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Windows 7: Locked folders

21 Jan 2011   #31
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, flower108, welcome to the Seven Forums!

If you want to back up you 2010 email files you should find the *.PST files in your ""C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\" folder and the folder should be readily accessible.

EDIT: Nice, James! I didn't see your post until after I posted mine.


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21 Jan 2011   #32
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Hi, flower108, welcome to the Seven Forums!

If you want to back up you 2010 email files you should find the *.PST files in your ""C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\" folder and the folder should be readily accessible.

EDIT: Nice, James! I didn't see your post until after I posted mine.
Hi Mike.

Thanks for providing the expedient path verification. I guess that's why you get the big money!

James
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21 Jan 2011   #33
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, James! You provided much more insight than I did. I am but an assistant to you. If I get the big bucks, it means you're overpaying me.
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21 Jan 2011   #34
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Hi, James! You provided much more insight than I did. I am but an assistant to you. If I get the big bucks, it means you're overpaying me.
Wait a minute...I'm paying you? That has to stop!
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21 Jan 2011   #35
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Hi, James! You provided much more insight than I did. I am but an assistant to you. If I get the big bucks, it means you're overpaying me.
Wait a minute...I'm paying you? That has to stop!
Hey, I'm still waiting on my first paycheck ... cheapskate ...
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21 Jan 2011   #36
flower108

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks James for your helpful information. I really appreciate it.
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21 Jan 2011   #37
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flower108 View Post
Thanks James for your helpful information. I really appreciate it.
You're welcome.

If you find (or found) a solution, please post it back to this thread so that others may benefit. If not, as mentioned, a new thread is your best bet.

James
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21 Jan 2011   #38
flower108

Windows 7
 
 

Well, to be honest, I finally paid someone who is expert in Outlook 2010 to help me. There were other factors involved besides just what I had in this thread.

One thing I did discover, however, is that Mozy Home online backup does back up those files even though they are locked.

I do wonder if the fact that those files are locked has prevented me from using another program that I wanted to use however. But that would be a new topic for sure.
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21 Jan 2011   #39
adn258

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moggimus View Post
How can I access locked folders, like Documents and Settings? Checking the Security tab in properties shows that I have full permissions, but I still get "C:\Documents and Settings is not accessible. Access is denied."
Hi moggimus,

Beginning with Vista, folders used on XP like "Documents and Settings" are just Symlinks or "Virtual Folders" that redirect requests to the new folder locations for applications running in Virtualized mode or "XP Compatibility Mode"...You cant access these "Virtual Folders" using explorer since there only their for app compatibility with applications written for XP

Steven


What Steven is saying is true what you are trying to access which is protected more than likely contains NOTHING but is virtual.

Also if you need to change permissions of files in the future it can also be done from the command line as follows

ICACLS DirectoryYouWantChanged /grant yourusername:f

The F meaning full control I believe this would work but you're wasting you time trying I / we think with the folders you are specifying as they are virtual and there for compatibility issues etc. not to store data

Peace
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17 Mar 2011   #40
restlessrealm

windows 7, vista, xp
 
 
Please read my scenerio, you may be able to save me.

Hello all. I am currently looking thru the threads for direction, and so far, I've tried everything listed here. In the meantime, I thought I'd post the question here to see if anyone had the right key to unlock this mystery.... any help would be greatly appreciated.

I had my last pc working great using Vista. I had 2 external hard drives hooked to the pc and everything connected and worked flawlessly. No issues. Then we replaced that pc last week with a new one that runs Windows7. Everything seemed fine until I moved the 2 hard drives over. Both drives connected and were being accessed fine. But the next day, I turned the pc on and noticed that some files show up but when I try to access them, it says cannot access, you do not have permission, or something.

I was completely bumfuggled so I went online to read what I should do to fix this. Ive done everything from sharing, to permissions, to who knows what. At this point, after a week of trying suggestion after suggestion where nothing I do fixes it, I still cant access my files. They continually get re-locked on thier own. Im so confused Im lost. Maybe someone here can help me out:

1 - Files from drive 1 show up and can be seen and accessed without issue. But on drive 2, files in one of 2 main folders are automatically getting locked out by the pc and become un-accessible.

2 - I tried going to that locked folder and manually unlocking each file one at a time. But when I close the folder and try to open the file, the system RE-LOCKs them again. When I check the security and permissions, EVERYTHING shows FULL ACCESS, nothing is denied!

All I can figure is that Windows 7 has a setting somewhere that is causing this and a week later, I cant find it. I read that I should set up "users" or "sharing" but that didnt work either, Im still back in the same predicament. There is only one user on this pc, no profiles to log in with, so in my mind, every file should be accessible. How do I get every file to stay accessible for the only use on the pc?

I am begging for direction here. If there is anyone that had this problem and fixed it, please chime in with ALOT of step by step detail. I need to know what to do to fix this to ensure that all the files on these hard drives remain accessible to everyone at all times.

So whats next?? Thanks again.
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