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18 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Access Denied...

Hey all, forgive me if this is dumb or has been answered already, but I'm having some serious issue with accessing a folder. I'll try to make this short.

I wanted to create a new user with standard access and only give them access to my "C:" (programs) and not my "D:" (downloads) so after creating the user, I went to security settings under D: drive/properties and I denied "Authenticated Users". I obviously know now that that wasn't the right thing to do. After that happened, my admin account didn't have access to drive D. So I went back and switched it back to "Allow/full control" and my admin acct has access to my D drive now but there are files that are in the drive (not in folders) that are still showing denied when trying to open and 1 folder is also being denied. When I see the security settings on these files/folder it says "You do not have permission to view/edit...etc"

My bad, I know this is long but I tried to summarize with detail as best as I could!

Oh! I also forgot to mention that I even tried restoring back to like the 15th and my access is still screwed up on those files/1 folder.

Thanks in advance everyone!


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18 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


I figured something out. After checking the security on one of the denied files, I went to Advance, Owner, and Edited who "owns" the file (Admin) and it unlocked the file!

I have to do this to each file one by one, but at least I found a work around!

Oh and now that I'm here, can someone tell me if I can password protect access to a drive or how to lock out a standard user w/o screwing up Admin's access? LOL.
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