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Windows 7: You don't have permission to open this file . . . but it's MY file.

12 Aug 2014   #1
helporbehelped

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
You don't have permission to open this file . . . but it's MY file.

I'm receiving this message on pretty much every Office file I try to open - word, publisher etc. I've tried changing ownership but get an "access denied" message. I'm the only one who uses this computer. I tried doing a clean start up with same problem. I'm not computer tech savvy but can follow directions well.


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12 Aug 2014   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Welcome to Windows 7 Forum.

You could try doing a repair on MS Office to see if that helps.
Open Control Panel, select Programs & Features, scroll down to Microsoft Office, Right Click on it & select Change, this will open a panel with a couple of Repair Options, which you can try.
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13 Aug 2014   #3
helporbehelped

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Thank you for your help

I will try this.
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13 Aug 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

In which folder are the files?
Right click on 1 of the files->properties->security->advanced. Post a screenshot.
Right click on 1 of the files->properties->security->owner. Who's the owner of the file?
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