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Q: Cannot access file Access is denied make sure that the disk is not full or write pro

I have kinda setup a network with my computer and a laptop which has just been formatted. It now has XP service pack 2 installed and I have to enter the password and username of an account on the laptop in order to access the resources.
Now I can access the laptop using my computer, when the laptop tries to access my computer, and tries to get a file, the message on the title always comes up.

I have unchecked simple file sharing and enabled full access (read/write) on the laptop whose account Im using. But it didnt work.

When opening my computer today, I have noticed a message about migration and program controls and some information about windows NT and windows 3.x This has never popped up and am wondering if this has made any changes to my computer not the laptop.

So Is there a simple way that does not restrict the laptop from getting the resources on my computer??

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I am getting this message when I try to copy files from my workstation to our server. I checked the permissions and everything is full access. I'm also unable to delete any of the files I previously copied on server. I'm using XP and server is Windows 2003.

A:Access is denied, make sure disk is not full or write protected

Did you look at the share permissions or the NTFS permissions? You have to have read and write on both in order to be able to do it. I am assuming your server is running NTFS Hdd's?

The 2 tabs to look at for the folder is both Sharing and Security.

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1st time posting on this forum so forgive me if I am uninformed about certain things! (Great grandmother from Palm Springs)I would just like someone to look over my HJT to make sure I don't have anything lurking around there. I haven't checked it for a very long time but I have been having massive flickering on every stroke (even while I type right now) After searching some, I read that flickering might be from recently MS downloads for ? (something?) I have had automatic downloads I do believe, so I might have downloaded something to do with drivers, card? Could it be that? I tried some time ago (before all this flickering) to change something about the resolution and messed it up, so was a tad fearful in doing anything in that area again by myself. For your instructions, could you be so kind and to direct me how to get back to this forum (or send me a link if at all possible)When I did run the HJT log, I did get a screen that came up and said:"For some reason your system denied write access to the Host file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, HJT may not be able to fix this. You will need to edit the file yourself."I know you are all busy, and I don't want to add to your jobs, but would you please kindly look at my HJT log and see if there is anything in there that is not right? I want to thank you in advance for all the help I have seen posted here and the person who requests organ donation in lew of funds is probably one special indi... Read more

A:1st: "denied write access to the Host file..." HJT log

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I'm running Win7 64bit and my IE 8 browser's search provider had been corrupted by a program, according to an error I receive. Because I use Mozilla, and I'm running a fairly new PC, I figured the search provider may have been some Dell-based provider, and I thought nothing of it. However, I decided to investigate anyway. I did a small search and found out that it may be born from a BHO, so I downloaded BHORemover and found an "unknown" BHO listing, comprised of a string of alphanumeric digits similar to a registry entry. Considering that it was unknown, I attempted to delete it via the program to no avail. I looked in IE's options to see if I could see it listed in the search provider section. Nothing but bing was listed. I then downloaded HijackThis and ran a scan. The unknown BHO showed up. I clicked to correct the problem and ran the BHORemover again to check for removal. The unknown BHO didn't show up. I re-ran HijackThis, and received an odd error message:

"For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file."

The message is longer than that, and I can transcribe the entire message if needed. I assume the error was a result of the deletion of the no-name BHO. HijackThis doesn't show the no-name during a scan, but has the BHO in its "backups" tab. To be safe, I ran a Malwarebytes and McAfee scan and both came back clean.

Should I be worried?

Thanks in advance, and I hope to hear from someone soon.

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A:HijackThis denied write access to Hosts file

The HOSTS file is a text file that maps an IP address to a name. It has no extension and can be viewed using notepad.Double-click on the HOSTS file. A message will appear saying Windows can't open the file or Choose the program you want to open this file.Scroll down the list of programs until you see Notepad.Select it and click OK.To view the Hosts file in Notepad automatically, go to Start > Run and type: notepad %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hostsSince the Hosts file is often used and altered by malware, some security programs (like Spybot S&D) will lock the file's read-only attributes as protection so it cannot be changed without your knowledge unless that feature is disabled.The "system denied writes access" is normal when using HijackThis and other tools on Vista/Windows 7 due to the restrictions imposed by the Users Access Control (UAC). The HOSTS file is being protected. There is no need to worry about it and you can ignore the message when there is no evidence of malware infection.Keep in mind that running HijackThis on a 64-bit machine may show log entries which indicate (file missing) when that is NOT the case so you need to verify that the file is actually missing. Anti-malware scanners have problems enumerating the drivers and services on 64-bit machines so they do not always work properly. WOW64 is the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run on 64-bit Windows but x86 applications are re-direct... Read more

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and it wants me to edit the file myself.

I am having a problem with google redirect, and there are a couple of files that avast couldn't move to the chest, but I think they were moved on reboot...something called win32 sirefef, something with desktop ini.

Should I change this file in hijack this?

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When I try and run Hijack this I get a message saying "your system denied write access to Hosts file. You can edit the file yourself by doing this and that blah, blah....but when I try I just get something that says "sample hosts file" and nothing about the "Hijack This" reports I'm supposed to be deleting and saving as 'hosts' and rebooting (per hijack this instructions). I can't turn on my windows security center service and I have a broadband connection pop up constantly that I'm not sure is supposed to be there or not. My computer was infected with the fake security warnings thing a few months back and who knows what else but I thought malware-bytes got rid of it all. I did run hijack this and had it analyzed with those automatic log analyzers and it showed a bunch of bad things that I deleted..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514Run by me at 14:48:00 on 2011-09-20Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3895.2096 [GMT -5:00].AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 *Enabled/Updated* {77DEAFED-8149-104B-25A1-21771CA47CD1}SP: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 *Enabled/Updated* {CCBF4E09-A773-1FC5-1F11-1A056723366C}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\wind... Read more

A:when I try to use hijack this it says "your system denied write access to the Hosts file.........

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I am trying to burn a file to a CD that I created in Word. When I try to make changes to this file I receive an error that says "You do not have access to the Folder. E:\. See your administrator for access to this folder." I am the owner of this PC. How can I be allowed to use this file?

Thank you,


A:Denied access to make changes to file

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Original Title: Recycle Bin Error.
I am using Win XP Pro, my recycle bin displays full icon,, but when i try to empty my recycle bin i am getting the following error
Cannot remove folder Dc214: Access is denied.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

and no matter how mant times I try, same error even in safe mode. Google the problem nothing comes up

A:Error - Cannot remove folder Dc214: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I run into this problem often. When working with Photoshop files (PSD in the most recent case), sometimes when I make a change and then try to save the changes I come up with this error dialog. My work flow is always the same - I am the computer's administrator.
I am the only person with access to this computer. There are no other users on this computer. This computer is not tied to any server or network. My files are generated from my own work obtained from my camera. I normally save changes to the file several times
so I won't lose my work. I can save the file using a different name, but then I cannot delete the original file unless I reboot the computer and open it up again. Please explain why this randomly reoccurs.

A:File Access Denied - You require permission from the computer's administrator to make changes to this file

Hi dmiddleton123,
"When working with Photoshop files (PSD in the most recent case), sometimes when I make a change and then try to save the changes I come up with this error dialog. "
When did the issue start to occur ?The issue only occur with the specific software ?Have you tried to change another location to saved file or reopen the software (end the software process from the task manager)to have a check ?
This issue is a little weired,please take the following steps to have a check .
1.Run "sfc /scannow" to check the health of the system files .
2.Perform a full scan with an antivirus software .
3.Perform a clean boot to verify whether there is a third party conflict here.
How to perform a clean boot in Windows
4.Create a new administrator and login with it to have a check.There is a possibility that the present account profile has corrupted.
If the issue only occurred with the specific software ,it is also recommended to ask for help from the software developer .
Best regards

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Which to tackle first?
I download and ran HJT. I received an error popup indicated access to the Host file was denied. Error reads" For some reason your computer denied write access to the Host file. If any hijacked domains are in this file Hijack This may NOT be able to fix them" My problems began about 3 weeks ago with frequent blue screen restarts, then low disk space even though very little saved to drives. System is Acer laptop Extensa 4420. Running Vista with current updates. 170Gb HD and 2gb mem. I'll post HJT log in notepad format. If someone is available, let me know where to start the troubleshooting. Is it the Host file issue or do we begin with the disk space problem? I've run AVG, and Superantispyware only finding seemingly innocuous cookie threats nothing major. The folder separation in the screenshot and the low disk space began about 2 weeks ago.

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In am using "Ghost" to copy my hard drive to an image file on the network. I have created a boot disk using "BARTS"

When I boot up using the Bart Floppy, I can see a shared drive on the network but I can't write to it. I changed the setting in system.ini for file sharing to "yes", but I still have the problem. I can write to a mapped drive when in windows.

Please help!

A:Solved: Can't write to mapped Drive,Access Denied

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My WoW password was reset so am thinking my computer is compromised (Since they obviously accessed my email)

currently running a malaware antibytes scan and when its done I will run a Norton Scan. Any other tips on what I should run?

Also I ran hijackthis so that I can post the log here and it says that hijack this is denied write acccess to hosts file and to remove entries with hijackthis in them but I checked the hosts file and there are no such entries. Also when hijackthis is done with the scan it tried to open a log file but it says not found.

Please advise.

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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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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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Several months ago, I accidently dragged and dropped my PSP file into another folder. I went to windows explorer to drag it back out. Some of the files were fine but others were not. I could not view the contents of the files. So I turned on my external hard drive that I use strictly for a back up in case something happened.....I copied the file back on to my computer. Now, there are many files/folders that I cannot open and I cannot delete them. I get an error message saying the file may be write protected, in use or the disk may be full.
I right clicked on the file>properties and uncheck read only file. Still I can't access those folders at all and I can't get rid of them. Can you suggest something else I can do to either view the contents or delete the folders from my hard drive.

A:Error message write protected, full disk or in use file

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I used to have no problem running the following command:
Then all I did is to move the LOG directory right into the WEB subdirectory,
and now, when I run DATE /T > x:\WEB\LOG, or TIME /T >>X:\WEB\LOG...I keep getting "access is denied".
This is total surprise for me, because:
(1)I have on X:\WEB\CASE1\LOG, the exact same full read/write/full control permissions I have
on X:\WEB\LOG.

-The server that hosts the X:\ path is a windows 2003 sp1 server running in an Active Directory environment.
I am part of the Administrators group on that server
-The client computers I am running both commands from are WinXP SP3 computers that I have local Admin rights on.
And of course, X:\ is a valid mapped drive (just pointing to the server. X:\ = \\servername\path).
And YES, I can create/delete files/directories on that x:\WEB\LOG path on which the 2 above commands fail with
the "access is denied" error.

I am running out of solutions (I even removed and re-created my file permissions rights over the denied path, but in vain. Any idea what could this be?
Thanks for your help

A:Access denied to paths I have full rights on

Check the share permissions in addition to the file permissions. Check the special permissions for any deny permissions as deny permissions supercede allow permissions.

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I ran hijackthis. First thing that popped up was:

For some reason your system denied write access to the Host file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, HijackThis may NOT be able to fix this.
If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run and type:
notepad c:\Windows\System32\drivesr\etc\host

and press Enter. Find the line{s} HijackThis reports and delete them. Save the file as 'host.' (with quotes), and reboot.
for Vista: simply exit HijackThis, right click on the HijackThis icon and choose Run as admin.

Here's the log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:27:53 AM, on 2/4/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\CEC_M... Read more

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 Intel Pentium running Windows XP  sp3 and have been getting tons of junk mail. I ran Avast, malware bytes &spybot. Nothing found. So I started looking through the Dell help on my computer. I'm not as savvy as I'd like to be and while trying to fix the issue myself I did something that I shouldn't have. First, I tried system restore to go back to a later date but it wouldn't let me no mater which date I tried. Then,I followed a suggestion regarding the registries. HUGE mistake! Now my computer is stuck in a boot loop. I obviously need to repopulate my hives but have no idea how. When the computer starts the Windows XP logo pops up. Then a box pops up saying lsass.exe access denied a proccess has requested access to an object, but has not been granted those access rights. When I click ok It restarts. The Dell logo pops up then the Windows XP logo and then the access denied again. Ive tried to start in last known good configuration. Safe mode. System restore. But, i keep ending back in the loop. So, I tried ordering some disks that I thought may be able to help while I've been reading through threads for information. I don't have any of the original software for this cop, I purchased it used a few years ago. But, I purchased a Knoppix 7.6.1., and system rescue from same CO, & 2 CDs off eBay Windows XP 64 bit & 32 bit as I wasn't sure which was the one I might need. But the were being sold as disks for this... Read more

A:lsass.exe Access Denied a process has requested access to an object, but has not been granted those access rights

Windows XP has reached end of life 2 years ago... It is an insecure Operating System and should no longer be used especially online.
The Dimension 2400 is weak hardware (Pentium 4 Processor, IDE hard drive, DDR RAM) from 2003! so 13 years old! Its not worthwhile running a modern Operating System on it and below minimum system requirements.
If on a budget you are best to buy a second hand OptiPlex 780 with a Windows 7 OEM license (which can be used for a free Windows 10 upgrade).

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1. I am thinking to add and use a SSD to my computer of Windows 7 SP1. With respect to SSD, I think it is the most important on the point of write life times and high speed that "divisions of each about 4KB of SSD side" and "addressing to SSD
from PC side" coincide (aline). Before my use of SSD, I want to know how disk sector/cluster is created/accessed.
2a. LSN = logical sector number,
2b. N = the number of sectors decided at term 3b.,
3a. 1 sector=512bytes,
3b. 1 cluster=either size of 1 sector/2 sectors/4 sectors/8 sectors/. . . , which is decided when the disk format,
3c. The address to the disk is expressed by LSN which begins from 0 (zero), and LSN extends linearly as 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, . . . ,
3d. One or plural disks of HDD/SSD are used with non-RAID composition --- for simple thinking,
3e. A disk is divided by plural primary and logical partitions,
3f. (Useful document) "Default cluster size for NTFS, FAT, and exFAT" ---
4. Is it allowed that "the start LSN" of a partition is either divisible or indivisible by N?
5. Is it allowed that "the end LSN + 1" of a partition is either divisible or indivisible by N?
6. Does a cluster in a partition always begins with the LSN which is divisible by N, in either divisible or indivisible case of term 4. and 5.?
7. When a bit/several bits/a byte/several byt... Read more

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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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Hi, I am new to www..bleepingcomputer.com and urgently require some assistance.To start off, I do not know if my problem is caused by malicious software or not. I am being denied access to Disk Defragmentor, and am an administrator - only user. I use XP Home, Service Pack 3 and Norton Internet Security 2009.I have a HiJackThis Log of my pc:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 09:46:52 PM, on 2008/11/21Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeD:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeD:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exeD:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton Internet Security\AddOns\Norton AddOn Pack\Engine\\ccProxy.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeD:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeD:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXED:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton Internet Security\Engine\ Read more

A:Access Denied to Disk defragmentor

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE

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This has been an issue since I purchased this computer.. I am trying to send files to a removable USB and everything is working properly you also hear the chimes that the USB is on. But I keep getting with a pop up window saying location not available E:/ is not accessible.

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DEAR SOMEONE OUT THERE,Recently my computer is infected with various win32 viruses such as sality,etc..I downloaded avg and kaspersky antivirus softwares and Scanned my system for viruses, and as a result I think It worked out on removing infections(i hope).. Now the problem is whenever i am opening the disk defragmenter of my windows XP service pack 2 is im getting this message..C:\WINDOWS\system32\dfrg.msc.......Access is denied...What shall I do? I want to perform a defragmentation to my computer and I wanna fix things up if theres anymore problem..Help..thanks..By the way here is my Hijackthislog...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:13:49 AM, on 10/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009\avp.exeC:\WINDOWS\Installer\MSI59.tm... Read more


Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only... Read more

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I have been having all kinds of problems with my computer lately. The newest one is making me crazy. I want to install the coupon program for my printer but it tells me I don't have enough room. So when I go to delete programs I don't need or use, it tells me access denied drive c://
I have tried everything I can think of but nothing has worked. Earlier I had to use the pc recovery disks that came with my computer just to reinstall my printer, could that have something to do with it?
Please someone help! Thanks.

A:Disk drive c:/ Access denied

Your post has a lot going on there.

First, the coupon program is adware. It will clutter your browser, slow down your system, and probably cause you problems and grief later on. Is that worth the 50 cents off a box of cereal?

Second, you should never delete anything from your hard drive that you didn't create yourself like Word documents, videos, pictures, etc. If you want to uninstall programs, you go to Add/Remove Programs. Do not delete a program's files manually.

Third, if you used the recovery disks that came with your computer, then you must have rolled the whole thing back to the way it was when you bought it. That means anything that happened before you ran the restore has nothing at all to do with what's happening now. That seems like a pretty extreme step to take to install a printer, so I'm wondering what other problems are going on with that system.

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the other day i guess i accidentally clicked deny permission on my account in the security tab on local disk (c properties.
and now i cant open it, delete a file and even download .
i also tried system restore but it says i don't have the permission to access it
i hope someone can help me.

A:Local Disk (C:) Access is Denied

Repair install from win 7 dvd.

Create another user and see if they have permission.

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Hey, I cannot access to my local disk, I'm the only admistrator on my computer. Here is what it looks like.

Then I tried to change the security option, but it dosen;t work....here is what it says..

The sharing setting, or the error-checking option doesn't work either.

Nothing seems to work, I cannot open, delete or install any thing in my computer. Can anyone please help me with that ?
Thank you

A:Local disk (C:) Access denied

It sounds like a permissions problem, set up permissions. If that does not work try with the REAL adminstrator
Administrator Account

Permissions for both Seven and Vista
Sharing and Permissions - Windows 7 Forums

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Hello sir/madam
i have windows 7 64 bit home premium dell laptop. Recently i am having some problem regarding the local disk F:/. I don't have any idea from where this drive originate and it's showing 0 bytes as disk space and whenever i am entering a CD no CD drive is coming and on autoplay following message is showing : F:/ drive access denied. I have reinstalled cd drivers from dell website but it's not helping. It would grateful of you if you will help me.

A:Windows 7 : Local disk F:/ access denied

Please try this go to start>control panel>administrative tasks>Computer management>Disk management

Right click CD drive and choose properties>driver tab click on uninstall, then go back to Disk management got to action menu choose re-scan disks it will re-add drive and see if your issue has gone.

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Hi  While I'm trying to open folders in my external hard disk receiving "access denied" message I used to have HP security - finger unlocking program in my computer.After I opened my compouter I could work on my laptop foldersbut if I insert a external disk,  it was asking each 15 minutes to unlock for access Therefore I removed the program today ...At that time hard disk was inserted in my computer and could work w/o any access requirment.  However after removed I can not open it anymore. I tried to re-start bu it did not work  Thanks in advance for your help

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We are looking for a solution to start properly manage users data on computers. Currently we have a situation where some users created folders on root of C: drive and store them data within these folders. We want to prevent users from creating new folders
on C: drive but they must have access to existing ones which they already created. This is a starting process as we think of folder redirection and roaming profiles.
We are thinking about using icacls (to set proper NTFS permissions) withing script and put this as startup script in GPO. There is a possibility that we have some programs in our organization which need to have write access to the root of C: drive - this
is our concern for now.
Any other solutions\methods good for this purpose?

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I an trying to setup dual boot on my inspiron 1545 with vista home basic installed.

I made space, ran perfect disk and got a desirable shrinkable space. Now when i try to shrink volume from my Disk management utility, i get an error that -

Logical Disk Manager - Access is Denied.

How to fix this and create a new partition?

Is there any other way to create another partition to install Windows 7 without using vista's disk manager, by using 3rd party partition managers ?
Thanks for reading and replying.

A:Logical Disk Manager - Access is denied while shrinking

Quote: Originally Posted by Inspiron15

I an trying to setup dual boot on my inspiron 1545 with vista home basic installed.

I made space, ran perfect disk and got a desirable shrinkable space. Now when i try to shrink volume from my Disk management utility, i get an error that -

Logical Disk Manager - Access is Denied.

How to fix this and create a new partition?

Is there any other way to create another partition to install Windows 7 without using vista's disk manager, by using 3rd party partition managers ?
Thanks for reading and replying.

Are you trying to shrink the OS partition from with in it?

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Hello Tech Support Forum!
I have this problem of accessing local disk c, whenever i try to open it i get the message 'C:\ is not accessible Access is denied'. I am using TOSHIBA L500, OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.
This problem started when i wanted to deny access to a certain folder in Local Disk E: in which after finishing the process, still access was not denied, so i cut the folder and pasted it in Local Disk C: and run the same procedures to deny access to that folder, after completed is when i realized that the whole disk C: is not accessible and its used and free space is not shown. The processes i used to deny access to a folder are:
1. Right clicking the folder i want to deny its access - properties - security.
2. Then i go down to "To change Permissions, click Edit. - then i click Edit.
3. I go to permissions to authenticated users and put Mark to all check boxes in 'Denny' side.
4. I finish by clicking Apply then Ok.
I always used this method for a long time now to primarily (though not much that effective) preventing unauthorized people to open my private folders. And i have never faced this problem of 'C:/ not accessible access denied'.
I real need your help in this because i tried every way like, a) repairing windows using windows DVD, b) system restoring with windows DVD and without it, c) using elevated command prompt to run takeown /f C: \ /R , d) right cliking C; properties - security, e) restarting in safe mode and safe mode with command prompt. ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Local Disk C:\ is not accessible Access is denied

Which private folders would that be? Documents, Music, Pictures? If you have another profile on your system for other people by default they will not have access to those folders if they are in the C: drive. If they are not default documents, pictures, music folders created by Windows in another drive you can deny access to them by just ticking deny "List Contents"

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I am using Windows 7, Enterprise, 32-bit OS. It's Dell E5400 notebook. My machine for sometime was a part of a domain. Now I have changed from Domain to Work group. I don't know what went wrong, but I cannot access neither optical drive nor pen drive at usb.

I went for take ownership at security tab at their properties. But there was not security tab there. I formatted my pen drive with NTFS file system and found security tab. But no use. I cannot take ownership. I am getting these errors : “an error occurred while applying security information to: :F" and “access is denied”

I went in safe mode. Everything was accessible there. From safe mode, I tried to give permission to "administrators" including my user account, but same error occurred.

Please help me.

A:Access denied for optical drive and other removeable disk (USB)

Talk to you system administrator.

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I have a Vista system here that will not run its Windows. I have removed the hard disk and connected it to another system in an attempt to recover the user data. I'm getting "Access Denied" on many of the user folders, namely the Documents folder. I have attempted to take ownership of the folders and it seems taking ownership is working until I get that same "Access Denied" again.

Can anyone help me with any tricks to get around this?

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When you right click on a photo and go to Properties -> Details , there is a link at the bottom called Remove Properties and Personal Information that will remove the camera EXIF data, GPS location and other metadata.

I took a photo on my iPad and emailed that picture to my Windows 8 laptop. The photo contains personal information including my GPS location that I want to remove. When I try to remove it I get an error message saying File Access Denied....You need permission to perform this action. I'm the only user on this laptop...I'm the Administrator. I have Full Control over this file in permissions. I even added the Take Ownership thing to the right click menu and tried that, but it still wouldn't allow me to remove the personal information from the photo.

It works on photos taken with my other digital cameras, just not with photos taken with my iPad. Any ideas?

A:File Access Denied

I just downloaded an iPad sample photo from The Verge to try and I get the same ?File Access Denied? error as you.

Looking on the Microsoft site they say ?If you added properties using a program other than Windows, you should remove those properties using that program. The Remove Properties dialog box removes properties that were added using Windows, but it might not be able to remove all properties added by some programs?.

So, it seems that for whatever reason Windows is unable to remove image metadata created by Apple devices. Therefore, unless someone else can come up with a work-a-round, I think you'll either have to use Apple software, or resort to using third party software to remove it.

If you have Photoshop it?ll give you the option to remove Metadata when you save for web and device. If you don?t have access to Photoshop, then your guess is as good as mine as I haven?t personally used any Metadata removal software. Google search brings up a few, but I don't know which ones are trustworthy or any good.

Personally, I'd probably try something like Faststone Image Viewer, as it has the option to remove Metadata and it?s software that?s well known and has been around a while. According to the version history, in 2007 they ?Added ?Remove JPEG Metadata? to Tools menu. It allows you to remove metadata such as EXIF, IPTC, embedded thumbnails etc from jpeg files?.

Alternatively, if it's only for a couple of images, you could convert them from a jpeg to a png, which ... Read more

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I've just joined the forum, basically to try to solve a problem I've made for myself.
Whilst trying to move a file (of photographs) into a different folder, I - by mistake - put it into a folder named  - a32ae4d98e91cef...., which must contain system files?
I now can't access it or use the file, getting the message 'access denied' whenever I try.
Please help. I've tried right clicking on the file and then properties but can't get anywhere.
Any help or guidance very much appreciated.
Many thanks

A:access denied file

Start the computer in safe mode. You will see an account called Administrator. See if you can access the folder in this account? 
If you cannot then download UBCD that includes Parted Magic and copy the files using this guide. You can either copy the files to an external drive or to another folder on the hard drive. Once you have determined the files have been copied and they are not corrupted you can delete them in the folder you were unable to access.

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I spotted what I thought was adware and deleted it. It was called add.... something that was the first one in a list of the same type, I wasnt sure about deleteing the rest of them after deleteing the first one so to be sure I Googled it and found it was a certificate? I ran sfc/scannow to see if it would fix it but I cant open the CBS file in notepad to see if it worked? (access denied) Im the only one who has ever used this computer so I dont know how Im not the administrator? I found a fix to get admin rights back on Youtube but its too complicated for me to follow,is there by chance an easy way to do this? (get admin rights)

A:Access denied on CBS file?

Hi there,I would recommend copying the CBS file to somewhere else like the Desktop to view it. If you need help with repairing system file corruptions found with sfc /scannow, just post your CBS log and an expert will be able to help you.Alex

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I have a Dell 4500 using Windows XP who's processor died. I removed the hard drive and attached it to my Dell 1150 via a IDE/USB adapter kit. It appears that everything is available. However, when I go to 'Documents and Settings\JustJeff206\documents it states that it is not accessible and that Access is denied. Other files that are not under my directory can be accessed. I have run Chkdisk with no problems detected.

Can anyone help me recover access to my Dell 4500 documents? Is there a XP setting somewhere that needs to be corrected, or what? Help!!

A:File Access Denied



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I will try to keep this simple. I have an application in a folder, one level below the main parent folder. The name of the folder is C:\mfaktc. The name of the executable in the folder is mfaktc.exe. There is also a support library in the same folder. The executable is a console application. When I open a command prompt window and change to the correct folder, then type the name of the application and press Enter, I get a short message,"Access denied." The application deletes itself. I've never had an application delete itself in my many years of experience.

A little background. This is running with Windows 7 Professional (x86) on an AMD Athlon 64 X2. I have no antivirus programs running and I disabled Windows Defender while trying to figure this out. I have been told this has something to do with "permissions." I wouldn't think this would delete anything.

Thoughts anyone?

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Downloaded mp3 file from new Morpheus 1.3 Played once then couldn't access file in any manner-play,move,delete etc
Manged to delete file by putting all other mp3 in separate directory the used dos del command to delete. However upon placing other MP3's back that folder gave the access denied dialog. How do i delete this folder under dos and what's going on with the access denied process? Thanx

A:file access denied

Sometimes Windows thinks a file is in use even when it's not. Reboot and then try to delete the file.

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hello, i am in need of some help. i just recently moved files from one folder into another (jpegs) approx 300 of them, and now i am unable to access them. it says access denied. they all show up as jpeg files with the correct properties, but i cant view them, cant open them, copy them, move them, delete them nothing.... Any help would be more than appreciated......

A:File Access Denied.....

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Maybe this thread HERE will help.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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So, it's like this: I used to have some files on a laptop with windows xp. In that computer, the files only had permissions for admins, I think. I never had problems accessing those files in the laptop.
Later that laptop died, but I managed to get those files in my new computer. Problem is, I can't access those files now. I get an "access denied" warning.
I tried taking ownership of the file and changing permissions, but nothing worked. I tried a bunch of solutions I found on google, but so far nothing worked. I have an "Account unknown" on the file's permissions (suppose is the old laptop account) but I can't remove it.

Is there any way to solve this? Or are those files lost?

A:File - Access Denied

unlocker sometimes gets around these permissions errors without forcing you to do it the long way, and it's a tiny app.
If nothing else it should tell you exactly WHY it's not letting you move it.

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Not sure if this is the correct area to post but here goes.
I am running Windows 7 RC, I have removed the hard drive from one of my older computers running Windows xp home, it has two password protected accounts on it and the drive is unbootable after installing service 3 on it.
I need to get the data files off the drive ie pics, docs etc. I have plugged the drive into my win 7 computer via a USB IDE drive adapter so I can read the contents of the drive. I am thinking the password protection is what is giving me the messages "You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file" whenever I try to copy files off the hard drive.
I had to change permissions on the folders to even view the files, and some of the files have copied with no more problems. how do you change the permissions on files rather than folders when the security tab is not available?
is there a nifty program available like file locker to do this globally?

A:File Access Denied

Read this article on how to get the security tab in XP and then take ownership of files or folders.

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I've been trying to install a remote-admin server to my secondary PC, but it seems to be rejected all the time. I've made sure to turn off firewall and anti-virus softwares. I've tested it on my main PC and it works fine. When I try to open it in my secondary PC though, this error occurs:
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item.
What can possibly the problem?

EDIT: Apparently, there's hidden AVG running in the background.

A:Access to file denied?

Please supply the following info, exact models of the equipment please.

The name of your ISP and country of residence.
Make/model of the broadband modem. If dial-up, please specify.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home SP2.

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hey, new to the place, been looking for help, figured id try here. heres my story:

sold my computer to this lady. erased all my crap from it, but did not reinstall windows or anything. basicaly sold as is. took the harddrive form her old computer, put it into her new ( my old) computer, and had to take a bunch of pictures and files off of there.

she just had a baby, so she has pictures from its 1st through 9th month, sorted in folders.

all pictures and folders were swapped from her old hdd to the new computer, except for one: 2nd month

wen i try to open or copy or do anything with the folder, it tells me access denied. her account on the computer is administrator, because she is either signed into my acc (i used the defualt administrator from the begining of xp install, never made an account for myself) or on an account that i might have made for her (dont remember if i did or not, i sold her the computer back in mid august.

now shes basically harrassing me about her 2nd folder, saying stuff like "its my babys life that were talking about, it was his 2nd month! " etc etc., meanwhile in my mind im thinking "like theres really going to be much difference between he ending of his 1st month and the begining of his 3rd month.

anyway, need help on how to take the file and put it onto her computer, cuz im tired of hearing her QQ and flip out and ****. if she were someone else, id say **** it and just ignore her calls, but shes my friends older sister... Read more

A:File = Access Denied?

get the emotion out of this and try to see BOTH sides.

the fix is quite simple

boot into SAFE MODE
login to admin account
find the folder
'take ownership' of it
then add her login and assign Full Control


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I'm having the same problem with "Access Denied" and the suggested help (Take Ownership) didn't work. Does anyone else have any fixes to bypass the Access Denied window??? I do know the drive in question was password protected but i can't seem to get a window where I can input a password. any help would be great..........

A:File Access Denied

What did you use to password protect the drive?

I assume that the drive was originally in another computer?

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Ive taken out a physical hard disk and put it into my main machine as an additional drive (ie. not booting the pc from this disk). I did this because of a failed boot and inability to read the file system from a boot cd.

I did a chkdsk /r on the drive, and the file system is back. Ive also done a pass on the drive with a virus scanner and noticed a folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\Services\" with the all of the files consisting of randomly generated executable names (514 in total), refer to attached text file for full list, here is a quick sample:

18/06/2004 03:55 AM 131,584 AdN.exe
18/06/2004 03:55 AM 107,520 AEQr.exe
18/06/2004 03:55 AM 163,328 AFEk.exe

In explorer, the files show as green (i assume that means ntfs compressed).

The problem is the virus scanner logs the file as "access denied".

The file initially had security permissions set to everyone with write only and the owner was some wierd clsid like object. I set the parent owner to administrator and the access rights to everyone to full control, set to inheret from parent. Still access is denied.

I now tried to deal with a single file and did the same with it. still access is denied. When I right click on a file in explorer, the popup menu takes 3-5 seconds to display, which I assume is again a access denied problem.

Bear in mind, Im not booting from this disk, I've set owner to administrator and set permission full control to everyone on the file and still access is denied.

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A:File Access is denied

I know your getting access denied, but try moving one of the files to your other hard drive. Just make sure you have an anti-virus running and fully updated before hand. If it allows the move then the anti-virus might be able to scan it as it moves. If not then i would say these files might of just been recovered from prior deletes or something strange like that.

Maybe try using CACLS in CMD. do a cacls /? to get all of the switches.

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