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Folder is not accessible - Access is denied (SBS 2003)

Posted on 2010-09-07
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I have two folders that have suddenly locked themselves, and I'm not sure how. They are inside of a shared folder (a few subdirectories inside).

When I double click on them, I get a message that the folder "is not accessible. Access is denied."

When I right click on them and go to properties, I only see General and Customize tabs.

If I try to force any rights or ownership from the parent folder, I just get an Access is Denied message.

This is all on SBS 2003 R2, and it is only happening to 2 folders that I know about.

Any ideas? Thanks!
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by:mantaloor
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Try to add the admin on the root folder, then take ownership on the child folder as administrator and remove any other account and reset permitions.


 

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by:withtu
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Do a AV scanning on your sbs2003 box and tell the results. try to use TAKEOWN and ICACLS command to take the ownership and grant the full control.
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by:JohnPCS
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I'll try both of these things and will report back my findings tomorrow. Thanks for pitching in!
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by:JohnPCS
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No luck. TAKEOWN and ICACLS don't work. I can't apply any new permissions to these folders through their parent directories.

I just don't understand what could cause this? I can't do anything with these folders at all, and there are files in there that are needed.

Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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All it required was a reboot. Sounds easy right? Finding time to reboot this server was anything but. Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
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