Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "Access is Denied"

03 Jul 2011   #1
LHeisner

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
"Access is Denied"

Sorry if this is not posted in the right forum; first time here myself.

I recently upgraded to a new computer that has Windows 7, and I put my old hard drive from my old computer (which ran on XP) into the new one. Both are SATA hooked, if that matters.

After giving myself all proper permissions and abilities to access the drive (along with "Everyone" having them), I was able to access most music and programs on the drive, however, there are a few note documents that I had for notes for my writing that I'm getting a simple message for; "Access is Denied".

Likewise, I have a few picture files that are giving me a similar message, one that reads the following: Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location.

Of course, I'm in the file's folder when I try to do so.

I've taken ownership of the file folder (and pretty much everything else on the drive) as well, to no avail; neither ownership nor permissions have helped.

Any thoughts or help would be appreciated; I really could benefit from these files.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Jul 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
Are the old files from XP or earlier, that may be the problem? If this is the case
Right-click the file and go to Properties. Then edit security make yourself the owner of the files. You should be able to access the files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2011   #3
LHeisner

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, the files in question are Notepads or Paints from XP. However, I've made myself the owner of the files, and that hasn't helped this situation (others, it did, these in question, not so much).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Jul 2011   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If it has anything to do with proper permissions, this adminstrator can get them.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
How to set up permissions
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2011   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LHeisner View Post
Sorry if this is not posted in the right forum; first time here myself.

I recently upgraded to a new computer that has Windows 7, and I put my old hard drive from my old computer (which ran on XP) into the new one. Both are SATA hooked, if that matters.

After giving myself all proper permissions and abilities to access the drive (along with "Everyone" having them), I was able to access most music and programs on the drive, however, there are a few note documents that I had for notes for my writing that I'm getting a simple message for; "Access is Denied".

Likewise, I have a few picture files that are giving me a similar message, one that reads the following: Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location.

Of course, I'm in the file's folder when I try to do so.

I've taken ownership of the file folder (and pretty much everything else on the drive) as well, to no avail; neither ownership nor permissions have helped.

Any thoughts or help would be appreciated; I really could benefit from these files.
Hopefully you're not trying to access nor change the permissions on anything under "Documents and Settings." Those folders are no longer used. Look under c:\users instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 "Access is Denied"




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?
I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE. No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work. But this is another problem which should not discussed here. When I type now one of the following...
General Discussion
Cannot create file "c:\User\...\Appdata\Roaming...". Access is denied.
I'm not sure what's the cause for this, but I believe it has to do with a recent SweetIM malware attack. I tried to fix it. And also did a system restore. Malware is gone, but this thing came up. The error message comes up upon closing an app (NoteTab Light). It's trying to save some info, but...
General Discussion
Import Pictures to NAS "Access Denied" Error Though User Has Access
Hi, All. I've got an interesting situation that I'm hoping can be resolved. I built a server using FreeNAS 8.2 to store family pictures, videos, music, and Windows backups. In my home we have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and Windows 7 Professional 64bit. The server is setup with 3 Windows (CIFS)...
Network & Sharing
"Access is denied" - "Unable to display current owner"
Hi, I just tried to install the latest iTunes update, but keep getting an error when it tries to access the C:\Program Files\iPod folder. When I try to access the iPod folder directly through Windows Explorer, I get "Access is denied". The same happens when logged in with the system...
Network & Sharing
"Access denied:" How to overcome denied access to a folder
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...
General Discussion
"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
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App