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I'm running a Win7 Pro PC connected to a LAN with a domain controller. Logged in user is domain admin as well as local admin on the PC.

When trying to access c:\users\Public\Public Documents there is an access problem. One of the sub-folders (microsoft) works just fine. There are 3 other sub-folders: My Music, My Pictures and My Videos. In Explorer these folders show with a lock-symbol. Clicking on any of them gives an error message: "C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Music is not available. No access.

The folder above these is shared with full access to all users.

Any ideas how to fix this?
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Question by:Olaf Berli
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have the permissions propigated to all child objects?
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The folders with "My" in front of them in Windows 7 are not actual folders, but rather Links to the actual Folders (\Public\Music, \Public\Pictures, \Public\Videos). They are only there for backward compatibility to older software that may need the "My" in front of them. As long as you can access the actual folders (those I mentioned above) you are fine.
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by:Olaf Berli
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The sharing / users seems ok, but under the Security tab, there is nothing defined for the sub-folders....?
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by:Olaf Berli
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Tried to add local admin to one of the sub-folders (under the security tab). Got message "no access"
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by:R_Edwards
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under security, click advanced there you should see 2 check boxes:
1. include inheritable permissions from this childs object's parent
2. replace all child object permissions with inheritable....

check them both. and click apply and try that
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As I mentioned above, they aren't actual folders, they are just symbolic Links to the folder itself, which are elsewhere and named differently. You don't need to access them. They are only there for the system and old software.
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