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Windows 7: Can't Access Hidden, Temp files, App Data, Cookies etc

2 Weeks Ago   #11
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
In Windows Explorer, go as far as you can go before hitting the roadblock. Then click on the problem folder. In Organize in Windows Explorer, select Folder and Search Options. In the View tab, activate the circle for "show hidden files and folders" in the Hidden Files and Folders Section. Apply it to all subfolders (a message should come up about that).

Does that help?
Thanks, I think that is already checked.




I clicked Apply to Folders and got another box.
Do I click Yes to this?
I haven't changed any check boxes. They were all like that already.

Thanks


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2 Weeks Ago   #12
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RealGem,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RealGem View Post
I googled Elevate Command Prompt and the site that explains it, I could only understand how to open cmd, but not anything after. Sorry.
To open an Elevated Command Prompt . . .

[1] Click Start => All Programs => Accessories => right-click Command Prompt => select Run as administrator.

OR

[2] Click Start => in the search box type cmd => when cmd appears in the list under Programs => right-click cmd => select Run as administrator.

I hope this helps!
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2 Weeks Ago   #13
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi RealGem,



To open an Elevated Command Prompt . . .

[1] Click Start => All Programs => Accessories => right-click Command Prompt => select Run as administrator.

OR

[2] Click Start => in the search box type cmd => when cmd appears in the list under Programs => right-click cmd => select Run as administrator.

I hope this helps!

That did help thanks Paul.

Sadly though, what I thought was the problem seems not to be the case.

I did what you suggested, and it said it was successful. But I still couldn't access the temp and cookies folders I wanted. So I restarted and it now gave me the option of two users to log in to. My name, and Administrator.

That's when I realised I can't be the Administrator. Oops sorry guys, I thought I was, because several times in the past, I am certain I have just clicked something simple to get Administrator privileges on my own user account.

So I logged into Administrator out of curiosity, and was horrified to see my PC set up nothing like I have it, so I can't have logged into that since I first got the PC in 2011.

I quickly logged out again, and thought Never mind; I should still be able to access those folders in my user account, as I have rebooted.

Nope!

There now isn't a padlock on the folders I can't access. There is a Shortcut icon. Not sure if that was there originally, and I was mistaken, or if that has changed, but I am still getting the same No Access notice.

The reason I thought this was an Administrator issue is because my PC was unusually slow this past week, and I wasn't able to delete cookies the usual method, so I wanted to do it manually, and delete all the other stuff in temp folders manually too.

I know for a fact I have been able to access these folders many times before, so I don't understand why I can't now, and why they have a Shortcut icon attached to them.

Sorry for the confusion. Any suggestions how I can access these folders that have Short icons on them please?

Thanks
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2 Weeks Ago   #14
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm now in a recurring vicious cycle and cannot close any of the boxes down.

If I click Cancel, they come back, and if I click Continue I get an error notice, that (although it allowed me to check all boxes under "Everyone" all privileges), it is now saying I can't have inconsistent settings ...see pic:







The only way to get rid of all the error boxes is to set the permissions as they were before.



Also I just noticed the last pic seems to indicate that I, Paula am also an Administrator. This is what I was told by the guy who built the PC. Is this correct? Thanks
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2 Weeks Ago   #15
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

lets have a look at your users panel = screenshot

Roy


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2 Weeks Ago   #16
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

A lot of these folders are owned by system so you can't screw the windows up. Cookies you can view in most browsers or there is software that can do it
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2 Weeks Ago   #17
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

just re-read post #3

there should NOT be any such animal there
Cookies are not stored under c/user/user/cookies
only in your browsers

please perform some AV scans
suggest
ESET on-line (dissable your current whilst scanning)
Malwarebytes x3 free/JRT and Adwarecleaner


Roy
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2 Weeks Ago   #18
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

There is a folder there for cookies but its a shortcut not the actual folder
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2 Weeks Ago   #19
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

cookies SHOULD NOT BE THERE
Thats why he's getting Access Denied
They dont hold privaliges at that high a level


Roy
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1 Week Ago   #20
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi

lets have a look at your users panel = screenshot

Roy
OK thanks:

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