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

3 Weeks Ago   #1
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Can't Access Hidden, Temp files, App Data, Cookies etc

Hi,

There's a padlock on all these folders and it won't let me even look to see how much space they're taking up.

I am the only user of this PC and the administrator.

I Googled login as administrator and didn't understand any of the options.

I've had the PC since 2011, and always could access these folders before now.

How do I access them as an admin please, without downloading anything?

Thank you


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Exctley which folders and check the permission who owns them is it system?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

No they are inside the User section. When I try clicking on them a box comes up (and a loud annoying Noise!) saying

C:\User\user\cookies is not accessible.

Access is denied


Thanks


PS I can now access AppData though. Weird. I could not before.

UPDATE: (Only MINUTES later) Now I can't access AppData again!!!
What the heck is going on THERE?!!
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
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
There's a padlock on all these folders and it won't let me even look to see how much space they're taking up.
I am the only user of this PC and the administrator.
I Googled login as administrator and didn't understand any of the options.
I've had the PC since 2011, and always could access these folders before now.
How do I access them as an admin please, without downloading anything?
[1] You can check the permissions of the folder by clicking Start => Computer => browse to and right-click the relevant folder => select Properties => slelect the Security tab.

[2.1] To unlock the hidden Administrator account, open an Elevated Command Prompt, and type . . .

Code:
net user administrator /active:yes
. . . and press Enter.

[2.2] Obviously, to hide the Administrator account, open an Elevated Command Prompt, and type . . .

Code:
net user administrator /active:no
. . . and press Enter.

I hope this helps!
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Paul,

I am in the UK so it's late now. I will do that tomorrow.
Thanks
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Paul Black

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RealGem View Post
I am in the UK so it's late now. I will do that tomorrow.
Thanks.
Me too!
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Are you accessing your folders or another users folder?
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

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?
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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



[1] You can check the permissions of the folder by clicking Start => Computer => browse to and right-click the relevant folder => select Properties => slelect the Security tab.

[2.1] To unlock the hidden Administrator account, open an Elevated Command Prompt, and type . . .

Code:
net user administrator /active:yes
. . . and press Enter.

[2.2] Obviously, to hide the Administrator account, open an Elevated Command Prompt, and type . . .

Code:
net user administrator /active:no
. . . and press Enter.

I hope this helps!
Hi Paul, fellow Brit!

Sorry that looks very helpful but I still managed to find it a challenge.





I did the Properties thing, clicked Security but didn't understand the next bit. I googled Elevate Command Prompt and the site that explains it, Then I typed you intructions and hit Enter, but it just said Access is Denied! What did I do wrong.

(I'm from Manchester but live in Cardiff. Got thrown outta Manchester! That might explain things ...now my own PC has kicked me out too lol!)
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
RealGem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Are you accessing your folders or another users folder?
Just mine. I am the only user. thanks
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