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Windows 7: "Access Denied" for "Documents and Settings"

26 Jul 2010   #1
frostfrank

Win7
 
 
"Access Denied" for "Documents and Settings"

I have tried logging on as the hidden Admin and I have checked my permissions but I still can't access this folder. I think there are some Firefox files in this folder and I need to see them.
Any help?
Thanks,
Frank


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26 Jul 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

welcome..try to use the elevate command prompt Elevated Command Prompt
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26 Jul 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Please see the links in my signature.
In short anything in "Document and Settings" is in "Users".
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27 Jul 2010   #4
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frostfrank View Post
I have tried logging on as the hidden Admin and I have checked my permissions but I still can't access this folder. I think there are some Firefox files in this folder and I need to see them.
Any help?
Thanks,
Frank
need to take ownership of that shortcut... Then you wil be able to access the folder
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27 Jul 2010   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Delphin and Ryo.....BAD advice. "Documents and Settings" is no longer used. It is simply a junction point to the Users folder. YOU SHOULD NEVER, EVER CHANGE THE PERMISSIONS OR OWNERSHIP ON "DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS." It will cause HUGE problems and has been documented on these forums many times.

To the OP...the files you want are in Users, or they do not exist on the drive. Documents and Settings is not a folder under Windows 7. It is only a junction point (a "link") to the Users folder.
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27 Jul 2010   #6
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

S macgyvr I know that it is a shortcut(Link) i mentioned that in my earlier post also....

But taking ownership of the link will do nothing..

In my computer i did that when i started using windows vista and it the same in windows 7 also...

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As he is curious to make the link to work.. i suggested it..


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27 Jul 2010   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

And there is absolutely no point to mess with it. Go to C:\Users
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27 Jul 2010   #8
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Delphin View Post
S macgyvr I know that it is a shortcut(Link) i mentioned that in my earlier post also....

But taking ownership of the link will do nothing..

In my computer i did that when i started using windows vista and it the same in windows 7 also...

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As he is curious to make the link to work.. i suggested it..
Bad suggestion, I'm sorry to say. Good advice would have been for him to leave it alone. We try to solve problems, not make new ones.
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27 Jul 2010   #9
ryo

 
 

he is just want to see the contain of the file.
not sure for what..
but i think there is nothing of there.
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27 Jul 2010   #10
frostfrank

Win7
 
 

Thanks to all who replied!
I will leave Documents and Settings alone.
Found what I needed in users.
Thanks again!
Frank
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