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Cannot access file due to access permissions

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    Help! Guest

    Cannot access file due to access permissions

    Hi, I was just meddling with the access permissions (Propertise ->
    Security)of a folder that I have and I must have done something wrong because
    now whenever I try to do anything with the folder or the files within, I get
    the message :

    "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have
    the appropriate permissions to access the item."

    I've tried to restore the permissions but I keep getting error messages that
    says I do not have the permissions to do so.

    I would really appreciate any help.

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  2. #2


    P. Di Stolfo Guest

    Re: Cannot access file due to access permissions

    Hello,

    in the security tab, who has now reading/writing permissions?
    Try taking over the owner rights: In tab "Security" -> Advanced -> tab
    "Owner" -> Edit... -> click your Username, and check "Replace owner on
    subcontainers and objects", click Apply. Then, try giving yourself the right
    permissions again.

    Greetings,
    P. Di Stolfo

    "Help!" <Help!@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:9FFB3D2E-48B5-4BB0-8952-FCC6C631B0AC@microsoft.com...
    > Hi, I was just meddling with the access permissions (Propertise ->
    > Security)of a folder that I have and I must have done something wrong
    > because
    > now whenever I try to do anything with the folder or the files within, I
    > get
    > the message :
    >
    > "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not
    > have
    > the appropriate permissions to access the item."
    >
    > I've tried to restore the permissions but I keep getting error messages
    > that
    > says I do not have the permissions to do so.
    >
    > I would really appreciate any help.



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    Re: Cannot access file due to access permissions

    Hi Help!,

    Here is a link with full details on what P. Di Stolfo suggested.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html?ltr=T

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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