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Question: Solved: OUTLOOK refusing permission

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

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Answer: Solved: OUTLOOK refusing permission

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

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Outlook Express has suddenly started to refuse to operate. Everytime I click send/receive it comes up wanting a dial-up connection - I have been on broadband and wireless for over 2 years, had dial-up before but this was deleted and has never caused a problem until now. Have I inadvertently altered something or what. I'm a case of a little knowledge is a dangerous thing I think!
I can get my emailson the web but not by O.E.
Anyone any answers to my problem please? I'm using Windows XP

Answer:Solved: Outlook Express refusing to send or receive

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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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Outlook is refusing to load and I suspect it may be caused by Malware as the machine has been running slow lately.

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Everything else on the network is fine - the internet, my webmail, Entourage on the Mac ... but suddenly Outlook 2003 on my Windows box is saying that it's unable to find the pop3 servers for my two email accounts, though it's happy finding the smtp servers. *tears hair out*Any suggestions?the network has been up and down a bit this morning as I've got electricians in so the router has been on and off but everything else seems fine.

Answer:Outlook suddenly refusing to connect

Sounds similar to a problem I had recently click hereSimilarities:Send mail OKWeb mail OKNetwork OKTwo e-mail accouts.I was using WinME, OE6 and have AVG & Zonealarm installed. ISP is Virgin.Tried numerous things without solving the problem. Eventually, a Format and re-install cured things (which I am not suggesting that you do, but it showed that the problem was with the pc).Suggest you try some of the things suggested in the linked thread such as deleting accounts and recreating them.

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Hello people,I posted for help on this problem click here a short while ago and received good advice and help in resolving it - even though I did use Acronis and lost some messages.Today I received the same message again (`Outlook Express could not be started because MSOE.DLL could not be loaded`) and went through the suggestions made but with no result. Additionally I could not find OE or Internet Explorer in Add/Remove Programs they only appeared in Add/Remove Windows Components Wizard. The opening of the .dbx folder and ensuring the files were all cleared in `Read Only` had no effect. I have compressed all messages as recommended in the MS knowledge base.I checked the function of IE and it was fine so only OE was affected.I restarted the PC and OE functioned as advertised.Am I missing a trick here or is OE sometimes a bit flaky on startup? Any help welcome and thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Outlook Explorer - refusing to load sometimes

Another potential fix here; click hereOtherwise switch to Thunderbird which is better/safer all round click here

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Some mail - including using the "reply" button - fails to send with error message "Error 550 receipient not authorised.Most mail goes without any problem and I cannot see any common link between those that work and those that don't.Any ideas?

Answer:Outlook 2000 refusing to send some mail

I'm sorry this doesn't answer your question, but occasionally when I send an email it doesn't go. I don't get an error message it just refuses to go. I have never solved the problem so I will be interested in any replies. I have found the only way is to do a new email and copy the text from the original into it, then send again. My son uses Outlook as well and has the same problem.

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My HP3050 printer is refusing to print email messages from Outlook 2007. It won't even allow me to preview them.

However, I seem to be able to print of Word documents.

The printer will not print the emails using either USB or wireless but Word documents are printed successfully.

My computer has had recent updates, notably the installation of IE9. I am not saying that this could be the root of the problem but the problems I am experiencing were not evident before this installation.

Can anyone shed any light on this please.

I have contacted HP, but I am not hopeful.

Answer:My HP3050 is refusing to print emails from Outlook 2007 - What's going

You could try a repair by clicking office in programs & Features - alternately reinstall office - could be antivirus program, but im only guessing try MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS if you think its worth a shot - uninstall previous anti V firstly - just i had some problem a way back with outlook and antivirus programs -

You might find something here beside w7 drivers :

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Hi, I'd be really grateful to anyone who can solve this one for me. I'm using Outlook 2003 (service pack 2) on Windows XP. Last week it started to refuse to send emails to one particular address. The emails to this person just sat in my outbox, and blocked others from going out as well. I went offline, deleted the email and went back online, and my other emails then went OK (I did not try to email the problem address again at that point). A few days later I tried to email the problem address again. The same thing happened - except with worse results: this time, the two other emails that were in the outbox at the same time also became non-functional. So now I have three addresses to which emails will not go out of my outbox. Has anyone encountered this problem before and know what I can do about it? Thanks for reading this far.

Answer:Outlook 2003 refusing to send to specific addresses

Do you still have this problem?

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If anyone could help with this I'd be very grateful, as I'm beginning to tear my hair out!

I am using Outlook 2003 (SP1) and recently mails from one specific sender have begun to bounce back to him with the following message: Delivery Status Notification (Mail Delivery Delayed). They then eventually fail with this message: Failed; 4.4.7 (delivery time expired). The mails are not appearing as junk in Outlook - they just do not seem to arrive at all.

The funny thing is, is that if Outlook is not running, the mails are delivered without a problem to the webmail account provided by my ISP.

This user is definitely not listed on my blocked senders list in Outlook - in fact I have made a point of putting him on my trusted senders list. The user has checked at his side and I am not on his blocked recipients list either.

His country's domain is not blocked in Outlook.

I have no mail rules created that I could see.

I thought the failure may have been related to attachment types in his emails, but I have asked him to send a text-only mail and it still was refused. Neither is it related to whether the mail is a reply or a forward.

I have Norton 2007 running on my system and i thought maybe that the email scanning here was blocking things, so I disabled this option, but still no joy.

I also got him to send test emails to users with the same ISP as me, and they arrived, so there appears to be no problem between his ISP and mine.

In my advanced options in Outloo... Read more

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Now my computer refuses to boot anywhere past the OS selection screen.

When the computer starts Windows, the monitor just goes black, and while the fan is still running and I can hear the "idle" noises of the harddisc, there's no further thinking or reading. The computer simply stops, like it's waiting for an input of sorts (keyboard presses do nothing, however). Switching the monitor to the motherboard connection does nothing, either, leading me to believe that I have a profoundly corrupted Windows installed at the moment.

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Answer:[Solved] Norton Refusing to Update


Here's a Symantec KB article. I hope you'll find the solution to your problem there: Error: "LiveUpdate was unable to install any of the 1 updates that you selected..."

Good luck,

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Hello guys, I'm desperate! Here is my problem: XP Home doesn't recognize my password. I created a new limited account just before this happened. I can't even log in to that account because the profile can not be loaded but I want to login as administrator even more. I tried safe mode with the built-in admin account and the password was OK but of course I've disabled this account before. I also enjoyed playing with permissions but didn't locked myself out this time. Now my only admin account is unusable. I'm not entering the password in any other language and it shouldn't have expired!.. Please save me, I don't want to reinstall, I just want to delete the account I didn't even want to create! Everything worked, at least I thought that, Oh My God! I'm just a super n00b who can't resist touching this cute little Eee... Please help...

Answer:[SOLVED] XP refusing good (99.9%) password - Anything's Possible

Have you tried logging in as Administrator? To do so, at logon, press ctrl-alt-del twice. You should get the classic logon window. The Administrator password is the one you create at setup time (if you can even remember it).

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I am trying to install Windows 8.1 onto my computer.
Reminders keep asking me if i want to install 8.1 , so i thought i would try it out.
I have tried to install 8.1 three times, but everytime, it fails.
It begins with the downloading, and with that, all is fine. Then it tells me it is installing 8.1 .
It goes through the process of installing, no problem, but when it has to restart after installation, it informs me that, "Windows 8.1 has failed to install correctly, and will now restore the previous version of Windows".
I then end up with what i originally had, Windows 8.

I would like to install Windows 8.1, so can anyone tell me, why my computer is refusing this installation?

Thank you.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3678 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6300 series Graphics, 384 Mb
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Answer:Solved: Windows 8.1 refusing to install.

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hey guys,
i REALLLY need help with this one, my flash player is absolutley refusing to install and work right, i'm begining to think it might be a virus.
it's like, i just got through doing a total reformat, like a smart person the very first thing i did after installing windows was to do all the updates i could get my hands on, and install anti-virus. i've scanned everything in the system, everything else is working except my flash player.
what happens is, i open IE and the ActiveX pops up saying for me to run adobe flash player, i tell it to run, restart my browser and the next time i open it back, there goes ActiveX again. at first no website would detect the precence of it at all, but yet i can go into my installed programs and see it there, i followed adobe's advice and uninstalled it from the control panel, and downloaded it again. THIS time the player actually does work, i can go to youtube and watch videos all day, but yet ActiveX still keeps poping up and telling me to install it. ***? is this some kind of virus or not?

Answer:[SOLVED] Adobe flash refusing to work

Hi, welcome to TSF

Check the settings in your security software and firewall to see if they are blocking scripts or ActiveX.

Sometimes, even when Flash is correctly installed and working, websites will say it's an ActiveX or javascript problem when it's actually just a security setting that needs to be changed.

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I have recently installed a NETGEAR modem for internet connection and currently have two computers connected to it through to the internet.

One is running Windows 7 and works fine.

The other is running Windows XP and although initially it was connecting, it now comes up with this message when trying to connect through IE or Mozilla (The Proxy Server is refusing connections
Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections).

I can upload to remote servers as I have a couple of websites that I amend regulalrly and publish to the web. I guess it's the download side that's the problem.

Any advice would be appreciated.


Answer:Solved: proxy server refusing connections

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Verification emails not arriving from BT Yahoo. Discovered email address was missing a letter on the verification page though not on the accounts page. I correct it but when I return to the site later, the misspelling has returned.

Any ideas on what I can do apart from changing the forwarding email address altogether ?

Also for other dummies like me, I did not realise that if you have +44 before your mobile number, you have to drop the 0 from the mobile number. Fortunately my husband is a telephone engineer and pointed this out.

Answer:Solved: ISP refusing correction of misspelled email address

Solved this myself.

I right clicked the misspelled address and clicked delete.
Then I also clicked on the alternative to Forwarding Mail (use POP3 or something similar)
This got rid of the forwarding option.
I restored the forwarding option and entered a different email address (my new Thunderbird address).
This has worked. I actually received the verification email !

Now I just have to wait and see if BT Yahoo actually DOES forward any emails that come in !

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I have changed all boot devices to cd but still didnt work.

There is no key to press that will allow you to choose directly which to boot from.

Its really frustrating me , it wont load my xphome cd! have also tried to load hirens boot cd but nope, wont load anything. i can see the light on and i can hear it spin but it just wont load.

Goes straigt to the screen wich states ntldr is missing press ctrl alt del to restart wich just loads the same screen! :(

Any Ideas??

Answer:[SOLVED] Comp refusing to load from cd - Advent t9000

Have you tried using a different CD drive? old age may have gotten the better of it and its not functioning properly

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Here's the problem : I get to the "Welcome" page, and then everything goes black but my cursor.

What's strange about the problem : For some reason, I did succeed to get it to open normally 2 or 3 times, but every single time it would be crazy laggy. Oh, and Internet Explorer wouldnt work either. It freezes as soon as I try to access anything.

And now it's back to a black screen after the "Welcome" page when I try booting in normal mode. Only my cursor appears (I can move the cursor). Safe Mode works just fine too, only Normal mode has a problem.

If any of you have an idea of how I could fix this, it would be more than appreciated.

PS : sorry if somethings are unclear here and there, english is not my first language

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 refusing to boot in normal mode

Click on Report link and have your message moved to the Malware removal forum. There might be still some bad things lingering around on your PC.

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Hello im a newbie & was wandering if anybody can help, I have started to get this annoying message everytime i try to use Firefox


The proxy server is refusing connections

Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.

* Check the proxy settings to make sure that they are correct.

* Contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is

I know how to disable the proxy server but if i close firefox and reopen the old setting with proxy enabled returns back into effect and i get the error again. So i can get firefox to connect but i have to disable the proxy server each time (very annoying). i have done test with very reliable virus & spyware programs plus even used hijackthis and they have found nothing infected or a problem that may cause this, please help if you can this is totally doing my head in.

Answer:[SOLVED] Firefox: The proxy server is refusing connections Options

Do you have a proxy managing add-on installed?
That could affect it...

I used to get the same problem when going between school and home (i'd have to disable and enable using a proxy)

Best thing i can advise is installing:

then going into the options (tools/add-ons/proxyswitch/options) and then setting it to turn the proxy off when firefox is started... then you can just click the little switch icon to turn the proxy back on....

i don't know what the actual problem is though, have you got anything installed that would affect the proxy?

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I have a Windows Server 2003 exchange server upon which I have set up a new mailbox. When I try to open the mailbox through outlook 2000 I get the following error messages: -1) on Outlook 2000 under Windows 2000 Professional, Outlook opens part way and, before opening the mailbox, it says "Unable to open your default e-mails folder. You do not have permission to log on."2) on Outlook 2000 under xp professional, outlook doesn't get a chance to open any windows before it says "Unable to open your default e-mail folder. You do not have permission to log on".I've tried deleting the mailbox and recreating it, but that does nothing to alleviate the problem.Any ideas?

Answer:Outlook 2000 - You do not have permission to log on.

Hi,This was another one of those kickself problems. I had my eureka moment this morning soon after I posted the question. Although I had copied the user id in Active Directory and so all of the settings should have been the same as the userid I had copied from, the new userid had no mailbox permission for itself. So, the new userid was not permitted to pick up the new mailbox.I corrected this oversight and the thing now works... Hooray!As to why the same version of Outlook 2000 got to a different error message when run under different operating systems, I haven't a clue. But it works now on both platforms. So that's OK by me!Thanks. I hope that this explanation may help others trapped in the same predicament.

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When someone has been given access to a mailbox and can send (on behalf) Editor or Author I think are the correct permissions? When user sends a email this is stored her 'Sent' items. If she is wanting to have the email saved to the actual mailbox sent folder then I assume something else has to be doon? When creating a separate profile for the actual mailbox the user is wanting access to, when following through with the wizard it asks you for a username and password..

Is there something that would be done on Active Directory or system manager, and you give the user the Send AS setting? and will this mean the email is saved in the sent items folder? and so can create a separate profile for this?


Answer:Outlook mailbox permission question

I think what you are looking for is in Tools, Options, Delegates. If you add someone there the e-mail will be sent on-behalf-of....

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I have tried sweeping my computer for bugs and downloading updates from Microsoft and still nothing. Has anybody ran into this issue and know how to fix it. Thank you.

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Hello. One of our users keeps seeing the below message when viewing contacts within Outlook 2007. It's not affecting performace or causing any other problems.

"You do not have sufficient permission to perform this operation on this object. See the folder contact or your system administrator."

Any ideas?

Answer:Outlook 2007 - do not have sufficient permission

Is this a shared contacts list or his/her contacts list?

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I recently had the ii22.exe infection and cleared it using adware 6.

My outlook works except for the sed/receive. It says that I need permission.

What has gotten messed up help. I am running XP Professional



Answer:Outlook XP send/receive permission

Well off hand I'd say the major problem is that YOU USE XP...but I am an XP hater.

Have you tried this page:

What is the EXACT error message?

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Answer:Importing .pst file into Outlook. No permission

When you originally exported the files to cd,did you copy the folder and have a short cut to this folder.If so,they may well not work the way you hope to do so.Why do I get an Access Denied error when trying to open a folder?Many folders used by earlier versions of Windows have been moved to a new location or given a new name in Windows Vista. However, the old folders can still be seen if you have enabled Show Hidden Files, and they look like this:Picture of hidden junctions in Windows VistaNotice they are displayed with a transparent icon and a shortcut symbol.Although these look like folders, they are actually what is known as a junction. Junctions behave like shortcuts, but look just like regular folders.Their purpose is to silently redirect programs that access them to their Windows Vista equivalent.Since junctions aren't really folders, it is not possible to access them, and any attempt to do so will give you an "Access Denied" error.From:click here

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On a pc running Windows XP(1a) with Office XP (SP1 & 2 installed), I've got several resource accounts setup. I have set the delegates and their backups to have publishing editor access. Periodically, I access the setup screens to check something or add something else. I have noticed that the permission level has changed from publishing editor to editor. I've checked on the user side and they do not have access to change these permissions and no other administrator is changing them. Does anyone know what could be happening here?

Thanks for any help!

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I am using Outlook 2007 in XP Pro SP3. When I click on a link within my email I get the following message: "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." As the administrator of my own machine, how do I reset this permission? Thanks!

Answer:Outlook 2007 permission problems

Do you have any other web browsers installed? Have you recently removed any of them?

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I'm sorry if this has been discussed before, but I've searched without success and my hair is diminishing from being pulled out.I had a computer failure (don't ask!) which meant a complete re-install of everything (including the Windows Vista Ultimate OS). I have the .pst file with all my contacts, etc. saved, but when I try to import it into Outlook I get "The messaging interface has returned an unknown error. If the problem persists, restart Outlook." Previous attempts resulted in a "You do not have permission to access the file" errors. Another weird behaviour is that, when browsing to the .pst file within Outlook, there are no icons against the drives in the drop-down box. I've re-installed everything more than once, so nearing EOT.I've tried changing permissions until I'm blue in the face, but they don't seem to "stick." In the file Properties box, the "Full Control" option is greyed in "Authenticated Users," "System" and "Administrators" and I don't seem able to get round this, no matter what I try. The .pst file itself seems to be OK. Where am I going wrong, please?TIA! Ray.

Answer:Outlook 2007 .pst permission problem

Have you tried to take ownership of the .pst file? In the Window for changing permissions there's an Advanced button towards the bottom - click on that. Then click on the Owner tab, then click on the Edit button, then double click on your account name in the "Change owner to" box. Then click OK to exit the dialogs.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1534 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 20481 MB, Free - 11061 MB; E: Total - 57678 MB, Free - 57480 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G1548
Antivirus: PC Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

I lost my Hotmail Account in November 2012. I had the account for over a decade. I contacted MS immediately, using another e-mail carrier unrelated to MS.

After approxiamtely 15 e-mails, and completing numerous forms, answering questions. My Hotmail Account was released January 2013, including all contacts and buisness related contacts. All those e-mails have been saved, after MS
released my Hotmail Account in January.

Browser information from today was saved, while Outlook was being installed, I did everything to stop MS.

Please understand that when Hotmail was returned in January, my Hotmail Account Name was changed, and OUTLOOK was the format. I complied with their many requests.

More importantly in January, I had the OPTION to change from Outlook, back to Standard Hotmail. Which I did sucessfully, untill today, when MS installed Outlook. Since when, can MS erase messages, install Outlook without the end-user, Customer, agreeing....... Espically, before your eyes.

QUESTION... Read more

Answer:Outlook was installed 2/10/13 at 6:35PM w/out my permission

My post is not resolved. Could someone please read and suggest methods to resolve.

Thank you for your help and consideration.

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Outlook 2010 - Permission Error - When moving to PST

When I drag any mail from my mailbox (mail server) to my PST, I get this message "Cannot move the items. You don't have permission to perform this operation".

But, within the PST I can move the mail from one sub-folder to another.

I never had this problem when using Outlook 2003. But as soon as I installed 2010 I got into this. I'm in my office network. Others have not installed Outlook 2010 yet

Please let me know how to resolve the problem

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I'm trying to set up a second email profile on a PC which already has a profile set up. The new profile needs to be password protected, ie. anyone who logs on to the PC using the default profile should not have access to the second mail profile without an additional password (if that makes sense).
Both profiles use exchange accounts. I've selected the 'Prompt for a profile to be used' option. However when I select the second profile I get the following error message:

Unable to open your default e-mail folders. You do not have permission to log on.

I'm assuming that this is because it is trying to use the Windows logon username and password to access the second profile. Is there any way to get Outlook to prompt for a password when accessing the new mail profile?

Answer:'You do not have permission to log on' error message when opening second Outlook prof

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I create a Public Folder (Task Items) in Outlook 2003 and then attach one Excel Sheet in it.

I am the OWNER of the folder.

If I just click on the attachment and press the DEL button then the file gets DELETED.

I don't want that to happen. I want to BLOCK my rights of DELETING THE attachment.

How should I go about it?



Answer:Outlook 2003 - Public Folders - Block DELETE Permission

If you are indeed the owner of this folder then you should be able to right-click on i and go to permissions. From here you can give users certain rights and permissions. I would give the users reviewer rights if you just want them to read the e-mails and attached items as well.

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Recently I registered for a email certificate to support encrypted email. The only problem is that after installing the certificate outlook constantly pops up a dialogue asking for permission to use the certificate EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEND A EMAIL. I really want it to just sign the emails without pestering me but there only appears to be two security level settings which are medium "ask permission to sign messages" and high "ask permission to sign messages requiring a password." I really want outlook to stop pestering me and just sign the emails I tell it to without generating extra dialogues asking to use the certificate (that i already installed and set as default)

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Since build 10166 I can not open Outlook 2010 on my PC. I am getting the message that I do not have permission to open the folders. I can get it to open if I open as admin but that has limited functionality.
Any ideas? I have checked the folders properties and there is nothing in there that has changed.

Answer:Build 10166 Outlook won't open message - 'file access is denied - you do not have permission

I found this elsewhere
- Got to your hard drive and right-click the folder that's causing all the trouble.
- Click Properties.
- Click the Security tab
- Then click Advanced
- You'll see a window with some usernames. Now click Owner in the tabs above.
- Click Edit, then select the username you wish to be able to open the folder and be sure to check the box that says "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" then hit Apply.
A pop up will come up that says something like 'You have replaced the ownership for the selected folders' or something in that manner. It worked for me and hopefully this post is still useful to some people
I changed access to users to full control and now it opens fine.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sorry for the post I figured it out !!!

Answer:Solved: File Permission Problem !!


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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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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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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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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: []
Net... Read more

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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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."



and PLEASE DO e-mail me at:


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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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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- 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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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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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
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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'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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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:
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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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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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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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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.

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Answer:Solved: Strange Access permission Administrator problem

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