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Documents and settings

  1. #1


    _Mark Guest

    Documents and settings

    I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
    adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
    folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...


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  2. #2


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Documents and settings

    it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
    data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
    I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
    adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
    folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    mark___ Guest

    Re: Documents and settings

    Thx

    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
    data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
    I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
    adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
    folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    mark___ Guest

    Re: Documents and settings

    I did like you said and went to Users. Yet certain folders under Users are not available like Start Menu and stuff like that. How do I access those...

    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
    data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
    I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
    adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
    folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    mark___ Guest

    Re: Documents and settings

    When I try to editing the security settings and go to apply it , says access denied...
    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
    data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
    I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
    adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
    folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Documents and settings

    might have to temp turn off UAC.
    Start | Run | MSCONFIG and under tools, select disable uac, and apply.

    when doen do it again, bur enable uac.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "mark___" <markst@ev2.net> wrote in message news:2096F18F-112B-45FB-B231-3AA35D0CB2C9@microsoft.com...
    When I try to editing the security settings and go to apply it , says access denied...
    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
    data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
    I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
    adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
    folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Shoeless AJ Guest

    Re: Documents and settings

    I'm having the same issues. Were you able to find a cure for the problem.

    I understand that it's a legacy folder, but I still need access to it and
    others under the users folder. I'm logged in as Domain Admin and have turned
    off UAC under the msconfig.

    "mikeyhsd" wrote:

    > might have to temp turn off UAC.
    > Start | Run | MSCONFIG and under tools, select disable uac, and apply.
    >
    > when doen do it again, bur enable uac.
    >
    >
    >
    > mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
    >
    >
    >
    > "mark___" <markst@ev2.net> wrote in message news:2096F18F-112B-45FB-B231-3AA35D0CB2C9@microsoft.com...
    > When I try to editing the security settings and go to apply it , says access denied...
    > "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
    > data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.
    >
    >
    >
    > mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
    >
    >
    >
    > "_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
    > I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
    > adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
    > folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions..


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  8. #8


    =?Utf-8?B?SGF2ZSBhIEdv?= Guest

    Re: Documents and settings

    I am having the same problem in that I can't access these folders. Trying
    to change security settings does not work as I get an 'access denied' when I
    try to do it.


    "Shoeless AJ" wrote:

    > I'm having the same issues. Were you able to find a cure for the problem.
    >
    > I understand that it's a legacy folder, but I still need access to it and
    > others under the users folder. I'm logged in as Domain Admin and have turned
    > off UAC under the msconfig.
    >
    > "mikeyhsd" wrote:
    >
    > > might have to temp turn off UAC.
    > > Start | Run | MSCONFIG and under tools, select disable uac, and apply.
    > >
    > > when doen do it again, bur enable uac.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "mark___" <markst@ev2.net> wrote in message news:2096F18F-112B-45FB-B231-3AA35D0CB2C9@microsoft.com...
    > > When I try to editing the security settings and go to apply it , says access denied...
    > > "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > > it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
    > > data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
    > > I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
    > > adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
    > > folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions..


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  9. #9


    Gordon Guest

    Re: Documents and settings

    >I am having the same problem in that I can't access these folders. Trying
    > to change security settings does not work as I get an 'access denied' when
    > I
    > try to do it.



    ....the method I used was to open windows explorer, right click on the folder
    you need access to, go to properties, go to security, go to advanced, click
    on owner, and at the bottom click on edit. Highlight your named entry and
    make sure the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects box at the bottom
    is check marked. Click on okay and you should receive a message about
    changing ownership and reopening..


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  10. #10


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: Documents and settings

    Hello,

    Many folders used by earlier versions of Windows have been moved to a new
    location or given a new name in Windows Vista. However, the old folders can
    still be seen if you have enabled Show Hidden Files.

    Notice they are displayed with a transparent icon and a shortcut symbol.

    Although these look like folders, they are actually what is known as a
    junction. Junctions behave like shortcuts, but look just like regular
    folders.

    Their purpose is to silently redirect programs that access them to their
    Windows Vista equivalent.

    Since junctions aren't really folders, it is not possible to access them,
    and any attempt to do so will give you an "Access Denied" error.

    You can use the command prompt to tell which folders are junctions and where
    they point to by issuing the "dir /a" command.

    - JB

    Vista Support FAQ
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/


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