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Solved: Moved folder, now access is denied!?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Stealthz, Mar 30, 2006.

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  1. Stealthz

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    [I'm using Windows XP]

    I wanted to move a folder from one location to another. I cut the folder, went to the desired locationa nd pasted it. When when trying to open the folder it said access was denied. I went to it's properties and unchecked "read only", tried to open it again, "access is denied"(again). I checked properties again and read only was still checked(stays checked even after unchecking it and clicking okay). I then did a system restore to 2 previous dates. Both resulted in the folder going back to it's original location. I was then able to go into the folder but did not have access to view any file in the folder (access was denied to all of them).

    I have no idea what to do. The files in that folder are very important to me, so I really hope there is a simple solution to this.
     
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    Bad Link
     
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  4. Stealthz

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    There is a problem..

    When I try to start in safe mode it takes me to a black screen and lists all these .sys files in the WINDOWS/SYSTEM32 folder. It gets stuck there and won't budge, and I have to manually turn off the computer.
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    Follow the instructions here for using "calcs" to change permissions -- only substitute the path to your folder for system volume information.


    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531/

    For the problem with getting into Safe Mode, if it ends in agp440.sys, I would recommend installing updated Display drivers if available.
     
  6. Stealthz

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    EDIT - Messed up..
     
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    Alright I did the cacls on the folder containing all the files I couldn't access. But since I was always able to access the folder, just not the files; I was still stuck with the problem.

    I then used the cacls comman on a individual file that I was denied access to. After executing trhe command, I was granted access. However, there are a lot of files in this folder. Is there anyway I can grant access to all of them at once, or do I have to type the command for each and every single one of them individually?
     
  8. Rollin' Rog

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    I would have expected it to automatically apply to the files, but I haven't played with this utility at all.

    There is more on it here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/cacls.mspx?mfr=true

    It looks like you can use "wildcards" to apply to files.

    Perhaps something like this would work:

    cacls "driveletter:\MYFolder\*.*" /E /G username:F

    Or, holdaphone, just include this switch:

    /t : Changes DACLs of specified files in the current directory and all subdirectories.
     
  9. Stealthz

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    Rollin Rog, you're my hero. Thanks a ton!
     
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