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Question: Solved: Permission Granted

I have worked for days and days trying to solve the "do not have Permission, access denied" error. After trying everything Windows Help, Microsoft Support, and every help forum on the net....I tried this one. Thank you Tech Support Guy and especially DragonWiz....He is exactly right on his advice for this problem. I was so impressed I joined and will use no other forum but this one from now on.

Thanks again.

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Permission Granted

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I have 3 PC's and one netbook all running Windows 10 Home. All PC's were upgraded from Windows 8.1 and the Netbook was upgraded from Windows 7.

Before the Win 10 upgrades, all computers could see each other and share files within the network here at home. None require passwords or Pins on boot up. Now with all of them with the latest versions installed all of the PC's and Netbook still can see and share except for one PC(My main PC) which can see and share with the other PC's but not the Netbook, but the Netbook can see and share with the PC. The error I am getting is the typical:
\\Netbook is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon Failure: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

I'm at a loss of what to do.

Answer:User Not granted Permission Logon Error

Hello Thumb Welcome to the Ten Forums!

You may have to consider enabling the remote access feature in 10 on the Netbook as well as the main in order to gain access to the mobile unit or suffice by using a 3rd party program called Team Viewer used here on VMs as well as two desktops and laptops. First to look at the guide for how to set up the RDC(Remote Desktop Protocol). RDC - Connect Remotely to your Windows 10 PC - Windows 10 Forums

With the Team View program free for home use I have 10 Home and Pro VMs connecting to the two 10 Pro/7 Ultimate and 10 Pro/7 Pro dual booted desktops as well as several VMs including Server 2016 DataCenter evaluation build on VM. You can transfer files and folders by remote web access. The RDP however is what you will need to be looking at for a closed home network(hard wired by ethernet cables) while the Main to Netbook of course could use a little help?

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Hi Forum,
I have this recurring error that is listed in the Event Viewer as 10016:

The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE SID (S-1-5-20) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Every time Windows 7 starts now, it loads the desktop OK, then shortly after the display goes completely black for only seconds then everything is OK.
Last night I looked in Device Manager and no problems there.
I checked both my WD Hard Drives with their own software and both OK.
I checked my ASUS Direct CU HD5850 GPU and the Smart Dr. says it is OK.
I am using the latest Catalyst Drivers and software.
I checked my i7 930 CPU using CPUz last night and nothing untoward there.
I checked the cooling fans and all three OK and GPU fan speed OK using Smart Dr.
I found the registry appid as above ok, using Find in Regedit and found Component Services OK and the COM+ Applications but then cannot see which application name to select to modify the permissions?

Can anyone help me please and I am sorry if this thread is in the wrong section.

Answer:Error 10016 Security Permission not granted

Just thought of something else. The Windows Message Centre informs me that I have a Display Hardware Problem. I ran the Fixit Software and it cannot solve the problem and it cannot tell me exactly what the problem is. It could be a driver problem or hardware problem?
No joy there either.

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I have 3 PC's and one netbook all running Windows 10 Home. All PC's were upgraded from Windows 8.1 and the Netbook was upgraded from Windows 7.

Before the Win 10 upgrades, all computers could see each other and share files within the network here at home. None require passwords or Pins on boot up. Now with all of them with the latest versions installed all of the PC's and Netbook still can see and share except for one PC(My main PC) which can see and share with the other PC's but not the Netbook, but the Netbook can see and share with the PC. The error I am getting is the typical:
\\Netbook is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon Failure: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

I'm at a loss of what to do.

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I have a 250gb hard drive from an old PC that has ALOT of pictures ,videos, and music stored on. The PC was running Window XP. It died and I removed the hard drive and bought an enclosure to install it in. I have it hooked to a newer PC running Windows 7. At 1st when I pulled up the folders with the pictures ,videos , or music in them it told me I did not have permission to access the files. I went to security and changed ownership of the files and allowed full control of the files. I am the administrator on the PC. It allows me to open the folder after this displaying the individual files, such as pictures for example. But when you click on the individual pictures in the folder it still says I don't have permission. I can grant myself permission for each file individually one at a time and can view the pictures or videos at that point. It does the same for the music folders. I have to change ownership of one song at a time to listen to them. Someone please help. I know there has to be a way to change ownership of all these files at one time. I even tried taking ownership of the whole hard drive. It shows me as owner of the folder and shows I have full control. It will take me forever to change them over one at a time as there are literally thousands of pictures and at least as many songs.

Answer:Permission not granted to access files even after taking ownership

You can use this on Personal folders,

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On both 64Bit & 32Bit Win7 machines I get an error message, denying access to a file in a folder within another folder. All have been shared, permissions granted & drives mapped to each folder. That is in addition to initially applying the changes to the file folder, subfolders, and files.

The message comes after the Client machine accesses the program, and attempts to generate a pdf.

The 64 is Win7-Win7 connection, while the 32 is connected to an XP.
Initially, I thought it to be a 64 issue. However, now it seems to be a Win7.
I have set to the Program to Run As Administrator & changed the Compatibility to XP Service Pack 3 to no avail.

I am moments away from Control+Alt+45ACP.
Please Help!

Answer:Folder Shared, Permission Granted File "Access denied"

Quote: Originally Posted by ASKJesse

On both 64Bit & 32Bit Win7 machines I get an error message, denying access to a file in a folder within another folder. All have been shared, permissions granted & drives mapped to each folder. That is in addition to initially applying the changes to the file folder, subfolders, and files.

The message comes after the Client machine accesses the program, and attempts to generate a pdf.

The 64 is Win7-Win7 connection, while the 32 is connected to an XP.
Initially, I thought it to be a 64 issue. However, now it seems to be a Win7.
I have set to the Program to Run As Administrator & changed the Compatibility to XP Service Pack 3 to no avail.

I am moments away from Control+Alt+45ACP.
Please Help!

Try taking ownership of the folder. Here's how: Take Ownership Shortcut

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I have a file server where ABE is enabled ,I tried to test a scenario where ACLs are applied on a folder such that only read permission is granted
for example I have shared drive mapped at say Z:
now when applied ACLs from GUI I allowed (Read Attributes,Read extended attributes,Read Permission,list folder/read data) and denied rest of all,I found something as below

Z:\>icacls abe

Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

At this point from user microhard\t1 I was able to see folder 'ABE' and was able to list files/folder inside 'ABE'

When removed microhard\t1 from ABE folder and tried applying same ACLs from command-line

Z:\>icacls abe  /remove  microhard\t1
processed file: abe
Z:\>icacls abe  /deny microhard\t1:(OI)(CI)(W,D,WDAC,WO,X,DC)
processed file: abe
Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

Z:\>icacls abe  /grant microhard\t1:(OI)(CI)(R)
processed file: abe
Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

Z:\>icacls abe

Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files


Now folder  'ABE' is visible but no file/folder inside 'ABE',I checked on wind... Read more

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.. I have had the same problem as kickrz. My laptop cant access my main PC. Access denied message. I have been following this post and have just rebooted my PC after doing the regedit suggestion. Ill be able to tell you if it made a difference in a mo....

. I have both computers named the same workgroup (NETWORK12)
. I can see the two computers names in View Workgroup Computers in my Network Places Folder on both PC and Laptop .

I have just rebooted PC and still cannot access PC from laptop though can do it from PC to laptop.

When i double click "DAD(Mark)" in view workgroup computers from the laptop i get this message

\\Mark is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

So still cannot access PC from Laptop.


Answer:Solved: User has not been Granted the Requested Login Type

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I have gone through this thread already:

but the microsoft link does not apply to my software.
All computers are 64bit OS. Computer I can't access is running vista ult(laptop1). I have two pc's, one with win 7 pro(laptop2) and win 7 ult(desktop1) that can't connect to a shared drive on laptop1. I have another win7 pro(laptop3) that can connect to the share on laptop1. The network is configured as a domain and is run by a windows 2000 server. With the two computers that can't connect I get this error

\\laptop1\ is not accessible. blah blah contact sys admin
logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

Any help would be appreciated. All the logon credentials I am using have admin rights in case that helps.

Answer:Solved: user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

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I'm having a problem trying to connect to my Windows XP computer through my Windows 7. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop and I'm trying to connect to Windows XP Home edition SP3 on a desktop. I can't connect either way (From the laptop to desktop or vice versa). I had tried the suggestion given here:

Yet it was too no avail. Any other suggestions perhaps?

Answer:Solved: User has not been granted the request logon type at this computer

Well I got Windows XP to connect to Windows 7. I followed the steps given in the guide by JohnWill using the Windows 7 for the receving end, and then I disabled password on Windows 7 by going

Control Panel >
Network and Sharing Center >
Change Advance Sharing Settings (in the upper left corner) >
and Turning off Password Protected Sharing.


sorry. I've been with this problem for four hours. anyone ever notice that everyone elses computer problems are easy to fix and feel much more rewarding? Thanks anyone who looked here, I think this is fixed.

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Hello, so I just got a new ISP yesterday and everything seemed to be working fine, until today. I haven't made any changes (no new updates on security/anti-virus programs). I have wireless internet access (it says it's connected and the diagnose tool can't identify a problem). My main browser is Chrome, but I have Internet Explorer and Firefox. For all three browsers, I can't connect to any websites, except for I have enabled cookies for Chrome, deleted the cache, and have added that program to my firewall's list of accepted programs, and it still won't load pages. However, programs like Spotify, Hulu Desktop, VLC updates, etc that need an internet connection work fine (also, I saved a session in chrome of opened tabs from yesterday and they loaded perfectly fine, but if I try and type them in a new window, they won't load). I have an ethernet cable too, but I don't understand how the programs that need an internet connection work (ex: Spotify radio, Skype,), but my browsers won't.

I don't know if these programs have anything to do with my browsing problem, but I have: CCleaner, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials), and I recently removed McAffee. For my firewall program, I just have Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

My system says: Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.... Read more

Answer:Solved: Internet Connection problem: Access granted, but problem with browsing

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Check this out:

Cool. Now all you folks that (claim to have) got swindled, can get revenge.

Answer:Windows Disk Granted

bah. They make enough money as it is. stupid microsoft

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Young lad hasked my advice but I am stummpedRunning XP Pro system was working OK. Since updating from Dial up to BT Broadband have a problem as PC keeps on rebooting . Each time I get the message "System shutdown granted by NT Authority". I have run stinger to find Pate.B virus. Does this virus do this? Or is this a red herring. What is causing the reboot. How can I help rid the problem. Have doenloaded Patch for the virus.

Answer:System shutdown granted by NT Authority

Hi, keeps re-booting, one of the frequent causes of this is a dying psu. Have had it myself, and know of several others with similar thing.Cheers.

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We have a network of three computers at work. One computer is wired to the network via D link. This computer runs XP Pro. Both of the other computers run XP Home and are connected by wireless. One is a laptop. The laptop is able to access both of the other computers. The desktop computers are not able to access the laptop. The error message that comes up is: \\computer name is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the admin of this server to find out if you have access permission. Login failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer. The laptop has XP sp2. File and printer sharing has been checked. It is in the same workgroup and has been assigned a dns, a gateway and an ip address. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Login Failure:the user has not been granted

i have no idea if this will work but try giving all the computers the same name and pass.

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System and method of efficiently identifying and removing active malware from a computerOh, brother...

Answer:Microsoft Granted Patent For Malware Removal

Bleepin' Night Watchman have you tried this new program. M/S is not known for quality anti any thing malware ect. I could always use another good anti malware program. I like the idea that M/S is getting more aggressive in the anti business. With there money and people good things should help the computing world.

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My elderly father was taken in by some kind of pop-up ad that claimed he had viruses when he was online. He clicked on it and he filled out their form so they called him and before I'm aware of any of this, he had granted them remote access to his computer.
They are a company called Rhombus located (supposedly) in Texas although they all seem to have Indian accents. They got him to agree to pay them over $800 for continued technical support. They're supposed to send FedEx to his house today to pick up his check. I've told him I think it's a rip-off. That $800 tech support supposedly includes a lifetime subscription to Malwarebytes.
I also turned off the computer so they can't get remote access without us knowing it and I told him not to touch it until I have a chance to look at it.
I want to disconnect the computer from the router so they can't stop me from deleting the software they installed that allows remote access. They left a shortcut for it on the desktop so it can be easily found, but I don't remember the name of the software (I'm posting from work).
Thing is, I don't really know what else they may have done to the computer. It may have files or software that is hidden and I'm not sure how to find it.
I also noticed that our Wifi that I use to access the internet for my own PC, laptop, and tablets is down, so I can't get online. I checked, and it says I have access to a Wifi network (which seems to be a new one th... Read more

Answer:My Father Granted Someone Remote Access To His Computer; What Should I Do

Welcome to MajorGeeks!

Sorry, about my first post - I have been up all night.
*Do NOT pay anymore money out on that scam!

jrasicmark said:

I also noticed that our Wifi that I use to access the internet for my own PC, laptop, and tablets is down, so I can't get online.Click to expand...

There is nothing that we can do for you & your Dad without logs to review.


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When trying to access shared files or printer on my home PC (Kelly01) from my laptop (Tracy-PC) over wireless network, I get the error message below. The laptop can access the wireless network and use the internet connection though. Also, the home PC (Kelly01) can access shared folders that are on the laptop but the laptop cannot access shared folders (or printer) on the PC. The home PC is running Windows XP Home (not XP Pro). I am not sure why it thinks I'm running Windows NT.

Event Type: Failure Audit
Event Source: Security
Event Category: Logon/Logoff
Event ID: 534
Date: 1/19/2009
Time: 10:26:43 AM
Computer: KELLY01
Logon Failure:
Reason: The user has not been granted the requested
logon type at this machine
User Name: Tracy
Domain: Tracy-PC
Logon Type: 3
Logon Process: NtLmSsp
Workstation Name: TRACY-PC

This has been working successfully for yrs but stopped a few days ago. I suspect that it had to do with the install of MS Money. I had an issue during install and followed this recommendation (below) from the Money site (which did fix the issue with installing Money but maybe resulted in the current sharing problems):

Click on 'Start', 'Run' and type in 'cmd' in the textbox
Press 'Enter' - this will bring up a command prompt box
Type in secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose
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Currently at work I have replace a computer that had windows 2000 and it was joing to a workgroup but since i replace that computer for a Windows Vista machine in which i rename exactly the same name but now went a user in the workgroup try to access the window vista home edition machine they get this error "the user has not been granted the requested logon type an this computer" and on this same workgroup im using a 3 windows vista machine and 3 Xp. Can some one help me to fix this issue i have never experience this type of proble before. Thanks

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On this T60p, I have been using the fingerprint reader exclusively during the 20 months I've had the machine.  On several occasions during this time, my fingerprint is accepted as usual, but then when it displays the black screen with the lock displayed, it does NOT then display the ?OK? and continue booting up.This happened many months ago, and again today.  A few days ago, I downloaded and installed all of the patches to the ThinkPad software that were available, but this did not solve the problem with the fingerprint reader.  Sometimes when this happens, I just have to hold the power button to shut down and try again several times before it works.  (I don?t seem to remember my ?passphrase?, but that?s a topic for a different message.)  Today, I had to do this about 8 times, and each time it displayed the green check-mark and looked like it had accepted my finger print, but it had not.  The last time, I used a different finger, and it worked as expected right away.How can it accept my finger print but not continue with normal boot-up?Message Edited by mikethecat on 03-27-2008 10:31 PM

Answer:"Fingerprint matched. Access granted" but still prompts for passphrase

After installing some patches to deal with a different problem, I had to reboot.  The fingerprint process continued to display the same problem.  I tried many different possible passphrases, three attempts for each hard shut-down and restart.  After trying a few dozen more, I finally happened upon the correct passphrase.  This is very fortunate because I was not able to get past the padlock symbol even though the fingerprint read process kept replying with "Fingerprint matched.  Access granted."So this problem is slightly less critical now, because I can login using the passphrase, but I still need to find out what can be done about the odd way in which the fingerprint process is failing.Message Edited by mikethecat on 03-27-2008 10:31 PM

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Mozilla won't release the next significant upgrade of Firefox until the final quarter of 2010.
The open source browser maker said it expects to release Firefox 4.0 in October or November of next year.
Of course before that versions 3.6 and 3.7 will be squirted out by the team, assuming that Mozilla doesn't hit similar problems to those encountered with 3.1.

The outfit was forced to rejig its roadmap and jump directly from its June 2008 3.0 release to 3.5 after a number of showstopping bugs delayed the next iteration (which should have been 3.1) of the browser several times, eventually forcing the name change.
Mozilla already revealed earlier in the summer that it planned to make some major changes to the Firefox interface.
Many have likened those proposed tweaks to bringing the browser more into line with Google's Chrome. All of which has led to some gripes from the Firefox faithful who have fretted over all the jiggery-pokery currently being mulled at Mozilla Towers.
There's also a nod in the direction of Windows Vista/7 Aero Glass design with Firefox 3.7 taking on the same translucent appearance as the OS itself.
By the time the lid is lifted on version 4.0 of the popular browser, users can expect a variety of new features including multi-gesture support and a gleaming new interface.
And naysayers beware: Mozilla has confirmed it will indeed be Chrome-like, with each tab functioning as its own separate session in an effort to cut down on the number of lost browser sessio... Read more

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hi all

i m managing file server on windows 2003 server. in a directory i want to give all permission except file or folder delete permission to domain user.

please make reply as soon as possible.

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I have got Desktop with XP Home Edition and Laptop with XP Prof SP3

On Desktop when I typed in \\Laptop\C$ or \\Laptop\D$ , I have got no problem to access Desktop.

On Laptop when I typed in \\Desktop\C$ or \\Desktop\E$ , I would be presented with this error:

Logon Failure: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.Click to expand...

There is no firewall, I do not have same accounts and passwords on both computers (although I tried that and it did not work).

Option for " Use simple file sharing " is unchecked.

Any help


Answer:XP Home Edition Logon Failure: The user has not been granted the requested

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Hello Ten forums,

At my work we have two PCs. When i select a disk drive (not C:\), right click -> Sharing -> Advanced sharing -> check "Share this folder", my drive gets a network path as its supposed to. But when my colleauge tries to mount the path he get the errer.

"logon failure the user has not been granted the requested logon type"

When he does exactly the same on his PC, i can mount the drive right away.

So far the workaound has been for him to mount the drive using my credientials. It works, but it bothers me that I have to use this workaround.

Does anyone know why I can mount his drive and not the other way around...?

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Hello dears, my pc 'win 8.1 n x64' seems has been access & controlled remotely or i don't know if it's a virus.

I 've found the folder C:\Users\....\Downloads\Video was deleted w/ all of its content and also all the files in the folder C:\Users\....\Downloads\Music were deleted

since I installed windows "fresh install on a formatted disk" i had never changed the Advanced Security Settings of any folder but now i find the Share tab exists besides the Permissions tab and ther's Full Controll access to the users Administrators & Everyone and the type is Allow :(

I want to know why this happened .. is it from itunes or some other program or a virus or there's somebody accessing my comp. remotely

anyways i'll format but how to prevent this from happening again

the comp. is connected to the internet over wifi

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I recently created an Admin account in order to change the account I normally use into a standard account. Now I'm not able to access the Admin account. The account I use is the only one that I can see when my computer starts up or I switch users.

What's worse is that when I try to do something that needs administrative priveledges, it gives me the error message "Login Failure: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this compute" after I enter the Admin password.

I've looked around at posts about this error message but all of them are about networking. And this isn't a networking problem.

Thanks for any help you can give me!

Answer:Login Failure: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this compute

Yes, this is about networking. The network's Group Policy hasn't given you permission to use that computer.

If it's not possible that the network has done this to you, then it's most likely that you're infected. I'd suggest posting over in the Security forums for further advice:

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Win 7 Home Premium X64

I am using a version of Quicken I have used for years, including on this machine.

Today it tells me :

"The item referred to by this shortcut cannot be accessed.
You may not have the appropriate permissions."

The icon picture is missing, on the desktop and the task bar, just a generic box showing,

This is in a window with "Explorer.exe" in the upper left corner.

This is while I am signed on as Administrator with no password.
I have used it like this for at least a month with no issue.

This machine has one other STANDARD user, with a password, and I can get in that way.

I tried to say Run as Administrator and got the same result.

How did I lose permission to use the same program I used yesterday?

Answer:[SOLVED] Need Permission?

I created a new shortcut that seems to have fixed the problem .

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I was wanting to disable the hibernate feature on my vista machine. I was told I can do this by going to the command prompt and typing in powercfg.exe/hibernate off. When open the command prompt box, the line in front of the blinking prompt is C:\Users\Steve>. But after I type in the command and hit enter it says "You do not have permission to enable or disable the hibernate feature." Why would that be if my user account shows definitely shows me as an administrator? What's up with that? I thought when you were the administrator you had permission to do such things?

Answer:Solved: no permission?

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In vista, I am having trouble downloading an update. I googled it and it told me to rename the software distribution folder to softwaredistribution.old.
However I need permission to do so and i don't know how tio do that and it won't let me change

Answer:[SOLVED] Getting permission

Hi please see this How to use User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista

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Trying to remember how to reset the settings for download files off the internet

Basically i selected a file to download and the file started downloading without asking me where to save it!!!

I dont recall ever changing any settings but whatever!

Anyone assist?

Im not using Firefox, im using XP Internet Explorer

Answer:Solved: Without Permission!!!!

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Have looked at the other postings about Windows 7 and "You need permission" - this one seems new. I have a laptop and a desktop both running Windows 7, both part of HOMEGROUP.

The desktop has two hard drives (C and D), both shared with full access to EVERYONE.
I can see both but can only update the D drive on the desktop from the laptop. When I try any update (new folder, copy a new file in, etc.) to the C drive, I get the "You need permission" error.

Have tried turning off sharing then turning back on for the C drive and have compared the sharing between C and D - they appear identical. Snipit of C drive permission attached. Any thoughts or ideas on what else to try would be appreciated.

Answer:You need permission - happening on networked drive that has permission

Rather than sharing form the root of the C: drive you should be sharing from the C:>Users folder instead. This is the default setting for Windows and there are many good reasons for this.

For networked drives that were created under a different User name you would also need to allow for sharing using the "Security" tab of the C: drive. The link below shows you how.

You can also set this drive share up at the C:>Users location if desired.

HDD sharing

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The action is removing meta data from an app I created using iexpress/justbasic

I am the admin on this win7 machine. I have taken ownership of the file. Security/advanced permissions/audit set.

ran Icacls from an admin cmd prompt.

nothing lets me have control of the file...

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I just downloaded a trainer for a game and when I try to run it, my AVG says there is a trojan in it, and I think it locked the file. I would like to run the trainer anyway, but when I double click, I get a "Windows cannot access the specified device,path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item" pop up. I am on my admin account- I only have one account on my XP(SP3),so it must be an admin account right? Well, is there a way I can run the trainer without Windows blocking me? Hope someone here can help out.

Answer:[SOLVED] Need help with file permission

Your profile account is listed as admin, yes, but it's not really the TRUE Admin account. The real one is hidden in the bowels of XP. Go HERE to read more about how to activate the administrator account. You could also try right-clicking on the icon, select "run as" and then select the administrator account on the screen that pops up. I'm assuming you set up an admin password when you installed XP. If not, it might not have one and you can just try pressing ENTER and not insert a password.

Let me know how that works for you.


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hi, ive been drawing blanks with this over the last few weeks, im running windows 7 on an hp , every piece of software i have tried to download and use have given me the same error (these are downloads like sketchup etc. from google)

'The item referred to by this shortcut cannot be accessed. You may not have the appropriate permissions'

if i them try to edit properties and change security things it says:

'the name [location] specified in the target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct'

i dont claim to be the most technologically talented, but this has really f*cked over my pc and screwed with study etc.

any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] permission error

Which version of Windows 7 do you have? (eg) X86 (32bit) or 64 bit?
If you have X86 Windows and you are downloading 64 bit programs this will not work and give you that error.
When you download the file, change the default save location. If you are trying to run this program from the Temp folder, it would give you that error also. Save the file to your desktop or your downloads folder and then try and run it.

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Several months ago I tried to download AIG free anti-virus software, but was not successful. I then was able to download Commodo. I removed AIG from my computer, but occasionly upon starting up computer I receive a request to give permission to download Aig. I have been unable to remove this and would like any help .

Answer:Solved: Remove aig permission box

Are you referring to AVG Free Edition ?

If you are, go here to download and save AVG Remover 2011 (32-bit or 64-bit, depending on whether your computer has Vista 32-bit or Vista 64-bit).

Close all open windows first, then double-click the saved tool to run it.


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Hi, I have run into a problem in Windows 7 and can't seem to find a way around it, can anyone help?

I need to become the REAL administrator to fix another problem I'm having with a PC game.
From what I've heard there is a hidden administrator with power over everything, if I could just gain access to this account I could sort everything out. I have waded through hundreds of websites looking for an answer to my problem.
I can't change any of the account permissions through the control panel due to the lack of permissions!
I have also heard I can activate the administrator account through the "Command Prompt", In order to do this I am supposed to right click > run as administrator but once again I am en-counted with the same message reading "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item"
It seems there is no way around this but then again I am a beginner at this sort of thing.

Please help!

Many thanks


Answer:Solved: Permission Problems

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I backed up a files on an XP machine to an external drive. When I try to copy them back to a newly installed XP install on the same machine I get the following message:
"you do not have permission to view or edit the current permission settings" it then states the name of the file.

What can I do to to copy these files (mainly .jpegs) to the hard drive?

Thanks for looking.

Answer:Solved: Permission settings

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Been trying to network desk top w/ laptop. Using my D-Link router for internet connection so everthing is hard wired.
The laptop sees the desktop but when I click the icon to access folders I get;
Mshome not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission.
What do I do to fix this little problem?

Answer:Solved: Set administration permission

"What do I do to fix this little problem?"

Uninstall or properly configure your 3rd party firewall.

Or, you could tell us more information. Can you ping each PC from the other by IP address? By Computer Name? What OS(es)?

So we don't assume too much, what do you mean by "sees the desktop"?

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How do I get permission to delete a file I put on the machine?

I am signed on as Administrator, or my USER ID is as Administrator.

Answer:[SOLVED] Permission to Delete?

Take ownership of the file and if necessary, assign your user account the appropriate permissions. Right click the file, go to properties, then Security tab. Click Advanced button, then switch to ownership tab. Should be straight forward from there onwards.

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Hi Everyone,

This forum seems like an absolute wealth of knowledge, and about now I have just the right amount of vacuum between my ears to need it...!

I just now came across this forum and signed up, but I'm overwhelmed with the options and don''t know where I should even post my question (if you haven't guessed, I'm pretty much computer ILLiterate!) and I'm hoping you can point me to the right forum.

I know I'm not supposed to ask questions here, I'm just lost and hoping that by explaining a bit of my problem, someone can tell me which forum I should post in.

My situation is that I had a new (larger) hard drive installed in my laptop, (and a whole bunch of other work done to it, it's not the same any more, much better), and I have the old hard drive in a little case that plugs into a USB port so I can still use it.

The problem comes in when I try to access a lot of my photos on the old drive, it says something to the effect that I don't have the correct permission to access that file, I have to be (actually, myself) but the old drive doesn't recognize me anymore).

How do I get the old drive to recognize me on the "new" laptop so I can get access to my pics?

Can anyone please point me to the right forum to ask this?

Thank you very much, I REALLY appreciate your time and help!

TechHelpless 1 (don't laugh, the name fits! )

Answer:[SOLVED] Hi Everyone, I need 'permission' to see my pics

Hi and welcome to TSF make a thread in the win 7 area

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have two computers hooked on a router both running windows xp. Both connect to the internet fine.
I ran Network Wizard to connect the two to share files.
Problem is....
Computer A doesn't have access to files on Computer B
Computer B doesnt have access to Computer A

All im getting is the message:
" \\name of computer is not accessible. You might not have permission to use the network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you have access permissions".

Please advise how to solve this.
Terry net I have tried you comment on a different thread( I am looking for further asstitance. Any one else who can help please Help

Answer:Solved: HELP!\\computer is not accessible.You might not have permission to use this n

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When I try to install Adobe Reader X it says:

"Error 1402. Could not open key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\...\MSFS

Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel."

So how do I give myself access to that key?

Thank you

Answer:Solved: How Do I Give Permission Registry?

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I am just recently familiarizing myself with win32 processes as pertaining to firewall activity. I am using EZ firewall and am not sure if I should allow certain access. EZ says a win32 process wants to accept incoming Internet connections. My gut feeling is no, but I have some connection problems every now and then and cannot tell if it is coincidence. Also, if a win32 generic host has zeros for I.P. but a port address is it a legitimate process?

Answer:Solved: Win32 permission question

Answer to the 2nd question is yes.

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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?

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

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Hi there...

I've recently moved my Outlook folders from one machine to another, exporting the Personal Folder File and then importing it. All worked fine.

But now, when I try and make a sub-folder in my folders list, it refuses. The New Folder option is available when I right click the INBOX folder, but not if I right click any of the sub-folders there-under.

Similarly, it won't let me copy items from one folder to another. Says I don't have permission and that I should right-click the folder and click properties to check permission for the folder. But I can't find anything like that under properties.

It suggests I see the "folder owner or your administrator to change your permissions" but I am both of the above!

I hope someone out there can help me.

Many thanks

Answer:Solved: OUTLOOK refusing permission

I have sorted this problem out. Please do not worry about replying.

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I have four Windows XP machines. One of these is considered my main computer. All four can see each other. Two of the four have the correct permissions to modify files on the main computer but cannot. The permissions seem to be correct. One of the four does not have permission to modify files on the main computer but can modify files. I can't seem to figure out these two issues. I don't know what changed but it used to work just fine.

Is it best just to rename the workgroup these four computers are in and start from scratch? Is there any harm doing this?

Answer:Solved: Permission wackiness on four XP Pro machines

You can configure all of them for Simple Sharing, which should simplify networking. Are you sure this is not a firewall issue?

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This is a really strange problem that I have. I don't know what it is, but when I create a file from an application such as paint, gimp, notepad,unity, anything really with a name of "Reset" or "Security" I have no permission to it. Like if I name a file with that name, it becomes out of my permission as adminstrator.

Attached is a screenshot showing that the file has no groups once created.

The reason why this is a big problem for me is because a lot of programs are not working right. Any file on my computer with "Reset" or "Security" will not work as I have to add myself to a group which has a permission through the security tab in the properties of the file.

This is just as confusing as it sounds, but I need this to be fixed to finish a project in Unity. My game cannot be saved as Unity creates a file called "Mono.Security.dll" which makes the saving process screw up. This has been bugging me for a bit now, but I need this to stop.

There's probably other filenames that create the problem, but these are 2 that I have figured out.

If you have questions, just ask.

Thank you!

Answer:[SOLVED] I have no permission to some files I create

Are you an administrator of your own PC? Can you access other files within the Documents library?

What antivirus are you running?

Please follow this guide here to perform a System File Check of Windows:

How to run SFC /scannow from Command Prompt - Tech Support Forum

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PC1 has Windows SP3 on it, PC2 has Windows SP2 on it. PC1 can see PC2 ok and has permissions. But PC2 can see PC1 under Entire Network>Microsoft Windows Network>MS Home>My PC name but when double clicking it I get this error:

\\My PC is not accessible. You might not have the necessary permission to use the network resource.

The network path was not found.

Why would that be?



Answer:Solved: Network permission problem

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I have a fairly old system (Athlon 64 3300+ 2.4GHz). I had two hard drives one consisting of my c: drive that was 160GB. The second is 320GB partitioned into a D: and E: drive. Running Windows 7 Ultimate (on C: drive)

My C: drive recently failed and I had to replace it. I decided to try an SSD drive ( Kingston V-Series 64GB) installed new drive with Windows 7 without any problems (very nice improvement in performance BTW). By Bios recognizes the now c: drive as the primary boot disk, as well as the d:/e: drives. I am able to access the d: and e: drive without any issues.

The problem I am having is when I try and save a file to these drives (d or e) I receive a message saying I do not have permission to save to this drive (neither d: or e) . I am able to save the file to my C: drive and then copy it over to d: or e:, but this is a pain.

Any suggestions on what I can do to give myself permission to save to this drive. I did not format this drive when I re-installed windows on the new SSD drive as I have a lot of files on it that I did not want to lose. Could this be the reason?


Answer:Solved: No permission to save to second drive

Right click on both drives and go to security. Give yourself permission. Remember you installed the new C drive hence you have new credentials or user name. Give that username/account permission to access the d and e drives.

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I have copied an Outlook 2003 .pst file from one computer and want to import that file onto another computer using Windows 7 and Office 2007. When I go to access the .pst file I have copied onto the hard drive, I am getting a message stating I do not have permission to access the file. I have set all permissions to full control but still can't access this file. Does anyone have an idea of how I can get the permissions set to allow me to import that file into Outlook 2007? Thanks!

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Permission Issue

Hi, welcome to the forums.

Log into your computer with your normal user account (this account should have admin privileges). .pst is by default a hidden file\folder, go to folder options\view and check "show hidden files and folders".

We will use the Icacls cmd to grant ownership, this is a sample (you will need to substitute your user name, for the one used here, mine) assuming the .pst file is on C drive (if not change).

Go to start,search and type:- cmd, search will return cmd.exe right click on this and select "run as administrator" at the prompt type:-

takeown /f C:\windows
Press enter

SUCCESS: The file (or folder): "C:\windows" now owned by user:- (here you will see your user name, use this instead of "vistatest\paul")

Next type:-

icacls c:\windows /grant vistatest\paul:f
(press enter)

NOTE:- you will get success and successfully processed messages, after these commands

Next type:-

takeown /f C:\
(press enter)

Next type:-

icacls C:\ /grant vistatest\paul:f
Exit out of cmd, Restart computer, and then try your .pst import.

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Every time I want to open a program or install, etc., I get an alert asking for permission. I obviously approve of it or I wouldn't have tried opening that file. Is there a general way to turn off these alerts so I can add or subtract programs without this alert??

Answer:Solved: Vista Permission Alets

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New computer only a week old, gettin acquainted. (Moving from XP)

Read somewhere I should not expose Admin acct to online risks, etc. So I set up a user acct for myself, as well.

Signed in user acct. Then it said I need to sign in for Admin. (not sure when, wasn't taking notes)

Downloaded a program and proceeded to install it. Message something ilke, "Denied to install in "Programs" and you can do this later.

Trying a second time, I obediently logged out user; In Admin... Can't find program. It isn't in download.

Guessing I need to use Admin to download or do anything but cruise on the net, yes?

Now what?

Answer:Solved: Permission to install program Win 7

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I have been struggling with this for a month and reading every internet search refference to "you may not have permission.."
so I had done all the suggestions
enable NetBios
disable simple file sharing on XP pro
All using same workgroup name
All with shared folders available.
I did not disable the firewall in SP2

After much effort and time wasted I have solved my XP pro workgroup problem so I have to get this out there. May not be the solution for everyone but seems a lot of people have done all the suggestions and are struggling with this quirk.

I first had discovered that although XP pro would not allow access through the workgroup,
(error: ...not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource ...) I could access the various workgroup computers by entering their IP in the address bar of a folder on XP pro. ie
\\ or whtever had been asigned by the router.

but the computer "\\name" would not work in the address bar. Even if I could call up the workgroup (sometimes possible), clicking on the computer name would not allow access.

I could not understand why XPpro would see the computer but not recognize its name as a valid workgroup computer.

Using Search/files and folders/computers on the network/computer name
The computer was found. s
Still, I could not get to it by clicking on the found link in search.

However, I made a shortcut of the found link on my dedsktop. Then clicking this desktop shortcut, I was taken to... Read more

Answer:Solved: You might not have permission to use this network resource

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I have 4 xp pro sp3 machines + a wireless Vista Laptop network behind a Cisco 804 Router... I know this is well behind the power curve.. but it's my only choice with reasonable latency. This machine is the master browser not accessible to the other machines but is serving my squeeze box and is routable to the net. I can ping it and it has an assigned local ip Address & DNS. The nbstat -n & Ipconfig /all as follows:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\John *****>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : bookends-e96796
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 CT Network Connect
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-2F-D1-C6-92
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\John *****>
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\John *****>nbtstat -n
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []
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Answer:Solved: \\****** is not accessible.You may not have the permission to use this networ

i don't see anything wrong with your stats. routers should be named with the ip, but i don't think that's an issue at this point.

since you're hardwired in it doesn't sound like anything with your router or your internet, or your computer.

actually... wait... i missed this. you need to enable your dhcp lease. if needed you should set it up with a manual address making sure you're not taking up someone else's ip address. if that's an issue with your router (which it could be) you may need to change your router settings so it automatically gives ip ad's to computers via dhcp. if everything is enabled and all your settings are correct you may need to just reboot your router, and then when all connections are active, reboot all your computers.

if that's not it, it's probably a vista bug. i've heard about so many people having problems with vista there's a good chance of that.
that would require a repair with the vista boot discs, or a full reinstall. (hoprefully you won't have to go quite that far, since it's a pain in the *you know what*).

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I was receiving the same error on an old system that I was troubleshooting

I found some gems under

Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security

-> Deny Access to this computer from the network !

And the Guest Account had been restricted !

Take that away and all was Great.


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Sorry for the post I figured it out !!!

Answer:Solved: File Permission Problem !!


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Every day I have another folder or file that won't open because "I" dont have permission. It is getting daily more files forbidden to open. Now I can't even see my own pictures. I never had a problem on any version of Windows until Win7.
I have tried everything I could read up from Google but nothing helps. I just don't understand what to really do to see my files. I am the only one on this computer. I have Kaspersky, run Malwarebytes nearly daily and SuperantiSpyware. I have Malwaresearch so I never open anything that is not green. Nothing is ever found. It does not matter if the folder or files is on the laptop or on an external drive.

What is it that I don't understand how to take ownership of my files? I have not changed anything on the system. Also many of my pictures suddenly refuse to be shown, it says either they are corrupted or too large. I have no problem to see them on the XP laptop. All I want is to delete double files and pictures. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Solved: permission denied, Win7

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When I try to access my network from a computer I just added to the existing 'Workgroup," this error message appears:
1850 HOUSE (workgroup name) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this system resource.

FYI, I am the system administrator.

What needs to be done?

Thanks, {redoak}

Answer:Solved: Workgroup is not accessible- may not have permission

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When I backed up all of my pictures and then restored them all on a new computer the permissions set got messed up. The user account name was the same but the name in the permission list is "unknown user".

I can right click on an individual picture, go to properties, then security and add "Everyone" as a user and give it full permission. But that takes time and I have thousands of pictures.

Is there a way to change the permission on groups of them, rather than just one at a time?

Answer:Solved: All of my pictures need permission change

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Hi i am currently working on access 2003 and the problem is that whenever i try and change permissions for the admin user ,which is the one it signs me in on by default, it doesn't let me because the admin has no permissions! After 10 minutes of setting permissions for the various users i have it seems to have wiped them all including those of the original default admin and i can not do anything to my database now it has effectively locked me out please please please someone message me back asap thank you.

Answer:Solved: Access 2003 Permission Problems

someone suggested repairing the software with the original installation disk would this work?

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I hadn't used this computer for awhile. I added much data and wanted to save to disk
When I tried numerous times I get the same message on all three drives- Parameter-incorrect - permission- need to contact administer

I don't want to do system restore because i would lose all the info I've added

Have made no changes but did have several power outages that shut down machine

I need help- Please

p.s. I forgot to add- I CAN access these drives- Just can't save to them

Answer:Solved: Can't save to D, E, or F--perameter incorrect-Do not have permission

did chkdsk Solved problem

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I have a network setup and operating successfully between machines running XP and Visa. The Vista file sharing is currently set to "everyone". I'd like to improve security on the Vista machine by limiting access to users logged on to machines on the network.

When I go to adanced sharing | permissions, the only user names I see are "everyone" and the logged on user name on the Vista machine. When I try to add the user name from the XP computer the check names always fails.

The problem seems to be that the only location recognized for searching is the Vista computer. How can I add the XP computer as a place to search? Or am I missing something else?

Thanks for any help you can offer.


Answer:Solved: Vista file sharing permission

That new user needs to have a user account on the Vista machine with the same name/password as on the client machine.

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Just wondering if anyone knows of a program that will copy files and folders along thier permissions. I came across the Scopy stuff on M$ but just wondering if there is a easier way....a GUI is always nice.

Answer:Solved: File and permission copy program

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I want to rename c:\windows\system 32\catroot2 .

Because I am having problems with obtaining the updates on a Vista Home Premium SP 0 computer.

On my computer, Vista Ultimate, SP0, I tried to rename it, logged on as "XX", member of Administrators group.

UAC is off.

I activated THE "Administrator" account & established a password.

Still, I am unable to change the file name. I checked the properties of "catroot2"

"You need permission to perform this action"

At, I found this, which makes no sense to me.
takeown /F D:\folder
cacls D:\folder /g Users:F

I do not understand.

Your guidance is eagerly anticipated.


Answer:Solved: folder rename permission needed

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My system has 3 computers running Windows XP Professional on a Microsoft Workgroup Network with usernames that DO NOT use passwords. It is used in my home and access is restricted to my family and not the Internet by the personal firewall and router firewalls.

This lack of a user password has caused problems in the past with Task Scheduler not working correctly and I have modified the Registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa to change limitblankpassworduse to "0" instead of "1" to make the scheduler work correctly.

I purchased a new terabyte external hard drive that was pre-formatted as an NTFS single partition to use as a backup drive using Norton Ghost.

I regularly have shared the hard drive on one of my computers with the other two, so I am familiar with sharing and Security rights.

When the new drive was added to the main computer either as a USB attached drive or as an eSATA connection, I could read and write to the drive from the main computer. However, when I marked it as a shared drive with full rights to others, I could see it from my remote networked computer but when accessed I would get the message: "<drive name> is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource"

I have tried many suggestions from the web including the ones from Microsoft support. They include:
Regedit and set limitblankpasswords to zero
Regedit and set restrictanonymous to zero
be sure that the Gu... Read more

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I'm new to Windows Vista having gotten my first laptop with VISTA preinstalled. However I notice whenever I ask Vista to do something it confirmes that I have asked it to do something and then it asks for permission again.

How do I stop this?

Answer:Solved: How Do I Stoip Vista from Asking for Permission All The Time?

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Before installing Windows 7 Pro on top of Vista on my laptop I made 2 backups of the computer on the C: drive. The first backup was incomplete which is why I made the second one. Once Windows & was sucessfully running I checked the C drive and noticed I have 20.5GB free of 65.7GB. I checked the size of the first backup and it is in excess of 20GB. I have tried to delete the file but I get the message " you require permission from SYSTEM to to make changes to this folder".

I am already signed in as the administrator and I have removed the protection from the C drive but I am still getting the message above.

Can someone please guide me through the job of getting permission from SYSTEM so I can reclaim some disc space?


Answer:[SOLVED] Need SYSTEM permission to make changes to this folder

Hi -

Activate the hidden Admin user account and try deletion -

Regards. . .



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I get a \\computer1\folder not accessible message when selecting via explorer. \\computer1 works fine but when I add any of the displayed folders, I get a permisssion access error message. When I select any folder after typing \\computer1\folder in the address box of Explorer, I cannot display its properties as I can with \\computer2. I need this in order to find out why access permission is granted.

XP pro with all the updates etc ...

Could someone help please? I have average knowledge of computers but network and access problems always stump me.



Answer:Solved: folder permission denied (agan)

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Hello my friends:

I don't know if this is a Vista issue or a MS Word issue:

I tried to "save as" a document specifically to my personally named user folder and got an error message that said:

// "C:\Users\Paul\Documents\Forex\Forex newsletter.docx
// You don't have permission to save in this location.
// Contact the administrator to obtain permission.
// Would you like to save in the Documents folder instead?"

I am the administrator and I don't know what's going on with this! I'd give the permission if I knew how!

Is this related?
I've noticed that I have inadvertently been using the "user/documents" path for some saves and I've wanted (still do) to STOP using that and make my own, named folder the default.

How do I stop getting these messages and how to I change the default save to the folder I really want to be using?

Sometimes I feel that Vista is an example of over-improvement and is less easy to now. I *hate* having to waste precious time with little, diddly-squat issues like this one!

It seems to me that good software ought to seem "invisible" to the user and the tasks for which it is used (like a good sound system should be invisible to the music it conveys). I don't think Vista is really terrible, but I just wish programmers would know when to stop being overly helpful.

Answer:Solved: Permission to Save? Change Defaults?

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- recently, in trying to combat a particularly nasty hacker that corrupted my last hard drive so bad i couldn't reformat it and put a password virus on it, i bought another hard drive that's already infected and i've found three trojans with superantispyware plus more in a previous scan despite having this drive less than a month. my PC would totally lock up when trying to watch videos, so i started deleting flash, java and disabling active X when scans with SaS, avast, malwarebytes, stinger, hijackthis, anti-malware, threatfire & eset nod online, and uninstalling C++ couldn't stop the slowdown and got rid of SOME of the problem tonight with autorun unchecking several citrix systems' programs that shouldn't be on my PC with several of them being malicious according to research, but now i can't get flash working again. i've also noticed some kind of block that refuses to let me install explorer 8. i've tried the &quot;right click as administrator&quot; trick to install flash 11 but only get current user and my named user without a password options, neither of which worked. - i've also tried unzipping in the flash 11 folder to no avail per adobe's own suggestion and keep getting the same a required file (H:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromedia\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe:5) could not be written due to insufficient permissions error message. it could be that i deleted that option with hijackthis ... Read more

Answer:Solved: no flash install permission XP home

Sounds like your firewall is not able enough, the one built in to XP certainly isn't. You need a third-party firewall. I use Norton Internet Security and I've never had any of the problems you've had - none at all in fact. For good protection you have to pay for it.

Wipe your drive (not just a format) with DBAN from a bootable CD: (some malware can survive a format, but not when wiped with DBAN).

Then re-install Windows and immediately install a decent firewall ( plus antivirus of course).

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earlier i downloaded c&c 3 uprising....i had a problem with running the game so i researched on the net to find some solutions and found one....after fixing what was wrong/missing i needed to install the game again...i ran the setup then on the window showed access denied so i tried to delete the file folder and just unzip another one...but no luck at all i cant delete the file folder!!! it says "You require permission from BACCHUS\ADMIN1 to make changes to this folder."



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Answer:[SOLVED] hey guys! i may have made permission problems for my self please help!

(C&C 3 Uprising?, C&C.RA:3-Uprising I guess.)

Where did you download it from?

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I installed XP on a friend's computer onto a fresh hard drive, leaving his old one on the same IDE channel (it's an old computer), but I just made one master and one slave.

When we went to try and move over his user folder from the old hard drive, it gave us the ol' 'Permission Denied'. I'm being told by a few of my other tech friends that you need to set the security permission for the folder, but I don't really know if that's the solution. I activated the Security tab on all folders, but I haven't tried to mess with it because I don't rightly know what to do.

If anyone has a solution so my friend can get his files off his old user folder, I would be very grateful.

Thanks, guys.

Answer:[SOLVED] User Folder - Permission Denied

Welcome back to TSF

You need to take ownership of the files.


You can find out how to take ownership of a file/folder here:

And you can find out about changing permissions to files/folders here:

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I have a desktop running win xp & an HP pavillion laptop running vista. I have been doing file sharing for some time but now i suddenly get the following error msg on the xp:

\\<folder on the vista pc>\ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator to find out if you have access permissions.

Access is denied.

On the laptop running vista i get:

\\<folder on xp pc>\ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator to find out if you have access permissions.
Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
Notice the added line about server storage

I am the administrator & have never installed any passwords. All the folders are set to share mode. There is 20GB available on the laptop & 82 GB available on the XP.
I found some info on the net & tsg about & used regedit to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters.
& changed the IRPStackSize to 15 on each pc. FYI: the irpstacksize line was not in either registry but I followed instruction to add it. It didn't work
I have been at this all day & am totally out of ideas.

FYI: I installed some new software in the last week:
Acronis true image home 2009"
JVC power tools 2009
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Answer:Solved: cannot file share. Permission denied

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i was clicking around like a maniac and for some reason denied all user accoun ts from entering a folder on my desktop. how the hell do i get back in it? i feel retarted.

Answer:[SOLVED] accidently denied my self permission to folder!!

Boot into Safe Mode and log into the built in Administrator account (you will need the Admin Password if one is set, other wise leave it blank) Reset the permissions for the folder. Restart the computer, see if that solves the problem.

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
 and APPID identification
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                   and APPID

                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

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I have 2 programs on two seperate computers where UAC comes up and asks me if I wish to run the programs. These programs do not require administrator rights (Truecrypt and iSpy) and the check beside "Run program as administrator" is not checked in either the shortcut or the actual executable file. Can someone shed some light on this?

Answer:UAC requesting permission to run programs that don't need permission.

Hi -
2 quick questions -
Have the programs been updated in any way, and do you see the UAC Shield beside / on the desktop icons ??

Thanks -

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A wire came loose in my laptop charger so I asked for a replacement, but the supplier was adamant that there was something wrong with the port in my laptop, not the charger (he was wrong), so they took it away to fix. Anyway, a member of their staff took my hard drive out to copy a couple of my files to a disk for me as I needed them asap and couldn't get my laptop charging. Apparently that's all they did.

Today I got my laptop back and things are not right. I am the administrator and there are no other user accounts on my computer. I am recognised as the administrator when I go on Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts. But now all of a sudden I can't access Music, Pictures, Videos or Documents from the start menu. It just does nothing and says nothing when I click on them. I went on 'Computer' and tried to access them from the 'Libraries' menu at the left side. It didn't let me and didn't come up with any error message. It also didn't let me see the properties of them or do any of the other right-click options. It was saying at the bottom that they were completely empty, so I just deleted them and thought I'd make new ones with the 'Create Library' option. But when I go on this it says "Unable to create the file 'New Library.library-ms' Access is denied". I tried to restore the four Libraries from my recycle bin. It came up with a message saying "You'll need to provi... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 asking me for permission or saying I do not have permission to make changes

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Yesterday I successfully managed to share my Windows 7 Home Premium PC with my home network so that I can access it for file management from other computers on my network at home. I have got full access to the Windows 7 PC from a Netbook running XP and from a Macbook laptop but.... when I try to access the macbook shared folder called Drop Box from either the Windows 7 PC or from the Netbook XP, the Windows system denies access to the Folder. Both computers can see the Drop Box folder in the list but a box comes up with this message:-

Windows cannot access \\MACINTOSH\drop box You do not have permission to access \\MACINTOSH\drop box Contact
your network administrator to request access.

So I was puzzled by this as I am the administrator on the Windows 7 and I have set access to the drop box folder on the macbook by putting a tick in the SHARED FOLDER for that specific folder. And the macbook is communicating on the same shared network WORKGROUP and sees the Windows PC by its normal name in the correct way.

Confused beyond belief, I looked up the help and it only tells me to contact the owner of the folder and ask permission to access the file. This is quite ridiculous or appears that way as I have given it all the permissions that I know how to.

I also found that the macbook will happily send and fetch files from the Windows 7 PC but it won't send a document to the Printer (Canon) on the windows 7 even though I have set that printer as shared.

Has anyone got any cl... Read more

Answer:Solved: Strange Access permission Administrator problem

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I have UAC disabled and have always been able to clean up my start menu by cutting and pasting the folders into categories I created. This morning I installed a Powerpoint add-on which created its own start menu entry. On attempting to cut the folder and paste it into the Microsoft Office category I got an error message saying I need permission to perform that action. This is the first time that has happened to me. My account is the only one on this machine and of course, it's an administrator account.

I checked Local Policy but could find nothing applicable.

Any ideas on how to get around this please?

Answer:Solved: Since when does an administrator require permission? (Vista headache!)

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Skipping the long story, I'll just say that I had to wipe my drive and reinstall Vista from scratch. I knew I was going to have to do it before my computer completely choked, though, so I went to the Drivers folder and copied everything directly onto an external harddrive. I thought I could then reinstall Vista from a disk, copy/paste the drivers for my hardware, and I'd be good to go.

I have reinstalled Vista (I didn't get a disk with the laptop, so this was a general Windows setup disk that I got from somebody else without my laptop's drivers on it [w/ my own key, of course]) and all went well with that. I have, however, mediocre sound and video, no wireless, etc. So I copied/pasted my drivers into the Drivers folder. Except when I did, I had to skip overwriting ~228 "conflicts" because I didn't have permission to do that. I tried to change the "Read Only" setting on the folder, but I got the same message about permission and access being denied. So I can't install all my drivers, and I suspect if I could, everything would start working.

Is there anyway I can get Vista to let me do this, or am I going about it the wrong way?

Answer:[SOLVED] Just reinstalled Vista: need permission to reinstall drivers

You could go to the manufacture web site of the laptop and download the drivers save to disk or flash drive from the computer you are on now and transfer them to the laptop.

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My laptop mobo fried and I took out the HD to retrieve the data. I hooked it up via usb to a desktop. I can access the drive but when I get to my user folder it won't allow me access saying I don't have permission to access it

How can I get access? It won't let me change the sharing option.
the OS on the drive is WIn7 Home Premium


Answer:Solved: External drive permission problem: can't access

You have to take Ownership of the folders, see this Microsoft site on how to do that:

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I have experienced three "bouts" of having my home page revert to various things, including:; and
the "runonce" original sign-on page from IE 7 (first page you see after installation.

I've tried many things to fix the problem and it may seem to be okay for a bit, and then, the next time I open IE 7, it reverts again. Also, my default search engine changes to MSN as well.

I posted a thread three days ago (on Internet & Networking) and, before getting effective help, thought it was solved and I marked it so.

I have a suspicous looking file in my temp folder: GLB1A2B.EXE (don't recall seeing it before).

Anyway, thought I'd check here to see if I have some malcious process in my system.

Thanks for any help you might be able to give.

Here's my HJT log from this evening (9/11/08):


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:04:39 PM, on 9/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20861)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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Hi, I have Windows 7, was trying to change one host file which involves adding one line to it and every time when I try to save it i get a response "can not change the file, ask permission from administrator". I am administrator and only one using this computer. I thought administrator is able to change files on a computer without a problem.I've read through other threads here regarding similar issues but none of them solves my problem.
I'm not very tech savvy, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Can not change the file, asked administrator permission

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My old PC was threatening to konk out in a major way, so I made certain to back up all important data before it finally gave up the ghost. The most important data for us is, of course, our email.
I was running Outlook 2002 on Windows XP for quite a long time. I backed up our Outlook 2002 personal folders as .pst files.
Our old machine zonked out and today we bought a machine with Vista installed. I have successfully gotten Office XP with Outlook 2003 installed onto the new PC and am now trying to import our old email folders from the backup I made.

Unfortunately, when I try to import the files, I am presented with the following error:

File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file E:\inbox.pst

I hope that someone here is able to tell me that all is not lost and that I will not have to tell my wife that all of our backedf up email is gone, gone, gone.

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:Solved: No permission to import backed up Outlook folders?

Sounds like an easy fix - read here:
and here:
Just make sure the file is not read-only, and if E is a CD. copy it to your hard drive and then try again.

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Ok, Vista Ult. on an nVidia MOBO, quad CPU 2.4 GHz(intel) 4Gig Ram 1Gig nVidia Video.
Ok, so the system can "rock with Vista", but suddenly, the "local" admin account lost permissions for 50% of ALL programs and folders. Then the same day, the "hidden" admin account, cannot run, access, remove, or make file or program changes. what gives????

I ran the admin cmd "takeown" for the hidden admin account, but that didn't make any change in the permissions. Programs still request "You do not have permission to ________" you fill in the blank, it occurs with anything . . .
Any ideas as to how one re-sets global permissions for an "admin" account?

Oh, and yes, I have A/V and antimalware running, upto date, and have scanned the whole system. AVG, SuperAntiSpyware, AdAware, Spysweeper,
Rootkit revealer, etc . . . All clean??
Any help would be GREAT !!!!!!!

Answer:[SOLVED] Hidden Admin no longer has permission rights?

Hi, how did you activate the "hidden admin" account in Vista? I use it occasionally and requires that I open a CMD prompt by right clicking and selecting "run as administrator" (you can set this to always be the case) now at the prompt type :- net user administrator /active:yes or to turn off substitute "yes " with "no". Reboot to have the Admin option on boot.

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So I've been having troubles with my computer and reformatted my Vista hard drive (two partitions on two drives). My Vista is working perfectly now, but I cannot say that much about XP. I have the XP installation disc, but I need to grab a few files from it. It's been a little too long since my last backup.

Now the problem is, one of my folders says I don't have permission to access it. I do not change the permission on my folders, I am positive that this one does not have any changed permissions. Anyways, it tells me that I've been denied and to change the permissions.

I've gone in and changed the permission of the folder, it's a large folder with tons of small files in it, thousands of files I've placed there. However, it always reverts the permissions back to what they previously were, which is not accept or deny anything. I've specifically changed it to my user, which is the admin account and has full access.

However, when changing individual folders (ones that do not have sub-folders, it seems to allow it and let me change it to myself, and then copy the folder). There's just too many folders to do that. Help?

Answer:[SOLVED] Trouble copying files from XP partition: permission issue

How to take ownership of files/folders:

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i am using an admin account, but for some reason i have lost control of my desktop.
screenshots below:

i am now unable to save/create files/folders/shortcuts on my desktop.
i have already re-disabled uac from control panel,
i have also set:

to 0
i ran a malwarebyte scan but it came out clean.
i am running windows vista Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2

any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:[SOLVED] [vista]admin user requires permission for desktop

Please attach screenshots to your next post. The amazon clouddrive pics are not showing.

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My Vista Ultimate Laptop had a problem installing a new printer but I think this was only a symptom of what might be the real problem. The thread that helped me solve the printer install is here: [SOLVED] Can't install printer drivers for Brother MFC-J615W

After uninstalling Vista Ultimate sp2 I reinstalled Ultimate using the upgrade dvd I have. I was able to install the printer after that BUT I have lost a few programs that don't want to reinstall or allow me to uninstall and reinstall without telling me that I do not have permission to delete or change certain files. I tried repairing the permissions and I am attaching the Scesrv.log file here. I'm not a tech person; but glancing through this log it looks like I must have set up the Administrator account wrong? I am the administrator but it also says there is no administrator and the administrator is not signed in etc. I think I get a general idea but do not have an understanding of what is in the log file. I can definitely follow instructions!

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Answer:[SOLVED] Problems Installing/Deleting/Uninstalling &amp; Permission Errors

Unfortunately this is already starting to get worse. I can't update my Livedrive which is my online backup, I'm getting an error that says to make sure I have permission to update this file - the file is a url shortcut and I checked the security on the file and I have full control. I also get an error message when I launch iTunes, its another program I had to reinstall but it won't install without errors. I'm attaching the error and another one that pops up but not sure what its about.

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I messed up! Big time. (at least in my mind)

I have a laptop with a drive that is partitioned. C = programs and D = files, pics, music, etc. I have to share my laptop with a family member for awhile and I don't like them looking at my stuff, so I thought I would be savvy and change the permissions so they, as a user, couldn't read or write that drive. Since I have a administrator account I figured this was the best way to protect my privacy. WRONG!!! Now when I log in, as me, the administrator, I can not access the drive. If I click on My Computer, I see drive C with 11gb free, but drive D just says NFTS.

How can I undo this mistake?

Thanks for the HELP !!!

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When trying to run Announcements 5.0 I received the following message:

"This application has failed to start because LEAD51N.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

While trying to re-install the program I received this message:

"C: \Windows\SYSTEM 32\CONFIG.NT. Error Code 0x0. You do not have sufficient privilege to access this file. See your system administrator. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application."

My setup:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1981 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294963 MB, Free - 62506 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 6403 MB; J: Total - 953634 MB, Free - 934837 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc, 0YY821, A00, ..CN7082174QF034.
Antivirus: ThreatFire, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Please help. Thanks. . .

Answer:Solved: Access Permission Denied When Attempting to Load Software

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Hello everyone!

I come here with a "bug" that is really really starting to cause problems.

Firstly, I would like to direct you to this thread.

I asked for help on another forum and well you can see what we went through, however they were not able to completely solve the problem.

I've done some quick tests, and it has basically ended up being that whenever an exe file is involved, Windows will go crazy with permissions or something.

The behaviour is pretty much that I try to delete a folder with exe files in it, and it will tell me that I do not have permission to do so. If I go inside the folder, I can delete the files no problem. Once they're gone, I can delete the folder.

But other instances are that when I try to delete some files, the file will remain, but it won't be there, my computer will say that I need to specify the correct path. Then after a few minutes, the file will actually disappear.

This has become quite a nuisance, because for example, I need to run Punkbuster so I can play some games. Punkbuster runs 2 services, PnkbstrA.exe and PnkbstrB.exe

PnkbstrB.exe is created by PnkbstrA.exe when a game is launched and it's updated on-the-fly. This is a problem, since my system will then deny access to PnkbstrB.exe, so A can't delete/update or do anything to the file for a few minutes, and I'll just end up being kicked in-game because I don't have B.

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Answer:Solved: File Access Denied - You need permission to perform this action - Windows 7

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