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Windows 7: You don't currently have permission to access this folder

05 Dec 2012   #1
Shaheer

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
You don't currently have permission to access this folder

Hello Everyone, because I didn't want people to access my files and I needed to leave my PC turned on in the office, I went to my drive E properties, then security tab then edit and switched my controls from Full control "Allow" to "Deny" locked with a password. I checked it wasn't opening. There we go! Success.
Later on
Failure;
Because now even though I have the password removed, I re-installed my windows 7 to the same 32-bit version. It isn't opening
I changed the controls from full control "Deny" to "Allow" but I can't get access to them. I tried opening it somehow(don't exactly remember how) but still if I have to open up any of the files, I'll have to go to that particular sub folder and file to the properties, security tab, allow full controls and then it opens.
Now I have more than 8 thousand files in it.
Moreover, after re-installing my windows, I can't open my files anyway.
Can someone please help me. I'm assuming this website will notify me if someone leaves a reply to this thread.


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05 Dec 2012   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Lets get this out of the way first. Are the file names green?
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07 Dec 2012   #3
Shaheer

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

What exactly do you mean by green files? I dont think the files are green
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07 Dec 2012   #4
Shaheer

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

And the links don't help me either
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07 Dec 2012   #5
Shaheer

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I can open any file by going to the properties and then security and changing the ownership to every individual file and then the file opens but the problem is that I have more than 4,000 files and I cant open ever file individually. Due to this I cant even sync my iphone from the itunes.
When I do this to the whole folder, it says:
Error: Windows Security
You can't remove Account
Unknown(S-1-5-21-3958314638-1267269243-1555065696-1001) because this object is inheriting permissions from its parent. To remove Unknown(S-1-5-21-3958314638-1267269243-1555065696-1001), you must prevent this object from inheriting permissions. Turn off the option of inheriting permission, and then try removing Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-3958314638-1267269243-1555065696-1001) again.
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07 Dec 2012   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Right-click on the root folder that contains your files, go to the security tab. Click the advance button, from there go to the Owner tab. Click on Edit... pick your username from the list, make sure the checkbox "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" is checked, hit OK. Then go to Permissions tab from there Change Permissions... button Add..., type your username, OK, then pick Allow Full control, OK. Make sure the checkbox "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object." is checked, hit OK.
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22 Aug 2014   #7
KAILASH SAHOO

wINDOWS 7
 
 

please follow link Remove the Lock Icon from a Folder in Windows 7

This is the best site my friends,
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