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Windows 7: Help please Folders not accessible

11 Aug 2010   #1

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Help please Folders not accessible

I have just installed Windows 7 Professional, and used the windows transfer for all my documents. Reloaded them Ok but now when I try to open several of them it says 'C/Documents and Settings is not accessible, Access is denied' I have tried to change the permissions but it just says there was an error?? it says 'an error occurred when applying security information etc.
Can anyone help please???
Thank you

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11 Aug 2010   #2

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Give yourself ownership, then change permsissions.
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11 Aug 2010   #3

windows 7 Professional

Hi Richard
Sorry but I cannot open the take ownership file
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11 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

C:\Documents and Settings is a Junction Point, that points to C:\Users\<youraccountname>\Documents. Look there instead.

To see what I mean, right click on C:\My Documents and select Properties then click on the Link Properties tab and you'll see the Type of link is Junction.

Some info here:
Application Compatibility: Junction Points and Backup Applications
NTFS junction point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Note: I just realized you may not see the Link Properties tab unless you have Link Shell Extension installed.
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