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Windows 7: How can I gain access a folder? I have permission but cant view

27 Oct 2011   #1
2monkeys

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How can I gain access a folder? I have permission but cant view

I have a USB DD with an image from an old computer. I can view the public folders but not the main computer folder. I went into security and set permission but still can not access the folder. Any help is appreciated. Thank you for your assistance.
Doug


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28 Oct 2011   #2
2monkeys

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I clicked properties advanced and I get Unable to set new owner. The Media is write protected. This is a forensic copy of a drive from another computer. I can view the contents of the public folder but not the main computer files.
I appreciate any help
Doug

I am trying to access my files from a copy of my computer. I am just asking for help to access my files.
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28 Oct 2011   #3
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

If you can't modify the security permissions, then go ahead and install and use Take Ownership. Take Ownership Shortcut
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28 Oct 2011   #4
2monkeys

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
No luck

Thanks I installed it and ran it but still cant access it. I keep getting. I don't have permission to access. and the media is write protected error when I go to properties to try to change anything. I just need to read the files.

Doug
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28 Oct 2011   #5
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Are you sure it ran properly? There must be some mistake... Never really seen the Take Ownership fail before... Can you view the files on a another computer or is it the same issue?

There might be a switch on the USB that locks the files or not. I used to have a USB like that, maybe yours is similar...
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28 Oct 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If this is a VHD file, try to attach it via Disk Management > Action button
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28 Oct 2011   #7
2monkeys

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
take ownership?

I am not sure it is running right. When I click on take ownership a box flashes on the screen and disappears. What should happen? I can access one of the folders on the drive (the public folder) but not the other main computer folder.
Thanks
Doug
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28 Oct 2011   #8
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

It'd be a lot easier for me to help you if you could take a screenshot of the drive and the folder you are trying to access.
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28 Oct 2011   #9
2monkeys

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I am trying to open ronburgandy file


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28 Oct 2011   #10
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

When you try to open the RONBURGANDY folder are you getting the "Access Denied" message?

Try to do a CHKDSK H: /F on command prompt window. Let the CHKDSK finds and fixes any disk problems.

Now try to take ownership of the RONBURGANDY folder, and then try to open the folder.
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