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Solved: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner is not accessible. Access denied.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by VIP_EJC, May 7, 2009.

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  1. VIP_EJC

    VIP_EJC Thread Starter

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    I'd like to transfer the data from my Owner profile to a new profile, but I keep receiving this message while trying to do so: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner is not accessible. Access denied.

    I followed the Microsoft Knowledge Base article, so I don't know what's preventing me from accessing the Owner folder.

    Note I'm using an administrator account to access the Owner folder.
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    Could be the permissions are set for the Owner account only, and not the Administrators Group.

    Right click the C:\Documents and Settings\Owner folder, click Properties, then click the Security tab.
    Make sure Administrators is listed -- note the s, and the icon should have two heads, not one.
    You must have simple file sharing turned off to see the security tab and for XP Home, boot into safe mode, or install the XP Security tab fix from the link in this post
    To turn off simple file sharing:
    Control Panel | Folder Options
    View tab
    Uncheck Use simple file sharing (Recommended) (last item in the list)

    You can also take ownership of the folder:
    How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

    HTH

    Jerry
     
  3. VIP_EJC

    VIP_EJC Thread Starter

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    I'm straight now. It's the goofy jargon under the Security tab that throws me for a loop.
     
  4. TheOutcaste

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    Glad you got it sorted(y)

    Jerry
     
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