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Folder Access Denied, Unable to display current owner.

  1. #1


    StrangeDze Guest

    Folder Access Denied, Unable to display current owner.

    Greetings All, hope this is the proper discussion group.

    Running Windows Vista Home Premium on a lovely HP dv2000. Like it a lot.
    However, I've run into a snag. In attempting to access a folder which I've
    had no trouble accessing previously. I'm told I don't have permission to
    access the folder. I'm the only user. I am Administrator. I go to the folder
    properties to change the security settings. Under Current Owner: is listed
    "Unable to dislay current ower."

    It will not allow me to change the owner to myself (as listed below under
    "Change owner to:"

    I thought it might be something to do with it being a folder I use with
    Expression Web, but I can't access the folder via Expression Web either. I
    have been able to access some of the files through Adobe Photoshop Elements
    6's Organizer by using the "Reveal in Explorer" function to access
    sub-folders.

    I'm going to try to move these files from their current location. However, I
    am very interested in knowing how a folder could "spontaneously" become
    "property" of an unknown user and how do I correct the problem so that I can
    access it.

    Thanx for any and all input . . . ;-} StrangeDze

    "I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    I am known to have strange days."

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  3. #2


    StrangeDze Guest

    Re: Folder Access Denied, Unable to display current owner.

    Andre, no, the "ownership" change took place spontaneously. I had made no
    effort to make any changes. Other folders within Documents folder have not
    been affected. At least I haven't found any yet.
    --
    .. . . ;-} StrangeDze
    I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    I am known to have strange days.


    "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:

    > When you say, changed owner, did you try to take ownership of it?
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
    > --
    > Andre
    > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:876047FA-72FF-48E6-B458-D758EEAB7C47@xxxxxx

    > > Greetings All, hope this is the proper discussion group.
    > >
    > > Running Windows Vista Home Premium on a lovely HP dv2000. Like it a lot.
    > > However, I've run into a snag. In attempting to access a folder which I've
    > > had no trouble accessing previously. I'm told I don't have permission to
    > > access the folder. I'm the only user. I am Administrator. I go to the
    > > folder
    > > properties to change the security settings. Under Current Owner: is listed
    > > "Unable to dislay current ower."
    > >
    > > It will not allow me to change the owner to myself (as listed below under
    > > "Change owner to:"
    > >
    > > I thought it might be something to do with it being a folder I use with
    > > Expression Web, but I can't access the folder via Expression Web either. I
    > > have been able to access some of the files through Adobe Photoshop
    > > Elements
    > > 6's Organizer by using the "Reveal in Explorer" function to access
    > > sub-folders.
    > >
    > > I'm going to try to move these files from their current location. However,
    > > I
    > > am very interested in knowing how a folder could "spontaneously" become
    > > "property" of an unknown user and how do I correct the problem so that I
    > > can
    > > access it.
    > >
    > > Thanx for any and all input . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > >
    > > "I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > > I am known to have strange days."
    >
    >
    >

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  4. #3


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Folder Access Denied, Unable to display current owner.

    Then have you tried taking back ownership?
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9EEA92B1-9A0C-4C4B-992D-1FF3E44C776C@xxxxxx

    > Andre, no, the "ownership" change took place spontaneously. I had made no
    > effort to make any changes. Other folders within Documents folder have not
    > been affected. At least I haven't found any yet.
    > --
    > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > I am known to have strange days.
    >
    >
    > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    >

    >> When you say, changed owner, did you try to take ownership of it?
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
    >> --
    >> Andre
    >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    >> "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:876047FA-72FF-48E6-B458-D758EEAB7C47@xxxxxx

    >> > Greetings All, hope this is the proper discussion group.
    >> >
    >> > Running Windows Vista Home Premium on a lovely HP dv2000. Like it a
    >> > lot.
    >> > However, I've run into a snag. In attempting to access a folder which
    >> > I've
    >> > had no trouble accessing previously. I'm told I don't have permission
    >> > to
    >> > access the folder. I'm the only user. I am Administrator. I go to the
    >> > folder
    >> > properties to change the security settings. Under Current Owner: is
    >> > listed
    >> > "Unable to dislay current ower."
    >> >
    >> > It will not allow me to change the owner to myself (as listed below
    >> > under
    >> > "Change owner to:"
    >> >
    >> > I thought it might be something to do with it being a folder I use with
    >> > Expression Web, but I can't access the folder via Expression Web
    >> > either. I
    >> > have been able to access some of the files through Adobe Photoshop
    >> > Elements
    >> > 6's Organizer by using the "Reveal in Explorer" function to access
    >> > sub-folders.
    >> >
    >> > I'm going to try to move these files from their current location.
    >> > However,
    >> > I
    >> > am very interested in knowing how a folder could "spontaneously" become
    >> > "property" of an unknown user and how do I correct the problem so that
    >> > I
    >> > can
    >> > access it.
    >> >
    >> > Thanx for any and all input . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    >> >
    >> > "I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    >> > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    >> > I am known to have strange days."
    >>
    >>
    >>


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  5. #4


    StrangeDze Guest

    Re: Folder Access Denied, Unable to display current owner.

    Yes, Andre. I've attempted to regain ownership via the secuity tab in the
    folder properties. It won't allow me as it says I don't have adminstrative
    rights to do so. Problem with that is that I'm the ONLY user and am the
    Administrator/User
    --
    .. . . ;-} StrangeDze
    I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    I am known to have strange days.


    "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:

    > Then have you tried taking back ownership?
    > --
    > Andre
    > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:9EEA92B1-9A0C-4C4B-992D-1FF3E44C776C@xxxxxx

    > > Andre, no, the "ownership" change took place spontaneously. I had made no
    > > effort to make any changes. Other folders within Documents folder have not
    > > been affected. At least I haven't found any yet.
    > > --
    > > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > > I am known to have strange days.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    > >

    > >> When you say, changed owner, did you try to take ownership of it?
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
    > >> --
    > >> Andre
    > >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > >> "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:876047FA-72FF-48E6-B458-D758EEAB7C47@xxxxxx
    > >> > Greetings All, hope this is the proper discussion group.
    > >> >
    > >> > Running Windows Vista Home Premium on a lovely HP dv2000. Like it a
    > >> > lot.
    > >> > However, I've run into a snag. In attempting to access a folder which
    > >> > I've
    > >> > had no trouble accessing previously. I'm told I don't have permission
    > >> > to
    > >> > access the folder. I'm the only user. I am Administrator. I go to the
    > >> > folder
    > >> > properties to change the security settings. Under Current Owner: is
    > >> > listed
    > >> > "Unable to dislay current ower."
    > >> >
    > >> > It will not allow me to change the owner to myself (as listed below
    > >> > under
    > >> > "Change owner to:"
    > >> >
    > >> > I thought it might be something to do with it being a folder I use with
    > >> > Expression Web, but I can't access the folder via Expression Web
    > >> > either. I
    > >> > have been able to access some of the files through Adobe Photoshop
    > >> > Elements
    > >> > 6's Organizer by using the "Reveal in Explorer" function to access
    > >> > sub-folders.
    > >> >
    > >> > I'm going to try to move these files from their current location.
    > >> > However,
    > >> > I
    > >> > am very interested in knowing how a folder could "spontaneously" become
    > >> > "property" of an unknown user and how do I correct the problem so that
    > >> > I
    > >> > can
    > >> > access it.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanx for any and all input . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > >> >
    > >> > "I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > >> > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > >> > I am known to have strange days."
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >

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  6. #5


    Bob Guest

    Re: Folder Access Denied, Unable to display current owner.

    Once you open the document with Elements save it to a new folder... for
    example Desktop\StrangeDze.

    "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:876047FA-72FF-48E6-B458-D758EEAB7C47@xxxxxx

    > Greetings All, hope this is the proper discussion group.
    >
    > Running Windows Vista Home Premium on a lovely HP dv2000. Like it a lot.
    > However, I've run into a snag. In attempting to access a folder which I've
    > had no trouble accessing previously. I'm told I don't have permission to
    > access the folder. I'm the only user. I am Administrator. I go to the
    > folder
    > properties to change the security settings. Under Current Owner: is listed
    > "Unable to dislay current ower."
    >
    > It will not allow me to change the owner to myself (as listed below under
    > "Change owner to:"
    >
    > I thought it might be something to do with it being a folder I use with
    > Expression Web, but I can't access the folder via Expression Web either. I
    > have been able to access some of the files through Adobe Photoshop
    > Elements
    > 6's Organizer by using the "Reveal in Explorer" function to access
    > sub-folders.
    >
    > I'm going to try to move these files from their current location. However,
    > I
    > am very interested in knowing how a folder could "spontaneously" become
    > "property" of an unknown user and how do I correct the problem so that I
    > can
    > access it.
    >
    > Thanx for any and all input . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    >
    > "I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > I am known to have strange days."

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Folder Access Denied, Unable to display current owner.

    Try temporarily disabling User Account Control to see if you can then access
    the folder.
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6CD17544-D61B-46B9-ACC8-2DA8AE283400@xxxxxx

    > Yes, Andre. I've attempted to regain ownership via the secuity tab in the
    > folder properties. It won't allow me as it says I don't have adminstrative
    > rights to do so. Problem with that is that I'm the ONLY user and am the
    > Administrator/User
    > --
    > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > I am known to have strange days.
    >
    >
    > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    >

    >> Then have you tried taking back ownership?
    >> --
    >> Andre
    >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    >> "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:9EEA92B1-9A0C-4C4B-992D-1FF3E44C776C@xxxxxx

    >> > Andre, no, the "ownership" change took place spontaneously. I had made
    >> > no
    >> > effort to make any changes. Other folders within Documents folder have
    >> > not
    >> > been affected. At least I haven't found any yet.
    >> > --
    >> > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    >> > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    >> > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    >> > I am known to have strange days.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> When you say, changed owner, did you try to take ownership of it?
    >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
    >> >> --
    >> >> Andre
    >> >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    >> >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    >> >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    >> >> "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:876047FA-72FF-48E6-B458-D758EEAB7C47@xxxxxx
    >> >> > Greetings All, hope this is the proper discussion group.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Running Windows Vista Home Premium on a lovely HP dv2000. Like it a
    >> >> > lot.
    >> >> > However, I've run into a snag. In attempting to access a folder
    >> >> > which
    >> >> > I've
    >> >> > had no trouble accessing previously. I'm told I don't have
    >> >> > permission
    >> >> > to
    >> >> > access the folder. I'm the only user. I am Administrator. I go to
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > folder
    >> >> > properties to change the security settings. Under Current Owner: is
    >> >> > listed
    >> >> > "Unable to dislay current ower."
    >> >> >
    >> >> > It will not allow me to change the owner to myself (as listed below
    >> >> > under
    >> >> > "Change owner to:"
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I thought it might be something to do with it being a folder I use
    >> >> > with
    >> >> > Expression Web, but I can't access the folder via Expression Web
    >> >> > either. I
    >> >> > have been able to access some of the files through Adobe Photoshop
    >> >> > Elements
    >> >> > 6's Organizer by using the "Reveal in Explorer" function to access
    >> >> > sub-folders.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I'm going to try to move these files from their current location.
    >> >> > However,
    >> >> > I
    >> >> > am very interested in knowing how a folder could "spontaneously"
    >> >> > become
    >> >> > "property" of an unknown user and how do I correct the problem so
    >> >> > that
    >> >> > I
    >> >> > can
    >> >> > access it.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thanx for any and all input . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    >> >> > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    >> >> > I am known to have strange days."
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>


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  8. #7


    StrangeDze Guest

    Re: Folder Access Denied, Unable to display current owner.

    Thanx Andre, I'll give it a try. If I can get access, I'll move the files and
    delete the offending folder and then reactivate UAC. I'll let you know the
    results.
    --
    .. . . ;-} StrangeDze
    I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    I am known to have strange days.


    "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:

    > Try temporarily disabling User Account Control to see if you can then access
    > the folder.
    > --
    > Andre
    > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:6CD17544-D61B-46B9-ACC8-2DA8AE283400@xxxxxx

    > > Yes, Andre. I've attempted to regain ownership via the secuity tab in the
    > > folder properties. It won't allow me as it says I don't have adminstrative
    > > rights to do so. Problem with that is that I'm the ONLY user and am the
    > > Administrator/User
    > > --
    > > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > > I am known to have strange days.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Then have you tried taking back ownership?
    > >> --
    > >> Andre
    > >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > >> "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:9EEA92B1-9A0C-4C4B-992D-1FF3E44C776C@xxxxxx
    > >> > Andre, no, the "ownership" change took place spontaneously. I had made
    > >> > no
    > >> > effort to make any changes. Other folders within Documents folder have
    > >> > not
    > >> > been affected. At least I haven't found any yet.
    > >> > --
    > >> > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > >> > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > >> > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > >> > I am known to have strange days.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> When you say, changed owner, did you try to take ownership of it?
    > >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Andre
    > >> >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > >> >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > >> >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > >> >> "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:876047FA-72FF-48E6-B458-D758EEAB7C47@xxxxxx
    > >> >> > Greetings All, hope this is the proper discussion group.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Running Windows Vista Home Premium on a lovely HP dv2000. Like it a
    > >> >> > lot.
    > >> >> > However, I've run into a snag. In attempting to access a folder
    > >> >> > which
    > >> >> > I've
    > >> >> > had no trouble accessing previously. I'm told I don't have
    > >> >> > permission
    > >> >> > to
    > >> >> > access the folder. I'm the only user. I am Administrator. I go to
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > folder
    > >> >> > properties to change the security settings. Under Current Owner: is
    > >> >> > listed
    > >> >> > "Unable to dislay current ower."
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > It will not allow me to change the owner to myself (as listed below
    > >> >> > under
    > >> >> > "Change owner to:"
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > I thought it might be something to do with it being a folder I use
    > >> >> > with
    > >> >> > Expression Web, but I can't access the folder via Expression Web
    > >> >> > either. I
    > >> >> > have been able to access some of the files through Adobe Photoshop
    > >> >> > Elements
    > >> >> > 6's Organizer by using the "Reveal in Explorer" function to access
    > >> >> > sub-folders.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > I'm going to try to move these files from their current location.
    > >> >> > However,
    > >> >> > I
    > >> >> > am very interested in knowing how a folder could "spontaneously"
    > >> >> > become
    > >> >> > "property" of an unknown user and how do I correct the problem so
    > >> >> > that
    > >> >> > I
    > >> >> > can
    > >> >> > access it.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Thanx for any and all input . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > >> >> > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > >> >> > I am known to have strange days."
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >

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  9. #8


    StrangeDze Guest

    Re: Folder Access Denied, Unable to display current owner.

    Well, it didn't work. I turned User Account Control off. Restarted the
    system, tried accessing the folder and a still being blocked. The specifics
    are:

    When I click on the folder to open it or right-click and left click Open or
    Explore, I get the following message: "You don't currently have permission to
    access this folder. Click Continue to get access t this folder."

    I click Continue. The next message says: "You have been denied permission to
    acces this folder. To gain access to this folder you will need to use the
    security tab."

    I click Security Tab link. The folder's Properties window opens to the
    Security Tab. It reiterates that "You do not have permisssion to view or edit
    this object's permission settings."

    I click on the Advanced button. The Advanced Security Settings window opens
    and I click on the Owner tab. Under Object Name is the folder name. Under
    Current Owner it says "Unable to display current owner." I am not allowed to
    "Change owner to"

    I have been able to get into the folders where my files are via the
    organizer in Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, however, I sure would like to know
    how this folder became "unowned". Thanx for all the feedback . . . ;-} SD



    --
    .. . . ;-} StrangeDze
    I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    I am known to have strange days.


    "StrangeDze" wrote:

    > Thanx Andre, I'll give it a try. If I can get access, I'll move the files and
    > delete the offending folder and then reactivate UAC. I'll let you know the
    > results.
    > --
    > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > I am known to have strange days.
    >
    >
    > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    >

    > > Try temporarily disabling User Account Control to see if you can then access
    > > the folder.
    > > --
    > > Andre
    > > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > > "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > news:6CD17544-D61B-46B9-ACC8-2DA8AE283400@xxxxxx

    > > > Yes, Andre. I've attempted to regain ownership via the secuity tab in the
    > > > folder properties. It won't allow me as it says I don't have adminstrative
    > > > rights to do so. Problem with that is that I'm the ONLY user and am the
    > > > Administrator/User
    > > > --
    > > > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > > > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > > > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > > > I am known to have strange days.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> Then have you tried taking back ownership?
    > > >> --
    > > >> Andre
    > > >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > > >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > > >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > > >> "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > >> news:9EEA92B1-9A0C-4C4B-992D-1FF3E44C776C@xxxxxx
    > > >> > Andre, no, the "ownership" change took place spontaneously. I had made
    > > >> > no
    > > >> > effort to make any changes. Other folders within Documents folder have
    > > >> > not
    > > >> > been affected. At least I haven't found any yet.
    > > >> > --
    > > >> > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > > >> > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > > >> > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > > >> > I am known to have strange days.
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >> > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    > > >> >
    > > >> >> When you say, changed owner, did you try to take ownership of it?
    > > >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
    > > >> >> --
    > > >> >> Andre
    > > >> >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > > >> >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > > >> >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > > >> >> "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > >> >> news:876047FA-72FF-48E6-B458-D758EEAB7C47@xxxxxx
    > > >> >> > Greetings All, hope this is the proper discussion group.
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > Running Windows Vista Home Premium on a lovely HP dv2000. Like it a
    > > >> >> > lot.
    > > >> >> > However, I've run into a snag. In attempting to access a folder
    > > >> >> > which
    > > >> >> > I've
    > > >> >> > had no trouble accessing previously. I'm told I don't have
    > > >> >> > permission
    > > >> >> > to
    > > >> >> > access the folder. I'm the only user. I am Administrator. I go to
    > > >> >> > the
    > > >> >> > folder
    > > >> >> > properties to change the security settings. Under Current Owner: is
    > > >> >> > listed
    > > >> >> > "Unable to dislay current ower."
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > It will not allow me to change the owner to myself (as listed below
    > > >> >> > under
    > > >> >> > "Change owner to:"
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > I thought it might be something to do with it being a folder I use
    > > >> >> > with
    > > >> >> > Expression Web, but I can't access the folder via Expression Web
    > > >> >> > either. I
    > > >> >> > have been able to access some of the files through Adobe Photoshop
    > > >> >> > Elements
    > > >> >> > 6's Organizer by using the "Reveal in Explorer" function to access
    > > >> >> > sub-folders.
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > I'm going to try to move these files from their current location.
    > > >> >> > However,
    > > >> >> > I
    > > >> >> > am very interested in knowing how a folder could "spontaneously"
    > > >> >> > become
    > > >> >> > "property" of an unknown user and how do I correct the problem so
    > > >> >> > that
    > > >> >> > I
    > > >> >> > can
    > > >> >> > access it.
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > Thanx for any and all input . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > > >> >> >
    > > >> >> > "I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > > >> >> > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > > >> >> > I am known to have strange days."
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >>
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > >
    > >
    > >

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  10. #9


    StrangeDze Guest

    Re: Folder Access Denied, Unable to display current owner.

    Thanx Bob, I've done that but would sure like to know how my folder became
    "unowned" and permission to access the folder denied.
    --
    .. . . ;-} StrangeDze
    I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    I am known to have strange days.


    "Bob" wrote:

    > Once you open the document with Elements save it to a new folder... for
    > example Desktop\StrangeDze.
    >
    > "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:876047FA-72FF-48E6-B458-D758EEAB7C47@xxxxxx

    > > Greetings All, hope this is the proper discussion group.
    > >
    > > Running Windows Vista Home Premium on a lovely HP dv2000. Like it a lot.
    > > However, I've run into a snag. In attempting to access a folder which I've
    > > had no trouble accessing previously. I'm told I don't have permission to
    > > access the folder. I'm the only user. I am Administrator. I go to the
    > > folder
    > > properties to change the security settings. Under Current Owner: is listed
    > > "Unable to dislay current ower."
    > >
    > > It will not allow me to change the owner to myself (as listed below under
    > > "Change owner to:"
    > >
    > > I thought it might be something to do with it being a folder I use with
    > > Expression Web, but I can't access the folder via Expression Web either. I
    > > have been able to access some of the files through Adobe Photoshop
    > > Elements
    > > 6's Organizer by using the "Reveal in Explorer" function to access
    > > sub-folders.
    > >
    > > I'm going to try to move these files from their current location. However,
    > > I
    > > am very interested in knowing how a folder could "spontaneously" become
    > > "property" of an unknown user and how do I correct the problem so that I
    > > can
    > > access it.
    > >
    > > Thanx for any and all input . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > >
    > > "I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > > I am known to have strange days."
    >
    >

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  11. #10


    AlexB Guest

    Re: Folder Access Denied, Unable to display current owner.

    DO THE FOLLOWING:

    open Command Prompt as "run as administrator."

    Type lusrmgr.msc Return

    you will get a GUI Local Users and groups. Check the Users node. Your sign
    in name must be among users as default. So far so good.

    Go to the Groups node, expand it. Look at the Groups. Double Click on
    Administrators.

    ADD yourselves to the Administrators group. Precisely as your name appears
    in the Users group. It will not allow you to goof up.

    Close the GUI.

    Right click on your folder. Select Security tab. I am typing the rest from
    memory, may miss a step or two. Add yourselves to the Users. First do Edit,
    then Add in the next window.

    Check Full control checkbox. Press Apply. Close that window. Select Ok.

    From now on the whole folder and its subfolders will be your territory.


    "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:E4628D79-C41B-473A-A80A-B6720BB3FB31@xxxxxx

    > Well, it didn't work. I turned User Account Control off. Restarted the
    > system, tried accessing the folder and a still being blocked. The
    > specifics
    > are:
    >
    > When I click on the folder to open it or right-click and left click Open
    > or
    > Explore, I get the following message: "You don't currently have permission
    > to
    > access this folder. Click Continue to get access t this folder."
    >
    > I click Continue. The next message says: "You have been denied permission
    > to
    > acces this folder. To gain access to this folder you will need to use the
    > security tab."
    >
    > I click Security Tab link. The folder's Properties window opens to the
    > Security Tab. It reiterates that "You do not have permisssion to view or
    > edit
    > this object's permission settings."
    >
    > I click on the Advanced button. The Advanced Security Settings window
    > opens
    > and I click on the Owner tab. Under Object Name is the folder name. Under
    > Current Owner it says "Unable to display current owner." I am not allowed
    > to
    > "Change owner to"
    >
    > I have been able to get into the folders where my files are via the
    > organizer in Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, however, I sure would like to
    > know
    > how this folder became "unowned". Thanx for all the feedback . . . ;-} SD
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    > I am known to have strange days.
    >
    >
    > "StrangeDze" wrote:
    >

    >> Thanx Andre, I'll give it a try. If I can get access, I'll move the files
    >> and
    >> delete the offending folder and then reactivate UAC. I'll let you know
    >> the
    >> results.
    >> --
    >> . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    >> I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    >> I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    >> I am known to have strange days.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    >>

    >> > Try temporarily disabling User Account Control to see if you can then
    >> > access
    >> > the folder.
    >> > --
    >> > Andre
    >> > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    >> > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    >> > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    >> > "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> > news:6CD17544-D61B-46B9-ACC8-2DA8AE283400@xxxxxx
    >> > > Yes, Andre. I've attempted to regain ownership via the secuity tab in
    >> > > the
    >> > > folder properties. It won't allow me as it says I don't have
    >> > > adminstrative
    >> > > rights to do so. Problem with that is that I'm the ONLY user and am
    >> > > the
    >> > > Administrator/User
    >> > > --
    >> > > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    >> > > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    >> > > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    >> > > I am known to have strange days.
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    >> > >
    >> > >> Then have you tried taking back ownership?
    >> > >> --
    >> > >> Andre
    >> > >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    >> > >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    >> > >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    >> > >> "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> > >> news:9EEA92B1-9A0C-4C4B-992D-1FF3E44C776C@xxxxxx
    >> > >> > Andre, no, the "ownership" change took place spontaneously. I had
    >> > >> > made
    >> > >> > no
    >> > >> > effort to make any changes. Other folders within Documents folder
    >> > >> > have
    >> > >> > not
    >> > >> > been affected. At least I haven't found any yet.
    >> > >> > --
    >> > >> > . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    >> > >> > I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    >> > >> > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    >> > >> > I am known to have strange days.
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    >> > >> >
    >> > >> >> When you say, changed owner, did you try to take ownership of it?
    >> > >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
    >> > >> >> --
    >> > >> >> Andre
    >> > >> >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    >> > >> >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    >> > >> >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    >> > >> >> "StrangeDze" <StrangeDze@xxxxxx> wrote in
    >> > >> >> message
    >> > >> >> news:876047FA-72FF-48E6-B458-D758EEAB7C47@xxxxxx
    >> > >> >> > Greetings All, hope this is the proper discussion group.
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >> > Running Windows Vista Home Premium on a lovely HP dv2000. Like
    >> > >> >> > it a
    >> > >> >> > lot.
    >> > >> >> > However, I've run into a snag. In attempting to access a folder
    >> > >> >> > which
    >> > >> >> > I've
    >> > >> >> > had no trouble accessing previously. I'm told I don't have
    >> > >> >> > permission
    >> > >> >> > to
    >> > >> >> > access the folder. I'm the only user. I am Administrator. I go
    >> > >> >> > to
    >> > >> >> > the
    >> > >> >> > folder
    >> > >> >> > properties to change the security settings. Under Current
    >> > >> >> > Owner: is
    >> > >> >> > listed
    >> > >> >> > "Unable to dislay current ower."
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >> > It will not allow me to change the owner to myself (as listed
    >> > >> >> > below
    >> > >> >> > under
    >> > >> >> > "Change owner to:"
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >> > I thought it might be something to do with it being a folder I
    >> > >> >> > use
    >> > >> >> > with
    >> > >> >> > Expression Web, but I can't access the folder via Expression
    >> > >> >> > Web
    >> > >> >> > either. I
    >> > >> >> > have been able to access some of the files through Adobe
    >> > >> >> > Photoshop
    >> > >> >> > Elements
    >> > >> >> > 6's Organizer by using the "Reveal in Explorer" function to
    >> > >> >> > access
    >> > >> >> > sub-folders.
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >> > I'm going to try to move these files from their current
    >> > >> >> > location.
    >> > >> >> > However,
    >> > >> >> > I
    >> > >> >> > am very interested in knowing how a folder could
    >> > >> >> > "spontaneously"
    >> > >> >> > become
    >> > >> >> > "property" of an unknown user and how do I correct the problem
    >> > >> >> > so
    >> > >> >> > that
    >> > >> >> > I
    >> > >> >> > can
    >> > >> >> > access it.
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >> > Thanx for any and all input . . . ;-} StrangeDze
    >> > >> >> >
    >> > >> >> > "I enjoyed the movie Strange Days
    >> > >> >> > I am sometimes found in a strange daze.
    >> > >> >> > I am known to have strange days."
    >> > >> >>
    >> > >> >>
    >> > >> >>
    >> > >>
    >> > >>
    >> > >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >

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