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Solved: No permission to access my files-- help!!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by iluvtolaff, Feb 3, 2011.

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  1. iluvtolaff

    iluvtolaff Thread Starter

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    I got my new computer --Dell Inspiron 580 with Windows 7 professional 64 bit. I successfully transferred all of my files from the old computer to the new.

    But, when I try to access my Music folder or Videos folder, I get a pop-up stating "You don't currently have permission to access this folder". I tried making the necessary changes but still denied even though I'm on it as Administrator.

    How do I gain access?
     
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  3. iluvtolaff

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    Thank you so much! That took care of it! :)
     
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    You're welcome!
     
  5. iluvtolaff

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    Well, that took care of those folders but, now, I'm trying to save some wav files to Windows>Media and denied there. Is there a way to have access to ALL folders/files without having to go through each one?
     
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    I know on .doc files, I've edited the permissions by selecting all of them and editing the properties. Not sure if that will work on .wav files, but it's worth a shot.

    -- Ryan
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  7. Elvandil

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    Not really. And it would be a very dangerous thing to do since malware can then access everything, too.

    Where is the folder that you are trying to save things to? You can't save any downloads to Program Files for obvious security reasons.
     
  8. iluvtolaff

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    I'm trying to save wav files to C/Windows/Media. I followed the instructions for permissions and it seemed to go through ok because I can access those files. But, I can't save the wav files to that folder. I have to save them to My Music, then when I go in there and use the "Move to folder" option, it says I don't have permission to save there but it goes there anyway and I can access it! ??????????

    Thank you w7pro for the info, it may come in handy. :)
     
  9. Elvandil

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    Yes, you can't download to the Windows folder, obviously. You will have to move things there.
     
  10. iluvtolaff

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    Thank you! I understand it better now! :)
     
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