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Access denied on one folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nesyngl, Feb 2, 2003.

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  1. nesyngl

    nesyngl Thread Starter

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    I recently reinstalled winxp home. It retained all my files and everthing seems fine but I cant get into a folder with all my pics in it. Any help will be appreciated
     
  2. JohnWill

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    If you're logged on with administrative privilege, try taking ownership of the folder.
     
  3. nesyngl

    nesyngl Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply could you explain how to tkae ownership of this folder?
     
  4. Brooks

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    In Explorer, right click on the folder and select properties.

    Go to the security tab.

    Click on the advanced button.

    On the advanced screen, click on the owner button.

    It will say who is the current owner.

    Select administrator as the owner and place a checkmark in Replace owner in subfolders and files and click on OK.

    Then close out the original Properties box.

    Try to open the folder.

    If still you cannot get into the folder, go back into the properties and set the permissions from the security tab.

    Click on add.

    Type in everyone in the box that states Enter the Object Names and click on ok.

    Now back in the security tab, highlight the everyone name and place a check mark in the full control box in the allow column.

    Click on Ok.
     
  5. nesyngl

    nesyngl Thread Starter

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    I dont have a security tab :eek:(
     
  6. Del

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    Do you get any messages or does it just not do anything when you click on it?
     
  7. nesyngl

    nesyngl Thread Starter

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    The folder gives a "access is denied message" when clicked on. Tks
     
  8. The_Egg

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    Where is this folder situated?

    Is it:
    My Documents\My Pictures
    C:\Documents and Settings\(your-username)\My Documents\My Pictures

    Or somewhere else?
     
  9. nesyngl

    nesyngl Thread Starter

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    It is c:/documents and settings/NESYNGL/desktop Tks for your reply
     
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