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Windows 7: No access to user folder

25 Aug 2011   #1
thentitled

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
No access to user folder

Hello everyone,

So I'm having the exact same issue as this guy [Locked out of a user folder except I don't have a restore point that goes before part where I screwed up, so is there any other way to fix this issue?

An example of the issue that I have is, whenever I open up Firefox I get this message "Could not initialise the application's security component. ..."

I tried taking ownership of the folder but the AppData folder gets constantly denied.

Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Aug 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have you tried this method to take ownership?

Right-click folder and choose Properties.

Click the Security tab then click Advanced.

Click Owner followed by Edit.

Set ownership to yourself.

Check "Replace owner on sub-containers and objects".

Click OK.
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25 Aug 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thentitled View Post
Hello everyone,

So I'm having the exact same issue as this guy [Locked out of a user folder except I don't have a restore point that goes before part where I screwed up, so is there any other way to fix this issue?

An example of the issue that I have is, whenever I open up Firefox I get this message "Could not initialise the application's security component. ..."

I tried taking ownership of the folder but the AppData folder gets constantly denied.

Thanks
thentitled,

What user are you trying to access?
What is the name of your useraccount?

WIN + R | type CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2| ENTER

WIN
is the key with the Microsoft wavy flag on top.


You will see a list of users and groups (maybe).

Fill out those system specs for us.

UPDATE YOUR SEVENFORUMS SYSTEM SPECS


User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
in left-hand column, under Your Profile, Edit System Spec |


Use Speccy - System Information - Free Download
and/or SIW to gather info for filling in the blanks.
You can also use the System Spec tool from this fine tutorial:
Use System Info to see your System Specs

Do me a favor. Please add the word laptop or desktop to the “system manufacturer” block.

Provide full windows version info, such as provided by Speccy:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader, Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.
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26 Aug 2011   #4
thentitled

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

@seavixen32

I've tried your method, but it doesn't work unfortunately. Thanks though

@karlsnooks

I'm trying to access [Nelson], it's in the group (Homeusuers;Administrators)
My useraccount is also [Nelson]
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26 Aug 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

How many admin accounts on your computer?

How many standard user accounts on your computer?

And the names of the accounts.
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26 Aug 2011   #6
thentitled

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

@karlsnooks

There are two admin accounts: Nelson and Test

There are no standard accounts.
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26 Aug 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

to help clarify, make a snip of:
Control Panel | User Accounts | Manage another account

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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28 Aug 2011   #8
thentitled

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

here it is


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28 Aug 2011   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

you should be able to log on under t he Test account.

The Test account is shown as an administrator account.

The Test account desperately needs a PASSWORD.

Having an admin account without a password is a true invitation to some people and also to malware.

After assigning a password to the Test account. then

Can you access the Nelson account folders?
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29 Aug 2011   #10
thentitled

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Yes, it works.

But I can't access the AppData files, ie bookmarks for firefox etc.
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