Denied access..

Posted on 2006-04-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-11
The other day my tech thought he'd play a trick on me and remove my administrative crontrol to my computer. Not being in a very good I decided to deny any access to my user folder and in the process denied myself access as well. It said the change would only allow access by the owner of the folder, which I am, but still no access. How can I regain access to these files? I have my administravive access again and the computer created a new folder for me but the files that I need are locked in the old folder.

Question by:gr8mike
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war1 earned 2000 total points
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Greetings, Mike !

You need take ownership of the folder.

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP

Best wishes!

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Yes, War1 is right.

Use the XP help system for instruction of Take Ownership.
This is on the owner tab in the Security dialog. When it asks if
you would like it to set new permissions also, click yes.
You must be an admin while doing this on a system in the install
default state.

You might also want to take a look at this link.



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by:Dushan De Silva
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First take the Ownership.
Second change the security settings.

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Thanks, war1

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It did help, thank you. The only thing that I could not recover as of yet, was the data in outlook. I'm not sure where it went.
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by:Dushan De Silva
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>> The only thing that I could not recover as of yet, was the data in outlook. I'm not sure where it went.

Outlook data is located in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder.  The data is hidden files, so you need to unhiden hidden files. Go to any folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders". Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files". Click OK.

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Thanks, I'll check it out next week.

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how can I access the following folder in WIndows 7 and Vista:  
C:\Users\username\Application  Data

i got access denied when I'm an administrator ?

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