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Documents and settings

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_Mark

#1
I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...
 

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mikeyhsd

#2
it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.



mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



"_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...
 

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mark___

#3
Thx

"mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.



mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



"_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...
 

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mark___

#4
I did like you said and went to Users. Yet certain folders under Users are not available like Start Menu and stuff like that. How do I access those...

"mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.



mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



"_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...
 

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mark___

#5
When I try to editing the security settings and go to apply it , says access denied...
"mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.



mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



"_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...
 

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mikeyhsd

#6
might have to temp turn off UAC.
Start | Run | MSCONFIG and under tools, select disable uac, and apply.

when doen do it again, bur enable uac.



mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



"mark___" <markst@ev2.net> wrote in message news:2096F18F-112B-45FB-B231-3AA35D0CB2C9@microsoft.com...
When I try to editing the security settings and go to apply it , says access denied...
"mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.



mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



"_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions...
 

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Shoeless AJ

#7
I'm having the same issues. Were you able to find a cure for the problem.

I understand that it's a legacy folder, but I still need access to it and
others under the users folder. I'm logged in as Domain Admin and have turned
off UAC under the msconfig.

"mikeyhsd" wrote:

> might have to temp turn off UAC.
> Start | Run | MSCONFIG and under tools, select disable uac, and apply.
>
> when doen do it again, bur enable uac.
>
>
>
> mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
>
>
>
> "mark___" <markst@ev2.net> wrote in message news:2096F18F-112B-45FB-B231-3AA35D0CB2C9@microsoft.com...
> When I try to editing the security settings and go to apply it , says access denied...
> "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
> data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.
>
>
>
> mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
>
>
>
> "_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
> I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
> adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
> folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions..
 

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=?Utf-8?B?SGF2ZSBhIEdv?=

#8
I am having the same problem in that I can't access these folders. Trying
to change security settings does not work as I get an 'access denied' when I
try to do it.


"Shoeless AJ" wrote:

> I'm having the same issues. Were you able to find a cure for the problem.
>
> I understand that it's a legacy folder, but I still need access to it and
> others under the users folder. I'm logged in as Domain Admin and have turned
> off UAC under the msconfig.
>
> "mikeyhsd" wrote:
>
> > might have to temp turn off UAC.
> > Start | Run | MSCONFIG and under tools, select disable uac, and apply.
> >
> > when doen do it again, bur enable uac.
> >
> >
> >
> > mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
> >
> >
> >
> > "mark___" <markst@ev2.net> wrote in message news:2096F18F-112B-45FB-B231-3AA35D0CB2C9@microsoft.com...
> > When I try to editing the security settings and go to apply it , says access denied...
> > "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:OCsJqGmkGHA.3924@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > it is a legacy folder to maintain compatability.
> > data is now under "USERS" further down the folder tree.
> >
> >
> >
> > mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
> >
> >
> >
> > "_Mark" <marks@ev5.net> wrote in message news:035F8796-D836-4DE9-B3DD-2522A52954E1@microsoft.com...
> > I cannot access drive c:/Documents and settings. Even though I am the
> > adminstrator and have UAC turned off I do not have permission to access that
> > folder. What do I need to do to have the correct permissions..
 

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Gordon

#9
>I am having the same problem in that I can't access these folders. Trying
> to change security settings does not work as I get an 'access denied' when
> I
> try to do it.



....the method I used was to open windows explorer, right click on the folder
you need access to, go to properties, go to security, go to advanced, click
on owner, and at the bottom click on edit. Highlight your named entry and
make sure the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects box at the bottom
is check marked. Click on okay and you should receive a message about
changing ownership and reopening..
 

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Jimmy Brush

#10
Hello,

Many folders used by earlier versions of Windows have been moved to a new
location or given a new name in Windows Vista. However, the old folders can
still be seen if you have enabled Show Hidden Files.

Notice they are displayed with a transparent icon and a shortcut symbol.

Although these look like folders, they are actually what is known as a
junction. Junctions behave like shortcuts, but look just like regular
folders.

Their purpose is to silently redirect programs that access them to their
Windows Vista equivalent.

Since junctions aren't really folders, it is not possible to access them,
and any attempt to do so will give you an "Access Denied" error.

You can use the command prompt to tell which folders are junctions and where
they point to by issuing the "dir /a" command.

- JB

Vista Support FAQ
http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
 

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_Mark

#11
How about access to the Documents and Settings/My name/Start menu. I would
like to change the Start menu settings but get the access denied prompt..


"Jimmy Brush" <JimmyBrush@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4B675074-3C06-4C4E-B4D3-FAB6EC84A339@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> Many folders used by earlier versions of Windows have been moved to a new
> location or given a new name in Windows Vista. However, the old folders
> can still be seen if you have enabled Show Hidden Files.
>
> Notice they are displayed with a transparent icon and a shortcut symbol.
>
> Although these look like folders, they are actually what is known as a
> junction. Junctions behave like shortcuts, but look just like regular
> folders.
>
> Their purpose is to silently redirect programs that access them to their
> Windows Vista equivalent.
>
> Since junctions aren't really folders, it is not possible to access them,
> and any attempt to do so will give you an "Access Denied" error.
>
> You can use the command prompt to tell which folders are junctions and
> where they point to by issuing the "dir /a" command.
>
> - JB
>
> Vista Support FAQ
> http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
 

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Jimmy Brush

#12
Right-click the start orb and click Open. This will bring you to the new
location for the start menu items.

Remember, the folder structure has changed in Windows Vista, so the folder
you were attempting to access no longer exists.

--
- JB

Windows Vista Support Faq
http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
 

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Jane C

#13
Start menu is now here:
C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

Documents and Settings per se is no longer used.

--
Jane, not plain ;) 64 bit enabled :)
Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation :-)
"_Mark" <merdd@ev3.net> wrote in message
news:5ED40E72-8043-486A-A39F-FF872CEE3E31@microsoft.com...
> How about access to the Documents and Settings/My name/Start menu. I
> would like to change the Start menu settings but get the access denied
> prompt..
>
>
> "Jimmy Brush" <JimmyBrush@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4B675074-3C06-4C4E-B4D3-FAB6EC84A339@microsoft.com...
>> Hello,
>>
>> Many folders used by earlier versions of Windows have been moved to a new
>> location or given a new name in Windows Vista. However, the old folders
>> can still be seen if you have enabled Show Hidden Files.
>>
>> Notice they are displayed with a transparent icon and a shortcut symbol.
>>
>> Although these look like folders, they are actually what is known as a
>> junction. Junctions behave like shortcuts, but look just like regular
>> folders.
>>
>> Their purpose is to silently redirect programs that access them to their
>> Windows Vista equivalent.
>>
>> Since junctions aren't really folders, it is not possible to access them,
>> and any attempt to do so will give you an "Access Denied" error.
>>
>> You can use the command prompt to tell which folders are junctions and
>> where they point to by issuing the "dir /a" command.
>>
>> - JB
>>
>> Vista Support FAQ
>> http://www.jimmah.com/vista/

>
 

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_Mark

#14
Thx for replying. How about the programs I have added. I woull like to
make another directory on the start menu and move some of them into that
directory. In other words I would like less clutter on the start menu...

"Jane C" <jellybean@nospam.xjgarage.org> wrote in message
news:B0FE7D72-4050-4D41-80BC-642CBB7BCA12@microsoft.com...
> Start menu is now here:
> C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
>
> Documents and Settings per se is no longer used.
>
> --
> Jane, not plain ;) 64 bit enabled :)
> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation :-)
> "_Mark" <merdd@ev3.net> wrote in message
> news:5ED40E72-8043-486A-A39F-FF872CEE3E31@microsoft.com...
>> How about access to the Documents and Settings/My name/Start menu. I
>> would like to change the Start menu settings but get the access denied
>> prompt..
>>
>>
>> "Jimmy Brush" <JimmyBrush@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:4B675074-3C06-4C4E-B4D3-FAB6EC84A339@microsoft.com...
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Many folders used by earlier versions of Windows have been moved to a
>>> new location or given a new name in Windows Vista. However, the old
>>> folders can still be seen if you have enabled Show Hidden Files.
>>>
>>> Notice they are displayed with a transparent icon and a shortcut symbol.
>>>
>>> Although these look like folders, they are actually what is known as a
>>> junction. Junctions behave like shortcuts, but look just like regular
>>> folders.
>>>
>>> Their purpose is to silently redirect programs that access them to their
>>> Windows Vista equivalent.
>>>
>>> Since junctions aren't really folders, it is not possible to access
>>> them, and any attempt to do so will give you an "Access Denied" error.
>>>
>>> You can use the command prompt to tell which folders are junctions and
>>> where they point to by issuing the "dir /a" command.
>>>
>>> - JB
>>>
>>> Vista Support FAQ
>>> http://www.jimmah.com/vista/

>>

>
 

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