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

14 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
You have been denied permission to access this folder

Hi, I have a problem with the UAC and access privileges. I am the administrator on my computer and i accidently set up access control for half of my files (deny access to SYSTEM and administrators). I changed all the settings back, disabled UAC, allowed access to all users and groups and applied those changes to all subfolders and files. However, I'm still getting a message saying i dont have permission to access. I tried changing the ownership but it doesnt apply to every subfolder and I dont wanna go and change the ownership for every single file.

Please help! i need those files!

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14 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Hi GuiltySquiD welcome to SevenFourms

Open up an Elevated Command Prompt. Click on in type CMD . Right click on CMD under Programs (1) choose . On the User Access Control window click on the Yes button . Command Prompt opens up to C:\Windows\System32>_

type in this command below

secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose press <ENTER>

Hightlight the words right click choose copy or you could press Ctrl+C to copy . To paste onto the command prompt. Right click on an empty area inside Command Prompt and choose Paste .

Note   Note
Ctrl+V will not work in Command Prompt . If you try you will only get ^V in return

Restart PC once done.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

You are talking about the only thing I really hate about Windows 7.
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15 Jun 2013   #4

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1

see this microsoft article.

the use of the secedit command above is not recommended for win7. it can apparently make your system unstable. UAC strikes again.
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15 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium


Does the following help:

Windows 7 access denied - LlamaByte

Also, go to a Command Prompt, anf copy/paste (with mouse) the following:

takeown /?

You will see examples of its uasge.


What breed are your dogs?
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16 Jun 2013   #6

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post


What breed are your dogs?
they were greyhounds. blue passed over three yrs. ago at 10yrs. old. millie passed easter weekend this year at 13. both from different cancers.

i'm looking for a replacement to adopt me.
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16 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium


i'm looking for a replacement to adopt me.
Isn't that the truth.

I have 3 dachshunds...all 3 came from a rescue organization in the area.
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