Can't access users profile

Posted on 2008-10-20
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I can not access a users profile. This morning when she logged in it mad her a new one.

Here is the post I made in my helpdesk system on this pronlem:
"I took a look at this computer and the profile she is using is lbrown.lan and it was created this morning. There is another profile named lbrown and I can not access the folder.
I checked and I have rights."

I hope someone has run into this before and can help. There are files in that profile she needs and her PST file as well.



Question by:Mace_Watson
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D0MN01 earned 500 total points
ID: 22761352
Did you try to "Take Ownershipt" of the folder? It's under Properties for the folder... Security | Advanced | Owner. Click your name and the check box that says "Replace owner .. "

Expert Comment

ID: 22761589
Are you logged in as Administrator?

Expert Comment

ID: 22761711
If the suggestion from D0MN01 did not work I suggest running chkdks c: /f on your PC, the permissions might be damaged.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 31507973
That did the trick. I can now copy the data to her now profile thanks a lot.

Author Comment

ID: 22761756
Yes I am an admin user and I did try administrator as well.  I also did a chkdsk.
They were all good suggestions and thank all of you for your help.
It was taking ownership that domn01 suggested that solved this problem.
again a thank you to all of you,

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