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07 Jun 2011   #1
briandevlin

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Documents

I reloaded my computer back to factory state and saved my document folder, now when I try to open the folder it does not allow me, is there a way of opening the folder I urgently need to get some essays out to print, I would be obliged to receive some help



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07 Jun 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I'm not sure what the current issue with your new My Documents is, but.........

Do you have a Windows.old folder on your C:? Check inside there to see if there is a copy of the My Documents folder in there - your essays might still be in there to access.

Good luck,
Golden
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07 Jun 2011   #3
briandevlin

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

I'm not sure what the current issue with your new My Documents is, but.........

Do you have a Windows.old folder on your C:? Check inside there to see if there is a copy of the My Documents folder in there - your essays might still be in there to access.

Good luck,
Golden
Hi Golden thanks for the quick response, I saved the document folder and don't have permission or the athourity to open the folder

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07 Jun 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Have you tried right-clicking on that folder and changing the permissions? What about if you log in as administrator?

Regards,
Golden
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07 Jun 2011   #5
briandevlin

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Have you tried right-clicking on that folder and chaging the permissions? What about if you log in as administrator?

Regards,
Golden
Wow that was quick, silly me I never tried that. I'll be back home shortly a d try that, I'll let you know. Thanks again.

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07 Jun 2011   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

If that doesn't work for you, please try the shortcut referred to in this tutorial:

Take Ownership Shortcut

Regards,
Golden
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07 Jun 2011   #7
briandevlin

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Thanks

Thanks Golden, the last post helped greatly.


You are 23 carrot Golden
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07 Jun 2011   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

This is an old problem due to the persistence of NTFS permissions. once you take ownership you need to go to the permissions tab for the root folder of your documents and give your username full rights.

this will allow you to fully access the files without the need for elevation.
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07 Jun 2011   #9
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Thanks Barman - I always forget the last bit.
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