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Access Denied Desktop Items Windows 7

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Good afternoon Experts,

I have a strange issue for one user on one Windows 7 Pro PC. We utilize redirected desktops and documents. The desktop and documents are redirected successfully however when attempting to open any type of file on the desktop (docx, csv, xlsx, txt, etc) the user receives an access is denied message. If there is a folder on the desktop he can open the folder but not any file within the folder. The symptoms do not occur on the redirected my documents. I have verified the user is an owner and has full control of the desktop and all other related folders in his profile structure. The issue does not appear for any other user on the PC. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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by:discgman
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Why did you redirect the files and folders? Just curious. If its redirected to a server or something similar then you have to look at permissions outside of the users local profile.
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I would check to see if it is profile related. Create a new profile for the user by first renaming his profile as User_name_old. Then create the new user profile using the users name... then migrate the data from the user's old profile to the new profile and see if he is still having issues. It could be a corrupted profile.

If you are still having issues you may need to run malware scans on the system.
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by:PCNS_Tech
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The desktop and documents are redirected to speed up the profile load times on login as this is primarily where the users place data. Permissions on the server side are full control and ownership. I am least suspect of a permissions issue as if this were the case it would not be able to load the desktop and documents as he would not have permissions to them. I am going to try rebuilding the profile as the issue did follow him to another Windows 7 system. I will let you know the results.

Thanks!
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by:PCNS_Tech
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Thanks for your help. Rebuilding the profile corrected the issue.
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Glad to help.
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