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Windows 7: Documents Not Accessible

06 Apr 2011   #1
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 
Documents Not Accessible

Under the libraries area there are some folders that won't open.
I moved some from another computer but now can't access them, I'm the only one with an login on this computer.
Here's one of the paths that won't let me in:
C:\Users\GZ\Documents\My Videos

I have other folders too with the same problem.
On Windows ME I could change anything I wanted, even system files.

I'd like to open all files if I want, I tried to do something with permissions but don't want to cause problems.

I'm moving from Windows ME to Windows 7 so a lot has changed.


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06 Apr 2011   #2
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Try this tutorial- Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Also see- Take Ownership Shortcut
Hope this helps
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06 Apr 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If you have copied files from the internet or another computer you may need to unblock them;



Also, please read this;

Windows 7 File Permissions are too hard for me to figure out.

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #4
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

Thanks, I'll read up on those.
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06 Apr 2011   #5
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

Not sure who I am here.

I have:
Administrators(GZ-PC\Administrators)

And

GZ(GZ-PC\GZ)

Which one should be changed?

I did change to both of them, one at a time, as the folder was owned by system but didn't work out.
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06 Apr 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Nooooo stop! STOP!!!! Do not mess with those junctions.
C:\User\[username]\Videos has your files!!!!

Any folder in your user directory that denies access is not a folder!!!
Windows 7 is not Windows ME, forget everything you know about Windows.
You are on a completely different system then what was Windows ME.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2011   #7
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Nooooo stop! STOP!!!! Do not mess with those junctions.
C:\User\[username]\Videos has your files!!!!

Any folder in your user directory that denies access is not a folder!!!
Windows 7 is not Windows ME, forget everything you know about Windows.
You are on a completely different system then what was Windows ME.
OK, I did change quite a few things but then changed back what I could remember, thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by George1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Nooooo stop! STOP!!!! Do not mess with those junctions.
C:\User\[username]\Videos has your files!!!!

Any folder in your user directory that denies access is not a folder!!!
Windows 7 is not Windows ME, forget everything you know about Windows.
You are on a completely different system then what was Windows ME.
OK, I did change quite a few things but then changed back what I could remember, thanks.

You might be OK.

If you alter junctions in any way you will make your system unusable. Keep away from virtual folders in your system drive. There is no data in them, they are basically only data indices, which point to where the data actually is. If you change permissions or "take ownership" or anything like that, it will have disastrous consequences.

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2011   #9
George1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by George1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Nooooo stop! STOP!!!! Do not mess with those junctions.
C:\User\[username]\Videos has your files!!!!

Any folder in your user directory that denies access is not a folder!!!
Windows 7 is not Windows ME, forget everything you know about Windows.
You are on a completely different system then what was Windows ME.
OK, I did change quite a few things but then changed back what I could remember, thanks.

You might be OK.

If you alter junctions in any way you will make your system unusable. keep away from virtual folders in your system drive. There is no data in them, they are basically only data indices, which point to where the data actually is. If you change permissions or "take ownership" or anything like that, it will have disastrous consequences.

Regards....Mike Connor
Well I did take ownership but didn't notice anything. I used an untouched folder and changed the folder I changed to be exactly like that one as far as permissions I think.
We'll see how it goes....
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06 Apr 2011   #10
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Use System Restore to go back to a point before you changed ANY permissions.
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