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Access Denied Question

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Willy

#1
I'm logging on as Administrator but if I try to access some Folders, I get
an "Access Denied" message. Why is this?
Thank you,
Bill
Reply to NG only please.
 

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J
#2
"Willy" <justask@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I'm logging on as Administrator but if I try to access some Folders, I get
> an "Access Denied" message. Why is this?
> Thank you,
> Bill
> Reply to NG only please.


They tend to be important folders, so the idea is to prevent easy damage by
a mistaken flick of the mouse, or a piece of dodgy software. You can
ultimately gain access to any folder, though, by modifying the permissions
on it.

Right-click folder > Properties > Security ....

--
Jon
 

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David Benson

#3
Bill,

I observed this problem also. In my case, I was using a newly purchased
laptop that came with Vista Premium installed. It appears that the factory
installation had assigned ownership of these folders to some special
administrative account, and that other "ordinary" administrative accounts
were not given full permissions. I finally followed a procedure in which I
took ownership of the folder under my normal log in (an administrator
account), then changed the permissions so I was allowed to access the
folder.

I don't have my Vista system available just now, so I can't give you the
details of this procedure. Look in the Help file for info on taking
ownership of files and folders.

-- David

"Willy" <justask@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OpBGiwteHHA.5044@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> I'm logging on as Administrator but if I try to access some Folders, I get
> an "Access Denied" message. Why is this?
> Thank you,
> Bill
> Reply to NG only please.
>
 

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L
#4
"Jon" <Email_Address@SomewhereOrOther.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Willy" <justask@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:OpBGiwteHHA.5044@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> I'm logging on as Administrator but if I try to access some Folders, I
>> get an "Access Denied" message. Why is this?
>> Thank you,
>> Bill
>> Reply to NG only please.

>
> They tend to be important folders, so the idea is to prevent easy damage
> by a mistaken flick of the mouse, or a piece of dodgy software. You can
> ultimately gain access to any folder, though, by modifying the permissions
> on it.
>
> Right-click folder > Properties > Security ....
>
> --
> Jon



Hi

Right-click folder > Properties > Security .... and then what?
 

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#5
"Les" <leshayathome@hotmailREMOVE.com> wrote in message
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> "Jon" <Email_Address@SomewhereOrOther.com> wrote in message
> news:eU0gSoueHHA.4636@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "Willy" <justask@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:OpBGiwteHHA.5044@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> I'm logging on as Administrator but if I try to access some Folders, I
>>> get an "Access Denied" message. Why is this?
>>> Thank you,
>>> Bill
>>> Reply to NG only please.

>>
>> They tend to be important folders, so the idea is to prevent easy damage
>> by a mistaken flick of the mouse, or a piece of dodgy software. You can
>> ultimately gain access to any folder, though, by modifying the
>> permissions on it.
>>
>> Right-click folder > Properties > Security ....
>>
>> --
>> Jon

>
>
> Hi
>
> Right-click folder > Properties > Security .... and then what?
>



See if these articles help

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows2000/en/advanced/help/acl_set_permissions.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

They are for earlier versions of Windows, but the principles are the same.

--
Jon
 

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#6
Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or folder>

OR

- Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

- Click Security Tab

- Click Advanced

- Click the Owner Tab

- Click Edit

- Select the Administrators group from the list

- Click OK

- Click OK

- Click OK

You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

Windows



Now again



1) Right-click on the file

2) Select Properties

3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and tick

the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



You have now taken 'Full control' of file


--
Leo

If you can't annoy somebody, there is little point in posting.


"Les" <leshayathome@hotmailREMOVE.com> wrote in message
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> "Jon" <Email_Address@SomewhereOrOther.com> wrote in message
> news:eU0gSoueHHA.4636@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "Willy" <justask@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:OpBGiwteHHA.5044@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> I'm logging on as Administrator but if I try to access some Folders, I
>>> get an "Access Denied" message. Why is this?
>>> Thank you,
>>> Bill
>>> Reply to NG only please.

>>
>> They tend to be important folders, so the idea is to prevent easy damage
>> by a mistaken flick of the mouse, or a piece of dodgy software. You can
>> ultimately gain access to any folder, though, by modifying the
>> permissions on it.
>>
>> Right-click folder > Properties > Security ....
>>
>> --
>> Jon

>
>
> Hi
>
> Right-click folder > Properties > Security .... and then what?
>
 

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Keith Miller MVP

#7
Most likely because you've enabled display of hidden files/folders and
system files. If you're talking something like:

(My Vista system drive is G:, for most installations, it will be C:
instead.)

"G:\Documents and Settings"

it's not a real folder, it's a junction point. This can be seen via a
command prompt window:

G:\>dir /al
Volume in drive G is Vista
Volume Serial Number is 5C0D-BBE2

Directory of G:\

11/02/2006 08:00 AM <JUNCTION> Documents and Settings [G:\Users]
0 File(s) 0 bytes
1 Dir(s) 5,872,398,336 bytes free

Junction points are created on a Vista install to improve compatibility with
older programs that assume the XP-style folder names/hierarchy. They all
point to some other folder that you have access to. Any file/folder work
should be done in the actual folder.

Other junction points are:
G:\ProgramData\Application Data
G:\ProgramData\Desktop
G:\ProgramData\Documents
G:\ProgramData\Favorites
G:\ProgramData\Start Menu
G:\ProgramData\Templates
G:\Users\All Users
G:\Users\Default User
G:\Users\Default\Application Data
G:\Users\Default\Cookies
G:\Users\Default\Local Settings
G:\Users\Default\My Documents
G:\Users\Default\NetHood
G:\Users\Default\PrintHood
G:\Users\Default\Recent
G:\Users\Default\SendTo
G:\Users\Default\Start Menu
G:\Users\Default\Templates
G:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Application Data
G:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\History
G:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files
G:\Users\Default\Documents\My Music
G:\Users\Default\Documents\My Pictures
G:\Users\Default\Documents\My Videos
G:\Users\Keith\Application Data
G:\Users\Keith\Cookies
G:\Users\Keith\Local Settings
G:\Users\Keith\My Documents
G:\Users\Keith\NetHood
G:\Users\Keith\PrintHood
G:\Users\Keith\Recent
G:\Users\Keith\SendTo
G:\Users\Keith\Start Menu
G:\Users\Keith\Templates
G:\Users\Keith\AppData\Local\Application Data
G:\Users\Keith\AppData\Local\History
G:\Users\Keith\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files
G:\Users\Public\NewPics


--
Good Luck,

Keith
Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]

"Willy" <justask@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I'm logging on as Administrator but if I try to access some Folders, I get
> an "Access Denied" message. Why is this?
> Thank you,
> Bill
> Reply to NG only please.
 

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