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Windows 7: Cant open Protected operating files

28 Sep 2009   #1
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Cant open Protected operating files

Why Cant I open Protected operating files
like

Temporary Internet Files
or
Application Data

Im only user and Admin


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28 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep View Post
Why Cant I open Protected operating files
like

Temporary Internet Files
or
Application Data

Im only user and Admin

Um, they are protected. To open you need to change the permissions but why would you want to?
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28 Sep 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi DigDeep and Welcome to the forums!

When you install Windows 7, the default administrator account is not a full admin account ... see Brinks tutorial on how to activate the hidden admin account -=> here
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28 Sep 2009   #4
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep View Post
Why Cant I open Protected operating files
like

Temporary Internet Files
or
Application Data

Im only user and Admin

Um, they are protected. To open you need to change the permissions but why would you want to?

I know they are protected but in xp ,that wasnt a problem.
I need to do some stuff

Tews

I tried that ,but stil cant open Applications data and some other folders.
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28 Sep 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you taken ownership of the folders? Tutorial -=> Here
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28 Sep 2009   #6
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Application Data is not a real folder but a Junction and is there to provide interface to legacy software.
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28 Sep 2009   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Everything you are looking for is in the AppData folder, all those other hidden files denying access were giving a special permission that denies browsing access to "Everyone". Not even the SYSTEM account can browse these folders.

Now before you go changing that, it was done for a reason. Those folders are junctions that point to locations in "\Users\{username}\AppData" and as such to keep scanning software from pulling duplicate files, browsing them is denied. Only a single permission is actually denied for the "Everyone" account.

Windows 7 is not Windows XP, it does not have the same stupid user directory layout as XP.
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28 Sep 2009   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

No need for creating the admin account here. Its simply an option in explorer that you need to untick.

Open windows explorer. Go to tools - folder options. Click on the view tab. Untick "hide protected operation system files"

I should warn you that doing this will give you access to highly critical system files so make sure you know what your doing.
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02 Oct 2009   #9
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
No need for creating the admin account here. Its simply an option in explorer that you need to untick.

Open windows explorer. Go to tools - folder options. Click on the view tab. Untick "hide protected operation system files"

I should warn you that doing this will give you access to highly critical system files so make sure you know what your doing.

YOu are wrong ,You can do that in xp but not in win 7.
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02 Oct 2009   #10
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Have you taken ownership of the folders? Tutorial -=> Here

TY Tews that do the trick
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