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Windows 7: Folder / File access denied

09 Mar 2010   #1
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 
Folder / File access denied

This there any way to have this weird access denied glitch on Windows 7 fixed ?

I never had this issue with Vista 64, I have my windows 7 always updated to the latest.. heck this even happens on a system that has just been formatted. I have no special access restrictions placed on my system.

Need help on this one!


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09 Mar 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello EarlZ,

What folder/file is this for?

You may need to take ownership (Option Two at link) of it, then "Allow" your user account "Full Control" of it first.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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09 Mar 2010   #3
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

User made folders, heres an example scenario.

I unzip something or copy over a file to another folder. copy/unzipping is done.

I delete the folder/file that was recently used. It tells me that the file / folder is used and can only be fixed by rebooting.

This is nothing related to special permissions on the folder.

Another example is i delete a folder thats been made for ages, and it tells me access is denied... all of these are user created folders.. this happens quite often on all of the Windows 7 installation's ive ever made... I cant imagine MS never fixed this issue.. this was not on XP or Vista.
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09 Mar 2010   #4
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Have you tried the tutorial Brink posted?
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09 Mar 2010   #5
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

In regards to the files you cannot access that have been around for a long time, make sure you are working out of the account that those files were set up in - possibly another user account, or the administator account? More about User Account Control Settings here: What are User Account Control settings?.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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10 Mar 2010   #6
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
Have you tried the tutorial Brink posted?
No but heres the thing, rebooting the PC allows me access to the file i just moved/created.

Or if i delete a folder it gives me access denied, when I reboot the files are gone.. So this is not about file ownership. this is a windows 7 glitch
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10 Mar 2010   #7
EarlZ

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CassieFWinTeam View Post
In regards to the files you cannot access that have been around for a long time, make sure you are working out of the account that those files were set up in - possibly another user account, or the administator account? More about User Account Control Settings here: What are User Account Control settings?.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach

These files I mention are properly accessible until i decide to cut-paste / move / delete them, after rebooting the issue is resolved but its a very frequent bug and its annoying.

The next time it happens Im going to post a screenshot and a description of the scenario.
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10 Mar 2010   #8
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Maybe something is corrupt in the way you save/edit a file?
If so, try this:

Type "cmd" in the start menu search box, and press 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' + 'Enter'.
Click 'Yes' if prompted.
Type in:

sfc /scannow

and press enter. Let is scan, and tell us the results.
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10 Mar 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Earl,

If the sfc /scannow command does not help, then as a test, create a new administrator account to see if it works properly while logged on to it.
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10 Mar 2010   #10
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Earl,

If the sfc /scannow command does not help, then as a test, create a new administrator account to see if it works properly while logged on to it.
Thanks for editing Brink
I was looking for a tutorial for doing the sfc scan, couldn't find it
Ah well, its there anyway
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