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Solved: Permissions Problem - Denied Access to own User Folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Jenesis87, Sep 13, 2007.

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  1. Jenesis87

    Jenesis87 Thread Starter

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    Alright... major boo-boo here people. My User folder (C:\Users\Jenny) is for some reason shared on my home network. My brother brought my attention to it when he said he could browse all my files from his own computer. So, in an attempt to block it from access, I set the permissions on the folder to denying access to everybody.

    I didn't know Vista is truly that stupid! Now I can't even access my own user folder, from my own account. I assumed it meant "Everybody except me".

    Is there any way at all I can fix this, or do I have to create a new user account?
     
  2. Jenesis87

    Jenesis87 Thread Starter

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    Wait... figured it out. D'oh. I must have left my brain on my pillow this morning. For future reference, you have to go to the Security properties of the folder, go Advanced, click 'Owner' and change it back.

    Oh boy am I embarrassed. :eek:
     
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