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Windows 7: "You have been denied permission to access this folder" and others

22 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro, Windows Server 2008 R2
"You have been denied permission to access this folder" and others

Hi all,

First post so apologies for sharing the burden. I am running a Win Server 2008 R2. One of my users informed me that he could not access a couple of folders within the server. Upon checking, I found out that even I do not have access to the folder, even in administrator account. Whenever I try to open it, it says 'you don't currently have permission to view this folder. Click continue to permanently get access to this folder.' so I clicked Continue.

It comes out with another popup that says 'You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder, you need to use the security tab. The security tab part is clickable so I did.

It shows the folder properties > Security with a message of 'You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings.' I clicked the Advanced tab > Owner -> Edit button. Checked the Replace owner or subcontainers and objects. I can see the Administrators as a choice. I even tried keying in an individual user. After that, I clicked 3 subsequent OKs.

Nothing happened. Kinda stumped on this. I did read some help from here earlier but it couldn't work. I can't just 'restart' this as its a running server. Halp pls.

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23 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro, Windows Server 2008 R2

Well I managed to get the Owner thing working. They gave you an option but somehow you have to click on the user that you want. :\ :\. I'll see if its working on Monday.
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