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Windows 7: No access to user folder

29 Aug 2011   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Is firefox the only problem?


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29 Aug 2011   #12
thentitled

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

No, I don't have access to user-saved settings on other applications as well. ie. my own settings/skins in winamp
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29 Aug 2011   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Please tell me, step-by-step, how you are trying to get to the WinAmp folder, irrespective of the question, as to why.
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29 Aug 2011   #14
thentitled

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I'm not trying to access the folder manually. It's just that when I open up programs like firefox and winamp, they cannot access my user settings such as bookmarks/skins/etc.
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29 Aug 2011   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do you have an idea as how your system got into the state it is presently in?

There are many long and arduous routes which we can travel.

However, I suspect that you have an idea as to how this problem appeared.

That knowledge will make the job of correcting the action much easier.

Oh yes, one other thing I must rule out. Any children or mischievous friends around with access to your computer.

You did have, and I hope you corrected that, an admin account with no passward which is very unwise.
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30 Aug 2011   #16
thentitled

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

The original objective was to transfer my computer to another family member. Before learning about the sharing folder feature, I thought the only thing I could do was deny access from other accounts to my user folder. However, I accidentally denied access to a user group that included my original account as well. I tried taking ownership of the folder, and reapplying access to everyone. Files such as music, videos, pictures etc are accessible now. But as mentioned before, files in the AppData folder cannot be accessed such as bookmarks, skins, etc. I tried manually taking ownership of just the AppData folder, but there are some file paths (that I'm unaware of) that I don't know about.

The Test account was only created recently, and I'm the only one that uses the computer anyway.
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30 Aug 2011   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

change the group permissions?

change the membership of the group?

LUSMGR.MSC


from an elevated command prompt, gpresult /z
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30 Aug 2011   #18
thentitled

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I will have to get back to you on that one in about a month. I'm out of town at the moment, sorry
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