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Solved: Folder's 'Acces Denied'

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jerricho, Dec 27, 2008.

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  1. jerricho

    jerricho Thread Starter

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    Today while I was scanning my C: drive with an anti-spyware, I found the program scanning a location C:\Documents and Settings\Student\My Document\......
    When I went to the C:\Documents and Settings folder I did see a folder named Student but as I clicked it I got an 'Access Denied' error. The C:\Documents and Settings folder contans all the user accounts I have for Window XP. Moreover the anti-spyware program was scanning quite a few folders and files in the 'Student' folder that I had created while I was in college.
    How do I access those files in the Student folder? Also, I guess those files are eating up my hard drive space, is there a way I can access that folder and delete them ?
     
  2. Dan O

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    What version of Windows XP are you using?

    Right click the folder and select property and select Security. Then post the setting for us to review, include Advance settings as well.
     
  3. jerricho

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    I am using Windows XP Professional (SP2). I do not see anything like 'Security' in the folder properties, the three tabs I see are 'General', 'Sharing' and 'Customize'
     
  4. Dan O

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    Are you using a Limited account or a Computer Administrator account?

    As you must use a Computer Administrator account to access another account like Student.

    If you do not know open the Control Panel, and select User Accounts.
     
  5. jerricho

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    I am logged in as an Administrator only. I can access other user accounts' folders with the admin privileges but not Student.
     
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    Ahhh....I finally was able to take ownership of the folder and now I can access it. Thanks a ton Stanley and Dan for your help :)
     
  8. Dan O

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    That's great news. I will mark this thread solved.
     
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