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My Document Folder Access denied / write protected

Q: My Document Folder Access denied / write protected

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

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A: My Document Folder Access denied / write protected

Try this:


You have to be logged in as an administrator.

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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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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 PC got infected with a w32.virut virus.. so after searchin for a solution.. i had ir removed using symantec virut removal tool.. run the tool while my PC is at safe mode and internet off... And when its all done and restarted my pc at normal mode.. My PC keeps turning off and when i get back on and login to Admintrator acct, i keep getting this.. The Group Policy logon is denied.. The media is write protected Hope someone out here can help me out.. Thanks in advance and more power!!! xoxo

A:Help me plz - Group Policy logon is denied.. The media is write protected

I've sent a message to our security and malware removal specialist asking her to take a look at your problem and see if she has any suggestions. Unfortunately, though she was here when i started the message, she had logged off before I sent it so it may be a while before she responds. In the meantime, try the following:

Do you know when this problem began? Try a System Restore to a point in time BEFORE the problem began. Here's the procedure: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html. Be sure to check the box to show more than 5 days of restore points. If the first attempt fails, then try an earlier point or two. NOTE: You will have to re-install any software and updates you installed between now and the restore point, but you can use Windows Update for the updates. Use the recovery disk if the system prompt doesn’t work. The recovery disk works a bit different from the above procedures but if you follow the prompts from the System Restore menu option with the above information you should be able to restore with no problems. This may restore the virus as well, so it may need to be removed again, but I would hold off on the procedure you used before as it seems it caused a lot of problems. Let's let our expert advise you what to do if we can at least restore you to working condition but even if we get it working again, I'd try to avoid using it as much as possible - especially going on the internet - as using it may spread the infection (but you c... Read more

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Fellows, really in need of some help.

I recently bought a new PC (yeah~) but still intend to keep my old harddrive in operation. There are lots of data in that old harddrive that I want to keep and use. However, when I intended to access the "my document" folder (to be exact, the folder under my "log-in-name" with my old PC), I can't do so. I'm thinking if it is because my log-in account was password-protected before...

Anyways, there're datas that I really need from that hard-drive, especially that password protected folder. What can I do??

Thanks for answering...

A:Password Protected Folder (My Document)

This might help............


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I am just wondering as to whether you can alter the write protection in a USB drive.

Do you have to scan the folder - check for errors like in my 500GB Seagate USB external disk drive?

I am just enquirying as Seagate are saying that I must have used it with a Mac which I have not.

I just wish to put some other data on the disk and able to transfer to another computer.

A:Write protected folder - USB Disk Drive

Go into the properties of the drive and make sure all permissions are checked, you should be able to do anything you want with the drive. Is it brand new, did the problem just start ?

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i copied a portion of my sys32 folder to my cdrw drive because i'm stupid. and i wanted to see if i could use it to alter my sys32 on my other machine. don't ask.

yeah, i soon realized the folder's write protected and i can't burn the foler, or delete the copy. now i can't burn anything unless i use a different profile.

i tried properties > uncheck read only. i'm guessing the answer lies somewhere in folder options.

help is appreciated, as always.

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I had to pull a drive out of a laptop. I need to save the Owners documents but they are write protected. Can't access the folders in the new pc. The account had a password which I know. Please help

A:write protected folder in 2nd (older) hard drive

Have you tried right clicking on the folder, then clicking the general tab (if you have to) and unchecking the 'read only' box?

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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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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

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted logs, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.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.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.Follow th... Read more

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Alright wtf. I just tried to go to google and this is what i get:This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. −<Error><Code>AccessDenied</Code><Message>Access Denied</Message><RequestId>69A86CFB097B5196</RequestId>−<HostId>v/EyLEI1F76YBZchQ/ftfbflFVskgSaiRiKXXgOb169P1uzebDKSRQr6Idd6gZEn</HostId></Error>When I refresh the page the hostid changes, everything else stays the same.This is only happening on my computer, other computers on the network are fine.I have multiple antivirus software (Win Security Essentials, Avast!, and AdAware) and I don't think I have a virus but it's possible.All other websites work fine.In the past Google has redirected to a nonexistent USA Today page, but that hadn't happened since I reformatted my computer about 4 months ago. Any ideas what's is going on?

A:Google Redirect to "Access Denied" XML Document - Win 7 64-bit

Hello and welcome. We need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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Hey all,

I have an employee that is on windows 2000 that can open most of his adobe files. Some of them will get this error message:

Error Opening Document. Access denied.

The employee was getting the files emailed to him. He opens them and saves them to his C drive. These files are encrypted but he never set them up for that. The adobe files that he can open are not. He is using version 7 and he uninstalled it and reinstalled the most recent version 7. Still has the same problem.

Haha anyone know how to get these files open or why this is occuring?

A:Error Opening Document. Access denied.

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Hello, my supervisor opens a previous excel sheet, modifies it and saves it (like a template). I cannot access these sheets, so I assume the file has properties that deny me access, saying "Access denied. Contact your administrator."

If I open a new excel sheet on his computer and save it, I can open it on mine. He uses excel 2003 and I am using 2007; I cannot find any properties that prevent me from accessing these files.

What might be be happening?

A:Denied Access to Excel Document on a Network

It will be your Network Permissions. Your Network Administrator will have set it so you don't have access to a folder/file using the Network not the File Properties.

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This was the configuration of an XP Home SP2 install:

User 1 (admin, password protected)

Then some time afterwards a fresh version of XP Home SP2 was installed over the previous install. It was installed into the same /WINDOWS/ directory thus preserving USER 1 documents and settings. However, USER 1 was password-protected and now whenever his old documents and settings folder is clicked, the access is denied and there is no password prompt.


A:RESOLVED: Access Denied - Password Protected

Not the best idea to install two OS's to the same partition and will result in those kinda problems....and more.

This is also a bit of a security issue which borders on hacking into protected documents and files.

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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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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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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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i have vista 64 bit and xp sp3 i try to access Xp my document from vista then i saw This error: can't access this folder then i click on continue and don't know what i did but could access to my document i think i change owner. after i rebooted my system i was back my XP but i couldn't open my document and said access denied i don't know what to do confusing help me

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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 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 get the error message that "cannot write to the reports file" when I change any settings in McAfee 4.5.1....what's the problem???

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New dv6-7000 laptop (Win7 64-bit) has a problem I can't seem to solve:  When using any SDHC memory card you cannot write or erase files to the card.  You can read the files just fine, but you get a "Write Protected" error when trying to write or erase.   The card is, of course, not write protected, and can be written to in several other laptop/desktop SD drives that I've tried.   And I've tried different brands/sizes of SDHC cards.  Smaller capacity regular SD cards work just fine.   I tried removing this device and rebooting to reinstall the hardware, but no help. The Realtek SD Driver shows as version 6.1.7600.16385 in Device Manager properties, dated 6/20/06.  HP's support site shows a newer driver version 6.1.7601.29005 dated 2/24/12.  When I download and run sp56166.exe to update the driver, it seems to go through the update process successfully. But the driver still shows as the older version in Device Manager.  And, of course, the problem still exists.  Any ideas would be much appreciated!  Hard to believe that a new dv6 laptop can't properly write or erase files from High Capacity SDHC memory cards.   Thank you!

A:dv6-7000 can't write to SDHC cards ("write protected" error)

I understand high capacity SD cards return the message they are write protected in your system.


I take it the write protect switch is in the off/disable position on the card since they work in other systems.


What is the product number?

NOTE: Do NOT provide the serial number.


What brand and model is the SDHC card?



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

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

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

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

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My McAfee virusscan detected the [email protected] virus. I'm unable to do anything with it (delete, clean, quarantine). I get disk is write-protected error. I try to browse to the directory it's in and I can't see it. I've changed folder settings to show hidden and system files. I'm running XP and still can't see the folder it shows up in. I've run viruscan in normal and safe mode. Still can't do anything with it. I've included my Hijackthis log.

A:[email protected] and disk is write-protected error

You are using an old version of Hijack This. You are also running HJT from your Temporary Internet Files folder. It will not function properly from there and it cannot create and restore backups from there. You need to create a new folder in My Documents and name it Hijack This. Now Click here to download Hijack This again. Download it and click "Save". Save it to the Hijack This folder you just created. That way it can create and restore backups if needed. HJT will store the backups in the same location that it is run from.

Click on Hijackthis.exe to launch the program. Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log. Click "Save" to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.

Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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

A:Access to Folder Denied

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

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

A:Folder Access Denied

Have you tried to take ownership of the folder?

Take Ownership Shortcut

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

A:Access denied on folder!

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

A:Access Denied Folder!

do you have administration rights on your user name?

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

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Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1799 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (9 GB Free); D: 0 GB (0 GB Free); F: 465 GB (59 GB Free);
Motherboard: ECS, H61H2-WM
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

A:Access denied in folder

As here

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

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

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

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

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


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

A:Folder Access Denied

Hi, welcome to TSG.

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

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

A:Access denied on one folder

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

Suggestions welcome. Thanks

A:Folder Access Denied

Hello Dickey, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

The CPU usage is around the 95% mark continually

The machine will not perform tasks such as defragmentation!

A:Folder Access Denied

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

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

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

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

Let us know.

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

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

A:access denied to folder

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

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

Click "security" and then "advanced"

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

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

A:Folder access is denied

Google for "Take Ownership" and follow the instructions

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions on how I can unlock this directory?

A:Folder - Access Denied

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

This explains how:

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

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

What can I do to access it?

Win XP Home.

A:Access is denied on folder

You can try taking ownership of the folder. The instructions are here:

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

A:Access denied to a folder

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Hi Everyone,

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

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

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

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

If anyone can help me I would be glad.


A:Win Xp Folder Access Denied

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

A:How to access denied folder?

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

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

A:Folder is Access Denied

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


A:folder access denied ? please help

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

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

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

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