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Windows 7: name object so user permission dialogue can find it

09 Nov 2013   #1
Windymiller

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista
 
 
name object so user permission dialogue can find it

Sorry if this is a stupid question but every time I try to change user permissions, the
object name is rejected with an error message. I assumed the dialogue simply wanted the
name of the file but it doesn`t seem to matter how I phrase it, the dialogue says it can`t find the object.

Can anyone help ? I have looked everywhere for an answer but the subject is never discussed.


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09 Nov 2013   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Exactly where does it gives an error? And what error message it shows? What "object" are you trying to enter the name of?
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10 Nov 2013   #3
Windymiller

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista
 
 

I am trying to get into a second My Documents folder that is showing up under .....PC (name of my computer) in the
main directories folder ABOVE Computer i.e. in Libraries etc. not in Windows 7 or C Drive set. . When I try to open it to see what is in it before deleting it, I get the message Access is denied.* There is another My Documents folder which I can access. When I right click the folder and click on Properties and then Security, it shows that Everyone has permission to open it. I want to change it to Administrator as I am the Administrator on my PC. The menu dialogue asks me to put in object type and I put in Administrators. (I must admit it is not clear to me whether I should tick on group, or built in or users nor whether I should remove the ticks from the ones I have decided against - I`ve tried various combinations for this). The dialogue will not let me change the location, which is incorrect for this folder (it shows ....-PC i.e. with a hyphen, which is a folder that appears further down the directory under Computer/Windows 7/ C Drive/Users. When I enter an object name, i.e. My Documents, it says this object cannot be found. I`ve tried various ways of naming it to no avail.

*re Document can`t be accessed. The error message is C:/Users/M........./My Documents is not accessible. This seems to link or refer to 2 other possible entries, both under C:Users, one under M......-PC and one under Mum. I don`t know how the Mum file came about (it has Mum as user on user permissions) and I have been trying to get rid of it but I don`t want to delete the My Documents folder until I can see what is in it. I was previously advised to try UNLOCKER on the Mum folder/files but when I try it on this folder it says there is no handle for unlocking it !

Sorry this is a mess - I could really do with some help.

Thank you for your kindness in replying
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10 Nov 2013   #4
x BlueRobot

 

Please post a few screenshots to clarify your issue - Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

The Administrator account you or I would be using, doesn't actually have full control of the system.
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11 Nov 2013   #5
Windymiller

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista
 
 

Read kind message. In haste this morning but will do screen shots this afternoon.

Many thanks again.
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11 Nov 2013   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I'm having trouble following the description of your problem.

There is a "My Documents" link that is only included for compatibility purposes for older software.
You can only see it if you have unchecked "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)".

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12 Nov 2013   #7
Windymiller

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista
 
 

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12 Nov 2013   #8
Windymiller

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista
 
 

Thanks lehnerus2000 for reply. Getting rid of making files visible doesn`t tell me what is in there and I am curious about
this. I bought a new computer last May and prior to that had transferred or copied quite a few files to my husband`s laptop so I could work on them. My old computer had really got into a mess. I transferred these to the new computer as part of generally importing files via a hard disk. My husband set the computer up for me. We bought ourselves one each fairly close together. He hasn`t had any trouble with his but mine has given me all sorts of headaches, mostly minor ones that don`t stop me using it. I made the files visible to try and see what was going on. A lot of my problems have been sorted out thanks to techguy but I still am getting this access denied to some files. Trouble is I can`t tell if it matters or not ! I thought it was probably due to the fact that I am useless at managing User Permissions. I have read all sorts of stuff on this on the web but am still very confused.
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12 Nov 2013   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Different File Structure

XP used a different file structure to W7.

Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\PJL\My Documents
W7:
C:\Users\PJL\Documents
You may have noticed that some programs create a folder in your documents folder.

The "My Documents" link is used by XP era programs to save files in the W7 Documents folder.

You shouldn't need to worry about it unless you have problems (e.g. files are going missing).
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12 Nov 2013   #10
Windymiller

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista
 
 

Thanks again for reply. I have restored the default "Hide" some folders but the main Mum and Marie files are still there with their contents.

I tried again to unlock the Mum Folder and this time succeeded. I think I needed to click on the lock icon, not just on the file. I managed to open it and found an enormous number of files, many of them empty including some AppData files. . I have deleted all the empty ones. My husband suggested putting the others in a new folder and moving them out so I can delete the MUM file but when I moved a Windows Media file, from Mum to Marie, the folder name moved but the contents (pictures and music) disappeared. . Both folders are in Windows 7 C drive as you can see. There are quite a lof of Windows files in there, and some Microsoft files, which I hesitate to move or delete in case it affects the system.

Is that likely do you think ?
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