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"Location is Not Available" -- "Access is Denied."

  1. #1


    Steven Hilgendorf Guest

    "Location is Not Available" -- "Access is Denied."

    Hello,

    Why do I get the "Location is not available" box with the "Access is
    denied" error when I try to access some files and/or folders through
    Vista's Windows Explorer?

    I'm the only one who accesses this PC, so having multiple profiles would
    be completely overkill and unnecessary, if this has anything to do with
    the problem.

    Thank you,

    Steven

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  2. #2


    Dave Guest

    Re: "Location is Not Available" -- "Access is Denied."

    You are probably trying to open a folder like My Documents, which is not
    really a directory in Vista, vista uses Documents. It is a junction (kind
    of a link) to another directory. Leave it alone.




    "Steven Hilgendorf" <stevenmh@wi.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:#rpQniniHHA.1216@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Hello,
    >
    > Why do I get the "Location is not available" box with the "Access is
    > denied" error when I try to access some files and/or folders through
    > Vista's Windows Explorer?
    >
    > I'm the only one who accesses this PC, so having multiple profiles would
    > be completely overkill and unnecessary, if this has anything to do with
    > the problem.
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Steven



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    dev Guest

    Re: "Location is Not Available" -- "Access is Denied."

    /Steven Hilgendorf/ said:
    >
    > Why do I get the "Location is not available" box with the "Access is
    > denied" error when I try to access some files and/or folders through
    > Vista's Windows Explorer?
    >
    > I'm the only one who accesses this PC, so having multiple profiles would
    > be completely overkill and unnecessary, if this has anything to do with
    > the problem.


    It is possible that this is permissions, or perhaps a UAC issue. Have
    you disabled UAC?

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  4. #4


    dean-dean Guest

    Re: "Location is Not Available" -- "Access is Denied."

    Vista has hidden junctions, which, in Windows Explorer, are shown as hidden
    shortcuts, with File Folder properties; they are used, in part, to redirect
    program installations that rely on the old XP folder names and XP
    locations). For example, "Documents and Settings" is one of those
    junctions, and not a
    folder as such (and yes, when clicked on, will give you an "access denied"
    message). For more info, see:

    http://www.devsource.com/article2/0,1895,1999637,00.asp



    "Steven Hilgendorf" <stevenmh@wi.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:%23rpQniniHHA.1216@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Hello,
    >
    > Why do I get the "Location is not available" box with the "Access is
    > denied" error when I try to access some files and/or folders through
    > Vista's Windows Explorer?
    >
    > I'm the only one who accesses this PC, so having multiple profiles would
    > be completely overkill and unnecessary, if this has anything to do with
    > the problem.
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Steven



      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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