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Windows 7: "Access denied:" How to overcome denied access to a folder

02 Jun 2011   #1
Involute

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
"Access denied:" How to overcome denied access to a folder

I'd like to put a .cmd file in my c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup directory, but \Documents and Settings has a lock on it and tells me "Access denied" when I click on it. Is this a job for "Take Ownership" or is there another way? The instructions for "Take Ownership" say not to use it on the C drive, but it's not clear if that applies to the whole drive, or individual files/folders on it. Thanks.


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02 Jun 2011   #2
TCG

 
 

That is the incorrect path. No need to mess with permissions, I'd advise leaving them alone.

The path you are looking for is C:\Users\<your user account>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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02 Jun 2011   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The folder for the start menu FOR ALL USERS is located here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
TCG, already pointed out where th per-user start menu folder is located.
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02 Jun 2011   #4
Involute

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks, guys. If I'm the only user on this PC, and I don't use a log-in (I just start and boot to the desktop), which directory should I use?
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02 Jun 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Directory for what? Your user directory? C:\Users\[username]\
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02 Jun 2011   #6
Involute

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Which of the two suggested directories should I put the .cmd file in to be executed at startup?
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02 Jun 2011   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Where ever...doesn't really matter. They both will do the same thing.
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22 Jul 2011   #8
sherlock

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, I'm facing error while deleting my AVAST antivirus folder. The uninstall file is missing so that I tried to delete the entire folder. Please suggest solution!
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