Yes, because I told windows to show hidden system files.
I was, and indeed am, just testing a number of browses. Firefox stores it's
profile data, which I want to import a new one, in the Application Data
folder. Or at least, it did. That's one reason I wanted to have access
anyway, other than that I'm simply explorering Vista!
It's interesting about the UAC. It was really annoying me, so I had simply
disabled it, I hadn't realised then I could simply load explorer in
Administrator mode to stop those infuriating warnings.
The permissions that don't allow me into the Documents and Settings folder
are different though, and it isn't UAC. Currently I'm using XP, so I'll have
to boot Vista up and try some suggestions later. Thanks for your help.
"Sean McLeod" wrote:
> So do you have a \Documents and Settings and a \users tree now?
> If so then run an administrator version of explorer and take/give ownership
> to your Vista user account. You probably then want to copy your data from
> the \Documents and Settings tree to the \users tree.
> "Kev Struthers" <Kev Struthers@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > I've got exactly the same fault after doing what I thought was a "clean"
> > install of Vista. It actually left most of drive C intact and renamed the
> > original Windows directory to Windows.old. I think he problem is that
> > Documents and Settings is still owned by my XP persona.....still working
> > on
> > that one.
> > "Sean McLeod" wrote:
> >> Not sure why you needed to enable the administrator account.
> >> When I browse into c:\users\administrator I get an UAC prompt, which I
> >> okay
> >> and then I can continue browsing.
> >> And obivously browsing into my own account, c:\users\sean there is no UAC
> >> prompt and I have no problems browsing that sub-folder.
> >> You say "Documents and Settings" folder. Is this from an XP upgrade? In
> >> clean installs of Vista they've changed that to \users.
> >> Cheers
> >> "Ben Griffiths" <BenGriffiths@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> newsA74CD82-A997-46B5-B1A4-519513059EC3@microsoft.com...
> >> > After finally managing to enable the Administrator account, I still
> >> > apparently don't have permission to access the Documents and Settings
> >> > folder.
> >> > Neither can I access the Application Data in my User folder.
> >> >
> >> > So far, Vista is being extremely resrictive... I don't suppose there is
> >> > a
> >> > 'Let me in' tick box anywhere? Alternatively, how can I actually gain
> >> > access
> >> > to these folders? Vista advises me to use the Security tab, but one
> >> > cannot
> >> > 'Apply' any changes you make.