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

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

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?

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

Are you logged on as administrator?

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Dear Sir/Madam.
Kindly solve the problem

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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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Hello geeks,

So I was going through my Program Files to delete unwanted folders and files but I keep running into this message even after I changed the Permission settings in the Security Properties of the Program Files Folder. My account is set as administrator but it wants me to get administrator permission. Also under "Group or user name" are the TrustedInstaller, System, Creator Owner necessary to have there? One last question, why is there two Administrator usernames "Administrators username/Administrator" and "Users username\Users" because I only have one account on here and I'm the only one that uses it?

P.S. I'm attaching some snapshots of these messages. Thanks everyone.
 

Answer:Folder Permission Access Denied

What account are you currently logged into on that computer? Its possible that you are logging in as a temp profile that does not have the proper permissions.

The TrustedInstaller, System, and Owner should be in the permissions for those folders so leave those in there.

An easy way to see what profile you are logged in as would be just going to the Downloads folder and verify the path is your actual username and not some Temp profile.

Also it looks as if this computer is part of a domain or all these all local accounts?
 

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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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Hi, I have a problem with the UAC and access privileges. I am the administrator on my computer and i accidently set up access control for half of my files (deny access to SYSTEM and administrators). I changed all the settings back, disabled UAC, allowed access to all users and groups and applied those changes to all subfolders and files. However, I'm still getting a message saying i dont have permission to access. I tried changing the ownership but it doesnt apply to every subfolder and I dont wanna go and change the ownership for every single file.

Please help! i need those files!

Answer:You have been denied permission to access this folder

Hi GuiltySquiD welcome to SevenFourms

Open up an Elevated Command Prompt. Click on in type CMD . Right click on CMD under Programs (1) choose . On the User Access Control window click on the Yes button . Command Prompt opens up to C:\Windows\System32>_

type in this command below

secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose press <ENTER>

Hightlight the words right click choose copy or you could press Ctrl+C to copy . To paste onto the command prompt. Right click on an empty area inside Command Prompt and choose Paste .



   Note
Ctrl+V will not work in Command Prompt . If you try you will only get ^V in return
Restart PC once done.

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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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Good morning,

I hope someone can help me with the problem.

I get the following errors when connecting any USB storage to my laptop: You don't currently have permission to access this folder & You have been denied permission to access this folder.

When I got my new work laptop I was able to copy all my work from the old laptop to an USB drive and then copied it onto the new laptop. I used the USB drive a few times afterwards but then it just stopped "working". Everyone else can use the USB drive and it works just fine. At first I thought it's just that particular drive but I recently went on a training course and had the same issue with their USB sticks. I then tried one of my own USB sticks and had the same issue. I ran out of ideas...

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I have a USB DD with an image from an old computer. I can view the public folders but not the main computer folder. I went into security and set permission but still can not access the folder. Any help is appreciated. Thank you for your assistance.
Doug

Answer:How can I gain access a folder? I have permission but cant view

I clicked properties advanced and I get Unable to set new owner. The Media is write protected. This is a forensic copy of a drive from another computer. I can view the contents of the public folder but not the main computer files.
I appreciate any help
Doug

I am trying to access my files from a copy of my computer. I am just asking for help to access my files.

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Hi,
I am in DIRE NEED OF HELP

I am doing a migration and apart of that is moving over folders. I have now gained access to the Redirected folder and it gives me a list of every sub folder in there however I get a Network Error that says

Windows cannot access

You do not have permission to access \\ server name \folder name \ sub folder name \My Documents.

If I am an admin on this machine and have admin rights over this folder what is blocking me from making any changes to this folder or any subfolders?
 

Answer:NO Permission to Access Folder Redirect or Sub Folders

Have you try check who is the owner of the folder and check for inheritance of permissions.
 

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My all programs list is crazy. I want to delete some of the shortcuts in there and rearrange it, and some of them are empty even if the programs are still installed. But when I try to open some of the folders, I get this pop-up that says I don't have permission to access this folder and 'Click continue to permanently get access to this folder'. When I click continue, it just says "You've been denied permission to access this folder." And then tells me to make edits in the security tab to give myself full control over the folder. This is LONG AND TEDIOUS though since I'll have to do this for all the folders and the subfolders and even the program shortcuts that are inside. Is there any other way to just sort out all this?

Answer:No permission to access some folders in Start Menu folder

Try right ticking on it and select Run as Administrator.

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I ended up getting infected with some stupid virus and had to ultimately restore to a previous saved instance of my OS.

Since then my Owner/administrator account seems to have problems running applications and applying the appropriate permissions. Any apps that use the C:\Users\Owner\AppData folder no longer have permission to save files to this location and I cant for the life of me figure out how to fix it.

Any help?

Answer:Applications dont have permission to access appdata folder

No one has an answer for this?

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Hello guys,

I am admin on the computer but somehow (may be via group policy) I can not write/delete to my USB. By the way this is a corporate laptop. I tried couple of ways to fix it but couldn't manage. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Thanks in advance and best regards.

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I have few computer at home with different Windows version, there are Windows XP, Windows Vista HP 32 bit and Windows 7 HP 64 bit. I have two share folder in the desktop using Windows Vista HP 32 bit, Share A is set to Full Control for Everyone and Share B has a permission access setting, allow few persons to access only. All computer can access Share A without problem. However, there is a problem with Share B. I only allow 3 users to access this share folder, 2 of them using laptop with Windows XP Home and Professional, they can access Share B without problem, the 3rd user using laptop with Windows 7 HP 64 bit (username is Jolene) can't access Share B, it shown "You have no permission to access...". I already double check the user name and password, there are correct. I try to login to the network using Jolene in other laptop with Windows XP, it can access both Share A and B. That means the username and the permission setting are correct in the Windows Vista desktop. I removed the anti virus in Windows 7 HP laptop, disable Windows firewall, or bootup in Safe mode with network support, but still can't access Share B. I think there is some setting which I missed, hopefully someone can help me to solve it. Thank you very much.

Answer:Windows 7 HP 64 bit Can't Access Vista Shared Folder With Permission

Does vista and win7 have an account named Jolene? If so... same password?

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I've created an Image Back Up; however, when I review the folder created it denies access to the folder "You don't currenlty have permission to access this folder". 

Questions 
1) I could change the ownership of this folder, but I'm not sure who I should change this to or if this is even required.  Should it be: 

Administrators (PC Name\Administrators)
OR
ME (PC Name\ME) 
Currently, The admin, and backup Operators have access to this folder and it still states, "You don't currenlty have permission to access this folder". 

I'm concerned that if I do need to perform a system back up, Windows will have an issue with the permission rights to reinstall Windows. 

Answer:Windows Image Backup - Don't have permission to access this folder

You normally restore an image by booting the machine into Repair Mode. In that mode you will not have any problems with access permissions.
You can modify the permissions of the image folder if you wish by giving full access to the Administrators group and the System account.

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Hi,

I have shared one folder and in security I added "everyone" and given full permission (full control, write, etc.)

But still I cannot access some pdf files in the folder from another computer. I can open the folder but when I try to open the pdf file I'm getting some permission error. Then I went to the first computer I selected all pdf files >> right click >> properties >> I changed security and added everyone there. Then I could open the pdf files from another computer.

Now the problem is every time when I add some files in the shared folder. I have to select all the files inside and add permission even though the folder itself is given full permission. I wonder why is it so?

Answer:shared folder with full permission cannot access files inside

If the same users access this folder. Add each person individually with Full Control rather then the Everyone Group to the permissions of the folder. Or You can add the users to the Power Users Group. Then allow the Power Users Group to have Full control.

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Hello,
I'm having a very annoying/difficult time accessing a folder that I had previously locked up using MyLockBox. Out of nowhere, I'm suddenly unable to access the folder. It's a folder of pictures, and I can view the previews. When I try to set ownership, it doesn't allow me to saying I don't have permission, even though I am the only administrator on the laptop.

I've tried System Restore, deleting MyLockBox (which was and is supposed to be a pretty handy program), reinstalling MyLockBox, going into Safe Mode and trying to obtain ownership, using the Take Ownership reg, amongst probably a few other things. No matter what I do, I am denied access to the folder/pictures. This is the ONLY folder effected so I can't help but think that MyLockBox has something to do with it since it was the ONLY folder I had locked up.

Obviously, it's pretty important stuff and I need to get this resolved somehow. Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated. I should let you all know ahead of time that I am not super knowledgable about the in's and out's of computers, but I've got a decent idea of what to do.

Thanks again in advance,
Alex

Answer:Can't access folder in Win7; unable to display ownership, can't get permission

Did you set a password for the folder using Mylockbox?
Perhaps you should go to the Mylockbox forum here FSPro Labs Forum - View Forum - My Lockbox

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I have amassed hundreds of files that I cannot delete. Generally, the ones that have been on my computer for a long time, I am able to move around, but not to the Recycle Bin and I can't delete them permanently. I've read through hundreds of Google results telling me that I need to turn off or turn on User Account Control, or go into the properties of the file and take ownership of it. Sometimes those techniques (and many others, for example, a forced delete through Command Prompt) work, but only on a few files. Sometimes the problem goes away with a reboot. Sometimes it's as simple as moving it to another directory before deleting it. Sometimes it goes away with time or a whole lot of messing with it. But in the end, I go through enough files each week that I'm left with an inordinate amount that refuse to be deleted.

I originally had UAC off. I figured that there was no point in having it off, so I ended up turning it back on. There has been no difference. Files could not be deleted beforehand, and still, I am unable to delete them now. The same errors come up either way. The only difference is that when UAC is on, there is an extra step before the error where it asks me to continue, as is UAC's purpose.

Going to Properties --> Security and then changing ownership and giving myself full control does nothing. I don't see why it should when I'm the sole user of the computer. Still, I keep trying it and I admit that there are times where... Read more

Answer:Destination Folder Access Denied (You need permission to perform this action.)

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

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

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

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ASKJesse


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

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

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

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


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

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From somewhere, somehow, a folder named "24cd9e4542d29590bce925ec30" has been created in my W7x86pro root dir. Trying to look inside, I had to "permanently get access". But then inside it, there are a whole lot of folders named things like 1025, 1028, 1029, etc, ending with 3076, and 3082.

What's in those folders, I have no idea, since every time I try to open one, I first get the "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" dialog, and then when I click Continue, I get "You have been denied permission to access this folder".

Also inside the "24cd9e4542d29590bce925ec30" folder, there are files, like "Setup.exe" and "NDP40-KB2473228.msp" and "SetupEngine.dll" and some *.bmp and some other files. I guess that NDP40-KB2473228.msp gives away that this folder has something to do with some .NET framework update, but AFAIK, there's no .NET-anything installed on this computer.

I want to remove the "24cd9e4542d29590bce925ec30" folder, but there seems to be no way I can get permission to do that. trying to get ownership or set access rights, all I get is "Access denied" or similar.

Does anyone know:
1. What those folders and files are doing there?
2. How do I remove them?

Answer:Denied permission when trying to get access to folder named "1055"

Just to make sure we're not dealing with any malicious activity, run a full scan with Malwarebytes and after updating it and post the result here.
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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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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I seem to be having an ownership issue with just one of my folders, and I'm not sure why. Mainly I just want to know how to fix all of the subfolders at once though. I keep all of my documents and everything on a seperate HDD from the OS HDD. Well, I recently switched from the Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 Pro RTM, and now I'm having problems accessing the 'My Pictures' folder that resides on my "Documents" drive. It's weird, because I didn't have any issues when going from XP to the W7 RC.

Anyways, when I first went to open 'My Pictures' I got the dialog box saying "You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click continue to permanently get access to this folder." Well, I went ahead and got that folder to work. The problem is, every single folder in 'My Pictures' and every sub-folder gives me the same thing. Being that I have probably 100's of folders in there, I can't sit here and click through every folder and set it up so I have permission to access it.

Long story short, I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to set the entire 'My Pictures' folder and all of it's subfolders at once so that I have permission to access all of them.

I looked around the net a bit, and I came across some stuff to do in Command Prompt, so I did it on my Documents drive, and it said it was successful, but it didn't do anything to the contents within it I guess, since I still... Read more

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Hi all,

First post so apologies for sharing the burden. I am running a Win Server 2008 R2. One of my users informed me that he could not access a couple of folders within the server. Upon checking, I found out that even I do not have access to the folder, even in administrator account. Whenever I try to open it, it says 'you don't currently have permission to view this folder. Click continue to permanently get access to this folder.' so I clicked Continue.

It comes out with another popup that says 'You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder, you need to use the security tab. The security tab part is clickable so I did.

It shows the folder properties > Security with a message of 'You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings.' I clicked the Advanced tab > Owner -> Edit button. Checked the Replace owner or subcontainers and objects. I can see the Administrators as a choice. I even tried keying in an individual user. After that, I clicked 3 subsequent OKs.

Nothing happened. Kinda stumped on this. I did read some help from here earlier but it couldn't work. I can't just 'restart' this as its a running server. Halp pls.

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Hey guys,

this has been driving me nuts for the past few days trying to figure this out.

I am trying to share a folder off my external hard drive that is connected to my laptop with my Desktop PC.

Both computers are connected to the Homegroup and are seen on my network with no problems finding them.

Now every time I click on the folder that is on the laptop from my Desktop it gives me this error:

I have read around and see that I need to edit my permissions and I have done so for my laptop and I have given my PC full control over the folder but I just doesn't connect and gives the error every time.

The only folder on my Laptop I can access from my PC is the "Users" folder...

I don't know why this keeps happening and I'm going crazy here trying to figure it out.

Please, any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!

EDIT: I GOT IT! for some reason the permisson "Everyone" wasn't included in the folders I wanted to join... My life is complete now

Answer:"You do not have permission to access shared folder" PLEASE HELP!

Good job! Thanks for letting us know.

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there are lots of things i like so far about vista (i've had it less than a week) and a few things that are obnoxious and nonsensical. one of them is this:

this is a home computer. i'm the only user on it. i'm logged in as myself. i'm trying to download some outlook backup files into windows mail. to do so, i have to drill down through \users\username\local settings\etc. to where i'm going.

but every time i hit \local settings i get the aforementioned error message. i'm eventually routed to the security permissions tab where i can plainly see that i have FULL CONTROL. apparently full control is not really full control. i'm not trying to erase the registry for pete's sake.

please tell me there is a SIMPLE way around this ridiculousness...

Answer:"You Dont Currently Have Permission To Access This Folder"

It does that because of the UAC (User Access Control) feature in Vista. Only way to get around it is to disable it. Instructions on how to do so can be found here

http://www.petri.co.il/disable_uac_in_windows_vista.htm

Hope this helps.

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"You don't currently have permission to access this folder"....

I had this problem before and solved it by right clicking the affected folder , choosing the security tab and so acquiring total control.
But this time is going on with J:\ drive that is my smartphone?s SD card plugged on a usb port of my desktop (it was working until a couple of minutes ago).
No use to right click for properties as the Security tab is not available.
Well , any suggestion ? Thank you.

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I got a new laptop after my previous one had the DC jack come detached from the motherboard and was costly t fix. Anyways I bought an enclosure to transfer the files on the hard drive from my broken laptop onto my new laptop. I can see al of the folders and the folder sizes are all viewable, however when i try to open one of the files i receive the message ""You don't currently have permission to access this folder" click continue to permanently gain acces to this folder then "you have been denied permission to access this folder" to gain access to this folder you will need to use the security tab.

Is there a way to fix this so i can access these files and transfer onto my new hard drive?

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

Hi please see this How to access files or folders on an external HDD and deal with Ownership issues | | Tech Support Forum

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I did a fresh instal of windows 7 pro 64 bit.

I have only installed AVG, all motherboarddrivers all updates and Chrome browser.

When i plugin my external HD some folder give the error: "you currently have no permission to access this folder"

Now, i can continu and i have permission but every subfolder gives the same problem.

I used security settings to add "everybody" and that works untill i reboot. Then i have to remove "everybody" and this gives some errors (probably because i don't have permissions) and then add "evrybody" but this works only temporarely.
I gave "everybody" full acces!

I did a new install of Windows again but this did not help.

what can i do?

Answer:"no permission to access this folder"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by phamersma


I did a fresh instal of windows 7 pro 64 bit.

I have only installed AVG, all motherboarddrivers all updates and Chrome browser.

When i plugin my external HD some folder give the error: "you currently have no permission to access this folder"

Now, i can continu and i have permission but every subfolder gives the same problem.

I used security settings to add "everybody" and that works untill i reboot. Then i have to remove "everybody" and this gives some errors (probably because i don't have permissions) and then add "evrybody" but this works only temporarely.
I gave "everybody" full acces!

I did a new install of Windows again but this did not help.

what can i do?


See if the following works;

? Right-click on the drive and select "Properties"
? Click "Advanced"
? Click "Change Permissions"
? Ensure that Administrators is listed (at the very least...if not also your username)
? Click the "Replace all child object..." check box
? Click "OK"

If that doesn't work, take ownership first:
? Right-click on the drive and select "Properties"
? Click "Advanced"
? Click the "Owner" tab
? Click "Edit"
? Select your username
? Click the "Replace owner on..." check box
? Click "OK"
? Then go back and perform the fi... Read more

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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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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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I have a folder on root C:\ which is not able to access fully. I was tried to change the permission level from Advanced option in security menu.I cant do anything on this folder.

Pls help on this

Answer:XP - folder permission

Take Ownership of the file

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Windiws 7 works perfectly for all of my programs but I only have one problem and of course it is the most annoying. I use an old version of WS FTP, I love it, their newer versions suck and I do not like using any other FTP program as this old version has all of the options I need exactly where I want them and been using it for many years so I refuse to switch,This program uses a directory named "Storage" to temporarily store files. This is used in case I want to peek at a website file without having to download it to my computer. For some reason Windows 7 assigns "special permissions" to this Storage directory. When I go into properties and try to change the permissions, when I click apply it removes my custom settings to allow writing to the folder. Is there a way to overwrite this so the program can save files to this Storage directory? So odd that every single program works except this one thing.

Answer:For a folder permission?

Ha sweet I got it to work! I just deleted that folder, created a new one with the same name and dragged it into that same directory and now it works :D

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Question: Folder permission

See attached.
I get the informational message that I do not have permission for this folder. I have looked at some of the security settings and they are all GREEK to me. Anybody shed some light?

Answer:Folder permission

Can't you just click continue to get access?

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Hi,

I have a folder that I want to use on a share in Window 2003 but I want everyone to be able to read the files in the folder but only allow the "Managers" group to be able to edit these files but not delete them?

Anyone know how this is done?

Answer:Folder Permission Help

Anyone?

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Question: folder permission

i have a admin account on the stand alone pc(XP)
I want to give write permission inside a folder to selected users only,
so that he can write new files in that folder.
How do i do that?

Answer:folder permission

i dont think xp has such extensive user capabilities, its only what they specify when u create a new user...the only folder which is protected is the "My Documents" folder...i might be wrong, so anyone else out there correct me if i'm wrong...

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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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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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I just took over a factory that had there engineer managing the network and this guy made a mess of the network. One thing we have discovered and I have never seen before is when you add a person to the folder permission of a master folder it won't propagate down to all the sub-folders and files even though when setting his permission it's told to do so. Does anyone have any idea why this would be happening it or what's causing it. I have double checked everything and cross referenced it with there other factory and everything is setup the same but we have no problems at the other factory. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:Folder Permission Issue

The folders and files underneath that folder have to have "Include Inheritable Permissions" checked in order for changes to the parent folder to propagate down.
 

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Hello,
operating on windows 7, I wanted to download a file and save it in my C drive but it says I need to contact the admintrator and request permission. How do i resolve this issue and be granted all access? Also, i tried going to folder properties and editing what is "allowed" but it is not possible to click on it.
Any advice?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Folder Permission required!

Try this

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Admin/Mod: Sorry I don?t know which section to appropriately post this message..


I have a HDD powered by USB which is included in the router.


In the USB I created a Music folder which included many subfolders. In some of these subfolders I can create another sub-subfolders or Drag and Drop some music. However, in some subfolders, I CAN?T. I CAN?T even Delete the song. The computer has a pop-up that says: ?you need permission to perform this action?. Now in the Music folder I CAN?T create another subfolder! I?m the sole admin of this computer.

Could you pls tell me Why and show me How to be able to solve this problem. Thanks.

Answer:Folder-Subfolder & Permission

I Am not sure of the reason for this but i have had the same problem and this is what I did to fix it,

right click on your folder and go to properties
then click the security tab and click "Advanced"
It will open a new window and click the "Owner" tab
then click "edit" (you will need Admin Privileges)
Under the "Change owner to:" click your User Name.
Check the "Replace owner on sub-containers and objects" box
Then click OK, And Go to Permissions Tab
Click the username that u just created as the Owner and click "edit"
It will give you a list of permissions and just check the ones you want ( i use "full control")

And that should give you access.
Hope it helps.

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I just had windows 10 installed and in Windows old it will not allow me to view users under my name tells me I don't have permission to access that particular file. I can view all the other ones in windows old but not users that's where my desktop items that was saved on my computer and I need those files in it! Is there a solution to this. It's my computer and don't think I've had this problem before. Thanks TCSnoopy

Answer:Files and Folder Permission Help..

That's because the permissions from the old Windows 7 install are locking you out.

Try these instructions and see if you can access the files then.

Take ownership of a file or folder: User Rights; Security Policy; Security Services

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Hi Everyone,

I am using Windows XP Media center edition. I think its similar to windows xp pro with added media features. Anyways I have 1 user account which is my account and its an administrator account. What I wanted is if anyone else log in my pc then he/she should not get persmission to view certain folders that I wanted. So I created another account with the name "User" and set it to limited account. Then I logged into my admin account and disabled simple file sharing. Then I right clicked on a folder and did properties. And in security I selected the user account named "User" and selected deny for most options (like modify, read & execute , read ) etc.

Now when I logged in thru account "User" then I am unable to access that folder. Thats okay and its what I intended. But the problem is when I login thru my own account (which is admin a/c) I also get the same error. If I double click on that folder it says access denied.

Now how do I fix this problem and achieve what I originally planned to do. I am myself now unable to access that folder thru my own admin a/c.

If anyone can help me I would be glad.

Thanks,
Gr

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I want to delete a particular folder but I keep getting this error. I tried "Take Ownership" and it still would not work. When I tried to access the sub-folders I get this access denied error.. I have had this issue for some time and I tried to ignore it but now I can't anymore as I am allocating space and re-setting company shared folders. Thanks.

Answer:Permission to Delete Folder

Try a program named Unlocker. See this post.

This video is old and was made for a person that was using XP...
...but it should show you how to get rid of that white space around your screenshots.
(You might want to watch it in the full screen mode.)

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Hello EveryOne,

I have an issue when i try to select font from font dialogue using the path

Drive:\Windows\Fonts

Even though i have logged in as a Administrator Its throwing an Permission error like

You dont have the permission to open the File.
Contact the File owner or Administrator.

Thanks & regards,
Shrikanth Reddy GC

Answer:Fonts Folder Permission

You need to log in as a administrator and take ownership of the folder.

Windows 7 Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder

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I am trying to delete a folder on an external hard disk that was created on another computer. First it tells me that I need administrator permissions to modify it, which I grant. Then it tells me that I need permission from dougal\robert to do so, dougal\robert being my own user account on the machine I am using. I have given full control in the security settings both to administrators and myself, but nothing will enable me to delete this folder. How do I get rid of the thing?

Answer:Need permission from myself to delete a folder but I can't get it

Try File Assassin - it usually gets the job done.

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I recently lost permission to one of my folders (Pictures folder) and the all contents inside. I still have Read and Execute rights, but I lost all others. I don't know if it has anything to do with Homegroup sharing because I recently set up a Homegroup and shared the folder. I removed the folder from sharing but it didn't fix the problem.

Something odd I noticed was in the Properties->Security tab, where it lists all users who have access to the folder, it lists Account Unknown followed by a long string. Normally it lists [my name]\[computer name] or SYSTEM. I have a feeling that the unknown account is actually my account, but somehow the computer is not recognizing that fact. I tried to manually edit permission to give the unknown account full control but it wouldn't let me do it (access denied error).

I could just live without it, I can probably create a new pictures folder and move all the files, but I'd like to know how to fix the problem.

Answer:Lost permission of a folder

Hello dfvx,

Take ownership of the folder, then see if you may be able to set permissions afterwards.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I know there were many question like this before
And, i almost have tried everything but still it's not solved it

I have tried the way from SECURITY tab folder
It helped in most folders but not everything
and sometimes it got messier where i can do anything cept read
Even though i'm the administrator

And i have tried formatting the HDD, but still it have the problem
The HDD which hold the backup folder got same problem too
so i HAVE 2 HDD(1 tb each) have this problem

Please, is there any easy way to delete those permission?
To do it once per folder it is too much

Thanks....

Answer:Folder Permission problem

Hi
Have a look at this SF thread - Take Ownership question
Hope this helps in some way and regards

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Hi!

With Windows 7, I could create a shortcut for utorrent pointing to an utorrent.exe of a different account. (uTorrent installs to appdata) Since Windows 8, I can't create (or rewrite) this shortcut, because I don't have automatic permission to access the folders of a different account. I have to manually press "continue" in explorer or "as administrator" in total commander when exploring these folders.
What can I do?

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I want to copy and paste some files into another file but i keep getting you need permision to do this? How do i get permission?

Answer:How do i get rid of need permission to replace a folder?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by andjayik


I want to copy and paste some files into another file but i keep getting you need permision to do this? How do i get permission?



You can either take ownership of the files, or add yourself to the group that owns it. there is a shortcut to take ownership here. Take Ownership Shortcut

Let us know if you need help
Ken

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I'm the person I'm supposed to be asking for permission? I created a folder on the desktop when I was in the agonizing throes of trying to set up Windows 7. I now want to delete the folder. The problem is that there are files in it that I'm told cannot be deleted without getting permission from myself. This is very frustrating, as I don't know where to go to grant myself this permission. I've looked at Help and Support, which goes through the process of telling me what permissions ARE, but not how I can grant one to myself.

I have tried booting up in safe mode. That didn't work. I tried going to the command prompt as an administrator. No dice. I don't know what else to do. The folder only has 3 mb in it now, but its annoying as all get out not to be able to give myself permission to get rid of something that I created.

Karen

Answer:How Can I Get Permission to Delete a Folder When.....

You can take ownership Take Ownership Shortcut

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Hello all, first post here as I've spent months researching this in my spare time and have exhausted my patience on trying to figure this out on my own, so I very much appreciate any assistance I can get!

So as to not try and write a novel here I'm going to give as brief of a description as I can while still giving enough info.

Situation:

I have a desktop with the C: drive being most of my day to day items, and the E: drive being a TB drive that stores my music, movies, pictures, etc. A few years ago when I first started dating my now wife, I had decided since she would use this computer from time to time it would be smart of me to lock one of the folders with pictures of ex's (the kind that would get me into trouble with a new g/f if you catch my drift) and basically forgot about it. Fast forward to today, and we are happily married, and as I was going through that TB drive I came across the folder. I decided I wanted to delete it, as well as take one last look just in case there was anything else in there I might still want to keep. That's when I came across the issue of not having the privileges to open/close/copy/delete this folder.

I am the administrator on the computer, I've tried taking ownership of the folder using a variety of techniques including going to command prompt and using: takeown/F E:\media\specials\Misc. << the root of the folder in question, all to no avail. When I tried the takeown command I get "Error: the system cannot find the file ... Read more

Answer:Locked myself out of a folder: You do not have permission...

If you want to delete the files or move them to another folder use a Linux boot disc. The folder permissions won't be an issue.

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good day to all

i just want to share my problem regarding with the folder copying with the same permissions.

here's the scenario i installed domain server in my company and create a users ofcourse and in client pc we make 2 partitions in it(hard drive) C & D on drive D i make a folder USERS with the permissions.

C Drive OS Installed and basic programs
D Drive(with USERS folder) this is were i want to put the profiling on every users login on a client pc.

my problem is..

1. how can i copy the USERS folder in every client pc with the same permissions so i don't need to set in one by one on a client pc.
2. if there's a software or simple program that can do such thing transferring a folder to another pc over network with the same permission.

hope you could help me

Answer:Copy Folder with the same Permission

  
Quote: Originally Posted by zaldhie


good day to all

i just want to share my problem regarding with the folder copying with the same permissions.

here's the scenario i installed domain server in my company and create a users ofcourse and in client pc we make 2 partitions in it(hard drive) C & D on drive D i make a folder USERS with the permissions.

C Drive OS Installed and basic programs
D Drive(with USERS folder) this is were i want to put the profiling on every users login on a client pc.

my problem is..

1. how can i copy the USERS folder in every client pc with the same permissions so i don't need to set in one by one on a client pc.
2. if there's a software or simple program that can do such thing transferring a folder to another pc over network with the same permission.

hope you could help me



You will want to use the inherit permissions box for this. The tutorial below explains the process.

In order to have the same permissions on every machine you would need to add those machines to a User group which has the desired permissions set.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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Hi, my PC monitor died so I removed the PC's 2nd internal drive and installed it as an external USB drive to access its files from my laptop. I can access certain folders, but some folders I'm unable to open them, a message pops displaying lack of permission. How can I fix this? Thanks.

Answer:No permission to open a folder

Hello Antares,

You might see if installing and using Take Ownership may allow you to be able to access it afterwards.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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I am trying to set my folder permission settings on XP Pro. If I take away someones ability to delete they can no longer rename a folder. How do I enable someone to create and rename both folders and files, but not delete them. Thanks.
 

Answer:Folder permission settings.

I have these basics down.

It seems that when a new file is renamed, the phrase "New Folder" is actually being deleted, thereby requiring "Deletion" capability. But a user can also delete anything else with this permission, which is bad news. Is there away around this bug?
 

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I just had windows 10 installed and in Windows old it will not allow me to view users under my name tells me I don't have permission to access that particular file. I can view all the other ones in windows old but not users that's where my desktop items that was saved on my computer and I need those files in it! Is there a solution to this. It's my computer and don't think I've had this problem before. Thanks TCSnoopy

Answer:Files and Folder Permission Help..

That's because the permissions from the old Windows 7 install are locking you out.

Try these instructions and see if you can access the files then.

Take ownership of a file or folder: User Rights; Security Policy; Security Services

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Hi

I have changed the folder permission and the folder font has changed into green color.Then i am trying to change the permission it is not changing.

Please help me

Answer:Changing the folder permission

Hello sripa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Green text for the file/folder name indicates that you have encrypted it. The tutorial below can help show you how to decrypt it so that it will no longer have the green text anymore.

Encrypt or Decrypt a Folder or File - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello all: I pulled the hd from a dead laptop (Vista Premium SP1) and hooked up the drive, along with a new hd, to my XP box. Does anyone know how to reset permissions on the user's documents folder so it can be copied to the new drive?

Answer:Vista folder permission on XP box

Hi -

Boot into SAFEMODE on XP and try account named Administrator.

Other than that, put Vista HDD into working Vista system.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

.

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, if not i apologise.

My laptop kept crashing when i switched it on and would just keep switching itself off, so i got a HD enclosure and removed the hard drive. I attached the HD to my new computer and i moved the files onto it. when opening the folders and files i had to change the ownership to my new computer. There are a few files that wont open from the old computer.

I put the HD back into the old laptop after cleaning it and deleting all the clutter. The old laptop now works perfectly. When i try to open the files that wouldn't open on the new computer the access is denied and I cant change back the ownership of the files.

The new laptop is Windows 7 and the old laptop is Windows XP

Any solutions?
 

Answer:Folder permission/ ownership

Try this:

Go here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Dial-a-fix.shtml

Download Dial-a-Fix (freeware) no need to install just run the .exe

Run Dial-a-Fix.exe and in the window that opens, at the bottom, click on the 'Hammer' icon.

In the next window that opens scroll down to and click on 'Repair Permissions'.

Click on 'Go' at the bottom.

Let the program work, it may take some time.

Hope this helps.
 

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I need to back up data off of a clients drive. The OS failed, but the drive is still good, so it is hooked up as an external. The drive in question had xp and I am using 7. I am able to change permissions on a file by file basis, granting myself (admin) both ownership as well as full control. I do not seem to be able to grant myself permissions to move the files at all, even with owner/control and I can not seem to grant permissions to sub-folders and files of a parent directory, as I am lacking permissions there too.

I am able to use a live linux distro to get the results I need, but I would like to learn how to make this work in windows.

Answer:Folder Permission Issue

Hello Avitas

Take ownership of a folder by right clicking it and selecting Properties. Select the Security Tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see an Owner tab so add your User Name to the list

You may need to go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View tab and uncheck "Use simple file sharing" or you won't have a Security tab otherwise.

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

You need to be using an Admin Account to do it.
Once you have given yourself permission you will not get the ?Access Denied? message.

To apply to subfolders check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" before you click ?Apply?

.

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Hello
As the topic says I cant delete a folder. It says i need permission, but i have taken ownership of the folder and gave me full control over it but the same thing happens.
The folder i am trying to delete is a temp folder with the name "vsTemp19" it?s around 5,5 gb big and i have no idea how it got there.
So is there anything i can do like a software that can delete it or something?

Edit: Did a virus scan with nod32 v4 and it found nothing.

Answer:Can´t Delete Folder. You Need Permission.....

Try turning off UAC reboot and you should be able to delete it then.

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Hi,
I recently reinstalled my laptop with the Reinstallation CD from Dell. I moved all my folders to my external drive first. After I reinstalled Windows XP, I was able to move all my files back to my laptop, but I couldn't move one. When I tried to move it, it gave a error message saying "Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

I am 100% sure the file wasn't in use and the disk isn't full. I tried opening some word documents from the folder, I got error messages saying " user does not have access privileges"

How can I fix it?!?!?! Please help!!!!!!!!!! thank you
 

Answer:Folder Permission Issue

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
 

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I want to know if I created one folder on my website called "techguy" and give 755 permission, under techguy i created another folder called "computer" with 777 permission then please tell me...

world (public) have permissions to write inside "computer" folder or will be denied because main folder have 755 permission.
 

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I have a home network with 4 computers, everything seems to work fine and i can see the folders i share on each of them.
Now, what i need is this:
I have one folder which i want to be visible only between 2 computers not 4, one with vista and one with XP.
Their names are MyPC and MyLAPTOP
When I try to set permission for my desktop to access my laptop for a specific folder, i only have few options like Administrator, everyone, guest..., and if i try to add MyPC in the window "enter the object name" on the laptop it says "an object name MyPC cannot be found".
How would i set only the desktop to "see" just that folder?
Hope I have been clear enough....
 

Answer:how to set permission in shared folder?

You don't establish rights by pc but by user.

You would create a user [or users] on the pc containing the share the same as you logon the other pc/laptop with. You would give this account(s) rights and deny everyone else to this share.
 

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I am trying to delete a folder on an external hard disk that was created on another computer. First it tells me that I need administrator permissions to modify it, which I grant. Then it tells me that I need permission from dougal\robert to do so, dougal\robert being my own user account on the machine I am using. I have given full control in the security settings both to administrators and myself, but nothing will enable me to delete this folder. How do I get rid of the thing?

Answer:Need permission from myself to delete a folder but I can't get it

Try File Assassin - it usually gets the job done.

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Ok, new to this, but here goes....

I have Vista home premium 64-bit; am the only user and administrator.

I moved a folder containing an .exe setup for Hallmark Card Studio and all it's content, from my external hard drive to my hp laptop that it's connected to (onto the desktop), then tried to move that folder from my desktop to another folder on my laptop, called media where I have other print shop programs. It starts the move, then I get the permission window which I click 'continue', then it says permission is needed in another window, and I click 'retry' and it keeps trying and returning to that same window! (Same thing happens when I try to delete folders sometimes also). Don't know what's going on, as this is a new problem I've encountered and can't seem to figue out.

Can anybody help me?

Answer:Can't move folder due to permission issue

Try and take ownership of the files...

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Everytime i install software or games , my windows will block the folders and the software will not working.Please help me to fix this problem.TQ.

My OS :

Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Sevice Pack 3

Answer:Permission to acess folder problem.HELP!!!!!

Welcome
You have to give yourself permissions
Sharing and Permissions - Windows 7 Forums
It works the same way in 7. If you find difficulty in performing this task you may need ownership, too. If this is the situation, just post.

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I am trying to remove a folder in my Google drive, but I keep getting this error:

I am signed in as the requested user, so need permission from myself, but it doesn't give me any way to actually give it permission. Why does this happen and how can I fix it?
1]: [click here

Answer:I require permission from myself to delete folder?

Try Taking Ownership with Context Menu
Special Folders may need other measures instead
click here

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Computer Info:Windows 7 64Bit Home PremiumManufacturer: HPProcessor: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor 2.80GhzRam: 4 GbProblem:  I have a folder which has been around for awhile now.  I wanted to remove it (delete it)  but when i do i get a message saying that I do not have permission to do so.I haven't yet tried under safe modeand i have tried using a program called Gipo MoveonBootPlease reply back or email me with any help you can provide[recovering disk space - old attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Deleting a file or folder that says I do not have permission to do so

See here --> http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-take-ownership-grant-permissions-to-access-files-folder-in-windows-7.htm

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I've been having a problem with windows update not working and I have traced the problem back to Avast (i think) removing Trustedinstaller.exe. I have got a copy of this file but when I try to move/copy it back into the c:\windows\servicing folder i get a message: Destination folder access denied - You need permission to perform this action.

How can I fix this. It's driving me mad.

Answer:Dont have permission to servicing folder

If you used your browser, will the updates still not work?
windowsupdate.microsoft.com

Also, you cannot reinstall Avast (instead of copy/move)?

Have you checked folder properties to make sure it's not read only?

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I have tried all the tried and true Vista user fixes to re-set permissions on the Fonts folder. I have enabled the REAL administrator user on my computer, logged in as administrator, then used the elevated cmd to attempt direct delete, and I'm still denied access to delete these files! There is nothing on the MSA site to even refer to this issue. I don't have any additional language packs or keyboard language groups installed, etc., etc., I want to delete several of the MS Bloated International fonts (not the ones used by the system), but even though I am sole user, and sole administrator, I am denied delete, reset read-only and reset folder permissions, even when run from the cmd line in Safe Mode! If you have a work-around, let me know how to do it! Thanks!

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I can't move a folder to the Trash because it says I need permission but under Properties there are three owners (System, myself and my email account [the last one is listed as owner] and each has full access afaik, how can I proceed? P.S. It is a private computer.

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I installed software but now I see no benefit. Although it seeemed to uninstall there are folders that remained that I cannot delete because I do not have the proper ?permission?. But I?m running as Administrator so why is that? Any help you can provide in deleting these files would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance to any and all replies,
Dan

Answer:deleting a folder that requires permission

Dan
You need permission to delete the folders
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups - Windows 7 Forums

If that does not work, but I think that it will, give this a try. Both links are equally applicable to Vista
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...nd-prompt.html

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Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to read my post and aid me in my little issue I have here.

There exists a folder in one of my hard drives that I cannot delete.

I played around with the permission settings and gave all users "full control" to no avail. It still insists I do not have permission to delete it.
After using Unlocker, I found out that the folder is tied to 'scvhost.exe.' Aparently that file is what created this indestructible directory on my drive. The directory itself is only 800 bytes and seems to serve no purpose. Further, I cannot open any of the folders inside of it, but I am sure they are all empty.

I tried everything I could find on Google, yet still can't delete the directory.
Here is an album of screenshots of the directory, its permissions, and the errors: file prob - Album on Imgur

Answer:Cannot delete folder on drive, says I don't have permission (I do)

Post the screenshot again, follow Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

There are many processes that use svchost.exe.

It is possible you need to take ownership for the folder, however let us see the folder first.

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All of a sudden I have locked out of many folders due to permission. What I don't understand is I am the admin and they all show admin as the owner. Making me crazy and taken a long time to fix each one if it will let me at all. Is there anyway to an easy fix. These are all files I have been in many times and now I'm locked out.

Answer:Sudden folder permission issues

Yeah, W7 permissions can be finicky.

Easy way: http://www.blogsdna.com/2173/add-take-ownership-option-in-right-click-context-menu-of-windows-7.htm

More comprehensive way: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2006/09/04/739820.aspx

Subinacl is a powerful tool. If you use it be sure you have a backup of your registry or a disk image first. I've used it many times and if you follow all instructions it is safe and effective.

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previously i had dual OS (Ubuntu and XP Pro)... they were both using a NTFS partition for data storage, there's a one folder in it that i can only read (but can't write/delete) from Windows XP

i've reinstalled Windows XP Pro deleting the Linux ext partitions for space

can anyone help please i've search online for guides but gotten nowhere
 

Answer:windows xp folder permission issue

sorry, i didn't state that i want to be able to write and delete folders and files in that folder...

thanks for any help...
 

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I want to create a home folder that will have 5 folders inside that for the different users. What permissions and security rights are necessary for the home folder and the individual folders inside of it? I want only the user of that folder to be able to access the files inside of it.

Answer:Home folder Permission and Security

  
Quote: Originally Posted by torszula


I want to create a home folder that will have 5 folders inside that for the different users. What permissions and security rights are necessary for the home folder and the individual folders inside of it? I want only the user of that folder to be able to access the files inside of it.


Are these separate machines for each user?

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Hi,

How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission(for all users)

Regards,
Nidheesh

Answer:How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission

Hi Nidheesh,

Try the following in a CMD window:


Code:

dir /A-R
/A = attribute
-R = files that are NOT read-only files

Regards,
Golden

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i have a folder around 4 GB containing different softwares and application. recently i tried to share it on network but when i shared it and pressed the apply button a "setting folder permissions" window appears which takes very long. i waited for 5 mints and then canceled the process. as a result the folder was not shared across the network. i tried sharing small folders and they were done quite easily.

plz help me if this is normal and if i can decrease the time to set the permissions.

thanks

here are my system specs for reference.

Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 1006 MB
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz
CPU Speed: 3297.0 MHz
Sound card: Sound Blaster Audigy
Display Adapters: Intel(R) G965 Express Chipset Family | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1152 X 864 - 32 bit
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Network Adapters: Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection - Packet Scheduler Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: H: ASUS DVD-E616A2 | I: SONY CD-RW CRX195E1 | J: XC1614O DIJ416P | K: VXRV DVD-RAM DVDR S50
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COM Ports: COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 39.1GB | D: 39.1GB | E: 31.9GB | F: 19.6GB | G: 19.5GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 26.1GB | D: 10.9GB | E: 11.9GB | F: 7.1GB | G: 19.3GB
USB Controllers: 7 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
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Manufacturer: Intel Corp.
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Answer:***Folder permission taking too long***

What kind of network are you sharing it on. Is there a GPO set to limit the size of shared folders?

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Hello, I noticed a helpassistant folder created on my computer with all of my files present in the folder. I did not request this folder to be created. I have been reading about the same issue with other users. I dont want to harm my computer my following the advice given to others so I would like to know how to solve this problem.

windows XP service pack 2 is my operating system.

Thank You for reading.

Answer:HelpAssistant Folder Created without permission

It's possible that you have an infected Master Boot Record so lets check it to be sure.Please download mbr.exe and save it to your desktop <- (Important!).Double-click on mbr.exe and allow the mbr.sys driver to load if asked.A black DOS window will open and quickly disappear. This is normal.A log file named mbr.log will be created and saved on your desktop.Copy and paste the results of the mbr.log in your next reply.

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I have 3 PCs on my Windows 10 home network (2 wired desktops running Win10 Pro and a wireless laptop running Win10 Home). All are on the same Workgroup, and I log into all of them with the same Microsoft account, verified on all machines.

I have shared some folders on PC #1 with My Microsoft Username ([email protected]). I can access those folders fine from my laptop, and I can *see* the folders on PC #2 but clicking on them produces the error, "Windows cannot access \\PC1\foldername -- You do not have access to \\PC1\foldername. Contact your administrator to request access."

Note that I also have shared some folders on PC #1 with "Everyone", and I can access them fine on both machines. It's only the folders shared with my Microsoft username that produce the error on just that one machine.

How do I fix this?

Answer:Shared folder permission problem

And now after trying numerous troubleshooting steps, I can't see any of my other computers in the Network File Explorer window on that same machine any more. I can see Media Devices, Network Infrastructure and Other Devices, but none of my Computers, not even the one I'm working on.

So I assume my whole networking configuration is hosed on that machine.

Windows is always so infuriating, I can't do the simplest thing like share files with myself, not even on Windows 10 which is supposed to be so wonderful.

I'm about ready so revert back to Win7, not that that's any better, but at least I could see my networked machines.

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