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Windows 7: Access problems after upgrading Vista to Window7

22 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
Access problems after upgrading Vista to Window7

I just upgraded from Vista to Windows 7. Running Windows media player; the following error appears when I attempt to play any file,

file might be in use, or might not have access to the computer where file is stored, or proxy settings might not be correct.

Documents: When I attempt to open a document I get the following.
‘word cannot open this file – user does not have access privileges’.

I'm able to modify individual files and set permissions to full control and this seems to resolve the problem for each file.

I enabled the admin account logged in as admin and seem to be ale to access all files.

How might I fix this problem for my personal account?

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22 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Sounds like a bad in-place Upgrade, which always transfers some level of corruption from the old OS and is never as good as a clean install.

Clean Install Windows 7
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30 Oct 2011   #3

Win7 64bit
Can't access my files after upgrade from Vista/Win7

Hello I'm pretty frustrated, I've been trying to access my media files to no avial. i upgraded to Win7 64 home premium (Clean install) from Vista 64 (Media files where saved on portable Usb drive) and now I can't get to my work. I've years of live preformaces of various artists here in Aberdeen, Wa. Including Nirvana, I've been working on a compilation that features famous and not so famous artists. i just don't understand what has happend. This 15 years worth of work. Please help me
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30 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


What exactly happens when you plug in the external and try to access it at Start>Computer?

If nothing, can you plug it into another computer and access the files?

When you copied them over to the external, did you check that they are accessible then?

Do you have a Vista backup image from when the files were loaded there, or any other backups?
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