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Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Q: Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

I added a slave drive to my Windows XP Pro computer, and it appears to work properly.

However, when I open the "Documents and Settings" folder (on the slave drive E:\, which is Windows XP Home Edition -- not XP Pro), I do not see any of my documents, sub-folders, etc. There should be MANY sub-folders (inside the "My Documents" folder which isn't even visible), with hundreds of documents, jpgs, etc. within it.

When that drive is installed as the Primary drive in my other computer, the User "Larry" (which is me) has all Administrative privileges. On the computer that I'm running now (with the slave drive in it), I also have Administrator privileges. I own both computers.

My User Name "Larry" is password-protected when I login to Windows (when the drive is Primary and installed into my main computer (not this computer with XP Pro).

I've tried clicking on all the users; Administrator, Default User, Larry, Guest, etc. (Note: I get an "Access Denied" error when clicking on the Guest "Documents and Settings" folder).

So, the questions are:

1. Why can't I see any files or subdirectories in the "Documents and Settings" folder on the slave drive?

2. There's supposed to be a folder named "My Documents," but I can't find it. Normally, that path is "C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents".
--- Where is that folder? It contains all the files I'm looking for.

3. Do I have to put the drive back into the other computer, and then change something before putting it into this computer, or can I change something in this computer to access the folders?

I'm really confused.

Old_Fart (Larry)

A: Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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I have tried logging on as the hidden Admin and I have checked my permissions but I still can't access this folder. I think there are some Firefox files in this folder and I need to see them.
Any help?
Thanks,
Frank

A:"Access Denied" for "Documents and Settings"

welcome..try to use the elevate command prompt Elevated Command Prompt

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I am getting an "Access is Denied" error message on a hard drive that I am trying to recover files from that is from my HP Pavilion with Windows XP that fried. My hard drive is still good, and I am trying to rescue the files in the "Documents and Settings/Owner" folder. I have connected the hard drive to my laptop, which also has XP; but when I try to open the "Owner" folder in "My Documents", it tells me that "Access is Denied." And when I hover over the folder, it says "Folder is Empty." But it is not empty. I can also access everything else on the drive fine -- just not this folder. I suspect that this is a networking type of issue, but I am not sure how to resolve it. Can someone please help me?

Thank you,
 

A:Solved: "Access Denied", "Folder Empty"

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I have a home network of five computers where one acts as a common computer ("server") where most data from the other four computers is stored (music, pictures, word processing, movies, etc). All five are running XP Pro SP2.

The "server" had two 80GB hard drives, but SMART was indicating that one was failing, so I replaced it with a 200GB drive. Now, every computer in the house can access the 80GB drive and all of its files but none of the computers in the house (except the "server") can access the new hard drive. I have the file sharing set to full access, and I can view the file folders that are on the drive from the networked computers, they are all listed. But when I click on a folder, I get "Access is Denied." When I mouse over a folder, it reads, "Folder is Empty"

But the folder isn't empty though when accessed from the local computer, only when trying to access it over the network.

I have turned off the Windows Firewall, turned it on again, off again, etc, no change. I have Zone Alarm on all the computers, turned it off, still no change.

Any ideas??? I have over 500 CDs on that harddrive, and I want to listen to music from my other comuters! I'm going nuts here.
 

A:"Access Denied", "Folder Empty" messages

There are two ways that might work.

1. From a computer other than the server right-click "My Computer" and choose "Map Network Drive". Where is says "Folder" type "\\<ip address>\C$" if you want to share the C partition of that drive (don't type the quotes).
2.
Go to My Computer and and click on the Tools Menu and then Folder Options.

Click the view tab.
Scroll all the way down until you see "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" and uncheck it.
Click OK.

Now right-click the drive you want to share and choose "Sharing and Security".
Click the security tab.
Click "add" and add "Everyone".
Give "Everyone" the rights you want them to have "Read only" or whatever you want.
 

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I bought an E-machines computer 3 years ago. The power module burned up last week, so I borrowed another power module to see if everything else was ok. Couldn't get the computer to boot up so I assumed the power module failure wiped out the mother board.

I bought another E-machines tower, hooked the old hard drive up as a slave. I can see all the files except what was stored in "my documents'. Access is denied. I changed the BIOS setting and tried to boot from the slave drive but it just goes into a continuous reboot loop. Won't go into safe mode either.

Anyone know of way I can get access to the files in "my documents" without booting from this drive?
 

A:Can't access "my documents" on slave drive

First stop Take ownership of the folder
 

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posting for a friend..
Read a similar post, but resetting system preferences and "taking control" didn't work...

Windows XP laptop

1. His board is fried
2. took hard drive out, put in enclosure
3. transferring data to another external Hard Drive
4. when attempting to transfer "documents" he gets an access denied read out
5. Says he has no option to change system preferences
6. "taking control" hasn't worked
7. right clicking etc. hasn't worked
8. says when he tries to view documents he gets a "documents empty" read out and there is nothing there

He needs this for his business and he isn't exactly computer savvy, any help??
 

A:"documents" access denied Hard Drive transfer

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I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program
with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE.

No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work.
But this is another problem which should not discussed here.

When I type now one of the following alternative commands at the CommandPrompt then Win7 returns me something like:

assoc .txt=txtfile

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: .txt"

or

ftype txtfile=D:\notepad++\notepad++.exe "%%1"

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: txtfile"

Why?

The command above work fine under WinXP

Peter

A:"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?

Question:

Did you run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges?
Elevated Command Prompt

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Hi !
I recently added a HDD to my PC. I'm using that HDD only to store my personal stuff.
On that HDD, Windows Vista had been formerly installed (with another computer) and I did not feel any need to delete those old OS files before moving to my new computer. They could not hurt.
So I have a "Documents and settings" folder on the main HDD and another such folder (from Windows Vista) on the added HDD.
To my astonishment, I now see, when opening both those folders in Windows Explorer, that the old "Documents and settings" folder (on the added drive) has the same content, especially in the "Download" folder under my user name, as the new one. This I cannot explain.
Is it that Windows Explorer gets confused and gives me wrong information when opening the old D&S folder ?
Can anyone help me find the files which should be present in my old "Download" folder (on the added drive) ? There's no reason I can think of that I could not access the unmodified content of that folder..., but you may know better.
I'm looking forward to reading your possible answers, thank you !

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


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are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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My daughter's laptop was hit by a virus (I think) which seems to have overwritten the boot sector and / or the partition table. I can't even re-install XP pro because the XP cd doesn't detect a hard drive. If I connect this "faulty" drive to another notebook all the data seems intact BUT:

Scanning it with Bitdefender does not detect any malware and all the folders are accessible except the C:\documents and settings\"her personal folder".

This folder returns "access denied" whatever password I use.

Can anyone give me an idea as to how to access this folder before I reformat and reinstall XP?

thanks and regards

A:External USB drive folder "access denied" after virus??

To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties
Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
In the Name list, click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
You do not have permission to read the contents of directory <folder name>. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes

Note <folder name> is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

Now see if the folder is accessible.

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Hello,

Not sure if this an XP or Win 2000 question.

My laptop died a couple years ago and I finally got around to having a friend put it in an external USB hard drive enclosure. The laptop ran Windows 2000 and my desktop is running XP SP2.

I cannot open one of the folders. I get an "Access is denied" dialog. I assume this has something to do with my original 2000 log in and the permissions that were set?

Any methods to coax with HD to let me have access?

If I can answer any further question let me know

Thanks,
Michael

A:Folder is "Access Denied" on laptop hard drive

try taking ownership. see the following from microsoft

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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I'd like to move my user files to a different drive, so that when i boot up to XP or Vista the same files are available on a seperate partition.

I have been able to move all the Vista one to my C: drive (XP) and its ok, but im running out of space and want to put the stuff on E:. I cant figure out how to make XP look to E:\Username\Desktop for its desktop files.

Any help would be great - i know its probably simple and ive just beat about the bush as usual.
 

A:Solved: Moving "Documents and Settings" folder to another location

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

Your files and folders may have been hidden by the virus, go to folder options and 'show hidden files and folder' to see if they actually are hidden. If they are, you can use Grindler's UnHide tool to 'unhide' all of your files and folders. As for the virus, move this thread to the virus and other malware removal forum in order for it to be noticed by an authorised malware removal member.
Good luck!
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

AFTER FOLLOWING SOME ADVICE I AM BEGINNING TO GET SOME OF MY FILES BACK BUT MY START PROGRAM FOLDERS ARE ALL EMPTY. For example; when i click the microsoft office folder, it is empty.

HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS VIRUS PLEASE?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html . Please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.

thanks,

v
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing thread, please do not create more than one thread for the same issue. Please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html .

thanks,

v
 

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hey guys

My computer got infected with mad trojans and my antivirus failed to protect my computer.. I managed to get rid of them through Safe Mode but my OS is still corrupt cant access it.. So I installed another OS in D drive...
No Im trying to get stuff I had in "My documents" folder on the C drive(where corrupt OS is) but it says access is denied I cant access C:\Documents and Settings\Addministrator
I had a password on that account... But is there a way to access it?

A:[SOLVED] Access is denied to &quot;My Documents&quot;

I would guess your system is still infected so I would suggest to you to follow this link to have your computer cleared of any Malware obtaining a clearance from the experts here.

kind regards,

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hey

ok so about 2 weeks ago ive been noticing that any cd i burn, half of the cd would be un readable . so for example: if i were to try burning a 21 sond cd i would only be able to listen to songs up to song 7 or so and the rest of the songs were showing up on my cd player screen but no sounds would follow...

so ive tried the usuall stuff here...first did a scan with adaware se and spybot and then i un installed then re installed my cd burners drivers and tested the burnign out on nero once more...no success at all......

so heres my nero log maybe u guys can find something. thanks.

Drive Information
-----------------
Drive : LITE-ON LTR-52327S
Type : CD-RW Recorder
Firmware Version : QS0C
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : ?
Drive Letter : F:\
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 12, 8, 4 X
Write Speed : 52, 48, 40, 32, 24, 16, 12, 8, 4 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : No
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : No
Read DVD-RW : No
Read DVD+R : No
Read DVD+RW : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : No
Mount Rainier : Yes
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96
Disc Information (F:\)
-------------------
Type : - no disc inserted -
Capacity : 00:00.01 (0 MB)
Tracks : 0
Sessions : ... Read more

A:"D:\ access denied" and "no additional sense information (000000)" Burner Probs

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Somehow my "Shared Documents" Folder got renamed to "Documents" when setting up my wireless network. Now when I am unable to install some software because that file name is missing.
I am not able to rename the "Documents" folder because I get the error that it is a system folder and cannot be renamed. Please help.
 

A:Unable To Rename "Documents" Folder To Original Name "Shared Documents"

You can change the share name over the network. My machine does the same thing.

When you click 'Share this Folder over the network' you are given the option to name the share. It will warn you that if it is over 12 chars, then older machines on the network may not be able to see it etc etc. Ok this and then check that the shared documents folder appears as such on the machine you wish to access with.

Bear in mind you folder will be showing in your 'Network Folders' as 'Documents on {computername} ({computername}). Can you not just point to this folder on the second machine instead?

Regards,
 

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Anyone tried deleting a registry key in Windows 7?  Got "access denied" or "Error while deleting key"?
The usual response is, "You need to run regedit as an administrator".  but I *AM* logged in as Administrator, and running regedit as administrator, trying to assign administrator full permissions on that registry key in order to delete it!!  
Am I mistaken, or isn't Administrator supposed to be able to administer and control all the settings on the computer, in order to set it up for the "Average Joe" user?
So, under the permissions menu of that key, go to advanced, change the owner from System to Administrator, and try again.  It's no longer saying "access denied", but "Cannot delete xxxxxx. Error while deleting key".

The scenario: Basically, the wireless has stopped working on a laptop. The device does not show up in Device Manager, but is in the registry, so the normal procedure is to delete the registry entry for the device in HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet (and /ControlSet001) /Enum/PCI    ,then attach the device or restart the computer, it finds the "new" hardware and reinstalls it. Easy!...

Not with permission restrictions on the administrator account it's not!  So I need to give myself permission, to give myself permission, to do a simple task like delete a single registry key!  Why, Microsoft, why???!!!  Please just make the Administrator accoun... Read more

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Okay, here's the rundown as best as I can remember it...

Several years ago (around 10, if I'm approximating), I purchased a slew of components and built my first computer from scratch. Since that time I have run through four power supplies. It seems as though some other component is causing these power supply failures. This is not the purpose of this post, however (but some back story).

Now, I am not the most technically savvy person in the world, and after the second failure, I took the computer to a "professional". While I don't know what he did in its entirety, I did notice a change that confused me. However, as I had decided to be an end user from this point forward and not a techie person, I didn't question it. The change... I could access the user account "Documents" folder from the "My Computer" window but not from within the "Documents and Settings" folder under the root directory.

In other words, if I were to double-click the "My Computer" icon, I would be given the usual options of hard disk drives and CD drives as well as the "Shared Documents" folder and the "_Username_ Documents" folder for the user logged in. (That would by Ahr Neely's Documents for the Ahr Neely user, and as there was only every one user created on the computer it was the only documents folder that should have existed.)

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A:Solved: Missing User Folder from "Documents and Settings" Folder

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I have a new Dell computer with windows xp operating system. My old computer was a gateway with windows xp also. The mother board on the gateway crashed and I could not find a replacement thus I purchased the new dell. I extracted the hard drive from the gateway and installed in an external drive case. All works well and I am able to retreve data from the gate way hard drive with one exception. While the hard drive was installed in the gateway I elected to make some of the folders private, ie right click on folder, click on sharing and security and clicking on private. This worked fine in the gateway but when I installed in external hard drive I am getting an "access denied" error message when trying to open with the Dell. How can this be fixed? Thanks
 

A:Solved: Error message "access denied" when attempting to open private folder

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

follow the instructions there

joan
 

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A:Accessing a user's "documents and settings" when it's "protected"

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Hi,

I just tried to install the latest iTunes update, but keep getting an error when it tries to access the C:\Program Files\iPod folder.

When I try to access the iPod folder directly through Windows Explorer, I get "Access is denied".

The same happens when logged in with the system administrator account.

When I right-click the folder and choose Properties > Security, the Current owner field shows "Unable to display current owner." And it won't allow either of the listed administrator accounts to take ownership.

When I choose Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner, the Current owner field also shows "Unable to display current owner." And it won't allow me to Edit it either.

I've tried opening the Command Prompt as the administrator, and deleting the folder, but it won't allow me to do that either.

Any ideas on how to forcefully take ownership and/or delete this folder?

A:"Access is denied" - "Unable to display current owner"

Check in the file security tab that there isn't a deny entry for the user group "everybody"

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I want to move all of these files to my new media partition including the "All User Files" and my own files.

I was able to move my files, but it didn't work as expected. I tried creating a new folder on my desktop so I can easily access it, but it is created in the "desktop" folder instead of the desktop itself. I tried copying that folder to the desktop, but it says the source is the same which now makes sense.

I am new to this, but please help!
 

A:Solved: How do I move all of my "documents and settings" to my new partion drive?

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I have a folder that keeps saying access denied when I try to open it, it contains like a gig or two of some of my old files that I may be looking for, my computer crashed a while ago and had to restore itself.... how do I open this folder?

It says that the folder is empty but I was doing a virus scan earlier and it scanned the folder with all these song files...
 

A:Solved: "Access Denied" Folder?

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Hi
Windows XP PC is extremely sluggish and makes a loud whirring noise, so bought a Seagate external hard drive. I inadvertantly moved the "my documents" folder on to it and now cannot open the folder without the hard drive plugged in. how do I move it back to its original home? It hasn't exactly stopped the extremely slow way the PC opens any file or even surfing the net. Please help!
 

A:Solved: accidentally moved "my documents" folder to external hard drive

Restore the My Documents Folder to Its Default Location
To restore the My Documents folder to its default location, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then point to My Documents.
Right-click My Documents, and then click Properties.
Click Restore Default, and then click OK.
In the Move Documents box, click Yes to move your documents to the new location, or click No to leave your documents in the original location.
Let me know if that works.
 

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

A:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.

BG

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I just clean installed win2k SP3 over my existing XP pro installation and the only thing wrong is that I can no longer access "my documents" folder which I kept on another drive/partition.

It shows a folder size of "0 bytes" when I know it has at least 450mb worth of documents etc. I think it has something to do with the folder security being attached to the logon name and password i had on XP.

Can you help? Is it possible to access them another way and copy to another folder that Win2k can then access?

And once I figure it out with any help...would it make sense to convert the other drive I use for storage to FAT32 to eliminate further file security access problems?
 

A:"my documents" problem - access denied!

an access denied message would indicate permission settings on an NTFS volume. If you right click the folder and choose properties and select the security tab, you should be able to change the permissions if you have logged on as an administrator.
 

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Hi. I've got a question regarding my windows xp home edition machine. I've got a couple of user accounts on the machine. One is my own administrator account, called my name. I've also got a Guest account and another account called Games. My account has a password but none of the others do. In addition to these there is this mysterious "Administrator account" on my machine. When I try to log in as "Administrator" it won't let me. It tells me that I don't have proper access or something like that. What really bothers me is when I go to C:/Documents and Setting/All Users I cannot open the Documents folder. It says it's not accessible and "access is denied." Can anyone help me figure out why I can't get access to this? I have trouble installing stuff sometimes because nothing can access this folder (and there could be others I'm not sure). Is the Administrator account the problem? Should I delete it? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot.
 

A:All Users Documents "Access Denied"

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I'm sure there is simple solution to this, but I am baffled. Upon Windows reboot (XP Pro) the My Document folder is automatically opened. How do I disable this from happening ?

Thanks in advance !
 

A:"My Documents" Folder opens on "boot up"

See if this helps.

Go HERE and read post #5

Regards Howard
 

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This has happened with Windows 10 PRO and Windows 7 PRO now.

New PC, Fresh install of windows.  All updates, patches, fixes, etc.. installed.
I transfer the customers info from their OLD pc (windows 7 in one instance... windows vista in another)
After transfer the data IS accessible.  After reboot the data IS accessible...  after a few days "access denied" error. (permissions error)

I can move the same file to another location (folder) other than "documents" and the file will open fine.
I can transfer ALL The files to that location and the files will open fine.
IF I "move" the documents folder to the new location... after a day.... access denied (permissions error)
I am not doing anything that I haven't done over the last 10 years,... VERY FRUSTRATING.  I believe it is a windows update of some sort that is causing the problem but cannot pin it down.
Any assistance is GREATLY appreciated!

John

John Huber

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I had just reverted my computer from Windows Vista to Windows XP. If you need further explanation, here is the link for the post that I had sent over a month ago.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/601888-windows-xp-keeps-restarting.html.

Thankfully, when I had to manually delete Windows Vista (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933168), I didn't have to use a boot disk (though I obtained one) and Windows XP Home SP2 started up normally.

What I did notice was that the Documents and Settings folder was (and is) completely empty, and I can't access it. So, I can't access "All Programs", My Documents (from the Documents and Settings folder), and the wallpaper is blank.

I have the Documents and Settings folder in Windows.old, but apparently that didn't transfer successfully back to the C: drive.

I cannot replace it (like copying the "Documents and Settings" folder from windows.old and replacing it on the C drive), as it'll tell me "Access Denied". I also found that I couldn't adjust the security settings for access to the folder from safe mode as Administrator, as the only options were General and Sharing, and no "Security" tab.

Tweak UI refuses to install on the computer (the Windows XP version). I still think that it's possible to redirect the folder to the one in Windows.old.

And, when I tried the boot CD, I selected Repair Installation off of the menu, and all I got was "C:Wind... Read more

A:Trouble with "Documents and Settings" Folder

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Hi.

The partition C, where Windows XP is installed, became too small. Often XP crashes with the blue screen (BSOD).

I already, successfully, moved the system folder "My Documents" to another hard drive, to give space, and changed the registry accordingly.

That was two years ago. Meanwhile, my space is again too small, somehow everything seems to grow on that partition. I need to give space again.

I tried to copy the system folder "Documents and Settings" to another partition before making any registry change. But i cannot copy, XP reports an error saying that "NTUSER cannot be copied. The file is being used by another person or program".

I also don't find any variable inside the registry pointing to that system folder.

Is there anyone out there who has experience and can give me advices?
 

A:XP: Folder "Documents and Settings": How to Move?

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I have changed from old XP computer to new windows 8

Photo files have transferred in to "Library "on new computer whereas they were in "documents and Settings in old computer

Momento photo book files can only access photos from a folder bearing the name the program has REMEMBERED...i.e. "documents and settings"

New comp will not allow me to access "documents and settings "to transfer photo files into it

DO NOT WISH TO RESET 100 PAGES OF PREVIOUSLY PREPARED BOOK

how CAN I TRANSFER PHOTO FILES INTO "DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS

A:accessing "documents and settings"folder

C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName is what Windows XP previously called the User file. The User file in all versions of Windows since then are C:\Users\yourusername. Librariess are the place holders introduced in Windows 7 with short cuts to the directories (Pictures, Music Etc) in the User File. There are no directories or files that you can access or rename called Documents and Settings.
You will have to remap the Momento Photo book to C:\Users\YourUserName\(My)Pictures\Momento Photo book or whatever the name of the file that Photobook creates.

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Seven months ago, I repartitioned my drives and installed XP. I thought I did it judiciously, but now I find my C: drive filling up, mostly because of the Documents and Settings folder.

I'd like to reocate it to my D: partition.

I googled the subject, but the resulting hits leave me more confused than anything. Has anyone done this successfully (relocating the "Documents and Settings" folder)? How, please.
Thanks a bunch!
 

A:Relocating "Documents and Settings" folder

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On both 64Bit & 32Bit Win7 machines I get an error message, denying access to a file in a folder within another folder. All have been shared, permissions granted & drives mapped to each folder. That is in addition to initially applying the changes to the file folder, subfolders, and files.

The message comes after the Client machine accesses the program, and attempts to generate a pdf.

The 64 is Win7-Win7 connection, while the 32 is connected to an XP.
Initially, I thought it to be a 64 issue. However, now it seems to be a Win7.
I have set to the Program to Run As Administrator & changed the Compatibility to XP Service Pack 3 to no avail.

I am moments away from Control+Alt+45ACP.
Please Help!

A:Folder Shared, Permission Granted File "Access denied"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ASKJesse


On both 64Bit & 32Bit Win7 machines I get an error message, denying access to a file in a folder within another folder. All have been shared, permissions granted & drives mapped to each folder. That is in addition to initially applying the changes to the file folder, subfolders, and files.

The message comes after the Client machine accesses the program, and attempts to generate a pdf.

The 64 is Win7-Win7 connection, while the 32 is connected to an XP.
Initially, I thought it to be a 64 issue. However, now it seems to be a Win7.
I have set to the Program to Run As Administrator & changed the Compatibility to XP Service Pack 3 to no avail.

I am moments away from Control+Alt+45ACP.
Please Help!


Try taking ownership of the folder. Here's how: Take Ownership Shortcut

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without a complete reinstall:

Quote from Fred Langa:
"Moving The Operating System To The New Drive
There are several ways to move the operating system to a new drive. But because I'm a fan of drive imaging, my preferred method for setting up the operating system on a new drive is this:

Still running the operating system on the old drive, I enter the Device Manager and uninstall the current entries under "Disk Drives." This in effect makes Windows "forget" what drives it's currently using. I then reboot to my disk imaging tool and create an image of the "no disks configured" version of Windows residing on the old drive. I then restore this image onto what will become the C: partition on the new drive. This whole process is measured in minutes, not hours, and gets a complete clone of the old Windows set up onto the new drive, with all the software and user files intact and ready to pick up from where they left off."

Quoted from Fred Langa

http://www.informationweek.com/LP/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=181502411&pgno=5&queryText=

He glosses over this part of the instructions expecting all his readers to understand this
critical piece. I believe that just this one paragraph would qualify as a complete article.

Anyone care to point me to an article that explains these steps?

I'm using Norton Partition Magic 8.0 and Acronis True Image 9

And maybe I'm not posting this in the right forum?
 

A:Replacing "Old" Primary w/new Drive/Making "Old" Drive The Slave

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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From somewhere, somehow, a folder named "24cd9e4542d29590bce925ec30" has been created in my W7x86pro root dir. Trying to look inside, I had to "permanently get access". But then inside it, there are a whole lot of folders named things like 1025, 1028, 1029, etc, ending with 3076, and 3082.

What's in those folders, I have no idea, since every time I try to open one, I first get the "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" dialog, and then when I click Continue, I get "You have been denied permission to access this folder".

Also inside the "24cd9e4542d29590bce925ec30" folder, there are files, like "Setup.exe" and "NDP40-KB2473228.msp" and "SetupEngine.dll" and some *.bmp and some other files. I guess that NDP40-KB2473228.msp gives away that this folder has something to do with some .NET framework update, but AFAIK, there's no .NET-anything installed on this computer.

I want to remove the "24cd9e4542d29590bce925ec30" folder, but there seems to be no way I can get permission to do that. trying to get ownership or set access rights, all I get is "Access denied" or similar.

Does anyone know:
1. What those folders and files are doing there?
2. How do I remove them?

A:Denied permission when trying to get access to folder named "1055"

Just to make sure we're not dealing with any malicious activity, run a full scan with Malwarebytes and after updating it and post the result here.
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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I've got a customer who's XP Pro box crashed. He Re-Installed XP Pro using the "Delete existing Windows folder" option. Now he can't gain acces to his previous user "Documents and Settings" folder even after recreating the same user and password in the new install. I'm thinking this is because the Windows "Computer Name" has changed. Anyone know of a way to get into and change the old computer name to the new computer name?
 

A:Access Denied to User folder. "Computer Name" change

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Code:
Destination Folder Access Denied
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You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder.
<Folder/Sub-Folder Name>
Date created: <Creation Date>
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Continue
Skip
Cancel
I get this dialog files whenever I try to modify (copy, delete or edit) contents of the "C:\Program Files" folder or its sub folders. When I click the Continue button, everything goes on fine without any problem. Some programs give write errors when I try to modify a file inside Program Files with them (e.g.; Notepad++ gives write error when I try to edit a text file inside one of the sub-folders of the Program Files folder).

I'm the only user on this computer, and I'm already the administrator who installed this Windows. There is no other OS installed on this machine.

This problem has been occurring for a long time. At first I ignored it, but later it started to became bothersome. I don't remember how have it started, or what had I done before it first appeared.

What can I do to stop Windows showing me this dialog box? I want to freely modify contents of any directory in my computer. This is a home computer, I have no social privacy concerns.

(OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Up-to-date)

A:"Destination Folder Access Denied" when modifying Program Files folder

You could try disabling UAC.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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G'day Folks,

1)
Should I move "Documents" or "My Documents" folder to D partition? When I click on start --> documents it opens "Documents" folder which has apps-data ...etc folders.I like to be able to click on "documents" to access my data from D,is this possible?

2)
just bought a new Asus laptop and Windows-recover turned off on C: .

i)Is it because Asus has protected partiton (c set up?
ii)should I enable window's recovery on protected partition and set restore point?

Thanking you in advance for your knowledge and experties of Windows 7

A:Should I move "Documents" or "My Documents" folder to D partition?

Hello Online,

If you wanted to move your C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents folder to another location, then OPTION TWO in the tutorial below can help show you how to easily do so. User Folders - Change Default Location
The Start Menu opens to the library location instead of the one in your C:\Users\(user-name) folder. If you would like to change that, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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So i am lookin at my itunes library and i wanted to see where all the songs were that were NOT downloaded through itunes. I only have a few that werent because i recently formatted my hdd and installed windows 7. I transfered a few songs over and they are in itunes now. What confuses me now is that these songs are located in C:/documents and settings/.../my music/... and i cannot access this folder. Now i did a quick googling about the issue, and i get the idea that they are "junction points" and dont really exist.

So my question i guess is how in the hell did i transfer songs to a "junction point" that doesnt exist? im pretty sure these songs were transfered using a wireless network(which was a pain in the *** in itself to figure out with the "sharing" and what not) i honestly dont remember how i did it, but i THINK i did these that way. Actually now that i think about it, i could have just replaced my library with a saved itunes library file which i did and that ended up giving me a bunch of songs in my itunes library that could not be found. Understandably because they arent on this fresh HDD. But either way THESE few songs in question ARE on the hdd.. supposedly in My documents but that cannot be possible right? isnt My documents just a pointer to a different location on the hdd? if so why doesnt it show me the ACTUAL location. Is there anyway to find the ACTUAL location? And not only that, but it seems the ONLY way i can get to these song ... Read more

A:Music saved in "Access Denied" Folder

Look in C:\Users\[your_name]\My Music.
 

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Why does my Win 10 File Explorer show shortcuts to the folders in my own account folder, as well as the folders themselves?
For example, there is a shortcut to My Documents, which leads nowhere, but to a message saying, "Access Denied" yet the folder called Documents does open to display all of my documents. Application Data leads to the same denial, yet AppData gets me to my application data. What is the point of all these extra shortcuts (ten of them)?
 

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It says I am unable to access certain folders when I click on them.. Now that I have all my space cleaned out I am downloading a demo paint program for my school work.. and I get a message that my Temp folder is unable to to be accessed and I have prove access..

I am able to get to my other temp folder but not TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES..
 

A:Temporary internet folder "ACCESS DENIED"

start/control panel/internet options/general tab/settings/view files No results???
/view objects Results???
 

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Hello, recently uninstall Windows 7 to re-install xp for some reason, well my old user account password windows 7 not even had much less some sort of encryption, I mean the main library folder "documents" now that I try to access this folder from xp I get an access denied error not to do and are very important these documents help. I see no action to unlock and I already went crazy.

A:Ex windows 7 documments folder get "Access denied"

Take ownership

Right click properties>securities> advanced>owner.

You are not currently recognized due to the change.

Hopefully it is done the same way in XP, this is the Seven procedure.

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After my home built Vista PC's boot drive failed I rebuilt the system on a new HDD with XP sp2. After getting the system back I discovered that my failed Vista boot drive was still mountable as a non-boot drive. I can get to most everything on the drive except I can't get to anything under the C:\Documents and Settings directory. I get access denied messages.

Is there anyway to recover anything in those directories?

Thanks!!
 

A:Any way to access "C:\Documents and Settings" directory?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

follow the instructions here

if you have xp home you need to boot to safemode

joan
 

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ok, i've been trying to move this folder for a while now and it just won't work. i've given every user all the privileges to edit the folder, but i still can't. i've tried deleting files from within the folder and they delete, but then re-appear again???

this is the first time i've encountered the problem.

what can i do? nothing seems to work. it's an important folder with 90% of my work in it.

thanks
 

A:"Destination folder access denied" whenever I try to move a specific folder?

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...on external hard drives. is there a way to take control on the whole drive? (TONS of folders on 2 different drives that i'd like to rename, etc here and there.

thanks

A:"destination folder access denied" on folder/file rename

Hi BleepingCrazy,

You can try taking ownership of the drive instead of each folder.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When the motherboard on my 3 yr old pc died recently, I wasn't sure how to troubleshoot and find the problem, so I hired a computer tech to come out and do repairs. At his suggestion, I purchased a gently used Dell tower from him, and he installed the best parts from my system to the "new" one. (hard drive, after market power supply, DVD drives.)

However, he installed my 250 Gig hard drive as slave to the 75 Gig hard drive already in the machine. Sounded okay to me--- until I realized that I cannot access anything that is on the "slave" drive! At first, I thought that was because my original pc had been password protected-- so he sent me instructions to go into SAFE mode and remove all passwords. I followed his instructions-- still no joy~

He has promised to come back and fix things-- but it has been a week and I really would love to be able to use my machine.

Any suggestions? (Please don't tell me to 'shoot the tech,' -- I might be tempted!)

Thank you,

StitchinTricia
 

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Hi;
In my Documents and Settings folder there are 7 folders: A, Dad, Older son, Younger son, all users, app data, and default user folders...
Often when saving a file, the default folder will be one named "A" in the documents and settings folder. I was trying to delete the "A" folder so there would just be mine and the two boys... in the hopes that mine would be the target for default file saves (instead of the nearly empty "A")

The comp won't let me delete A since it's a system folder...
Is that there for networking / file sharing purposes? Is there a thread which explains what I'm not getting? (Or could someone please explain it to me?)...

I searched through threads for nearly an hour before posting...

Thanks for any help...

wayne
 

A:Documents and settings folder "A"

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I recently built a call log database in Access 2007 for my team to use when calling agents on our top errors we see from a vendor's error report. My boss is requesting a report to see how many items have been resolved

I have a query started and I am trying to complete this task in a single query (if possible) instead of several queries (as I've done for a couple other things).

I have 3 tables I'm using: Assignment, AgtInfo and CallLog
Joins as follows: Assignment.st=AgtInfo.agcy_st
AgtInfo.agt_id=CallLog.agt_id

Fields in the results: Assignment.assigned_analyst, CallLog.rpt_mnth, CallLog.resolved

Resolved is a yes/no field. I've done a query that converts the -1 to a 1, so that the sum is a positive number for the "Yes" values. I'm not sure how to enter the expression to subract the "Yes" values from the total number of values (yes/no) to get to my "No" count.

Essentially, I'd like the results to display as:

assigned_analyst, rpt_mnth, CountYes_resolved, CountNo_resolved

Somehow the connection is just not clicking in my brain with everything I've read though searches. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Access 2007 Query: Return count of "Yes" and "No" values for Analyst/Report M

It is easier to add another column to counf the Nos, use
0 or is null
as the IIf statement and use a 1 to count them
 

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Hi all,

First post so apologies for sharing the burden. I am running a Win Server 2008 R2. One of my users informed me that he could not access a couple of folders within the server. Upon checking, I found out that even I do not have access to the folder, even in administrator account. Whenever I try to open it, it says 'you don't currently have permission to view this folder. Click continue to permanently get access to this folder.' so I clicked Continue.

It comes out with another popup that says 'You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder, you need to use the security tab. The security tab part is clickable so I did.

It shows the folder properties > Security with a message of 'You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings.' I clicked the Advanced tab > Owner -> Edit button. Checked the Replace owner or subcontainers and objects. I can see the Administrators as a choice. I even tried keying in an individual user. After that, I clicked 3 subsequent OKs.

Nothing happened. Kinda stumped on this. I did read some help from here earlier but it couldn't work. I can't just 'restart' this as its a running server. Halp pls.

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????
 

A:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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Hi all,

I'm having a weird issue with one computer here.
The "My Documents" folder is redirected to a shared network drive. Other people can access the files in that folder and edit them.

The weird thing is that the "local copy" of the file does not seem to match the one the other users on the network can see.

For example, I have this Excel spreadsheet. Another user on the network made a change to the file. In my documents, the file size and modification date do not match the new state, and if I open the file, it does not contain the changes. Everybody else on the network sees the changes just fine.

If I make changes to the file, the others cannot see them, however they do see ".tmp" files, which I don't see on my machine.

I have turned offline availability off, to try and make sure there is no local cache of the file, I have tried "sync-ing" the folder, restarted my machine... all to no avail
Seems to me there is a different copy somewhere but I can't find it.

There is no "My Documents" folder left under "c:\Users\<MyUsername>\". We are on a workgroup (as opposed to a domain).

Any pointers welcome!

Thanks,

Bourgui

A:Redirected "My Documents" folder, on shared network drive - can't see

OK, I removed then re-instated the folder redirection and everything seems to be working again.

Would love to know what happened, but I really don't have the tie to investigate the matter further...

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I have a slave drive in my new custom built pc from my old Dell. I am booting from a new Seagate drive running a clean copy of Win Xp. I need to access the old drives "%APPDATA%" folder. Since it is now slace, i browse to the location but when i click my old profiles name I get a "access denied message." I have tried to boot Win XP from the old drive but when it goes to the log in screen, my mouse and keyboard do nothing. If i hit the tab key on my keyboard my mouse and keyboard actually loose all power.

How can i get to the app data of the old HDD?
 

A:Can't Access "%APPDATA%" on A Slave Drive

Take ownership:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
moper
 

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h drive had windows 7, laptop too slow so i took out the hd. after hooking it up, nothing seemed wrong, till i checked directories. deleted windows, program files, user, etc no prob.. but when you go into "Documents and Settings", the files from c:\user are there.. if you delete a file on g:\Documents and Setting\.... it dissapears from c:\user.... Also. in Documents and Setting\all users\application data\ the "application data" you can keep going down and down for example "G:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data"... etc Go deep enough, it shows in properties "G:\DOCUME~1\ALLUSE~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\Application Data"

i want to delete the files without deleting the ones in c:\user. also an explanation for the infinity of application data,,,
 

A:"Documents and Settings" on h drive goes forever

Documents and Settings is not a real folder, but is designated as a system folder for protection.. It a "Junction" folder, and it is there to allow legacy programs tobe used in compatibility mode the Windows 8 folder structure.
T
You have apparently altered the security permissions, in order to access the folder. In fact, here are no files inside. It points to C:\Users\*your user name*\Appdata and C:\Users\*your user name*\My Documents. The files you are seeing, and deleting, are virtual here are no files inside. When you delete those files, your are, in reality, deleting the original and real files in the path I have stated. There is no way you can delete one, without the other. Documents and Settings takes up no space and, if you follow the defaults, and keep the System files hidden in the options, you cannot see the folder and it should not be any sorce of trouble to your.
 

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Hi there,
I downloaded Windows 7 from my university's MSDNAA program, installed it, and everything, and it works just fine. But when I try to access certain folders on my hard disk, like "Documents and settings", I am not allowed to. Even if I enter the Administrator account, it refuses to work.

Ho do I solve such problems with insufficient rights, altough being in administrator accounts? I'm not just searching a workaround for this specific problem.

Kind regards,
Simon

A:Can't access "Documents and Settings"

Hi,
Documents and Settings is not a real folder in Windows 7. It is called a "Junction" and is there to allow older programs to inteface with the Windows 7 folder structure.
The data is now contained in C:\Users\<your user name>\. There are other Junctions as well.

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Hello All,

I have my mothers harddrive from another (dead) computer, and she wants some important files from this HD. I tried to gain access thru security and I cannot move the files off the drive. Some Photos cannot be viewed.

How can I get myself full permission of drive.

Thanks,

Cody B

A:Access to "Documents & Settings"

'Documents and Settings' does not exist in Vista, except as a hard link to the Users folder - if your tryng to open it in Explorer give up now before you do some damage

Look in the Users folder instead - it has pretty much the same structure.

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See here for another guy having the same issue with no answer:

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/62163-videos-folder-impersonating-documents-folder.html

OK so I keep all my docs on a seperate drive. I redirected Pictures, Music and finally Videos.... When I redirected videos, it screwed up somehow and moved Documents to the location I had told Videos to go to. Now I have two Documents folders that act identically. If i rename one, it renames the other and vice versa. If I delete one, it deletes both.

One is the original Documents folder and one is the Videos folder. If i try to move either one, they both move to the same location. I have ran a chkdsk and all that and cannot get this thing to seperate. Any one else had this problem or any luck fixing it?

Oh BTW the is 32 bit Vista Ultimate loaded from scratch.
 

A:Solved: "Videos" is cloning "Documents"

Ok, nevermind. Fixed the issue. Regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders.

Set "My Video" to the correct location. I was looking at "Shell Folders" instead of "User Shell Folders" in regedit before.
 

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I've read tutorials on how things like My Documents in Vista are really junctions to new file paths, but I still haven't been able to figure out how to apply it to my situation.

The power kicked out on my old computer, and I had another PC lying around, so I stuck it in as a back up drive to access the files I still wanted. So, the old drive that used to run XP is no longer the operating drive, just used for storage, it's the D drive and now there's a new C drive. I'm able to access just about everything I want except for what's in "my documents". I keep getting "access is denied".

I've looked for the new file paths listed here:
Access Denied to Documents and Settings*-*Vista

on this back up drive and on the new operating system drive. but I could only find the old "my documents" folder on the old drive (D), and the "documents" folder on the new drive with the operating system installed (C) only has new files I've created or d/led since I've installed the operating system.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I get a little triangle with an exclamation mark instead of the red circle with an x when I get the "access is denied" message.

Any help would be much appreciated. I've taken ownership of the whole drive, but I read that doesn't apply in this situation.

A:"access is denied" on an old xp drive now used as backup on a vista system

The "My Documents" folder in your C:\Users\username folder in your Vista drive is a junction but that doesn't affect the My Documents folder on the old XP drive which is still a real folder, not a junction.

You should be able to get access to that folder in Vista, if you can fight your way through the ownership and permissions maze.

If you have various user accounts, log in as the Admin user. Right-click a link to Windows Explorer in the Start Menu and click "Run as administrator". That way everything you do in that Explorer window will have elevated priviledges and you won't keep getting UAC prompts. In Explorer, right click the My Documents folder on the XP drive, click the Security tab and give lots of rights to the account you are currently using. Then you might be able to copy files out of it into an ordinary folder which you should make outside of any user folders.

If all else fails, you could try running Linux from a live CD, such as the Ubuntu installer CD (no need to actually install Ubuntu onto the hard disk). Recent versions of Ubuntu include a file manager which can access NTFS partitions. It is less obedient of NTFS security restrictions so it might allow you to copy the files from My Documents on the XP drive to an ordinary folder on the Vista drive.

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Hi.I am using Windows 8.1 Pro.I turned on bitlocker on one of my drives to secure it.i used fast method.after the encryption process the drive became inaccessible and giving access is denied messages.I tried to turned of the bitlocker but i cant because it just vanished.i cant find it anywhere on my system(control panel etc).someone told me reinstall the windows and the drive will become accessible again, but is there anyway that not including reinstalling windows.Thanks in advance.

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Hi

Is it possible to start the app without "Security Worning" window ("Cancel. Open, More Info" buttons)? If yes, how you can make changes then?

Is it possible to start the app without "Microsoft Access" window on the background?

Thanks,
Barbos
 

A:Solved: Access 2003 - To start the app w/o "Security Warning" and "Microsoft Access"

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Here is my situation. I have 2 hard drives. C:, which is where I have Windows XP installed and D:, where I have various music, movies and games installed. Basically D: is my storage drive.

I decided to set up a dual boot configuration with Windows XP and Vista Ultimate. As I said Windows XP was already installed on C:. I used partition magic to reduce C:'s size so I would have enough space to create a new partition on the XP drive for Vista. I created it and installed Vista fine and now I can choose whether I load XP or Vista on startup.

Vista seems to be running fine however when I open explorer I encounter a problem. C:, which in Vista is the main partition displays and can be accessed fine. D:, which is the main partition for XP (and is displayed as C: when booting in XP) displays and can be accessed fine. E:, which is the storage drive I mentioned (displayed as D: when booting in XP) earlier is named Access Denied in Vista. When I click on it in explorer it says Access Denied. When in XP all drives and partitions display and can be accessed fine. When in Vista, all drives and partitions except E: (D: when in XP) display and can be accessed fine.

I have read in some forums that I should "take ownership" of E: (in Vista) and that will allow me access. As I understand it this would then deny me access to it while in XP and that is obviously not good because the reason I chose to dual boot is so I can access everything from both operating systems.

There h... Read more

A:Hard drive "Access Denied" in Vista with dual boot configuration

Wow...just wow. Disabled User Account Control and everything works fine. What an awesome "feature."
 

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I have been and keep getting these error messages when I try to delete some things (particularly if they have been opened)..

"Cannot Delete filename: Access is denied"

or a similar error message telling me that I can't delete the file because it is in use by another user or process. However if I restart my machine then I can delete the files no worries.

I am running XP home with SP2.. any suggestions?
 

A:"Access Denied" or "File In Use"

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I have multiple partitions on my hard drive. One holds one of my systems and another has all my documents and files. I have a copy of X-plane a flight simulator on in my document folder, the program is stored there and accessed there and not in the programs folder. Recently when trying to access the program I am getting the error "access is denied". I was able to access it using the methods in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881. Then next time i went to access it i was denied again. When trying to use the method in the microsoft help page I was denied access when trying to implement the last step of this process.

What should I try?
 

A:Folder "access is denied"

I got it to work, but this is the second time in two days i have had to go through this to access this file. Is there a way to make this folder accessible on a permanent basis?
 

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Hi all, in order to optimize the main OS SSD I want to install the "My Documents" folder (or its equivalent in Windows 7) in my 2nd internal data drive as it occupies a lot of space in my main OS SSD drive. How can I do this? Thanks

A:How to install "My Documents" folder in 2nd drive

There are a number of things you can do.

The simplest is to just move your documents onto the other disk and include the folder created in the documents library.

Slightly more complicated you can follow this tutorial to move the default MyDocuments location. User Folders - Change Default Location

If you want to move your entire user profile follow this tutorial. User Profile - Change Default Location

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Hi
i have an ACER laptop. a few weeks ago, i installed oracle 11g software twice and uninstalled it. it was after the 2nd uninstallation that i noticed, C: drive access is denied.
the c: drive is now under NTFS. i tried system restore but there was no use. i tried making changes to admin and security through another user, but the fault still continued.
i am able to switch on and shut down the system, surf the web. but i am unable to do basic operations like copy, cut, paste, move,download files etc.
i have several important documents which i would not like to lose.
i would appreciate anyone to kindly help me fix the problem.


thank you

A:C: drive shows "access is denied" when tried to open.

The only way that I can think of fixing this is to:
1. Backup allllllll you data. Try using a utility to clone the HDD to an external drive
2. Once you are sure all of your data is saved, download Ubuntu 11.10 from their website to a flash drive
3. Extract the data using UNetBootIn.
4. Reboot and make sure your flash drive is first on the BIOS startup list (dependent on your system)
5. Once the flash drive is booting up, select Try Ubuntu
6. After this, go to GParted Partition Editor and reformat your internal hard drive (C
7. Using Ubuntu, find a program that can use the backup of step 1 to restore it to C:
8. Reboot and reset BIOS startup to HDD

Hope this helps. There may be a simpler way but this is the only way that I can think of. Hope it works and good luck!
~123386761

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I have an external drive (2Tb, Toshiba, USB3) which I wiped (formatted and created new volume on). I run Win7Pro64. The drive seemed to be working fine, until I rebooted, Then I got "Access denied" when I wanted to explore its contents. When I then tried to give the drive another label (in this case from M:\ to N:\) it again worked. Also when switching back to M:\ worked. However, when I reboot, I again get "Access denied".

In safe mode, the drive seems to work fine.

Any clue as to why this is? Any help is greatly appreciated - this is driving me nuts.

Thanks!

A:External drive gives "Access denied" on reboot.

Okay, so I found the solution to this myself after some struggling. My computer is an HP which comes with its own security software. It turns out the default setting is to not allow USB devices. Good to know for others who might be struggling with their HP desktops...

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Hello,

I have a user in the domain that had access to her network shares (mapped network drive and H:\users\usershares\*username*) and now she is getting "Access Denied" errors. I have checked to make sure that she has the correct permissions and she does. I know that she can connect to that server because she can access other shared drives on the same server. She is also the only user in the domain that has this issue. If I log on as her on my PC she DOES have normal access to all her shares. She is running windows XP pro sp3. The domain controller is Server 2008.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.
 

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Hello everyone.

A tiny bit of background story here. My sister is visiting and she has a habit of toying around with and messing my mothers laptop up. Now for what we thought we should do: We created my sister her own account, and I was under the impression that my mums login was an "Administrator". Now I made the mistake of deny access for "all users" to the C:\ thinking that her login would still have access. So now, I've tried booting in safe mode, opening the cmd prompt as the administrator, type net user administrator /active:yes. I logged in as the new Administrator login, but still cannot make any changes to the permissions on her C:\. I can't change the owner either. I cannot create another user even. I'm lost and we can't even do a system restore. Getting which apparently has to do with permissions (gee, what a surprise). Please help!

A:Denied access to "All Users" by mistake for C: drive

Hello JMCSD, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Can you do a System Restore at boot using Method Two in this tutorial?

Shawn

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My laptop stopped booting (You can read about it here:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/713951-autochk-error-c0000218-bsod-recovery.html )
I've reached a dead end on on trying to restore the OS, so I took the hard drive out of my Gateway Laptop which was running Windows XP Media Center Edition and placed in an external enclosure so I can access it via USB from a computer that will boot.
I booted another notebook running XP Home into safemode so I could take ownership of the Administrator folder in Documents and Settings via the security tab (as described in this Microsoft Help and Support article here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421)
Now I can see the documents in the Administrator profile, but I can not access or copy them. Also, when I open My Music I can see all the folders for individual artists, but when I try to open the folder I get the "Access Denied" message that I got before I took ownership of the Administrator folder. What's worse, I can't use the security tab to take ownership of those files and folders in My Documents because everything is greyed out.

Help?
 

A:"Access Denied" on *now* external hard drive

Sounds like you may have taken ownership of the folders, but not the contents of the folders or subfolders. Go back to the ownership page and be sure to check the box about all child objects. Being grayed out means that that file's permissions are inherited from a superfolder, so you need to change them there.
 

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When I insert any of my flash drives, and then try to "open folder to view files," or in any way try to open the drives- I get the message "Access is denied." I can right click- explore, and get into the drive that way.

Can someone tell me why this is happening? It's been going on for about a month now...happens on ANY flash drive I use.

Thanks!
 

A:"Access is denied" message when I use flash drive

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Hello, TSG!

Just yesterday I was using the computer normally until I got a Blue Screen. Getting a blue screen is usually something normal that occurs to my every so often, so I didn't mind it and rebooted the computer normally. However, I got two more blue screens within the next hour. The 3rd time rebooting, my computer starts to act strange as if it had a virus. Upon powering up the monitor would just display a black screen with two lines about something --- which I don't remember, sorry --- and stayed like that unless I plugged out the power cord or held on the power button to shut down. Then when after a few tries it boots and displays a message "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" (and the same message for Drives 2 and 3) show up. Also it asks me to continue loading by pressing the F1 Key.

When Windows loads the first time, it displays a message saying a bunch of hardware has just been installed and ready for use. Also, my internal clock resetted itself back to Monday, November 07, 2005 (Which, if I recall, is the date when I got the computer) and my speakers do not work.

TL;DR Version
3 blue screens within a short time
Floppy disk fail
Drivers 1-3 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1-3

Anyway, I browsed through Google but I haven't seen anyone with both problems. I disabled my Floppy Disk Drive and that message doesn't show up anymore, but the others do and my computer still isn't fixed. I ran a vir... Read more

A:Solved: "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found" problem

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Hello,

I recently reinstalled Windows XP (home). It eventually came up with two users: Owner and Guest. I picked "owner" and changed its name to my sister's name (her computer); let's call her "Sara." I then added a user account for myself. But later she began to have problems finding her "favorites" and her desktop didn't always come up the same. Looking into this I found under "Documents and Settings" her user name and "owner". However, at the startup page where you pick which user account to open there is no "Owner" account listed.

Before reinstalling Windows I'm quite certain (99%) that there wasn't a listing for "Owner", I assume because it had been renamed.

I am tempted to delete Sara's account just to see if the owner account would show up, but worried about unforseen results. I had tried to delete the owner directory from the Documents and Settings folder but Windows would not let me as it had "System files" in it that windows needed to work.

What I want is for the Owner account to be in her name and to delete her account that's in her name but not the owner account. Or a way to force the owner account to show on the startup screen.

Also, while trying to find a way to fix this, one of the things I did was to try and create a user account called "Owner." Instead it created an acct. called "Owner_2" which I deleted but later I found... Read more

A:Solved: Problem with "owner" in Documents and Settings

Hi, and welcome to TSG

Its never a good idea to rename accounts because a lot of the time there will usually be conflicting between the two user names. Try deleting the account than putting it back and see what happens.
 

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Win 7
Toshiba Qosmio x500
When i plug in an external pen drive or hdd to any of the USB Ports. a box opens & says 
" Location is not Available, F:/ is Not Accessible, Access is Denied"
I can view its icon in My Comp. but when i double click, error occurs.
This started happening all of a sudden. It was working fine until yesterday.
Plz help.  :'( 
Bobbina....

A:Any External Hard drive shows " Location is not Available, F:/ is Not Accessible, Access is Denied", this Error is shown all USB ports.

Hi Vincent,
Thanks for your input.
My problem has been solved.
1 chap from another forum suggested it may have been a fault with my AntiVirus.
He made me check the client policy for USB Auto On/Off for external drive scanning.
he suggested me some changes, & now all my usb external drives work... :)
Yayyy..!!!
Thanks all of you.
Regards.
Bobbina..x
(P.s.: hope the problem does not pop-up again...)

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 10 th2-10511 x64 and when I install EMET 5.5 final the EMET system service is installed with the "delayed start" flag and the service and never starts after a reboot. The same thing happened with the beta version, I didn't notice
it until the final was released. This issue doesn't occurs with EMET 5.2.
I switched the service back to the normal Automatic (not delayed) start, and everything seems to be working again. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this issue?


Also, can someone enlighten me about this warning message "DEP/ASLR Policy settings are ineffective by default; see user's guide on how to enable them". It appears when I enable the DEP/ASLR EMET GPO. I couldn't find any reference to this warning
message in the user guide. DEP seems to be enabled, I have no idea how to check for ALSR other than Process hacker that shows ASLR as N/A.
Thanks

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The operating system is Windows ME

I got a Memorex Traveldrive 128 MB flash drive and stuck it in. The computer said it was finding the software for the new hardware, and when it was found, I copied a lot of graphic files onto it.

All the graphics are there. I can see a little preview picture, by highlighting a filename. By clicking on it, I can open it in the graphics program.

So far so good. The pie chart shows that there is still plenty of room left, out of the 128 MB.

In my computer, I choose a folder and say copy, paste.

The Memorex Traveldrive says, “Unable to create the folder “Pix”. Access is denied.”

Just for grins, I open the folder and say select all, copy, paste.

The Memorex Traveldrive says, “Error copying file or folder. Cannot create or replace m01.jpg (the first file on that list). The directory or file cannot be created.”

I haven’t done anything to any of the files in my computer telling it not to let them be copied.

What is going on here, please?
 

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I recently used an upgrade disc I had and upgraded from XP to Vista. It was very old and didn't even have SP1. I did it successfully and installed SP1 and SP2. Everything went fine. Last week I was trying to get printer sharing n my network. I rarely use this computer so last week I got the printer to share over the network and turned it off.

Forward to this week, I turned the system on to get the updates posted from WU. The 1st thing I noticed is I had no access to "C". I went into advanced security and changed permissions so now I have access. However any system tools like defrag, restore, UAC, etc.....no access.

Any help would be nice, Thanks.

A:Access to "C" drive denied in Vista

it sounds like SP2 is having major issues, everybody who has upgraded to SP2 soon there after has issues. i would try to do a system restore to before SP2 and see if you can get access back or not.

other wise not sure. never had that issue

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Hope this is the right place to post if not please excuse.
I HAVE A hdd in another macine that won't let me access it.It shows this hdd on boot up also in disk management it shows as healthy,active,etc.Ihave checked ownership & permissions & all were correct.I downloaded a file recovery program & had it recover some of the files BUT when viewing the jpg files my image viewer couldn't handle them said wrong format.I tried several more viewers with same results.Not much good to recover files you can't use.I googled file recovery & it seems that $100 is about as cheap as you can get out if you hire some one to do it.Can't afford that but some of the pictures go back several years (mostly family) & I REALLY want to recover them.I know these details are skimpy but if anone has
ANY info such any thing to try or recovery freeware to try I have orderef a new hdd & will inatall it upon arrival so if anyone needs more info I can furnish it then .All help is greatly appreciate.
Thanks

A:hard drive "access denied"

Try running Ubuntu Live cd on the machine with the errant hard drive; Linux is a little less fussy about drives and may give you an opportunity to see and recover your photos.

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I have an Acer desktop with XP Pro and I'm the adminisrator. I put a CD in the drive a few days ago and the above notice appeared on my screen. The drive will not accept any CD/DVD in working mode. However, when I'm in Safe Mode the CD will load?

I have never set any permissions for this drive or any others."
I tried a system restore - didn't work

I have scanned Microsoft support for hours and not found a solution. I hope some of you experts can help as I am just about to sell this computer for a boat anchor!
 

A:"Administer has denied access to CD/DVD drive"

I don't have XP running at the moment, but go to Start > Run, and type:

gpedit.msc

There are permissions related to removable drives there. They should be unconfigured, if you can set them that way. Do not click "Allow" for removable drives because it will have unexpected consequences by actually reducing access for tohers who have no policy set.

They may be easier to find in secpol.msc
 

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Hi,

I have a client running XP SP3 I think. When one inserts any USB Flash Drive, it only gives out an error message: "F: Access denied".

It does seem to pick up the drive, but no access allowed onto it.

What I've tried:

1. Did try and access it from Windows Explorer in the left hand panel, doesn't even "explore" or "open" on the right-click options.

2. Accessed the "All Users" folder to see if it wasn't listed there to try and access it, but it wasn't.

3. Looked in Device Manager to see if it wasn't something to do with the drive letters clashing, but no other drives are present.

Please help!

A:USB Flash Drive: "Access Denied"

The flash drive probably needs replacing, they don't stay reliable for long. That's why it's never wise to put files on them for long-term backup purposes. They are only fit for transferring files between computers.

Just buy another one, they don't cost enough to spend hours of hassle trying to get it to work.

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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When I right click on my C & D drive in My Computer the Open and Explore words in in odd characters and clicking on them does nothing. This happened after I used a USB key on another computer that had these characters. How do I fix this?
 

A:Solved: Right Click C Drive "Open" &amp; "Explore" in odd characters

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I just noticed that there is a new (hidden) file in "my documents" folder called "Default". It is a hidden folder and was not there 4 days ago.

When I check the properties on it it simply says that is is just a Remote Desktop Connection type and it was created August 24th, 2008.

My remote desktop and remote assistance features are not active or loaded.

Is this file normal or not?

Thank you!
 

A:Solved: Hidden Remote Desktop Connection file found in "my documents" folder

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Hello all,

This is my first post here, hopefully I'm not duplicating questions, I checked but could not find this one. I'm wanting to copy all of "My Documents" to another folder. This is working but not how I want. Here's what i put in notepad:

copy "c:\Documents and Settings\ac*****man\My Documents" "k:\Aarons_docs"
(I got this info from https://www.computing.net/answers/windows-2000/auto-copy-file-to-a-second-folder/57345.html)

after running it's scheduled run, it is only copying files, not folders...can anyone tell me why this is and how to correct it?

Thanks for any help in advance!
 

A:Solved: auto copy "My Documents" to another folder

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Here are the facts in the matter:

I had an older machine that was running (barely) XP. Two things happened--the boot-up on the master drive got corrupted, then the machine itself died an inglorious death.

Now, I've salvaged the drive and installed into an external USB hard box. I have a laptop and a desktop that both run XP (XP Pro V2002 SP3). I can access most of the information on the drive; however, I can't get into the My Documents folder under my Documents and Settings folder. (The system reports "Access is denied.")

According to the MS Tech Center, one of the steps I need to do is to go into the Control Panel and click on "Appearance and Themes"...I don't have this option.

The question is:

How can I get into this My Documents folder so I can pull the stuff inside it out into the open?

Thanks for any assistance.

Jason A Schulz
 

A:Solved: Taking Control of a "My Documents" Folder

Take ownership of the folder.
 

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
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-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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