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

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

Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

Rakesh Kumar

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When I complete a re-install of windows 8 I always redirect my personal folder locations to my second hard drive. That way I don't need to move files back and forth but now something happened in the process of setting my pictures folder location. There was no sign that anything was wrong but only a blank icon with no text and I'm unable to click on it. The redirect did not work and now there is a "dead" icon where my picture folder should have been.

Now I'm not talking about the library but personal folders under the user folders in C:\. I need someone to show me how to fix this in the registry because it is completely f'ed up for no reason.

A:Personal Folder Location Properties

How to move User folders to 2nd drive in Windows 8? - Microsoft Community

LOL funny how that happens...
I think I may have fixed the problem. I typed the new location as E:Pictures and it should have been E:\Pictures. Why doesn't windows allow us to fix this vary little mistake without having to edit the registry? I will restart and let you guys know if that did fix it.

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For some reason I have lost the ability to write, modify, or copy files on to the C:\ root.
The system still has access, and I am am able to copy files off of C:\
This started randomly two days ago.
All other subdirs have full access, along with all other partitions.
C:\ shows that the permissions are indeed set to full access.

Copying a file into C:\ gives the error:
Error 0x80070552: A required privilege is not held by the client.

Attempting to modify a file gives the error:
Access Denied

Also, although seemingly unrelated, I can no longer install most programs due to the installer itself failing. I get errors such as this:

Faulting application name: SysMechPro., version:, time stamp: 0x2a425e19
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7600.16850, time stamp: 0x4e211485
Exception code: 0x0eedfade
Fault offset: 0x0000b9bc
Faulting process id: 0x19e8
Faulting application start time: 0x01cd8c54d0c9533d
Faulting application path: C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\is-GTRI0.tmp\SysMechPro.
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 10bbc79b-f848-11e1-8c5f-914018de2988

Being that C:\Users and its subdirs have full access, and C:\Windows and its subdirs still have the locked default accesses, this wouldn't seem related, but both issues started at the same time.

I have a high knowledge on computers, and tend to be able to fix problems like these, but its been two days and I am still unable to fix this i... Read more

A:Solved: No write access on root C:\

It sounds like you may have caught a virus. Files normally aren't run from the "tmp" folder unless you are installing something.

I would post a hijackthis log file over in the Spyware/Malware forum and someone there will assist further.

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I come from a linux background, where users by default have write access only in their home directories. In the Windows 7 default setup, however, I can create folders at will in the root of the C drive. Is there a way to restrict write access to the root directory?

A:How to restrict write access to C: root?

Don't give users/applications administrative access. By that means you turn on UAC (full) or create a new user account that is standard. And only use your administrator account (the first account created) for when you need administrative power. Without administrative power, the user directory is the only place where a user has full control.

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Vista automatically downloads my photos into a special photos file and I transfer them to a external hardrive folder. When I transfer them into this new folder, I can't seem to get them into chronoligical order. If I open them up in Microsoft Picture Manager I can rearrange them in chronological order no problem. Does anyone know why? I need them in chronological order because I sent hem to kodak gallery to send to friends/print and they must be in order. Please help if you can! thank you!

A:transfering photos from vista location to personal folder

Hi. . .

When you "transfer" them do they retain the original timestamp on the file - or do they then contain "today's" date?

You may also want to try naming the picture files w/original dates. There s/b a way for your friends to click on a column to sort them in chronological order - just like w/any file.

Regards. . .



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Hello everyone,

I've been struggling with this issues for some weeks now and I have nowhere to go...

I have found many (really many) tickets with similar problem, but none had the same scenario and none of the proposed solutions worked for me.

Here it goes:

My COMPANY has a project that is a joint venture with a partner and we have employees from both sides. Therefore, we must have both networks available for the project. But, only one fileserver.

This fileserver one network interface my company's network and one on the partner's network.

But, the authentication  to access the folders is only at the AD of the partner which is in another domain.

So, when we map (manually) the network drive T: we choose to use different credentials.

Some weeks ago all the computers from my company's network stopped writeing on the network drive T: and got the following error:

"<mapped drive letter>\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the
Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location."
None of the computers on the partner's network have this issue and none of the other network drives on my company's computers have this issue.

If I open the shared folder directly from the start menu I CAN WRITE..... Read more

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using windows 7 I am unable to move user profile folders to a different drive (C drive space is limited), I have attempted to move it via the MMC LU&G snap-in and it refuses to work both with old accounts that already existed and new ones that had never been logged in. I have attempted with each of the accounts I want to move to no avail, the whole user folder remains in C:\users rather than B:\users (I have used this method successfully before, admittedly on a different virtual machine, unsure as to why it's failing on this one). I have also attempted to rename the folder in C:\users to C:\users\*username*.old while keeping the MMC settings the same but that only throws up a temporary profile error, also searched through the registry for the keys that define the location of the user folder using the administrator account to no avail.
How do I get Windows to do what I want rather than what it wants?
Thank you

A:Unable to move user folder (C:\user\*username*) to different location

How about this method to move User Profile - Change Default Location

It is a the safer method to move User Folders - Change Default Location.

If not try SFC /SCANNOW Command.

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Vista Business Admin Username = "BOB" on an updated, freshly installed 32-bit PC.


I partition my hard drive into a system "c:" and a data partition "Z:". I moved my music, pictures, and videos folder from the user "BOB" folder located on c: to my data partition "z:" by the right-clicking > properties > location method.

The c: drive has no extra room for any more data while the z: drive has plenty.

But when I try to move a large music library folder from my passport to the music folder on z:, I get a "There is not enough space on BOB. You need an additional 2gb to copy these files" message.

Things I have DONE:

I have tried this with all 3 folders that I have moved to the z: drive. No difference
I checked both the explorer bar and the location tab in the properties dialog and they both show that the folder is in the right location "z:"
I have tried changing the ownership of z: (and all of its subfolders) from SYSTEM to "BOB" and redoing the folder movement again via properties>location method but no change.

The only way I can move the large files to z:/music is by clicking
computers > z:> music. Clicking on start menu>BOB>music will not work.

The PC is thinking that the MUSIC folder is in the c: drive only when moving files to the MUSIC folder. Moving small files to MUSIC is okay since the c: drive has enough space. But of course, the files when done moving... Read more

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Hi,  If someone could help me that would be great, My HP USB has suddenly stopped allowing me to save/delete any files on the drive. It says 'write access was not granted' when I try to save a file, this has never happened before. I'm on Mac OS X 10.10. Thanks 

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Strange situation. After recently deploying Windows 7 on a new PC user reported that there username folder is missing from Explorer. I didn't even know what they were talking about. But figured out that in Windows Explorer's navigation pane if you rightclick on nothing and choose Show all folders I get a folder listed under Desktop called Robert Larson. On this user's machine that object is missing. I've been all through the GUI trying to find a way to control visibility to that object and can't figure it out. Has anyone seen this and know how to correct?

Here's a screenshot from my PC showing the folder present. I'd show you it missing, but I don't know how to make it go away, let alone make it come back again.


A:User's Personal Folder is missing

To get rid of it, right click the same area and uncheck show all folders.

Have them click on start, computer, then C: then users, and see if their name shows up.

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Is it possible to create a new personal user folder (i.e. I want to name it "Shortcuts" or "X-Files")?

I tried renaming one of the existing personal user folder (i.e. Downloads renamed to Shortcuts) and changing the location it points to another folder. However, if you execute the shell command "Shell: Downloads", it will still go to the folder being pointed to now by the "Shortcuts" folder.

Is there a way to change this via registery?


A:Creating a Personal User Folder

Hi Joeleflores,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

While you can usually change the default location for the user folders without problems, renaming them would most likely cause problems. Some programs use the default name. Without it there, Vista will recreate it or the program will give you a error. I would recommend not to rename them to avoid any potential problems from it.

Hope this helps,

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I just recovered my windows system partition from an Acronis backup.
Everything works fine except for anything that needs to write to Appdata.
Cannot download, cannot run Dropbox, or create new user profile at logon.
I have tried "Take Ownership", have set my user as owner via security settings, have given my user full control, but nothing works.

Would welcome any advice or info.

Thanks in advance.

A:Cannot write to user folder after recovery

Try a system refresh.

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Hi All

I am hoping this is a simple request. We are using SharePoint in our office and have several sites. SharePoint has an issue with over 5000 files within one site. Unfortunately we had a mishap the other day when a user dragged one folder into another and we suddenly had 8000 files in one site which then locked SharePoint and caused several problems.

Is it therefore possible to lock root folders to prevent a user from repeating this again please?

Once inside the folder we need users to be able to add, edit and delete files and folders.

Many thanks for the help.


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Hi there,

I would like to create a completely new personal user shell folder. My setup is as follows:

Hard disk is partitioned as C:\ and D:\ and Vista is installed on C:\. I have used the change location facility to move my main shell folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos) to folders on D:\. I have also created a new folder on D:\ called Development. I would like to be able to have a shell folder appear under my name which points to the Development folder on D:\.

I tried creating a Development folder under C:\Users\paul\, and this had the desired effect of making a Development folder show up under my name in Windows Explorer. But there is no Location tab like there is for other shell folders.

Any ideas how I can make this folder point to the desired folder on D:\?



A:Create a new personal user shell folder

Hi mrgordonz and welcome to Vista Forums

I'm sorry, but there is no way that you can add a new personal shell folder to the ones already available. The nearest that I can suggest is that you make this Development folder a sub-folder in your main Documents folder

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Alright- Firstly ,Thanks so much for the help.

Previously I asked a question pertaining to partitioning of my Hard Drive

Which Thank you I successfully did and it turned out quite well.

I'm running windows 7 x64

Now I was hoping to allocate all my files that would normally be placed in my
Users/<user> folder to one of my partitions.

I tried just changing the location of a few as a test.
Namely Videos , Pictures , Documents and Downloads.

What this did was end up creating clones of the folders that I can not access
Being the admin account and being told access is denied was always a pet peeve of mine.

Is there a way around this?

A:Moving User / Documents Folder Location

Hello Merr,

How did you change the location of the folders? Right click and then move?

Right click on the cloned folders and go to properties. See if you can view the Security Tab. If you can, check to see if your user account it in the list. If not, try and add it and give Full control Permissions.


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hello i need help here im using Windows 7 64bit Ultimate of OS, i`m trying to move my folders the

Local(the problem i can't move it)
LocalLow(successfully moved)
Roaming(successfully moved)

to my drive D but the problem is i can't move the "Local" the folder which is located in

"C:/users/(my username)/appdata/local , while in moving process there was a some type of error pops up saying that

"The action can't be completed because the file is open in System

Close the the file and try again

Type: LOG1 file
Size: 256 KB

and the other two that also can't be moved

"UsrClass.Dat.LOG2" and "UsrClass.Dat.LOG1"

i tried to skip those 3 files however another pop up saying that i failed to move the file and operation was canceled by the user?

i tried over and over even on safemode and fresh reformat still not a chance moving that folder

the weird thing is on my other computer has successfully moved the "Local" folder to drive D without any issue ..so anyone knows about this issue? i really need to move the "Local" folder..thanks in advance

okay i just figure how to change it so this thread is closed...

A:changing user/local folder location

Is this for a backup? Because if it's not, you shouldn't move these folders from there current location, there's a reason why there hidden.

Also, even if you do move this folder, Windows 7 would recreate it the next time you logon. Unless you create a shortcut to the new location of these folders in your current AppData folder.

And you can move the folders but it would require you to do so in such a way that you did not use Windows, because that is the service that is using the files that you are trying to move. The computer would have to be either logged off or shut down when the files were being moved, which would require another operating system or even computer.

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Hello all,
I need to find a way to disable write access to floppy drives in windows 2000. I want the users to be able to read from floppies, but not write.
The preferred way to do this is via group policy.
Any ideas out there.

A:Disable Write Access for a Floppy Drive Via Group Policy?

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Hi All,

I just recently got a new bigger SSD to use as my boot drive. I wanted to move my User Profile over to my secondary HDD to help save room on the SSD. I used Brink's tutorial User Profile - Change Default Location (which was great by the way) in order to do this. Everything worked out smoothly until I went to delete the old user profile folder.

When I go to delete the folder a window pops up warning me that the file is shared (which it isn't) and asks me if it is OK to continue. Once I click continue another window pops up and informs me that the action can't be completed because the folder is open in another program. I can't seem to figure out what is open. I have tried using different administrative profiles and rebooting the computer multiple times but nothing seems to work. I was however able to delete the folders inside the user folder (Documents, Pictures, Music etc.) without any problems.

I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and if there is a way to fix it? Any help would be much appreciated and please let me know if anymore information is needed.

Thanks in advance,

A:Cannot Delete User Profile Folder in Previous Location

The C:\Users folder contains hidden critical folders (and files) that cannot be moved or deleted.

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I used the tutorial to move my user folders to a spare, second drive in my laptop. Now I'm thinking about changing it from a spinner to an SSD and I'm wondering what steps I should be considering, before I make that swap, to preserve my user folders and migrate it to a second drive.

Could someone describe the process to replace that drive or point me to a guide? What's tripping me up is if I don't move it back to C: what will windows do when I remove the drive that contains the user folders, and put in the new one upon first boot.

Thanks for any direction everyone!

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I just build up a new pc and changed from W7 to new era of W10 :-) Was not that easy and pleasant experience as I thought.
I have huge storage capability with this new pc but since I'm using very fast Intel 512Gb 600p M.2 SSD as C drive, I also want to make sure that all of my self created data will be stored to another disk, let's call it D.
After extensive research, I found out that there are so many different guides how to change user folder locations for the following user folders (music, downloads, documents,pictures and videos) as well for changing the Windows 10 storage settings. All those guides are a bit confusing to me since I'm not ICT pro...

I already know that one can change the individual user folders (mentioned above) by just changing its location from folder preferencies. Here is a pic where we can see that I have already changed the location for the following user folders; pictures, downloads, music, document, favourites, and saved games). User folders Search, links, onedrive, desktop and contacts are still in C drive.
I have not yet made any changes to W10 Storage settings as they remain default (C drive). If I have understood right by changing the storage settings in Windows it would lead to situation that W0 creates another library but user folders would still remain on C disk as default. This would lead to situation that user would have multiple storage locations. Am I correct?
From the picture 1, we can already see one of the problems as Adobe Cr... Read more

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Hello, my computer randomly resets my settings, which are for example:

Taskbar buttons: Never Combine back to Always Combine
Also, it changes my custom user folder location from D:/xxxx/Downloads back to C:/Users/xxxx/Downloads and there is no option to change the location when I right click.

Any idea why this is happening?

A:Windows resets my taskbar settings and user folder location

Hello, Welcome to the forums!

May I suggest you take a look at this tutorial: Taskbar - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7

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I've just reinstalled Windows XP Home edition using the same (registered )disk, passwords, user name etc but I can't access my personal files folder.

The technician told me that I opted for a private access to the folder when I created it and the new Windows setting won't recognise this.

Is there a special software tool I can download that can enable me to access my old folders and files? I mean the police must use something to hack into all those so called secure files so there must be SOMETHING on the open market !!

A:Can't access my personal folder!!

Login in as the local administrator and you should be able to access.

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I was uninstalling windows live essential on my profile and added ms office outlook 2007 for email. For some reason, when changing users to my wife's profile, the desktop has to be prepared each time - as a temporary profile. The folder location has moved from Users/wife to Users/Users/wife and has a lock icon on it. I have tried moving the entire folder as administrator and received a not responding message.
Short of a restore in which I will lose data is there a way to 'import' her profile under a new user and then delete the corrupted profile?

A:LOST a USER profile (folder location has moved + lock icon)

Hello Redjack, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could try using the tutorial below to see if you may be able to fix her profile.http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...y-profile.html
If not, then you could create a new administrator account for her to use instead. Afterwards, log into the new account, copy anything (ex: shortcuts, files, etc...) she wants from the old account to the new account, and delete the old account.

Hope this helps,

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Hi All,

I am having Windows XP SP2 on my Lenovo T43.

Recently(4-5 months) I started using the finger print access on my TP and eventually forgot my windows XP password to login to the machine.No Problem I went to the user management wizard and right click,set the password.I am happy that I managed to change the password.But the next day I went to access one folder which I did not use for long, and here's the problem.User does not have privileges to access the file "Access Is Denied" for every file in that folder.

I tried giving permissions to the current user with full control.No Luck.

I tried numerous other options but did not work.Few administrators tried but nop.

Appreciate anybodies help for the same since the information in that folder is really valuable to me.

Fyi...I have administrator privileges on the system and it was administrator user password only I reset through user management.

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I am having a little problem here, I searched this forum but I can't find a proper solution.

We are currently trying to make the .NET applications we provide ready for windows 7. We tried with W7 BETA Ultimate 32BIT and so far and everything looked fine. All applications are working as they should so there seems to be nothing we have to change in order to become W7 ready.

However, one of our users also tried to setup one of our applications on a windows 7 machine and failed. The applications stores its configuration into the personal folder (my documents) which seems not to work anymore. Unfortunately, he deleted his windows 7 installation already so he cant give me any other details

Another client reported the same (application failed to read/write to my documents) but he does not reply to my emails.

So, my question would be, is there anything I might have missed regarding the personal folder? Any differences between 32 / 64 Bit (unfortunately I cannot download the 64Bit BETA anymore). Or maybe a permissions thing? I was sure that each user must have the permissions to read / write to his personal folder.

Would be great if someone could resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Personal Folder / My Documents Access

if you're going to develop application compatible with 7, I would suggest that you test it out yourself. You can try the Windows 7 Enterprise 90 day trial or the Server 2008 R2 180 day trial, both of which are final "Retail" code.

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I had a text file that listed all the choral music sheets I had amassed over the years. It was held under my user library. Now I cannot locate it, but wonder, if by senior moment inadvertence it has got else where.

I am unable to open the folder where I think it may be (see attachment for details). Please, how do I go about getting the folder to open?

A:Cannot access folder location to which file may have been sent

See if this works,
This Mr. Fixit for me is a quick thing to try,
For the denied message,

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After synching calendar to a PDA my user is unable to open his calendar in Outlook 2003. Instead we see this error message: "Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Office Outlook could not access the specified folder location." Repair of Office does not improve the situation. We can see the user calendar on his machine when we sign on to the machine as administrator, then sign on to Outlook as the user. Suggestions?


A:Outlook could not access the specified folder location.

Does the user have administrative rights on the computer?

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I have a user with a DA-connected laptop. Now, I want to disable all access on the computer for this user, I can do so by just disabling the computer and user account in AD, however since the user is already logged on to the computer they will still have
access to all cached e-mails and offline-enabled files. So how do I force a logoff/shutdown of the DA client? I cant use any management programs or cmd -> shutdown since these won't traverse through the DA tunnel.
So, what's the solution here?

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

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

A:Write access to program files folder

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

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

A:Write Access for a folder on Windows 8 computer

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Changing setting Security on root folder returns access is denied for some sub-folders.

I have an external HHD assigned with 'G' driver letter under my Computer. I have removed 'everyone' from the 'Groups and user names' on the root folder by choosing 'security tab' from the property options of root folder for that HDD, and while applying changes, 'access is 'denied' was shown to me for some subfolders, although when I added 'everyone' on that root drive folder, I have added 'everyone' in the Group or user names by choosing 'security tab' from the property options of root folder for that HDD, and I've taken ownership as ''administrators" under the current owner for that root folder. While applying new settings of removing 'everyone', whenever I have faced 'access is denied', I have clicked on 'continue'. Then, I ended up with no one taken access to this root folder.

These some screen shots show the subfolders I have faced 'access is denied' with.

After that, I have re- added 'everyone' on the same root folder, and the same thing happened while applying the new settings.

These some screen shots show the subfolders I have faced 'access is denied' with.

However, after the settings of adding 'everyone' on that root folder has completed, then whenever I open a subfolder, then I was still faced with 'message'.

Whenever I have clicked on 'continue', when faced this message.

Although the current owner is 'Administrators' as shown bel... Read more

A:Changing Setting Security on root folder returns 'access is denied'

Could anyone at this splendid froum take some of his precious time out reply to me?

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Q1. When I look at the folders in C:\Users\User-Name , I can see a [My Documents] folder. I double click on [My Documents] and the location now is C:\Users\User-Name\Documents , why is the folder name different from the exact folder location? (I notice all other folders that have the word "My" has the same situation)

Q2. If I want to move the My Documents to another drive D:, I should create a new folder in D: as [Documents] (without the word "My") or should I create a new folder [My Documents]?

Q3. I intend to follow this article User Folders - Change Default Location to move My Documents folder, in the article it says
"OPTION TWO 3. Create a New Folder by right clicking or press and hold on a empty space in the main window there, and click/tap on New and Folder. Name the new folder without spaces (ex: "Music" for My Music) for the user folder that you want to move there. (See screenshots below) NOTE: The name that you type in for the new folder will be what you see as the user folder name in the Start Menu (shell:UsersFilesFolder) location when finished with all of these steps. It would be best to use the same name as the user folder to avoid confusion."
"OPTION TWO 8. Navigate to the same location as in step 2 and 3 above, then select the renamed new folder (ex: Music), and click/tap on the Select Folder button. (See screenshot below)"

Is the second screenshot at OPTION TWO 3. and screenshot at OPTION TWO 8. wrong... Read more

A:Why User folder shows My Documents but folder location is Documents?

Hello pcwin,

The user folders that have "My" in the name are not actually named with the "My".

These are symbolic links, so when you name the folder "Documents", it will automatically rename and display as "My Documents", but in reality is still "Documents".

It can be a bit confusing.

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

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

can i block lightroom to have access to this folder?


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

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

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

A Guy

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Hello guys,

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

Thanks in advance and best regards.

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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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Hi I have been having trouble gaining access to my user/(user) folder to get to my app data details, if i right click there is no option to run as administrator, i havn't changed the share options but i did follow these instructions

Quote: Originally Posted by Christian Smith

If you wanted to remove it, just right click on the folder > Properties > Security > Click "Edit" next to change permissions > Click "add" > if the folder is nothing really personal etc, type "everyone" Into the dialog box. Hit the enter key and "Apply", "Ok" etc.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Hope that helps.

and it stated that i didn't have permissions. (as it ran through a list of items )

I then followed these instructions
Local Users and Groups Manager - Open

and in both option 1 and 3 it stated that "this computer is running windows 7 home premium. this snapin may not be used with this version of windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the user accounts tool in the control panel."
in option 2 the local user and groups option is not there.
as far as i am aware and in the user account option i am the only user running on this computer (and as administrator)

i am therefore at a loss and any help would be gratefull

A:how to remove padlock/gain access to user/(user) folder

Hello worligig,

You might see if installing and using Take Ownership may allow you to be able to access it afterwards.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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

I really need to fix this. Any ideas?

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Can we give the local area connection icon(which will be at the right end of the task bar) complete access to the local user which is not having admin privileges as we give some time and date permissions if required to the local user which is not having admin privileges like that.

Awaiting for the reply.

A:local area connection icon access - non admin user in windows

help me on this please

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I moved a folder with 20 MP3 I made with a music software from my desktop to my 2TB hard drive, and it said "moving" once moved the original folder is STILL there and NOT deletable!!! when I go to delete it it has a "shield" like it requires special permission, if I try to delete the folder I get an error message "You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from the computer's administrator to perform this action"  AND I AM THE ADMINISTRATOR!!! and IT DOESN'T MATTER how many times I click "try again" THE SAME MESSAGE APPEARS!!! if I right click 'properties' it says 'unable to display current owner' and 'access is denied'  error message appears if I try to take ownership of the file!!! even with the right click context hack!! THE FOLDER WILL NOT DELETE WHATSOEVER!!!! I GOT A FOLDER THAT IS STUCK ON MY DESKTOP AND MY COMPUTER REFUSES TO LET ME DELETE IT!!!

A:moved folder still in original location - not deletable - access is denied

Hello -
A quick idea that you most likely have used, but I shall repeat it -
Have you Right Clicked on the icon and selected "Run as Administrator" ??
Also have you looked in the 2TB hard drive to make sure it did in fact transfer ?
Just a few ideas -

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

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

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How do i stop all users being able to access a folder on my c:\ drive. This is also the location of my temp & temporary internet files folders, so is there any way i can block users from being able to access it, without affecting IE and other stuff that needs the temp folder?

A:Disable access to folder

You could always hide the folder! There might be a way to set premissions on it also! I will look further when I get home to a vista machine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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