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You don't currently have permission to access this folder

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  1. keithlyncd

    keithlyncd Thread Starter

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    Windows 8.1 running on C drive with all my back up/pervious folder/files on D drive from Windows 7. No issues initially.


    Windows 8.1 developed operations issues and bugs a few months ago such as intermittently not allowing access to folders so I wiped C drive and reloaded again.


    Currently I have tried to access some picture files, being the ones that were most likely modified /saved to D drive by the original Windows 8.1 and I cannot. Oddly enough it seems I have full access to documents and music folders/files on same D drive and the earliest picture pre first Windows 8.1 and latest pictures save buy current Windows 8.1.


    When I click on the files in question, a window opens:
    You don’t currently have permission to access this folder

    I then click on “Continue”. The next window opens:
    You have been denied permission to access this folder

    I then click on “security tab” The next window opens: with tabs for General, Sharing, Security, Customise. I have clicked:



    “General” to see; size: 0 bytes, Attributes: Read-only (selected), clicked Advanced… to see allow files in the folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties (selected). No encrypt or other attributes has been selected.


    “Security” to see “You must have Read permissions to view the properties of this object.”, clicked Advance to see Owner: Unable to display current owner. I click on the corresponding Change prompt and go through procedure to take owner ship of file. When I attempt to apply, Windows Security windows opens and states, “If you have just taken ownership of this object, you will need to close and reopen this object’s properties before you can view or change permissions.” I click OK and close all windows only to find out nothing is changed.


    I have also tried to take ownership of the drive, but the folders in question are denied in the process.


    Ground Hog Day, over and over.


    Any suggestions from the wise?
     
  2. gamotosou

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    where did the D:> drive come from? did u create that partition?

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  3. keithlyncd

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    Hi, thanks for your time.
    I run 2 separate individual hard drives.
    Operating system runs on C drive (64 G SSD)
    All folders/files stored on D drive (320 G Sata)
    This way when Windows becomes corrupted/faulty/slow I wipe it and start fresh. Worked for Windows 7 but something went wrong with Windows 8.1. I may have placed security lock on sharing as the kids computers on same network or perhaps 8.1 just secures them automatically when saved. My documents are more important though and I still have full access to those and seemingly everything else stored on D drive.
    Anyways, the pictures files when saved by original 8.1 were accessible and viewable by it at the time as I checked them and viewed them during this time.
    I checked my latest back up of D drive on the back up Portable Hard drive and all picture files I cannot access were not there. Either I did not back up when I deleted the original 8.1 from c drive or when backed up the security lock on these missing picture files did not allow them to be backed up to the Portable Hard drive.
    Suggestions?
    Cheers.
     
  4. gamotosou

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    I assume you are using the same username, but perhaps it's looking at the SID...


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  5. gamotosou

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    Do you have, either in C or D drives, a WINDOWS.old folder in the root if the drive? Also, when adding yourself as an owner, are you specifying your username, or a group that your user ID is a part of?


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  6. keithlyncd

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    I am somewhat of a novice, knowing only enough to only get me into trouble.
    I use the same user name. Oddly in both C and D drive when I check files and security settings and check procedure for changing them in the final stages where you select “find”, my user name is all in CAPITALS, not sure why by seems consistent when in the “Advance” when selecting administrator/s, user/s
    SID ? not sure what you refer to.
    D drive is for storage only, no OS
    C drive from memory was a fresh install, not upgrade or repair to potentially corrupt new installation.
    I have “File name extensions” and “Hidden items” ticked in “View” section when viewing drives and no WINDOWS.old files or other previous files/folders are visible.
    Oddly, yesterday Windows was prompting me continuously to delete corrupted files from D drive Recycle bin. Never seen this before as C drive is OS and is where the recycle bin is? For fear it referred to picture files I was trying to change security on I did not delete. Today there is no prompt so far requesting to delete?
     
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    Hi, I do not comprehend your meaning.


    The address bar of a file I can access is:


    D:\Pictures\2013-05-11 iphone


    The following folder within the same “Pictures” folder I cannot access should be; D:\Pictures\2013-09-14 sony. When I click on this file the window opens “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder.”


    D:\Pictures


    Is all that is displayed in the address bar when I click on that folder I cannot access, \2013-09-14 sony will not be displayed.


    If I click on the address bar and attempt to “Edit address”, I can type in the full address and or choose the address from file as Windows shows me the file as it can see it. BUT once I have selected the correct address the usual window opens “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder.”
     
  9. gamotosou

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    Have you disabled inheritable permissions and attempted to add yourself with full access?


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  10. keithlyncd

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    Sorry, I do not understand your meaning.


    I have attempted in “Advanced Security Settings” window to take Owner-ship of the file but cannot. In this window in my case the “Owner:” comes up as “Unable to display current owner.”, followed by “Change” prompt. I go through procedure to take ownership but nothing changes.


    Please advise the procedure in detail to disable inheritable permissions and then how to add myself with full access?


    I am still wondering why this security lock only happened on my Picture folders and not my documents folders?


    Thanks for your interest and time.
    Cheers.
     
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