1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Permission, Access Denied

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by waqasaa007, Jan 29, 2018.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. waqasaa007

    waqasaa007 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    i have copied a folder in external hard drive which is NTFS and now getting back an error generated access denied. and the color of all files in that folder is changed. the files are so important please help
     
  2. lunarlander

    lunarlander

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Messages:
    9,454
    What program opens those files? Maybe the program used to open those files have been changed and the icon itself changed, not just the color. So for example you were using MS WordPad to write some 'doc' files. Now you install MS Word, and the file icons would be changed to the MS Word doc file icon.

    Using your admin account, you can use the command line program to 'takeown' the files. Then use the 'icacls' command to add your account to the list of allowed accounts.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - Permission Access Denied
  1. emptyxremedy
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    223
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1203888

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice