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Solved: Access Denied to Local Settings Folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by firestormer, Apr 13, 2007.

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  1. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    Ive been running vista for about a month now no real problems. Today i open outlook and get this:
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    So i try to open said file but when I try to open Loacl Settings i get this
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    Followed by:
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    No this is very very odd as I am the only user of my computer and I am a full administrtor.
    So i check the file permisions:
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    Whats going on anyone know?


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  2. Elvandil

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    Take ownership of the folder for access.
     
  3. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    I already have ownnership, I changed it to Administors and i still get the Access Denied. Ive looked about and I have the same problem with the PrintHood folder.

    As far as im aware the problem is just with these two folders.

    Would it be catastrophic to delete them?
     
  4. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    Wait ive sorted it.

    After changeing the ownership to Administrators, i then looked at the permisions again and saw that only Administrators was listed (which wasnt how it was shown before) so i added myself, and reverted the ownership back to me. It works now.

    Thanks for the help
     
  5. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    OK i solved it for Local Settings but it dosnt seem to work for PrintHood. Is PrintHood important?
     
  6. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    Forget it ive fixed it.
     
  7. Elvandil

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    It seemed to work OK for me. Glad you got it sorted out.
     
  8. fluentdesigns

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    I am having the same problem I am trying to access the folder so I can add my outlook backup to my new computer. Its showing me that I have full control to the folder but its still saying I don't? Any ideas?
     
  9. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    Try booting in safe mode log in as Administrator and try messing about with ownership and permisions there.
     
  10. fluentdesigns

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    How do you login as Admin? I tried to how your do in XP but it must be different.
     
  11. operat0r

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    SysRun.exe cmd.exe ( not must have admin)


    note the at /interactive hack does not work right in vista..

    contact me if you know a CLI way to runas system !

    rmccurdy.com

    also note the "local settings" folder from what i see has nothing in it everything is in appdata now
     
  12. Tech-no

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    Take ownership of the whole drive (C).After that you won't have to go through the process every time you want to open a folder.
     
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