website is being accessed by the 2nd Domain controller with the same Domain Admin credentials, I am getting this error .
Anybody please provide suggestions to resolve the issue

Thanks & and regards S.Swaminathan Live & and let others live!!!

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Hi Everyone,
Whenever I install some new software in my new laptop I get this error:-
Unable To Execute Files In The Temporary Directory. Setup Aborted. Error 5: Access Is Denied.
I have tried synchronizing the clocks but it doesn't remove the problem.
These softwares work on another laptop that i have, which also runs windows 7.
Can someone please tell me the solution as this is extremely urgent.
Thanks In Advance.

A:Unable To Execute Files In The Temporary Directory. Setup Aborted. Error 5: Access Is Denied.

explore to the temporary directory,  right click and select security, check that you have permissions to write to that directory.

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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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hey i have this little prob. i reformatted my hard drive and it seems to have saved the documents folder from the previous time i used it. i wanna delete it now but it says that access is denied. any ideas on how to get rid of it? also i switched it from fat32 to ntfs. i did that when i reformatted but it seems to have taken a huge amount of my hard drive. i have a 20gb. hard drive and after the reformat i only had 9 or 10gb available. is that normal or what? any and all help would be great appreciated!!


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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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I'm in a fix now. I reinstall an XP OS by not formating but deleting the existing windows and replacing with the new XP into the same windows folder. Didn't remember to disable password so the backups I kept in a folder directly in the root drive will say access denied. Somebody help

A:Folder Access Denied

Hi, welcome to TSG.

Take ownership of the folder: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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There are a few folders on Vista that can't be accessed.

One for example is the one shown in the screenshot:

Can someone of you guys please tell me what needs to be done in order to access these folders?

Thanks in advance,

A:Folder Access Denied

If you need app data folder, try the one under your user name. I don't know but that may be a protected system file. Go into folder options and uncheck "hide protected system files". maybe that will do it. While you're in there check the "show hidden files" and access app data under your own user name. Good luck.

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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 both XP and Windows 7 running as dual boot. My documents is on a separate partition (D:\) and I have placed a shortcut to this folder in the 'Libraries' of
Windows 7. I can access the 'My Docs'. folder ok but I cannot open the sub folder 'My Pictures', due to an "access is denied" message. I have checked the 'permissions' on the security tab and I have two entries both with full control, (one as administrator and one with my computer name) but nothing I do will persuade the system to give me access to this very important folder. I have to re-boot into XP and copy any files to a memory stick so that I can then access them in Windows 7. This is the only sub folder that will not open. Can anyone help?.

A:Folder Access Denied

Have you tried to take ownership of the folder?

Take Ownership Shortcut

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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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Hi im a WinXP Pro user, how do i make a folder private or access denied from other users? Here's the thing, i only want the folder accessible if and only if i log in under my specified username. So that means that logging in using other usernames will deny access to the folder. Is it really possible without installing any third party softwares? Please tell me the steps.

A:Access Denied Folder!

do you have administration rights on your user name?

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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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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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I allowed my old room mate to use my computer for web browsing and the like and she's moved out. I found out she installed iTunes on my computer even after removing it using Revo uninstaller, byeiTunes, and using CCleaner to wipe the registry files I still can not delete the iTunes folder in my "my music" folder. I am on the admin account and it says that I do not have permission to access the files. I can not even move other files in or out of the music folder. Please someone help me so I can get what I'm calling the "iTunes Virus" off of my computer.

A:Access to Folder Denied

Several things to do.
1) Sometimes you have to boot to safe mode to delete certain files & directories.
2) Take full ownership of the folder, and give yourself permission to delete it.
3) Delete the contents first.

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I'm trying to open a folder with the message " access denied " Path. right click folder> click properties.>
click security> click advance tab> click owner tab>click edit >chose name> click apply>click OK.
A message pops up: If you have taken ownership of this object. You will need to close and re-open
this objects properties before you can change permissions.. ( I"M LOST HERE )

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A:Access denied in folder

As here

but be aware that certain system folders are still not accessible even with those permissions

So having taken ownership you then need to grant yourself the permissions you need
You may not have the appropriate permissions
Issues that you experience when you try to access files and folders may be related to permissions. Permissions are rules that determine whether you can access or change files and folders. To determine the permissions of the file or folder, follow these steps:

Right-click the file or folder, then click Properties.
Click the Security tab.
Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions that you have.
To open a file, you have to have the Read permission. To change permissions on a file or folder, follow these steps.

Important You must be logged on as an administrator to change permissions on files and folders.

Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab.
Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions that you have.
Click Edit, click your name, select the check boxes for the permissions that you must have, and then click OK.


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I'm having trouble getting my Documents & Settings folder to copy into my external drive for backup purposes. The external drive already has this folder in place and the proper files and folders within D/S as I have been routinely backing it up for the last few years. However, now when I try to Copy Folder To the external drive, I get the error message that access to the J drive (external drive) is denied. As you can see from the pic below, the D/S folder on my hard drive is apparently locked. I don't recall locking it and how do I unlock it so that I can copy to to the external drive?

A:How to access denied folder?

There is no Documents & Settings folder in Windows 7. Any folder that out rights denies you access is not a real folder.

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I wanted to upgrade my win xp with new version of win xp. So I started upgrading. However it stoped in the middle of the process.
I installed new copy of windows over previous in order to keep my document & settings.
So there was my previous account I used before cool
When I wanted to access it it said "Access Denied".
I wanted to open it with Administrator privilages and it is still saying access denied.
PLS help I am desperate ((((

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So my Gateway somehow did this on its own: http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/Medialess/MLXPMC0/MLXPMC0su14.shtml

I have a folder for my user under Documents and Settings in the "C:\My backup" that gives me "Access Denied".

What can I do to access it?

Win XP Home.

A:Access is denied on folder

You can try taking ownership of the folder. The instructions are 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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i recently had to reinstall windows XP because it wouldn't boot up no matter what i tried, i made the mistake of overwriting the old windows so now my docs is kinda messed up.
my problem is that on my old desktop, i had a folder called "Temp" which i used to stop my desktop getting cluttered up so theres quite a lot of good stuff in there, but when ever i try to open it it says the directory is not accessible, access denied.
i tried using command prompt to access it or rename it or simply move it and it tells me access denied. there is no encryption or password on it and i know it exists as does its contents because i used some software to take a look at it (software simply makes a pie chart of how the space on your drive is used, i just set it to that particular folder).

does any1 know of how i can get into this non accessible folder?

A:access denied to folder

Are you using NTFS?
Try this: Go to Folder Options>view and remove the check from simple file sharing

Right-click the folder and choose "sharing and secruity"

Click "security" and then "advanced"

Click Owner tab and make yourself the owner. Check "replace owner etc." box

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I recently reinstalled winxp home. It retained all my files and everthing seems fine but I cant get into a folder with all my pics in it. Any help will be appreciated

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As a security precaution, I created a limited account for using the internet, and blocked the sharing of a folder full of important personal files in the administrator account. Since then, I have re-installed Windows without thinking to remove the sharing block first, and find now that I can't get access to the folder - not even with the new administrator account. Can someone please explain how I can gain access to this folder again? All I get at the moment is "Access is Denied". The folder is on a separate partition from Windows.

A:Denied Access to Own Folder

Err..... Anybody?!

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ok, xp messed up and i had to reinstall... well, i installed over the previous instance, because i hadn't backed up my files. when all was said and done, i went to the old user account file and it says access denied... i had it set previously so that other users couldn't access my files. but now, i can't log onto that particular account, because it's from the previous install... but i know the password for the account. so is there anyway i can get these files unlocked, or get that account reinstated? i tried the administrator reclaiming of all files thing, and set my self as the data recovery person, but still access is denied... any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Access denied on folder!

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Hi everyone!
Im new to this forum, and was hoping i could get a little help here with this.
Firstly, specs/OS etc as most forums want that..

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
CPU: AMD FX-8350 @4.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
MoBo: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
Ram: 16gigs Patriot Viper 3 1600mhz
GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning Boost Edition
HDD's: Adata Premier Pro SP900 128gb + 3T WD + 3x WD 2T + 500gig
PSU: Huntkey 900w PSU
Case:AEROCOOL Strike X

How my drives work..Obviously, OS is on the SSD.. 500GB is sort of a Net drive where if i go to a lan people can dump things in there then i sort out to one of the other drives later on.

Ohk problem time now. When i copy stuff TO the 500GB .. all is fine, works as normal .. But any of my other drives, im getting "Destination Folder Access Denied" ( not sure how the attachments work here but i attached a screenshot. ) If i click Continue in the box, it will copy to the other drive as per normal, but why am i having to provide this Administrator permission every time i copy something from one drive to another? My account is the Admin account. How can i stop this popping up all the time? I have changed UAC settings to never notify but still get this problem. Most annoying.
I do hope someone can help with this problem


A:Destination Folder Access Denied

i've seen your issue posted on a couple of sites. After taking ownership, Access Denied still Appears.

From one site;

1. Control Panel > User accounts > Change UAC settings - drop the slider to the bottom
2. In start screen pres win key + S, type 'Local Security Policy' search and press enter
3. Go to Local Policies > Security Options, scroll to the bottom and find 'User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode' to Disabled
4. Restart PC when prompted
5. Re-add your user account to Temp permissions and re-enable the option from step 3
I cant tell you its going to work.

Here is another

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I recently had to do a Windows Recovery with my computer. I have a 2nd hard drive on which I have backed up a lot of my files and such. When I go to use those backed up files on my primary hard drive I am unable to access these files because this error message comes up: "Folder is not accessible. Access is denied." I can't even copy those files to the other hard drive. I found the following article on microsoft's website. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881/en-us. I am guessing that it applies only to XP pro because some of the things it recommends doing are not even on my computer. Can anyone tell me how to accomplish the same thing with XP home edition? Thanks in advance.Here are the steps. My comments are in purple."RESOLUTIONTo resolve this issue, you must turn off Simple File Sharing, and then take ownership of the folder:1. Turn off Simple File Sharing:a. Click Start, and then click My Computer.b. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.c. Under Advanced Settings, click to clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box, and then click OK. Simple file sharing is not even offered in my advanced settings2. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.3. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message, if one appears. I have no security tab.4. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab. I have no owner tab. 5. In the Name list, click your user n... Read more

A:Folder Is Not Accessible. Access Is Denied.

You will have to:1) Take ownership of the files/folders2) Then give yourself "Full Control" over the files/foldersTo do this (in XPHome) you'll have to boot into "Safe Mode" (by tapping F8 as Windows starts to load).Once in Safe Mode, you'll be able to right click on the files, select the Properties tab, and then select the Security tab.At the bottom of the Security tab is a button for "Advanced", click on it - then click on the Owner tab. Make yourself the Owner of the files/folders by double clicking on your user name.Then click OK to exit the dialog. Then, go back in and give yourself "Full Control" in the Security tab.You may note that this doesn't always carry down through the directory structure. The solution is to do it manually to each level - a real PITA, but it gets the job done.FWIW - here's an Access Denied HowTo with more details: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/42756/how-to-fix-an-access-denied-errors/

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I shared a folder on my LAN network, (University hostel). after that i "unshared" it. shared it by right clicking, security and sharing, share this folder on network,did not allow users to modify contents. there might have been a problem while setting permission. the problem is, after i "unshared" it, i have no modification access to the folder. i can access it though to view my files. but i cant create a new folder, rename a new folder, or modify files within the subfolders. FYI its my Games folder. i found out abt this when i wasnt able to save my games cos the error said that the program was denied access. i am the admin on the pc n i still cant modify it. Win Xp SP3. usin AVG IS 9.0 . simple sharing is enabled. have shared the folder b4. had no problems. till a couple days ago. tried system restore to no effect.
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can delete a folder..(regretting it)...but cant restore it from recycle bin...says check if disk is full or write protected.

A:Solved: Denied access to folder...

Try taking the ownership of that folder.
Goto Security -> Advanced -> Owner
If you are admin on your PC, you should be able to take ownership. After that you should be able to modify that folder.

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I have a small issue concerning deleting folder. Here's situation:

I had a folder that I wanted to delete. I used shift+del combo for instant deletion, but than issue occured. Basicly, folder stayed, yet files deleted themselves. And when I try to delete the folder, it says I need administrator privilegies, which after clicking yes it says I don't have, eventhough I'm the only user on computer and my account is set up under administrator.
I can't even open folder, since I get error message as followed:

E:\Directory (name of directory I want to delete) is not accessible.

Access is denied.

I checked forums around, some people are saying just to make another identical folder and Windows will interpret them as 2 diff folders, but it didn't work for me.

Any suggestions?:P

A:Can't delete folder - access denied

Hello there. You should try to delete it with Unlocker. But first follow this tutorial to Take Ownership to that folder.

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I have a 3 computer network, hardwired. The latest addition is a HP laptop with Win XP media.
I have gotten the network to work and can access the internet through my router, but I cannot see the files on certain C drive folders such as Program files. I have Norton Security on this computer and this may be the problem. I have disabled Windows firewall. I get an error message saying that access is denied.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you.


A:Access denied on program folder

No it is from windows itself.
How to turn off simple file sharing
To disable simple file sharing, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
3. In the Advanced Settings section, clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box.
4. Click OK.
How to share a folder or a drive with other users
To share a folder or a drive with other users, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click My Computer, and then locate the folder or drive that you want to share.
2. Right-click the folder or drive, and then click Sharing and Security.
3. On the Sharing tab, click Share this folder.
4. To change the share name of the shared folder or drive, type a new name in the Share name box. Other users see the new name when they connect to this shared folder or drive. The actual name of the folder or drive does not change.
5. To add a comment about the shared folder or drive, type the text in the Comment box.
6. To limit the number of people who can connect to the shared folder or drive at the same time, click Allow under User limit, and then type the number of users.
7. To set share permissions on the shared folder or drive, click Permissions.

Note To share folders and drives, you must be logged on as a member of any one of the following groups:
&#8226; Administrators
&#8226; Server Operators
&#8226; Power Users

8. Click OK.

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Hello! I'm not sure if this is the right section for this question, but here it goes. I moved my 3 folders that I keep my class notes in from My documents -> school -> notes to my documents -> school --> old notes. About 2 seconds later, without restarting, logging off, changing users, etc, I tried to open one of the folders and it said access denied. I cannot delete them undo the move or open them. So, I restarted into safe mode, logged on as administrator (the security tab did not show in normal mode and I read somewhere to do it in safe mode), right clicked on the folder, click the security tab, etc and changed ownership to my user. Now I can open the folder however I cannot open any of the hundreds of files that are in the folders.

Most recently, I downloaded some zip files for class to my desktop and then tried to move them to my notes folder. When I tried to extract them, it said access denied. When I redownloaded them to the desktop (because I can't move them from the notes folder) I could unzip them and open the files from the desktop.

To make a long story short, any time I move a file to another location on my computer I can't open the file. I would appreciate any help.

A:Moved folder, now access is denied

Guide: Bypass ACCESS DENIED error when accessing data from different XP/2000 install.

Look further down guide page for:
To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:

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This there any way to have this weird access denied glitch on Windows 7 fixed ?

I never had this issue with Vista 64, I have my windows 7 always updated to the latest.. heck this even happens on a system that has just been formatted. I have no special access restrictions placed on my system.

Need help on this one!

A:Folder / File access denied

Hello EarlZ,

What folder/file is this for?

You may need to take ownership (Option Two at link) of it, then "Allow" your user account "Full Control" of it first.

Hope this helps for now,

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ok i formatted my system and i had backed up my pictures ont oa secondary harddrive, forgetting that they were encrypted by windows XP hence making them only viewable by that account but now i am noit able to open the photos at all, it says access is denied? how can i solve this issue? are there any third party applications that can break the encryption?

A:Access Denied on a backed up folder

I had something similar a while back with some folders I was trying to browse from an Image created with Acronis.

You should be able to right click on the folder and go to 'Properties'. Select the 'Security' tab and then click 'Advanced'. From there, click the 'Owner' tab and change the owner to yourself, click Apply then OK. Then click 'Add', 'Advanced' then 'Find Now', scroll to your name then click OK, then OK again and make sure there is a tick in all the boxes under Allow. Click Apply then OK.

Then try again.

You may need to change your folder view to disable siimple file sharing to show the security tab...

In windows explorer, click Tools then Folder Options, then View..scroll to bottom of the list and remove the tick from 'Use simple file sharing' then click OK.

If you have Windows XP Home Edition, you will have to change the permissions whilst in safe mode.

Hope that works for you :-)

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I am running WIn 10 pro 64 bit on a P8Z77-V PRO motherboard. I have a Mediasonic PRORAID 4 Bay Enclosure - USB 3.0 & eSATA (HFR2-SU3S2). It is currently set to RAID 10

I had been having trouble with the drive being empty when I clicked on it in My PC.

Now the drive boots up fine each time I start up the PC. The iTunes library is functional as is my email profile which is stored on it.

However, my business folder with course materials, book layouts, art, etc... is telling me
English Tree
[Main Instruction]
You don't currently have permission to access this folder.
Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder.
[Continue] [Cancel]

I click continue, but I can never get in. I have tried restarting the PC, but no change. When I right click on the folder for properties it is also telling me that it has 0 bytes, 0 files, 0 folders. scary.....


please advise. I need this for my classes this week. weep


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hi I moved the contents of a backup video dvd onto my laptop into its video folder. It was VIDEO_TS AND AUDIO_TS. Now i am trying to move those two folders into one folder with the name of the movie. The audio one moved in fine but the video one gives me this message that reads Destination Access Folder Denied. You need Permission...
I need some help

Thanks you in ahead

A:Destination Access Folder Denied

Try Taking Ownership of the Folder or use Unlocker.

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I am having issues accessing files on a network folder on SBS 2003. I have changed permissions and ownership of the folder but issue still persists. Three people have access to this folder/files however only one of them is able to access the files while the other 2 have "access denied" message when they try opening up files.

Any suggestions on how i could go about and solve this issue for the other 2 users?

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I have the XP prob of having access denied after restoring some folders on my External HDD (NTFS)

I went through the usual solution of setting the owner to me and it worked fine, however I take this HDD to and from work and when I got home I had to set the owner to my home PC.

How do I set it so I don't have to change it every time?


A:Folder access denied - external hdd

I make all external drives fat32, not ntfs, alot easier for me, and I dont have
to worry about being locked out from my own data.IMHO

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