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Cannot access files even after ownership and permission changes

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by makaveli_kevin, Apr 20, 2011.

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  1. makaveli_kevin

    makaveli_kevin Thread Starter

    Apr 20, 2011
    I recently reformatted my hard drive so before I moved all the files I wanted to my external hard drive.

    So I'm all formatted with Windows 7 Ultimate re-installed and I'm trying to move all the files back. For whatever reason, a couple pictures (.jpg) and a couple videos (.avi) will not move or open. They were all contained in the same folder.

    It was saying access denied and I needed permission from S-1-5-....gigantic number. So I changed the ownership and permissions of the files and the folders. Now it says I need permission from myself (Laptop/Kevin). I am the only account and have administrator privileges.

    Any ideas?
  2. haycg


    Jun 11, 2007
    I'll give you what I worked out for myself. Not sure of everything about your problem.

    Access Denied - For the file in question.
    Right click - properties - Security Tab - Advance Button -
    Change Permissions - Edit - Allow - OK- Apply - OK - OK - OK

    Windows 7 makes it difficult to get through Access Denied and if done
    wrong you won't get permission
  3. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
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