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Windows 7: Now I can't access some subdirectories


02 Jul 2010   #1

Win 7/Pro 64-bit
 
 
Now I can't access some subdirectories

Yesterday I installed the XP Mode under Windows 7/Pro (64-bit) on my desktop. Today I discovered that I can not access certain resources, such as the "Documents and Settings" subdirectory on my System drive. The message I get is "C:\Documents and Settings is not accessible. Access is denied."

I'm a home user, have but one userid, and that userid is an Administrator.

Any ideas?


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02 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi there,

Try this solution: Accessing Documents and Settings folder in Windows 7

Let me know if that helps at all.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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02 Jul 2010   #3

Win 7/Pro 64-bit
 
 

That helps. Now I can't access the Documents and Settings folder, even though I'm the only user, and I'm an "administrator" .... is this something I should be able to access?
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08 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

I think what they're saying is that the Documents and Settings folder isn't used in Windows 7 like it was in XP. The folder structure is different now... User data is stored in C:\Users\*username* instead. Does that help?

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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