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Windows 7: Access Denied to my own files...

12 Sep 2012   #1
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Access Denied to my own files...

I am in a programming class in college using C#, and have the project stored on a network drive the college gives students access to. From my laptop I can access it through FTP just fine. I downloaded the files (A Visual Studio 2010 workspace using C#) and it opened in Visual Studio just fine... the first time. After making some changes, and saving I closed Visual Studio to get back to it later. The problem is that now it keeps telling me access denied when I try to access the files.

Laptop specs (profile has my desktop specs):

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
500 GB 7200 RPM HDD 16 MB cache, SATA2
Intel Core i7 740 QM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1 GB


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12 Sep 2012   #2
mitchell65

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

When you say " After making some changes, and saving I". Where did you save it to? If on your PC then you pobably need to "take Onership" of the file. Follow the guide in this tutorial to put the "Take Ownership " shortcut on you context menu.
Take Ownership Shortcut
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13 Sep 2012   #3
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
When you say " After making some changes, and saving I". Where did you save it to? If on your PC then you pobably need to "take Onership" of the file. Follow the guide in this tutorial to put the "Take Ownership " shortcut on you context menu.
Take Ownership Shortcut
I saved it on my desktop. The issue seems to have fixed itself after a reboot. Odd. Any ideas why something like that could happen?
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14 Sep 2012   #4
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post

I saved it on my desktop. The issue seems to have fixed itself after a reboot. Odd. Any ideas why something like that could happen?
Not really but it may be that the file needed a reboot to take on the ownership details especially as it originated from a network! Just as an exercise try to save another file from the same source and see if that behaves in the same way. You might be better off saving these files in a folder in say "Documents". They will then be accessible from Libraries!
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14 Sep 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

If you save a file to a location (so make a file) or copy a file (so also make a file)......
Then you are the owner an have "full control"
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14 Sep 2012   #6
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
If you save a file to a location (so make a file) or copy a file (so also make a file)......
Then you are the owner an have "full control"
Absolutely true of coure but the interesting quetion is why did Windows i7 920 get the error message in the first place. If it doesn't happen again we may never know the reason why?
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