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Windows 7: Access to 'Documents & Settings' Denied

23 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 
Access to 'Documents & Settings' Denied

My 'User Account Type' is 'Administrator', yet access is denied when I try and enter Documents & Settings.
This has just started to happen. I must have ticked a box somewhere!
Any ideas how I can regain access?

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23 Feb 2010   #2
zap

Windows 7
 
 

Remove the hidden and read only attributes of the files you are trying to access. Someone on this forum had the same problem a couple of days ago.
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23 Feb 2010   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Harrismith View Post
My 'User Account Type' is 'Administrator', yet access is denied when I try and enter Documents & Settings.
This has just started to happen. I must have ticked a box somewhere!
Any ideas how I can regain access?
Documents and setting is a locked system folder with nothing in it. It is simply a pointer for legacy apps to work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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23 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

There are a few things you can try. First, right-click on the folder and select Properties. In the Security tab, make sure you have permissions.

You can also try taking ownership of the folder: Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

If all else fails, you can try a System Restore to get to a point before the troubles began: System Restore
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Documents and setting is a locked system folder with nothing in it. It is simply a pointer for legacy apps to work.
Hello Harris,

In addition to Ken's post above, you can access this folder through where it links to in your C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents folder instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 

Thanks.... problem sorted.
My logic was in XP mode!!
What I realise is that I actually needed to access 'ProgramData'.
Cheers for your efforts.
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