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Windows 7: Access Denied: Why?

20 Jul 2014   #1
amflores

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 
Access Denied: Why?

I am the owner, the administrator and only user of my laptop.

Why I have so many folders such as "Documents and Settings"; "Start Menu"; "C:\Users|XXX\Documents\My Musics" .....with access denied?

How can I change this?

I am grateful for any help given.

Regards,
Flores


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20 Jul 2014   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Mainly cos they are not folders, just links.
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20 Jul 2014   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Those folders that outright deny access, YOU DO NOT NEED ACCESS. They are just virtual folders for old broken applications.
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21 Jul 2014   #4
theassassinw

Yukon
 
 
this is how to fix it

1- go to the properties for the file or the folder that you have the access dined problem with

2- then go security tab

3- then click on advanced

4- then go to Auditing tab

5- then click on continue

6- now you will see the profile that have access to this folder or file click on add then select principle in the top of the windows .

7- then add the profile that you are using Example : Administrator or Username Account or if on windows 8 \ 8.1
E-mail Address just make sure that is the one you are using in your case it is administrator

8- after adding your profile make sure to check in the Full Control Square to have full accuse to the folder or file then click ok .

9- then just click ok then ok then save then you should have a full access to that folder or file .

note : if you still have the problem go again from step 3 and step 4 will be disabling inheritable on the left down corner then ok then save and you are done
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21 Jul 2014   #5
nofile404

WXP Pro 32, W7 Ult 32, W7 Ult 64, couple Linux distros
 
 

Contrary to some of the above expressed opinions, and this comment is not intended to denigrate those folks, I find that it has been useful to gain access to some of the folders you mentioned - there is a tool which aids in this without going through the process delineated in theassassinw's above comment.

Peruse this search, all links listed being here on Windows 7 Help Forums. I think you'll find your answer in the resulting links .

Open the Windows 7 Help Forums search
enter: [ "take ownership" ] on the standard search line ... including quotation marks, but not brackets.

I STRONGLY suggest that if you are unaware of the damage that can be done by running rampant through your [UAC] protected folders, changing ownership of all and sundry, that you refrain from doing so ... in other words - "look but don't touch"
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21 Jul 2014   #6
amflores

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote:
Mainly cos they are not folders, just links.
SIW2,

Thanks for your help.

Flores
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21 Jul 2014   #7
amflores

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote:
....Those folders that outright deny access, YOU DO NOT NEED ACCESS. They are just virtual folders for old broken applications.
Hi logicearth,

Thanks, but can they be erased?

Regards,
Flores
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21 Jul 2014   #8
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
Thanks, but can they be erased?
NO!

Those folders are just alternate ways to access the real locations and provided for compatibility with older applications. They are not copies. They are not for your use. Best policy is to simply ignore them.
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21 Jul 2014   #9
amflores

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote:
.................1- go to the properties for the file or the folder that you have the access dined problem with
2- then go security tab
.
6- now you will see the profile that have access to this folder or file click on add then select principle in the top of the windows .
Hello theassassinw,

Thanks for your detailed tutorial.
I followed all the items (for Win7) but then decided not to play with the unknown, and its consequences.

Cheers,
Flores
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21 Jul 2014   #10
amflores

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote:
......NO!..... Best policy is to simply ignore them.
LMiller7,

That's what I will do!

Thanks a lot.

Regards,
Flores
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