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Windows 7: Administrator problem


27 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Administrator problem

I am running Windows 7 and I have done many clean installs over the years so I feel pretty comfortable with it. For some reason, on the most recent install, I cannot open the Documents and Settings folder.

Now, I've always been able to open this folder by doing all the Admin tricks available but this time i just can't open it. The message I get is something like "You do not have permission to open this object" (or something like that) and when I right click the folder and go to Properties to adjust the permissions, all I am getting when I try to edit the Permissions is "You do not own this folder" (or something like that)

I'm baffled! I've ALWAYS been able to open this folder - one way or another.

Any ideas?? - Thanks in advance.


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27 Apr 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

First, you need to make sure Malware is not affecting your system. Download this,

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1 - FileHippo.com

install it, update the database and run a FULL scan.

If it finds anything, post the log here.

Regards....Mike Connor
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27 Apr 2011   #3

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is normal access is denied.

You can try Properties>Security>Advanced>owner>edit

reset it afterwards.

Any reason you want to access that?

If it's just a one off - easier to boot into pe and have a look from there.
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27 Apr 2011   #4

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It is normal access is denied.

You can try Properties>Security>Advanced>owner>edit

reset it afterwards.

Any reason you want to access that?

If it's just a one off - easier to boot into pe and have a look from there.

Had this twice with malware preventing access, so I always ask to check malware first now.

Regards....Mike Connor
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27 Apr 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, worth checking , you never know.
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01 May 2011   #6

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hey guys,

It's normal to NOT be able to access the Documents and Settings folder. Notice it's a hidden folder.

That's because in Windows 7 all your user data is contained in the Users folder. Documents and Settings is included for application compatibility; it is merely a redirector for legacy apps attempting to access that exact link. "Documents and Settings" merely redirects to the Users folder; it doesn't contain any info itself.

Hope this helps

Heather

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