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I don't have permission to access my C drive!

Question: I don't have permission to access my C drive!

On my new win7 home 64bit system I wanted to share my drives so that it would work with my other winxp computer as well so I used the trick of assigning permission to "Everyone" on all my drives. This worked great (better than the homegroup). However today I decided it wasn't a great idea to share the C drive so I removed permissions for "Everyone" on the security tab thinking I was just undoing the ability to share it. OOOPS. Big mistake. Now I can't access the C drive at all even though my user acount is labled as an administrator. When I select the Security tab of the C drive properties I get the dreaded "You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings."

I tried safe mode, but I get that same dreaded message.
I added a "Take Ownership" context menu (using the Ultimate Windows Tweaker), but when I right click on the c drive and click on "Take Ownership" is appears to do nothing.

Damn, damn ... I've been working away configuring my new computer and I haven't done a full Acronis backup of the C drive for three days. (I know - that was stuuupid.) I can go back to that backup, but that means many hours of work lost. Please someone tell me it is possible to undo the removal of permissions to my C drive. HELP!!!!

~Paul

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Answer: I don't have permission to access my C drive!

As an update to my sad situation described above, I tried system
restore figuring that would get me back most of my work. However system restore just reported "Access Denied". Evidently I need to access the c drive to restore it. Darn again.

I also tried booting to safe mode and running "cmd" as an administrator (using my usual windows account). Then I typed the command:

takeown /f C:\ /r /d y

However I got the message "ERROR: Access is denied."

Personally I feel there should be no one way switches in any software. Sooner or later someone is going to switch it, and if you can't switch it back and you need to ... well that is more than frustrating.

~Paul

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I have 2 partitions on one of my HD's. I can access one of them (F) but not the other (D) apparently due to a permission problem. Here is a screen shot of the Advanced Security Settings for each. Note the permissions for D: are not the same as F:. How can I give full control to (Users)Windows10\Users) or at least my user name?

Thank you very much.

Answer:Cannot Access a Drive -- Permission Problen

Do you note the "Applies to" column? The permission only applies to the root folder only, not including its subfolder and files. Here's how to grant full access to the "Users" group:
Click on the Add button.In the "Select User or Group" dialog box, click on Advanced... button.Click Find Now. Select "Users" group and click OK.You can then tick the permission "Full control", select "This folder, subfolders and files" under the "Apply to" drop-down box.Click OK. Done.

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Hi friends,

I have a network drive, which I want to give full permission to one user and deny read, write, list and averything to all the other active directory users , how is it possible ? pls help

Answer:network drive access permission

Are you in an active directory environment? If so you can setup group policies so that an administrator has full permission and set everyone else up as a standard user for the drive.

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Hi I get the following error when attempting to access my drive,
"You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder."
Upon clicking Continue, another error pops up,
"You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder you will need to use the security tab."
Security tab is an underlined link that opens the properties manager for the drive however there is no security tab, I assume because the flash drive is considered a virtual drive, which is typical, so I can't take ownership of the drive as suggested by all the Google searches I did.
This is GIGABYTE laptop runs Win 8.1 single language, 64-bit, upon testing my flash drive in other desktops around the office, it works perfectly fine, it also works just fine on my desktop at home but not on my laptop. The account on my laptop is also an admin however I am the only user

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I cant access my C drive or hard drive. Somehow I have changed the permissions and dont understand how. All I would like to do at this piont is just access the drive so a complete factory restart could take place. Any help is welcome as it cant get any worse!

Answer:permission wont let me access c drive for win7

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Are you an administrator on the computer?

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Hi
I have lost the ability to access a mounted drive.
Previously, I would mount the drive and it would immediately open, saying it was Q: shared drive...). I have never had a problem before.

The drive is from a True crypt encrypted file - I can mount the drive by entering the password to True Crypt, no problem. It mounts, shows up as local disc Q:, but when I click on it, it will not open and I get a message saying 'You don't currently have permission to access this folder'.
When I follow the directions to security, and access the properties, I add my user name and tick full control but it the says:
An error occured when trying to share Q, access is denied. The shared resource was not created at this time.
I have also tried giving permission to 'Everyone' but the same thing happens.

Please could I have some help - it would be much appreciated!
(This is complicated by the fact I have been having other problems today. Basically,
I used HP Support Assistant to download updates for my laptop, since then I cannot open the devices and printers box - it just hangs and does not populate. I have done system restores, followed instructions from this forum about turning on bluetooth support, printer spooling, resetting explorer, but nothing has worked. I have then gone to open this mounted folder and found it doesn't work.
Getting rather stressed about the whole thing.)

Answer:Have lost permission for access to mounted drive

Perhaps this will help.

HDD sharing

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On two of my three laptops (Sony & W700) I get this error when I attempt to access some network drives that have been shared - "You do not have permission to access (drive). Contact your network administrator to request access."
I just did a clean install of Win10 x64 Pro on my desktop and shared out 11 drives with full permissions. On one of my laptops (Lenovo) I can access all 11 drives on two other laptops I cannot access 5 of the 11 drives. They are the same drives on both laptops. When I shared the drives I picked the option "People without a user account and password for this computer can access folders shared with everyone" and granted full permissions for all. All systems are running Win10 x64 pro and the login IDs are admin level.
I've attached two images, the first image includes for each laptop (Sony, Lenovo and W700) the drives I'm trying to access. The drives highlighted in red I cannot access on the Sony and W700 system, the drives in green can be accessed.
The newest install of Win10 is on my desktop (S4, this is a clean install of Win10) had Win8.1 installed and had the 11 drives shared out and at that time none of the systems had access issues.
Following are things that I have tried
Removed the share and re-shared the drives on the S4 (my desktop)On the two problem systems, disconnected the problem drives and re-mapped themAll systems have been rebooted

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Hi, my hard drive got into some trouble yesterday and I haven't been able to load Windows. I tried the different options in recover, but nothing worked (it says couldn't repair the error.)

I also tried loading in safe mode but it always got stuck at a certain .sys file.

I know I can access the files and it's probably the loading portion of Windows that is broken because I can delete, modify, etc. the files from the recover DOS prompt option.

Anyway, I bought a new hard drive and installed Windows 7 and things are okay with the new drive.

My problem now is I'm trying to pull out my data from the old drive (connected via external USB case) but when I click on the folders in the old drive, it tells me:

"You don't currently has permission to access this folder, click continue to permanently get access to this folder"

I understand why it's doing that, but when I click 'continue' nothing happens, and I still can't access it.

Is there a way to access and pull out my old files?

Hope someone can help.

Thanks.

PS. I'm using Windows 7 Home version.

Answer:No Permission to Access Folders in Old Hard Drive

Hi Arzoo,

If you believe you're experiencing problems with permissions, rather than some issue with your hard drive, this tutorial may be of use.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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On two of my three laptops (Sony & W700) I get this error when I attempt to access some network drives that have been shared - "You do not have permission to access (drive). Contact your network administrator to request access."
I just did a clean install of Win10 x64 Pro on my desktop and shared out 11 drives with full permissions. On one of my laptops (Lenovo) I can access all 11 drives on two other laptops I cannot access 5 of the 11 drives. They are the same drives on both laptops. When I shared the drives I picked the option "People without a user account and password for this computer can access folders shared with everyone" and granted full permissions for all. All systems are running Win10 x64 pro and the login IDs are admin level.
I've attached two images, the first image includes for each laptop (Sony, Lenovo and W700) the drives I'm trying to access. The drives highlighted in red I cannot access on the Sony and W700 system, the drives in green can be accessed.
The newest install of Win10 is on my desktop (S4, this is a clean install of Win10) had Win8.1 installed and had the 11 drives shared out and at that time none of the systems had access issues.
Following are things that I have tried
Removed the share and re-shared the drives on the S4 (my desktop)On the two problem systems, disconnected the problem drives and re-mapped themAll systems have been rebooted

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Hi
I have lost the ability to access a mounted drive.
Previously, I would mount the drive as Q: and it would immediately open, saying it was Q: Microsoft Office Click-to-run (Protected). I have never had a problem before today.

The drive is from a True Crypt encrypted file - I can mount the drive by entering the password to True Crypt, no problem. It mounts, shows up as local disc Q:, but when I click on it, it will not open and I get a message saying 'You don't currently have permission to access this folder'.
When I follow the directions to security, and access the properties, a tab for sharing comes up but nothing labelled Security - is that a problem?

In sharing, I give full control to 'Everyone', go back to the advanced sharing and select apply but it then says:
'An error occured when trying to share Q, access is denied. The shared resource was not created at this time.'

Also, I chose Q: to mount the encrypted drive at random.
I just googled click-to-run and realise that choosing Q: was probably unfortunate as it means something in relation to click-to-run (I had no idea about what the click-to-run meant, it just appeared that way the first time I mounted the drive, which worked, so I didn't think it mattered)
Is the choice of the Q drive causing the problem here?

Please could I have some help - it would be much appreciated!


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Answer:Have lost permission for access to mounted drive

Greetings, vickyj93, and welcome to MajorGeeks...

I'm not understanding why you're trying to access and/or mount that Q: drive. As far as I know, that's a protected virtual drive created by a Microsoft Office installation - I have the same on a couple of my machines (see attached screenshot), and I have never had occasion to try to access the drive, yet MS Office works just fine.

As far as your other problems: do you have a Windows disk and/or the HP recovery disks?
.
 

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This is a new computer. I connected to external USB drives to this computer. One is a traditional 1TB hard drive and the other is a 240 gb ssd drive. My problem is that on the traditional drive, I can not access one of my files. On the SSD drive, I can see the drive listed by can not access. I get a message that states I do not have permission to access. These work fine on my old HP computer but for some reason do not work on this new machine. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

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Partition that had OS pooped out on buddy's laptop and he asked me to go see what I can save from his Documents folder.
I put the drive in an external enclosure -

I can see the folders but when I click a file, it says I "don't have the correct permissions to access the file location"...

I've changed ownership and I THOUGHT I changed permissions but I still can't access the files...

what am I doing wrong?
 

Answer:how do I gain permission to access files on hard drive?

Did you take ownerships this way?

Click Here
 

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Hi,

When I look on the Security tab of the drive's properties I see:
Group or usernames:
Authenticated Users SYSTEM Administrators (MyComputer\Administrators) Users (MyComputer\Users

Now if I click on "Advanced" option.
I get a page where I can change permissions for the users in the ACL.
Suppose I click on "Edit".
I get a page named Permission Entry for Local Disk, where I can change permissions.
On the same page we have "Apply to" option, which we can use if we want to apply those
permissions specifically on folders or subfolders or only files.

My question, what command we need to use if I want to change the permission and apply them
to specific folders or subfolders or files for a particular user in ACL. using command line.

Any help is appreciable.
Thanks
Prince

Answer:How to change drive access permission using command line.

Would this be what you re looking for?
How to grant permission to users for a directory using command line in Windows? - Stack Overflow
NOTE the first comment below the main part in the link re depracated code.

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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

Thanks
 

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: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753659.aspx
 

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Hello

I recently upgraded my dual boot PC to Win 10 Creators edition (both 32 bit & 64 bit installations) - these share access to a data partition.

Some files I downloaded in the past few days will not let me open them & give the attached error message.

This is very strange & has not happened before - can someone advise why this is happening, how to fix & how to avoid in the future ?

Thanks

Answer:Loss of permission to access to files on data drive - advice please.

Take ownership of the files and folders:
Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

Take ownership of files and get full access in Windows 10

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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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On Windows7 Pro,  trying to run IIS.  The way I am used to execute is  on the browser "localhost".  I used to have the code in the directory  C:\inetpub\wwwroot.   Even before I copy,  I am hoping to see
the image IIS welcome page.  Once it is successful, want to copy the code as that was the way I used to do in Window XP.    However I am getting the following message.  I have administrator access to the machine and gave full permissions
to the folder  'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.  Still the same message. 
Error message 401.3: You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied (access denied due to Access Control Lists). Ask the Web server's administrator to give you access to 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.

Can someone help me to address this issue.  Thanks a lot in advance. 

Answer:Error message 401.3: You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied (access denied due to Access Control Lists). Ask the Web server's administrator to give you access to 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot'.

Hi,


You can click the IIS hyperlink in my previous post or using this one

http://forums.iis.net/


Regards,

Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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After newly installed updates, I now have a new drive in my drive list called "SYSTEM (F:)". I don't have permission to access it. It tells me to give permission in the security tab, but there is no security tab in the menu it opens up (properties
menu). The drive is 296 MB in size with 38 MB used.

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My Windows 10 laptop has several shared drives (not folders).
They are shared with Everyone, Full Control, Password-Protected sharing is off.

I can't access them from my main PC, but I can access the Users\Public folder.

Sharing settings below...

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My Windows 10 laptop has several shared drives (not folders).
They are shared with Everyone, Full Control, Password-Protected sharing is off.

I can't access them from my main PC, but I can access the Users\Public folder.

Sharing settings below...

Answer:Shared Drive: "Your user account doesn't have permission to access"

Can't access them from my Android device either. ES File Explorer says"

Login fails
This may be caused by:
- The account has no permissions

I therefore assume the problem is with the PC with the shares, not my network.

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I recently had to replace my vista Home Premium operating system. I have my photograph stored on two external hard drives. I am able to access the music and documents on the external hard drive, but not the photographs. When I try to open a folder I am given the message that I do not have "permission to access this folder". How can I be granted that permission to ALL the photo folders ( app 50) on that hard drive at the same time? Very aggravating situation !!!

Answer:how do I get "permission to access a folder" on an external hard drive

Originally Posted by rosemaryheller


I recently had to replace my vista Home Premium operating system. I have my photograph stored on two external hard drives. I am able to access the music and documents on the external hard drive, but not the photographs. When I try to open a folder I am given the message that I do not have "permission to access this folder". How can I be granted that permission to ALL the photo folders ( app 50) on that hard drive at the same time? Very aggravating situation !!!



One tutorial that might help you :
Permission : note - it applies to both Vista and Win 7
Sharing and Permissions - Windows 7 Forums

By the way, is this the message you saw ?


If yes, what would happen if you clicked Continue ?

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Recent changes:
We recently removed 5 out of 6 total 2008R2 DCs from our environment and promoted 5 x 2016 servers as DCs.  We are still running the domain functional level @ 2008R2 however.
Single forest 2 domain environment
Shortly have recent changes (stated above) the issue started with 5 users in parent domain.  After existing user logs in applications like  windows explorer, internet explore, will error with  "windows cannot access the specified
device, path or file. you may not have the appropriate permission to access the item".  Also, other applications will not run as they are attempting to resister OCX file and DLLs.  cannot access computer management even after granting affected
user local admin rights.  This issue has now transcended to child domain and is affecting at the moment only 1 existing user.
Unaffected users are able to login to same test computer and run applications without issue.
Clearly a domain permission problem with the user account, but not sure how to proceed.
For testing I gave affected users domain admin rights and the issue goes away.  Remove domain admin rights and the issue returns for the user.
Any ideas?

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While searching the web for a number of things using Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Avast SafeZone I came across:
Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "http://www.baskinrobbins.com/" on this server.
Reference #18.a6921602.1473777976.6a63591

and

Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "http://www.kroger.com/" on this server.
Reference #18.64ff4317.1473778078.15314924

What might be causing this?

Any ideas or solutions gratefully received

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Hello,

I am attempting to access an application.exe file on my desktop. Each time that I click on it the Windows message, "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." pops up. I am the system administrator so this should NOT be a problem but apparently many out there are dealing with this as well. I can delete, move and even copy the file but I cannot run it. There is no option for override with password or grant permission. It just says that I cannot run it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, the system I am running is Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Answer:Windows can't access file. May not have permission to access.

Hello KyRy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might check to see if you can right click on the file, click on Properties, click on Security tab, and make sure that you have Read & execute permission allowed (checked) for your user account or the administrators group.Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
If not, then you might see if you may be able to install and use the free program Unlocker on the file to have access to it afterwards.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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While searching the web for a number of things using Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Avast SafeZone I came across:
Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "http://www.baskinrobbins.com/" on this server.
Reference #18.a6921602.1473777976.6a63591

and

Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "http://www.kroger.com/" on this server.
Reference #18.64ff4317.1473778078.15314924

What might be causing this?

Any ideas or solutions gratefully received

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moving some folders around to the server and forgot that that my email .pst file is kept in one of the folders that I started moving. vista bitched about that and i told it to skip file.... open outlook this morning and bam

deleted permissions, re-added myself and still nothing.
 

Answer:file access is denied, you don't have permission to access

nm.
 

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THIS IS WHAT COMES UP
Access Denied
You don't have permission to access "http://www.loopnet.com/" on this server.
Reference #18.bfb46652.1497983865.cf216c7

HOW CAN I ACSESS THIS SITE?
 

Answer:Access Denied You don't have permission to access

For starters, where are you trying to access it from? Is this an Internet connection from home, college, business, etc? If it's a home connection, perhaps you should speak with your ISP to see if there are any issues. As for business and colleges: the people in charge of networking at these respective establishments would be the best bet.
 

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recently I have tried to get onto the ebay site and am confronted with
Access Denied
You don't have permission to access "http://www.ebay.com.au/" on this server.
Reference #18.a7b63b17.1481747416.7e30aa5

I have tried to get onto the site from all my computers and phones and get the same message.

any help would be appreciated.

my system info is:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4063 Mb
Graphics Card: LogMeIn Mirror Driver, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 450 GB (74 GB Free); D: 14 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: Quanta, 3624
Antivirus: BullGuard Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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Thanks in advance for any help

I have a similar problem to this thread (https://forums.techguy.org/threads/access-denied-you-dont-have-permission-to-access.1182407/ ) but have been unable to solve. ive spent 2 hrs with my ISP Comcase) too and they are clueless

I have been trying to access several websites today and got the same Access denied message:
Access Denied
You don't have permission to access "http://www.nordstrom.com/" on this server.
Reference #18.8837b9d0.1482896198.1e76ae06
Websites tried:

Nordstrom
Ikea
Sacks5thave
off saks

Other stuff is working that I know of.

As part of my investigation I have done the following:

Tried the wesbties on other devices connected to the modem - same result. Sites wont work
Tried the websites using wired netwoek rather than wireless - same result
Tried the websites on my phones 4g connection - They all work fine
Connected to teh 4G hotspot on my phone with all devices and they all work fine.

The only logical conclusion for me is the modem has a problem but I wanted to chekc with people that knowmore than I do first to make sure

Sysinfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16269 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 237 GB (135 GB Free); D: 1863 GB (1648 GB Free);
Motherboard: Micro-Star International Co.... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8095 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 222 GB (48 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Recently I have tried to get onto the ebay site and am confronted with
(just as the user stingas )
Access Denied
You don't have permission to access "http://www.ebay.com.au/" on this server.
Reference #18.1cb74117.1483190850.26a4cae1

I also tried https://www.ebay.com.au and still same outcome

Any help appreciated
 

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i have to change my computer
i have an access data base
how ever i got an error message
"you do not have the permission to use"
can some one have an idee how to solve the problem
thank's
ofer
 

Answer:ms access permission

welcome to PCR

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

I guessing as you haven't supplied much information



 

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Question: Access permission

OK I am new at this. I have a great database with fantastic forms querries and more. My permissions are usual Read Only, Read all and enter demographics, Read All and enter data, all access, and admin. All of my other users are working well. It is my Read Only users that I have a problem with. My read only users can only read one page, the initial page and cannot navagate to the other data pages I want them to be able to read, too. Any ideas would be greatly appriciated
Bruce
 

Answer:Access permission

Bruce, I have emailed you.
 

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Question: access permission

I have my network finally able to see one another and can access public files. Some files I need to access I get a permission error, telling me I need to get permission from the administrator. I am the administrator so how do I give myself permission to do this. I did some Googleing but the only thing I can find is to right click file that I want to have permission and select properties. When I do It say I don't have permission to do this. How can I have full access to networked computer?

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Question: Access Permission

I have downloaded some printer drivers and when I try to run the file I get this message:"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permission to access the itemHelp please!

Answer:Access Permission

you might need to start in safe mode to load this prog or maybe you have a restricted account and need to be in an administrative account to do this.

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In the attempt to run the setup of a program I get this:

?Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item.?
I am the administrator. Usually, by right clicking the mouse, and selecting run as administrator, this does the job. Did not work this time. How do I solve this?
Suggestions on how to get around this?

Win7 Pro SP1 64bit

Answer:appropriate permission to access

What program are you trying to install? Does it tell you what device/path/file is causing the problem?

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Hello all,

I think this is my first problem i have encountered since i bought my laptop which is running vista. Ok, maybe it;s been only a few months but still...Also, i wasn;t sure in which section this should have gone, so if i messed up i apologize.

Basically, i installed World of Warcraft and it's expansions and started patching it. When patching from 3.1.0 to 3.1.1, the process kept stoping and 70% then just exit without returning any error in return. So i thought i should run the Repair tool and try again. Only now, when i tried to access WoW.exe i got this error:

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

So i came upon this little reg file called Take Ownership, i ran it but nothing has changed. Also, if i: right click wow.exe->properties->compatibility i cannot tick the "Run this program as an administrator" box.

My only options now, are a complete reinstall of the game and patches (but that's just wrong, because there has to be a more logical solution). If anybody has any ideas please let me know. I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks.

Answer:Cannot access file because i don;t have appropriate permission(WoW.exe)

WoW has been having problems with its servers. You may have to reinstall.

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Agh!
I keep getting this error everytime I try to get onto a certain site:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.

And I am not sure why. I can access the site when I am on a different network or through a proxy, but not from my home network. Is is possible that I was blocked from this site or something? Is there a way to get around this (other than a proxy)?

Answer:You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Can you tell us the site or give us a link to it so we can see if others get the same error.

Cheers!

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I'm trying to get a copy of a short video clip of last night's grand slam. I normally do a "wget" in my xterm but it's saying i don't have access. is there any way around it?
mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/topplays/archive10/05ws_gm2_houcha_konerko_grandslam_350.wmv

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Hi everyone, this is my first post.
Let me first apologize for my english :-)
I need your help because i'm getting crazy with some computer.
My office lan is quite heterogeneous : some PCs are in a local domain, other not yet.

One computer (let's call it PC-A) is a winxp professional SP2 with a shared folder for wich Guest and Everyone account permission are set up. This computer is not joined to the local domain.

The problem is that some computer (Win7) can access it and its shared folder , others can not.

More specifically i have a pc (PC-B) with Windows 7 Enterprise, not joined to the local domain , with a static ip that can access PC-A both with \\computername and \\ipaddress.
Another pc (PC-C) not joined to local domain, static ip, win 7 enterprise cannot access PC-A in any way (\\computername or \\ipaddress) but the ping works and so the remote desktop on PC-A.

A third PC (PC-D) , with win7 enterprise, is joined to the local domain(with DHCP and DNS server configured) and cannot access PC-A (the same as PC-C) . In local domain a DHCP server provides ip addresses in the same class of other pc in the lan not yet joined.

Hoping i was clear and provided the necessary information.
Can you help me to resolve this problem?
Thank you.

Answer:Cannot access \\computername. You don't have permission....

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Liuc


Hi everyone, this is my first post.
Let me first apologize for my english :-)
I need your help because i'm getting crazy with some computer.
My office lan is quite heterogeneous : some PCs are in a local domain, other not yet.

One computer (let's call it PC-A) is a winxp professional SP2 with a shared folder for wich Guest and Everyone account permission are set up. This computer is not joined to the local domain.

The problem is that some computer (Win7) can access it and its shared folder , others can not.

More specifically i have a pc (PC-B) with Windows 7 Enterprise, not joined to the local domain , with a static ip that can access PC-A both with \\computername and \\ipaddress.
Another pc (PC-C) not joined to local domain, static ip, win 7 enterprise cannot access PC-A in any way (\\computername or \\ipaddress) but the ping works and so the remote desktop on PC-A.

A third PC (PC-D) , with win7 enterprise, is joined to the local domain(with DHCP and DNS server configured) and cannot access PC-A (the same as PC-C) . In local domain a DHCP server provides ip addresses in the same class of other pc in the lan not yet joined.

Hoping i was clear and provided the necessary information.
Can you help me to resolve this problem?
Thank you.


Have you tried making adjustments to the local security policy which would allow access to shares on the XP machine from anonymous users?

This is supposed to hel... Read more

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I'm hoping someone can help me. Recently my laptop has started denying me access to most of my programs. I cannot access any program that does not have the Run as Administrator option. I have Windows Vista and as far as I know I haven't changed any of the settings or security so I'm not sure why it is doing this all of a sudden. The code that I get reads as follows:

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
Can anybody tell me how to fix this?
 

Answer:Permission to Access Is Denied

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Hi folks,
First, yes I have searched the forum and looked at other threads with the same error message but haven't found anything that helps. If I've missed something relevant please let me know.

System
Acer Aspire all in one
Win 7 Home premium 64 bit SP1

Problem description.
I am re-deploying a computer. I created a new admin user, then deleted all existing users. After a lot of sweat I found out about and applied the hotfix for KB article 2866086 and now all but the original admin users profile directories stay deleted!!!

However I still can't get rid of the original admin user's files. I have gone through the change ownership routine and turned UAC off but all that has done is that now when I log in as the new admin and try to delete the files I am told that I need permission from the login I'm currently using!!!

To add to my confusion, properties shows the root directory (C:Users/Old admin name) as containing > 7000 files and > 1000 folders. It is also shown with a lock symbol on the root folder although it is not shared. If there was a file equivalent in Windows for 'kill -9' I would have nuked the bloody thing.

I've even tried explaining that if it doesn't behave I'll re-program it with an axe, but Win 7 developers obviously haven't read The Hitchhikers Guide.

Short of reinstalling the OS from scratch has anyone got any useful suggestions?

Thanks in anticipation

Answer:Don't have permission to access folder - yet again

When I've run into stubborn cases I have booted to a Linux LiveCD or LiveDVD and deleted from within its file manager. Booting Windows next may give some squacks but running a reputable Registry cleaner helps. Many say not to use such a program but I've had no problems doing so. I don't use it until nothing else works and never as a routine thing.

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Dear Sir/Madam.
Kindly solve the problem

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i have copied a folder in external hard drive which is NTFS and now getting back an error generated access denied. and the color of all files in that folder is changed. the files are so important please help
 

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Hi everyone, I have an old hard drive that has firefox and with boomarks etc. Id like to import these bookmarks etc into a new installation of firefox. The problem I have is I get the You don't have permission to access this folder.

I believe I am accessing the right folder which is under documents and settings.

Thank's for any help

Answer:You don't have permission to access this folder

FF has its folders in two places:
users [user] appdata local mozilla...
users [user] appdata roaming mozilla...
Which folder can't be accessed? Normally, the above two folders are no trouble to access.

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hey i gat the same proble can you sove this plzzz.


i have create a new user acc. in my pc and use it and then i shut down my pc.
next day my old acc. was lost and all data within it was not opening.



here mayur is my old user name account while mayur_000 is anew one.

Answer:Don't have permission to access folder

Try this "Take Ownership" tweak.

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

Download file at the bottom of that post.

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Windows 8.1 running on C drive with all my back up/pervious folder/files on D drive from Windows 7. No issues initially.
Windows 8.1 developed operations issues and bugs a few months ago such as intermittently not allowing access to folders so I wiped C drive and reloaded again.
Currently I have tried to access some picture files, being the ones that were most likely modified /saved to D drive by the original Windows 8.1 and I cannot. Oddly enough it seems I have full access to documents and music folders/files on same D drive and the earliest picture pre first Windows 8.1 and latest pictures save buy current Windows 8.1.
When I click on the files in question, a window opens:
You don’t currently have permission to access this folder

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

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

“General” to see; size: 0 bytes, Attributes: Read-only (selected), clicked Advanced… to see allow files in the folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties (selected). No encrypt or other attributes has been selected.
“Security” to see “You must have Read permissions to view the properties of this object.”, clicked Advance to see Owner: Unable to display current owner. I click on the corresponding Change prompt and go through procedure to take owner ship of file. When I attempt to... Read more

Answer:You don't currently have permission to access this folder

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I have a folder on the D partition on a computer that originally had XP on it that I formatted both partitions during setup and installed the OS on C: and I use D: for frequently used images and my Windows 7 themes images. I have a folder that has about 300 screenshots from various animes of some of my favorite characters. it has been there since the install in 2014. But now every time I try to access the folder, I get an error message you don't currently have permission to access this folder. and I have to allow it via UAC. I did a web search of the message and only found results about working with files in the root of C drive or system files. I found nothing in regards to a folder I created myself that has only jpg and png images in it. What could be the problem?

Answer:"you don't currently have permission to access this folder"

Are you logged on as administrator?

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Hello,

I am on my Laptop, i have 3.5 IDE Hard Disk which is quiet few years old, my some Pictures and data is stored on it, now i am looking for few pictures of mine, and few notepads, i try to connect it on my laptop by using 3.5 hard drive ide enclosure caddy. problem is i keep getting ''you don't currently have permission to access this folder'' on few folders but not all of them, can anyone solve this issue?

Regards

Answer:you don't currently have permission to access this folder

Try Take Ownership Shortcut on the folders or drive.

Can you plug in the drive internally?

You can always Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or use Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free CD to another HD which require no permissions.

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I am running XP and have instaled a Canon PIXMA MP150 printer. I am attempting to change to quiet mode for the printer and receive this error message from Canon In Windows XP and Windows 2000, users who have not been granted access permission for printer management cannot change the Quiet Mode settings. T . How do I change this setting so I may make changes to my printer. Please help its very noisy in normal mode. Thanks

Answer:Windows XP access permission

Hi angp, welcome to TSF....

Do you have XP Pro or Home Edition?

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Outlook, iTunes and Nero are all locked up. It states I don't have permission to access the files. But I checked the files and the share access is fine. I had a Google Redirect Virus and I think that did it...HELP!

Answer:Don't have permission to access some programs

I thought it was the Google Redirect Virus I ran Avenger and then ComboFix 10...Avenger didn't find the file I was told to delete and this is what ComboFix came up with: * Resident AV is active.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).C:\zip.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-08-12 to 2010-09-12 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2010-09-12 02:04 . 2010-09-12 02:04 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp2010-09-12 01:14 . 2010-09-12 01:14 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Harrold\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes2010-09-12 01:14 . 2010-04-29 22:39 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys2010-09-12 01:14 . 2010-09-12 01:14 -------- dc----w- c:\programdata\Malwarebytes2010-09-12 01:14 . 2010-09-12 01:14 -------- dc----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware2010-09-12 01:14 . 2010-04-29 22:39 20952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys2010-09-12 01:06 . 2010-09-12 01:06 0 -c--a-w- C:\backup.reg2010-09-12 01:06 . 2010-09-12 01:06 574 -c--a-w- C:\cleanup.bat2010-09-12 00:15 . 2010-09-12 00:15 12872 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\bootdelete.exe2010-09-11 23:42 . 2010-09-12 00:24 16968 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\hitmanpro35.sys2010-09-11 23:41 . 2010-09-12 00:15 -------- dc----w- c:\programdata\Hitman Pro2010-09-11 23:12 . 2010-09-11 23:13 -------- dc----w- c:\program files\Common Files\Nero2010-09-11 21:30 . 2010-09-11 21:30 107520 --sha-r- c:\windows... Read more

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Greetings all. I've a new from the box HP Pavillion with Win 7 6GB Ram, 640 GB HD, etc. I'm trying to get Thunderbird installed and transfer over my profile from my old laptop. The problem is that I need access to C:/Users/ME/ Application Data / ... etc so I can paste in my old email data also from Thunderbird. My access permission stops at "ME". I've looked at the permission properties via security settings and it shows that I have full control yet any effort to expand the data directory tree into Applications Data fails. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Access Permission on Win7

Download MozBackup and backup Thunderbird on the old laptop. Now move MozBackup to your new system and restore to the newly install Thunderbird. And its just that easy...
 

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I have three computers, and I'm running Quickbooks accounting software on all three. Quickbooks requires all three computers to connect to the company file, stored on one computer. The file is stored on a computer called OFFICE, and OFFICE runs windows 8.1 pro. The other two computers are SHOP, running 7 pro, freshly installed at the end of december, and TOMMY, also running a fresh install of 7 pro as of last Friday. All windows copies are legitimate copies from Microsoft.

Originally, I set the network up wirelessly, and all three were communicating properly. However, quickbooks shuts down if communication to the host is lost even for a moment, and is not supposed to be compatible with wireless connections. So on Monday, I made some CAT5, ran it from each computer to the router, and got everyone hooked up to the internet. My cable tester was bad and gave me a false positive on one of my cables, resulting in me reinstalling the NIC driver in an attempt to get SHOP to recognize that it was plugged in. Eventually figured out I'd gotten a false positive, retipped the cable, and got connected properly.

Now for our network, I tried to set up set up shared files. I gave everyone permission to read/write to the file, but SHOP could not access the file. So I set up a windows homegroup on OFFICE and had TOMMY and SHOP join it. TOMMY and OFFICE can both see each other on the homegroup, but neither can see SHOP. SHOP can see both TOMMY and OFFICE. I removed all three from th... Read more

Answer:Cannot access [computer]. You may not have permission.

i run a network with quickbooks also. it is a pain. check the hosts file, go to computer, windows, system32, drivers, etc folder. open it in notepad. at the bottom, you should have the ip address and computer name of the server on the clients. there are examples in there to show you how to add them. if this is the case, then i would suggest paying for a quickbooks tech to remote onto your system and help. but first, try the forums on their site, i have used them and they are pretty good, just not too fast if you're in a hurry. quickbooks is pretty reasonable with their rates, and when they remote in, you don't have to do anything, although i would take notes while watching, i did.
 

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New laptop that will not allow me to access certain folders. I have gone into the Folder option in the Control Panel and marked off show me everything but when I attempting to access the "Documents and Settings" folder in the C drive I'm denied access.

There is only one person created for the computer......... me. The computer also shows a "owner".

So the questions is how do I change the "permissions" to give access to all folder on the C drive?
 

Answer:Permission to Access Folders

Documents and Settings isn't actually a folder, it a Junction (aka Reparse Point or Symbolic Link) pointing to the new location, which is C:\Users.
Users (Even the Administrator) don't have access to the Junctions so they don't accidentally get moved or deleted, which could make programs not written for the new locations to stop working, or even crash.
You can give yourself access on the Security tab (right click, click Properties), but there is nothing inside to access.

Lots of folders have changed from XP. Just takes a while to get used to it.
Here's a few of the new locations:
My Pictures, My Music, My Videos–Where did they go?
And more info:
More on Vista Reparse Points
 

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Hi guys,

Whn I am open one Access file (*.mdb) file it says :
You do not have the necessary permissions to use the <name> object. Have your system administrator or the person who created this object establish the appropriate permissions for you. (Error 3033)

How can i open this file... If anyone come across this problem pls let me know the procedure to open this file....

waiting for your quick reply.....

CUTE
 

Answer:Access Db Permission Problem

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Hi, i have this problem that i cannot solve. i know why it happened but i was kinda trying stuff without really knowing what i was doing, so now i turn to this forum cause i tried all i could think/find and i still cant solve my mistake.

I had two HD,
C: with XP pro sp3 and linux (dual boot)
D: formated in ntfs with all extra data (songs, video, reports, receipt etc..)

When i had these two working normally, i needed to restrict the access of the second HD (the D to only one computer on the network so i messed around with the permission. I ended up deleting the whole list;
it was looking like this (under the security tab of the HD properties)
"Administrator"
"SYSTEM"
"User" X\username"

So i deleted these, it gave me problems , then i found how to re-take owner ship. but i only re-added

"User" X\username

i could then again access my files on the D: . but i still couldnt share my files as i wanted for some reason. so i decided to re-install windows...big mistake!!

I formated the C:, re-installed windows on it, no problem with that. But now i see the second HD in windows explorer as RAW and access is denied. Meaning the HD is detected and listed there, but the used space and total space amount is not showing, if i click properties, instead of NTFS its says RAW. If i try to open it to explore the content, i get an access denied message.

I tryied chkdsk it did some things (looked like it was changing stuff, but i cant see a... Read more

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There are several threads on this subject already, but none of them helped.

This folder was created on vista so there shouldn't be that problem with transfering from xp that i've read about. I remember locking the folder manually somehow, I just cant get it to unlock.

The UAC is disabled both from the control panel and through msconfig's panel.

Thanks

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Hello Everyone, because I didn't want people to access my files and I needed to leave my PC turned on in the office, I went to my drive E properties, then security tab then edit and switched my controls from Full control "Allow" to "Deny" locked with a password. I checked it wasn't opening. There we go! Success.
Later on
Failure;
Because now even though I have the password removed, I re-installed my windows 7 to the same 32-bit version. It isn't opening
I changed the controls from full control "Deny" to "Allow" but I can't get access to them. I tried opening it somehow(don't exactly remember how) but still if I have to open up any of the files, I'll have to go to that particular sub folder and file to the properties, security tab, allow full controls and then it opens.
Now I have more than 8 thousand files in it.
Moreover, after re-installing my windows, I can't open my files anyway.
Can someone please help me. I'm assuming this website will notify me if someone leaves a reply to this thread.

Answer:You don't currently have permission to access this folder

Lets get this out of the way first. Are the file names green?

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So I installed smartlaunch just to try it on my pc then I uninstalled it and then what happened is: When I restarted my pc I got a message saying "You dont have currently permission to access this folder" by desktop folder I clicked continue and I got that message "You have been denied permission to access this folder".Checked the security tab and nothing changed I am still the administrator and I have full permissions.What can I do?

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Hello i am trying to use a keygen for avg and i can not seem to open it due to an error message. I have tried allowing the program in avg and going into the nvidia control panel to turn of the supposed firewall but it was not there and i still get the message please help.

Answer:You may not have appropriate permission to access this file

There's a free version of AVG available to download - http://free.avg.com/gb-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free

If you're using a pirate copy of the full version, we can't help as we don't offer support for illegally obtained software, cracks or keygens.

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My desktop computer was on and then the power went out. After the power came back up, it would not boot into windows and I get a message telling me to start the recovery console and to try to repair windows. I did and that didn?t work. So I checked on the Microsoft site and found the procedure ?Guided Help to recover a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting? This procedure has three steps 1. Copy the five registry files to a backup location and then copy the files from the repair folder to the system folder, 2. Copy the five registry files from a restore snapshot to a temp location and rename them, 3. Then copy the renamed files to the system folder.

I am running win XP SP2 on a power spec PC.


So I ran the first step of this procedure and got the PC to boot into windows. I was not able to run step two or three because there were no restore points. The system restore was never turned on. In addition, all of the former user accounts were gone and only the OEM accounts were present. Because of this I don?t have access to anything including running the user setup in control panel. I get a message that the device, folder, or file is not available. You may not have permission to access these??

I found the procedure for taking ownership, booted into safe mode, logged on as an administrator, and took ownership of the files to the owner account. That didn?t work so I booted back to safe mode and took ownership to the administrator account. That isn?t wo... Read more

Answer:HELP! Lost permission and Access in XP

please help

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Hi,

Im having trouble accessing an external hard drive. It says this when i try to access C:\Users i can view the rest of the hard drive though. When i go to change ownership it goes through the files and gets stuck on one particular file 3/4 times now and wont get past the one folder. Any ideas?

Thanks

Answer:You don't currently have permission to access this folder

The easiest solution is this: Add "Take Ownership" to Context Menu of Files, Folders, and Drives

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Hi,
I have copied my photos to a portable hard drive for backup purposes and can see them and print them but I do not have permission to copy or move them to another location either on the remote drive or to my pc.
The file permission is owned by root (Unix User\root).
I have tried altering this via the file or its folder properties but once again I do not have permission.
I have tried this on my desktop (windows XP)and my laptop (windows 7).
I am the administrator on both PCs.

Answer:File access permission

"The file permission is owned by root (Unix User\root)."
Really? That's an indication that the files were on a Unix server, and if that's the case the file owner has to modify the permissions using the chmod command.

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I am trying to download a spy for my laptop which enables me to see what activities are taken place, and can control and monitor what is being done on it etc. my problem is that i am unable to download it as a window appears saying i need administrators permission to continue, i have windows vista, Thanks.

Answer:How do i access admintration permission??

Can you not 'right click' then run as admin?

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Grrrrrrrr...

I am fed up with this stupid thing!

I need to copy a file to a usb drive. I AM The Administrator. DEP is Off. I have no software running that could stop this transfer like spybot tea timer, or an anti-virus.firewall. UAC is Disabled.

My Win 7 tells Me... ME I don't have permission to access the file! The very Nerve of this thing!

I am GOD on my PC and I don't want Windows interfering in MY business! Apparently this uppity Win 7 seeks to challenge it's master. Well it's time to stop that behavior and show it who's the boss.

Any ideas?

This is strange, because I was able to copy the folder the file is in, from the Downloads folder to my Desktop.. but now suddenly I don't have permission to access the file?

EDIT:
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Mod, I see you moved this thread from the security section.. ( I thought it belonged there since it is a security issue) But.. you renamed the title.. it was called " Baseball Bat - Meet Computer !" Why did you rename my thread? Change it back. I named the thread that title for a reason. I want my title back!

Edit, I am trying to change my title back from the Advanced Editor.. I still wish to know why you would do such a thing.

Edit: It only created a sub title. Please change my main title back.
~~~~~~~~~~

I also notice that under Properties, and the Security tab, I cannot change the permissions. I should be able to as I AM the administrator.

Answer:I don't have permission to access the file!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkPhoenix


I am GOD on my PC.....

Apparently this uppity Win 7 seeks to challenge it's master. Well it's time to stop that behavior and show it who's the boss.

But.. you renamed the title.. it was called " Baseball Bat - Meet Computer !" Why did you rename my thread? Change it back. I named the thread that title for a reason. I want my title back!



I lol'd a lot.


ok, now back to the business:Follow the tutorial:
Take Ownership Shortcut
create take ownership shortcut.
Take ownership of that file.
Right click go to properties and now change permissions to Full control for your accoount.
Easy?

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Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere - if it has I couldn't find it - but I'm using Windows 7 and there seems to be two icons for My Documents. When I double click one of them I get the message 'You do not have permission to access this folder' which is very annoying especially since this used to happen with Vista and I'd hoped MS would've fixed the problem. Are there any solutions?

Answer:You do not have permission to access this folder!

The location of XP folders like Documents & Settings and History are no longer in the same place. They are displayed when ?hidden files? are displayed but they are ?Junctions?, i.e. they are there for historical reasons so that old programs that would normally use them are redirected to the new Vista and Windows 7 locations. Junctions can be recognised by having a little padlock on the icon and cannot be accessed.You can see a list of these folders using a command prompt. Click the Windows Orb (Start) > Run, type cmd /k dir /al (note the three spaces) and press Enter. The results will be a list of all the Junctions for the user folders, showing the name of the old XP user folder and the name of the new folder in brackets.

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I have tried to follow the steps to take ownership of the printer but when I right click on properties the only tabs are 'General' and 'Hardware'-- no 'Security' tab. So, I can't follow the rest of the steps. How do I find the printer through Windows Explorer?

I am the only user on my computer and I am the admin, but when I transferred my files from the old computer to the new, I was added as a User due to the old settings.
Now, when I want to access anything, I have to go through the permissions spiel.
Is there a way to change this so I have access to everything?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hmmm.... Interesting-- I just started a new document and was able to print that out but not older documents that I transferred from old computer--??????

Answer:Can't access printer/ no permission

I was able to find my way to the proper folder and access the Security tab but everything is grayed out so I can't make any changes. Help!

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Hey Everyone

I recently just did a complete new install from Windows 7 7227 to Windows 7 7600 RTM.

The issue is
I have 2 HD's installed on My Computer. One is System (for my OS) and one is Logical (for my stuff). Before I did a complete install and was running on Windows 7 7227, I had My Music folder attached to a folder I made with other music on it, on my other HD (Logical Drive) so if I reformatted, I would still have My Music on my other drive.

But, now that I've reformatted and did a clean install, I've tried to attach my folder with my music in it to the My Music folder and it just keeps seem to be giving me an error prompt, so I went into my other HD and opened my music folder and now I can't seem to play any music tracks that's inside the folder.

I've no idea why it's doing this, can someone help me, I can't seem to access them.

The error it gives me is

You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder.

I've went through the procedure that it gives me to get permission but when I applyed it, it only does it to the folder, not the sub folders or files. Can anyone help me to restore it back to the previous version so I can fully access it without any problems.

Thank you.

Answer:You don't currently have permission to access this fold

Hi Gareth,

It is not complicated if you follow this little tutorial:

You don't have to do this for every subfolders, just the main folder.

Rightclick the folder -> chose properties -> chose security tab
Click on advanced -> click the owner tab -> click on the edit button

Click on your username -> check the box: Owner of underlying containers and object.

click a few times ok until your are back in the explorer.
Now rightclick the folder again -> Chose security again -> click on edit

click on add.-> type your username in the white area, and click on check name.

click ok once. You are now in the security box again.

now select your user name and in the permission box select full control.

Click ok

Your done.

If it doesn't work for you, I'll make some screenshots.
Good luck.

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i have microsoft access and the database doesn't have any login or anything and i can't change the tables or anything. it is read only and does the system.mdw have to be in the same folder of the database?

Answer:permission for access database

I wouldn't think so but what problem are you having?

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Hi! I have a strange problem accessing one partcular website and no other. Whenever I try to access reflexive.net from my home computer I get the following: Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server. I have no problem accessing this site from work or at my friends house. This problem has been going on for at least 2 months and it appears that this is the ONLY website affected. I tried doing a tracert on reflexive.net and got the following:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Steven Arfa.STEVEN>tracert reflexive.net

Tracing route to reflexive.net [216.241.32.130]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 2254 ms 1 ms 2 ms 192.168.1.1
2 11 ms 6 ms 6 ms 10.48.160.1
3 6 ms 13 ms 8 ms pos0-2-nycmnyu-rtr2.nyc.rr.com [24.29.98.221]
4 7 ms 17 ms 9 ms pos3-0.nycmnyk-rtr2.nypos3-0.nycmnyk-rtr2.nyc.rr
.com [24.168.128.98]
5 9 ms 8 ms 9 ms pos4-0-nycmnyk-rtr1.nyc.rr.com [24.29.101.233]
6 67 ms 80 ms 65 ms pos0-3-nycmnyrdc-rtr2.nyc.rr.com [24.29.98.9]
7 9 ms 9 ms 9 ms pop2-nye-P11-0.atdn.net [66.185.146.21]
8 14 ms 9 ms 9 ms bb1-nye-P1-0.atdn.net [66.185.151.64]
9 * 14 ms 190 ms bb2-ash-P10-0.atdn.net [66.185.152.87]
10 15 ms 15 ms 14 ms pop1-ash-S1-0-0.atdn.net [66.185.144.195]
11 16 ms 15 ms 15 ms TimeWarnerTelecom.atdn.net [66.185.144.202]
12 * * * Request timed out.
13 61 ms 400 ms 63 ms core-02-so-3-0-0-0.dnvr.twtelecom.net [66.192.24
5.18]
14 86 ms 84 ms 84 ms hagg-01-ge-1-3-0-508.dnvr.twteleco... Read more

Answer:Forbidden..You don't have permission to access

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This recently started and I now have seen this on 5 different computers. All computers have current Trend AV. The box pops up on just about everything, IE - some shortcuts to some site work fine, others hive the message.
My Computer properties, word, excel just about every program.
All of these computers were fine until 8/15 or so and I think it may be a Windows update that corrupted the permissions, but now you cannot get into the permissions to change those either.
Any help would be great.
 

Answer:Do not have permission to access this application.

Bump

Anybody.....Anybody
 

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I am trying to share drives with 2 other computers. I can access them from my Windows 7 computer. I can see the drives from the other computers, but get an access denied when trying to access from them. I have check everywhere, and have permissions all set for everyone. The other computers are running XP, Vista, and Windows 7, all can see this one, but not access it.

Answer:Access denied, you do not have permission

Please check out these links from Microsoft -

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ing-essentials

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ons-of-Windows

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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My xp laptop had recently crash, but the my hard drive is still intact. I have a windows 8 computer now and I am trying to transfer the memory, but when I try to access the xp hard drive from windows 8 computer, I cannot access it. I get the "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" message. Please help me get access to the hard drive.

Answer:You don't currently have permission to access this folder

Hello DJCool, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if taking ownership of the XP drive with the Replace owner of subcontainers and objects box checked, then set permissions to "Allow" your account "Full control" of the drive may allow you to have access afterwards.

(Option Three)
Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

(Option Two)
Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I was trying to network the C drives of my wireless notebook and my wired desktop, but i couldn't quite get it to allow access to all subfolders of the c drives. so i went to a form, found a related issue, and followed the steps. somehow i completely locked myself out of my c drives. now i cannot boot them up. (im assuming because i locked the entire drive out somehow. i took it even further to try to reinstall windows xp on both. but after deleting xp and trying to install a 'fresh copy'. that failed too, because...im assuming the 'lock out' would not allow for a fresh copy to be installed. first how can i grant permissions back so i can get windows back up, without loosing all my files and programs already installed, (not formatting the entire drive) specifically my music. 2nd: i managed to install the factory version of vista on my desktop. (which is how im writing in these fourms) all of my files are still on the hard drive. but 'not here' (i can find them in a search but not available to be fully accessed i guess) im assuming because im running windows in a separate partitioned space? so how to i change it so i can keep vista, or reinstall windows (i dont really care which) and have full access to all my original files as if they are still there, like before? also i cant even boot in safemode. hope there is some help out there.
 

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I have recently set up a mixed network using a Belkin G125 Router connected to the main computer by Ethernet and by USB wireless adapter to the second computer. The main computer can access shared files and a Printer on the second computer. The second acomputer can access the printer functions of an all in one Photo printer but not the scanner. It cannot access shared files on the main computer. The second computer uses Windows Firewall. The main computer has this disabled but uses Zone Alarm firewall with the second computer in the trusted zone. Turning Zone Alarm off makes no difference. Any suggestions?

Answer:Access permission on mixed network

<<< The second acomputer can access the printer functions of an all in one Photo printer but not the scanner >>>Windows "File & Printer Sharing" only supports printing over the network, it doesn't support the remote use of scanners.<<< It cannot access shared files on the main computer. >>>Which version of Windows is the "main" PC running. XP Professional is more problematical than Home Edition. You may have to be logged into both PCs with an identical Username/Password. Have a look at this page - click here

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I have a folder on a Windows 2003 server that will not allow me to change securities / permissions / delete. The security tab is completely missing from the folders properties. I have tried to propagate security / ownership permissions from the parent folder and always get "Access Denied".

I also found a utility from Microsoft called fsutils (which pertains to DFS mainly) that supposedly forces a delete, but it did not work.

Edit 1: I just tried cacls through DOS to try to force admin permissions to the folder with no luck.
Edit 2: Just download xcacls from Microsoft and received the same "Access is Denied" message.

Thanks.

Screenshot:

 

Answer:Regaining Folder Permission / Access

I suppose the silly question is in order: did you try booting in to safe mode? Or command prompt? (You say you used DOS, but you could've been running this while in a regular Windows session--just want to make sure that is covered.)

EDIT: Changed "a command prompt" to "DOS"... don't want to quote you wrong!
 

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Recently I have been setting up a workgroup network comprising three Win 7 PCs and one XP PC.

Two of the Win 7s can each access the other three PCs, but the third Win 7 says that I cannot access one of the other two Win 7s because I don't have permission. Previously I could so by entering my username and password. I have turned off this requirement on all PCs, but even if I try to restore it I no longer get the opportunity to enter username and password to access the other PC. So everything works on the network except this weird refusal.

The XP can access the other three PCs, except strangely I need to enter username and password when accessing one of the three. Annoying, but I will wear it.

The inability to access one Win 7 PC from one of the other two Win 7 PCs is obviously much more of a problem. I would be ecstatic if I had to enter username and password rather than getting a straightout refusal.

I have tried without success to find where Win 7 is getting the notion that I, the administrator, don't have the credentials to access one of my PCs. Can anyone help me stop this inane message popping up?

Answer:Windows cannot access \\COMPUTERNAME. You do not have permission ...

Can you access the already shared Public folder on the said W7 PC?

If not, try turning off all firewalls, if you haven't already.

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Can someone help me please.
I have a user who wished to have access to a shared folder on our network.
I mapped the drive for her on the PC she uses.
However when you click on it you cannot gain access....it come sback with the error message access denied?

How do I reslove this issue. Obviuosly I need to set up a permission on our server or something?

The client machine is XP and the Server is 2003.
Can someone provide me with an idiot proof step by step guide on what I need to do.
 

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Hi all,

This is my 2nd day working on this issue. I think I've tried every suggestion found on google but no joy still getting:

'You do not have permission to access \\Computer name. Contact your network administrator to request access."






What really bothers me is that it was working for years now just this one computer has this issue. I can access other computer in the network with no problem even on the computer in question I can access other computers but can't browse any shares on it.

Please help

Answer:Network Error - you do not have permission to access....

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Instead of using \\ComputerName have you tried \\IPAddress ?

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Ok, I give up. I've been trying to fix this one my own for two days, and I've got no clue. For some reason I suddenly cannot open or save files on my desktop. It tells me I don't have sufficient permission. My account is the admin account, I've checked the Desktop security settings to make sure I'm still listed as the owner, and I am. If I drag and drop a file from the desktop to another folder, like one of my libraries, it works fine, but if I try to run it off the desktop I get some variation of, "You do not have sufficient permission to access this file".

As I said, I checked permissions and ownership, all seems good. I also did a Restore to 4 days ago, changed nothing.

Help!

Answer:Don't have permission to access files on my own desktop???

Bumping this back up to the top. Please help!

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This box keeps popping up every few minutes asking for me to give permission for my PC to contact it. It also rates it as a HIGH RISK contact.

1) Should I give my permission?

2) I am told this is a Microsoft contact. What info is it sharing to be rated HIGH RISK?

3) Is there a way to block this for good without keep getting the pop-ups? If so, would it affect the performance of my PC in any way.
I have Windows updates set to manual and this problem only appeared yesterday morning and I dont recall downloading anything.

However, I did upgrade Norton to the 2005 version about a week ago if this my have anything to do with it.

I cannot find any answers on Google and would be grateful for any assistance with this.
Many thanks
 

Answer:Norton keeps asking me to give permission for my PC to access 207.46.107.66.

Hi kiasu

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

I did a ping for 207.46.107.66 and the request timed out.

I don't use Norton, does it show anything in Norton's Help file about permanently blocking a site?
See if this link helps in configuring that site to be permanetly blocked:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...56eda00456216&dtype=&prod=&ver=&osv=&osv_lvl=

When was the last time you ran a virus scan?

You might consider running an online virus scan at the following:

Run an online Anti-Virus scan from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites
Trendmicro HouseCall
PandaActiveScan
SymantecSecurityScan
RavAntiVirusScanOnline
Allow them to clean/delete any spyware/malware or viruses/trojans they may find.
Make a note of any files flagged that were unable to be cleaned or deleted.

Download, Install and check each of the following Spyware tools for updates:
(If you already have the following, please make sure it is the latest version and has been updated)
Ad-Aware SE 1.05:
Click on Full System Scan and deselect Search for negligible risk entries. Have Ad-Aware SE remove what it finds.
Spybot-S&D 1.3:
Have it fix what it finds marked in Red.
Spyware Blaster 3.4:
Click on Updates > Check for Updates Switch to Protection
Under Quick Tasks click Enable All Protection. Close Spyware Blaster.

Let us know if that helps or not.
 

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Hi all,

I've seen old threads similar here but can't seem to find a solution:

Windows button> life at a glance> photos.... there are some photos that are blank and the error "It looks you do not have permission to access this file. Check permissions and try again."

If I navigate to my pictures, there are no folders or images with dates corresponding to the blank pictures I accessed above.

I upgraded from 7 to 10 about 3 months ago and never noticed this until now. 75% of my pictures are there but there are a number of contiguous dates with multiple blank photos (with file numbers.) Oddly, the pictures I CAN see are both earlier and later than the ones that I "don't have permission for." I have a back up of my stuff so I can get them but I am interested in the *why* and any fix that I ought to apply.

Thanks in advance

Will

Answer:do not have permission to access this file (pictures)

Please let us know the sources of the pictures contained in the 'Photos' app.

In Photos app, click on settings, and it will display the sources. Like this ....

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When I connect my iPhone, it is getting charged but when I try accessing the photos folder in explorer window, i am getting an error says "You do not have permission to access this device". I tried modifying the below settings to 3 or 4.


Hive : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key path : SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor
But it doesn't helps. It is working good in other systems. do let me know your thoughts on this

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Hey guys,

I'm having a lot of trouble with downloading a file, and am in desperate need of help. The file that I try to download simply says "Failed" in Firefox; Chrome decides to do nothing at all when attempting to download in that browser, and IE constantly states that I do not have the right permissions to run or save the file.

The thing is I do have the right permisisons. I am the admin, the only user, with Full Control on everything; including IE and the Downloads folder. This permissions issue crops up now and then and I never understand why, how can I possibly add more permissions to "Full Control"?

Dropbox also failed due to permissions. I'm out of ideas since all of my browsers are failing miserably!

Also tried an email via my friend. Extracted file with WinRAR and what a surprise, Access is denied.

Help please, I just want to download and install a program. That's it.
 

Answer:File Permission Access Denied

This should likely be in the MS / Windows board. The permissions in question are very likely pertaining to the user account. Most likely the user profile or Windows itself is corrupted. You could try creating a new account and adding Admin rights to that account. That's the extent of my Windows profile expertise.
 

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My original installl starting crapping out and I couldn't boot into the OS, I tired all the different modes ie, safe mode, last know good config. nothing worked. I used another hard drive and install a fresh copy of XP on it. However I still have data on my old drive that I need. So I made an image of the old drive using Acronis Image server and mounted the image onto the new OS. I need to access the "my docs" section. When I try and go into that folder is says permission denied. I tried to take ownership of the folder but it's not working. I am using the same computer name and user name as my old install. Here are some screenshots to illustrate what I am talking about. Any help is appriciated.














 

Answer:No permission to access certain folders on old XP install

Have you logged in as Real-Administrator from Welcome Screen ?
>Press CTRL-ALT-DEL twice, type in "administrator" and password if any, press enter..

From this logon:

>Can you access a folder above that one ?
>If so set setting downwards as from Parent to Child objects.......and apply it downwards.
See if you can access the folder then...Do it for Owner.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic8914.html
 

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Hello dears,

PC1 drive has folder1 and folder2.
I need PC2/User to access folder1 only and PC3/User access folder2 only on PC1 (through the lan).
Please advise.

PS: all have Windows 7.

Thank you

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I know this has probably been covered previously but I haven't fixed my problem yet.

Desktop PC (Windows 7) talks to the old Laptop (Windows XP).

I've just bought a new laptop with Windows 7, configured the Network to MSHOME, set up partitions to share & given access to everybody.

The Windows 7 laptop can see the Desktop & XP Laptop and view/exchange shared files - so the new laptop must be connected to the network.

The problem is that I can't access any shared files on the new laptop from either the Desktop PC or the old laptop - states that I don't have permissions.

If I view a shared files on the Desktop, it shows this as a shared file at the bottom of Windows Explorer whereas on the new laptop it doesn't.

I've tried everything but still can't access the new laptop.

Any ideas - I must be doing something wrong.

Setting up the Desktop was plain sailing and went without a hitch.

Answer:No permission to access Laptop on network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by wightwalker


I know this has probably been covered previously but I haven't fixed my problem yet.

Desktop PC (Windows 7) talks to the old Laptop (Windows XP).

I've just bought a new laptop with Windows 7, configured the Network to MSHOME, set up partitions to share & given access to everybody.

The Windows 7 laptop can see the Desktop & XP Laptop and view/exchange shared files - so the new laptop must be connected to the network.

The problem is that I can't access any shared files on the new laptop from either the Desktop PC or the old laptop - states that I don't have permissions.

If I view a shared files on the Desktop, it shows this as a shared file at the bottom of Windows Explorer whereas on the new laptop it doesn't.

I've tried everything but still can't access the new laptop.

Any ideas - I must be doing something wrong.

Setting up the Desktop was plain sailing and went without a hitch.


WW Hi and welcome

Two questions

First, are you running homegroup or workgroup?

What firewalls and av are you using?

thanks
Ken J++

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ZA says that Java Platform SE binary is trying to access the internet. What is this and should I allow it?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Zone Alarm wants permission to access...

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Hai,
I need some help from expert here. Now i am using window xp and I want to share my file to somebody in the office. I don want to share to everybody and I right click the folder propeties then go the security and permission. But i faced a problem is that my other computer cannot find. how to i add the computer name in the list. Please advise me. thanks

Answer:how to set the permission to access the file from other user

You won't be able to assign permissions to the specific computer. Instead you will need to add the person's user account to the permission list.

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I've been denied access to a Website directory but the webmaster says I should have access. What is wrong and is it my computer or their server?TIAConfused

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It will most probably be their server.

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I recently reformatted my hard drive so before I moved all the files I wanted to my external hard drive.

So I'm all formatted with Windows 7 Ultimate re-installed and I'm trying to move all the files back. For whatever reason, a couple pictures (.jpg) and a couple videos (.avi) will not move or open. They were all contained in the same folder.

It was saying access denied and I needed permission from S-1-5-....gigantic number. So I changed the ownership and permissions of the files and the folders. Now it says I need permission from myself (Laptop/Kevin). I am the only account and have administrator privileges.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Cannot access files even after ownership and permission changes

I'll give you what I worked out for myself. Not sure of everything about your problem.

Access Denied - For the file in question.
Right click - properties - Security Tab - Advance Button -
Change Permissions - Edit - Allow - OK- Apply - OK - OK - OK

Windows 7 makes it difficult to get through Access Denied and if done
wrong you won't get permission
 

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I was an administrator but I edited the permissions on my C drive so I was the only user.

I already had full administrator rights but was unable to uninstall some software, so was just trying everything.

Rebooted pc, everything works fine but certain features I can't seem to access now.

My iphone doesn't appear in My Computer any more. There are other issues aswell.

Answer:loss of access to the iphone after permission changes

basically i want to re-take over all administrator rights.. but im already an admin.. not sure what has happened... but now cant see iphone.. seems to be other admin type problems.. also i have set never to notify for uac, and it still prompts creating directories and moving files in and out of program files etc

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