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Windows 7: Ex windows 7 documments folder get "Access denied"

22 Jan 2010   #1
RevanKnight

windows xp
 
 
Ex windows 7 documments folder get "Access denied"

Hello, recently uninstall Windows 7 to re-install xp for some reason, well my old user account password windows 7 not even had much less some sort of encryption, I mean the main library folder "documents" now that I try to access this folder from xp I get an access denied error not to do and are very important these documents help. I see no action to unlock and I already went crazy.


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22 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

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Take ownership

Right click properties>securities> advanced>owner.

You are not currently recognized due to the change.

Hopefully it is done the same way in XP, this is the Seven procedure.
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22 Jan 2010   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If the situation were reversed, I would say to use Takeownership, but I don't know if that would work in XP or not? Try going to the main folder of that directory and changing the permissions to your XP account. Be sure to check the box for applying those permissions to all child files and folders.
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22 Jan 2010   #4
RevanKnight

windows xp
 
 

Im not have this tab :S
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22 Jan 2010   #5
richc46

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22 Jan 2010   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RevanKnight View Post
Im not have this tab :S
How Do I Get the Security tab in Folder Properties
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22 Jan 2010   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
This is more of a question that a statement. I remember reading here where someone said that ownership and permissions being two different things, that simply having ownership isn't sufficient to eliminate all access problems...true?
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22 Jan 2010   #8
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
This is more of a question that a statement. I remember reading here where someone said that ownership and permissions being two different things, that simply having ownership isn't sufficient to eliminate all access problems...true?

Yes that is true, and if it is the case here, getting permission will be easy enough

right click, properties>security>ownership
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22 Jan 2010   #9
RevanKnight

windows xp
 
 

Thanks so much !
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22 Jan 2010   #10
richc46

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You are very welcome, just let us know if it works.
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