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Windows 7: Application Data Access Denied?

29 Aug 2009   #1
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 
Application Data Access Denied?

Hey guys I need to get into the folder...

C:\Users\&USERNAME&\Application Data

and everytime i try it says Access is denied. I need to get in there to create a folder, Any help will be appreciated!

Thanks,
Kukag


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30 Aug 2009   #2
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Hi,

In my case I have only this folder marked as hide C:\Users\%username%\AppData
Make sure that you have administrative privileges.

HTH,
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30 Aug 2009   #3
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you take ownership of Application Data, you should be able to gain access.
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30 Aug 2009   #4
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 

Ya I got it =P Thanks a lot guys, great support here defintely the best Windows 7 forums.
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30 Aug 2009   #5
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kukag View Post
Hey guys I need to get into the folder...

C:\Users\&USERNAME&\Application Data

and everytime i try it says Access is denied. I need to get in there to create a folder, Any help will be appreciated!

Thanks,
Kukag
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
If you take ownership of Application Data, you should be able to gain access.
@rsvr85 - sorry, but that info is wrong

Application Data is not a folder of any sort - it is a virtual junction created for compatibility with older apps that are hard coded to look for "Application Data" as opposed to using the OS variable %AppData% - Environment variable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you take ownership of it it is still a junction that points to ... %AppData%.

@Kukag (and anyone else with this issue) - the best way to get to it, as I mention, is to use AppData as opposed to Application Data.

Read that entire Wiki to get a better idea of Windows Environment Variables. A short table is at Environment variable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

HTH
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31 Aug 2009   #6
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
Ya I got it =P Thanks a lot guys, great support here defintely the best Windows 7 forums.


Quote:
@rsvr85 - sorry, but that info is wrong

Application Data is not a folder of any sort - it is a virtual junction created for compatibility with older apps that are hard coded to look for "Application Data" as opposed to using the OS variable %AppData% - Environment variable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you take ownership of it it is still a junction that points to ... %AppData%.

@Kukag (and anyone else with this issue) - the best way to get to it, as I mention, is to use AppData as opposed to Application Data.

Read that entire Wiki to get a better idea of Windows Environment Variables. A short table is at Environment variable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

HTH
I was merely providing a suggestion. Information is what you have just given us all
As the thread had gone a while without any suggestions i thought i would try and help out, or should i not bother next time?

Looking back to the original post i realise now i was thinking of ProgramData (the other hidden one!)
My sincere apologies to you Mr. Galt. and of cousre to the OP, i shall keep my wrong suggestions to myself next time.
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31 Aug 2009   #7
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

P.S Just for the record, i tried taking ownership of Application Data and it granted me access???????
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16 Sep 2010   #8
MarMitc

7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have just got my computer.
Installed w7
I don't understand, being the only user/owner how folders can be "not accessable. - Acsess is denied"

E.G. I get this trying to open "c:\Documents and Settings" and "Default User" etc....

Please advise.
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