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Problems with ROBOCOPY (Access Denied)

Q: Problems with ROBOCOPY (Access Denied)

I am doing a data migration from NT server to a NAS and using ROBOCOPY with correct switches....the folder and permissions copy over but no data is copied.....when I view the log files I see ACCESS DENIED errors....any ideas??

A: Problems with ROBOCOPY (Access Denied)

Welcome to TSG....

From this site on Robocopy

Robocopy does not run on Windows 95, or NT 3.5. (RoboCopy is a Unicode application).

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Hello folks,

I know similar questions have been asked but I "might" have a unique one. What I have been trying to do is to copy the "C:\Users", "C:\Program Files", & "C:\Program Files (x86)" to another clean hard drive "D:\".

I'm doing this to make more room for the OS in the C: drive while date will be in the D: drive. Now I have successfully robocopy Program Files & Program Files (x86). I also have copied most of the Users directory but for this stubborn Real\update directory. This is I think the real player program. I get this Access Denied and "Error 5" error. I am in elevated command prompt. I achieved this via the Repair your computer prompt on the Windows install DVD.

I also have rmdir for Program Files & Program Files and have made a mklink for both of them so windows knows where they will be. But I have not did a full boot because I don't think windows will access my Users directory because they have been moved over to the new drive. What I can only do will have to be via the command prompt.

I can't make a mklink for Users because I get an error saying something about duplicate areas? What I was trying to do is go to this Real\update directory but even trying to access that directory via cd commands will not work, giving me a access denied. Again I am in elevated command prompt "Administrator:X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe How can I get to that directory. I just want... Read more

A:Robocopy - Access denied Error 5 Real Directory

You probably just can't move your program files due to the possibility of config files and registry entries that are looking for your programs on the c drive since that's where they where installed. They should be reinstalled if you want to move them. Also if you move the profiles folder (under c:\user) it will break your profiles and you will need to change the location in the registry. I suggest that you put everything back and just move your personal files, music, pics, & videos on another drive. That should free up a lot of space.

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2 computer home LAN, both machines running XP Pro. Router is Dlink DI-624. Hardware firewall is set to allow full LAN access.

I have full access to one machine from the other but going the other way, I get "\\Eds is not accessible. You might not have permissions....."

I have Simple File Sharing setup on both machines. I have run/rerun the Network Setup Wizard many times, rebooting afterwards. Both machines are on "Mshome". On the machine that is denied, all drives are set up to "Share this folder on the network" and "Allow network users to change my files". I have no software firewalls running to include the MS firewall.

I can successfully ping both computers from the other one. I can access the problem computer from that computer but going through the network. But, not from the other computer. I had this all up and running great just yesterday but now I can't get to my machine from my wife's. What do I need to look at here?

A:More Problems - the dreaded Access Denied

If you're sure you don't have any firewall lurking in the background on Eds, then Eds is probably somehow corrupted.

A couple folks were able to fix this with a rather simple registry edit; see the last post in this thread:

An earlier post in that thread references some other problems similar to yours. In particular you will see various things that were done to try to find or fix the problem.

Good luck, and let us know how you make out, and if we can help further.

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Hey all, at my wits end on this one, so I thought I'd come to the experts. I recently inherited a laptop from a coworker. It had tons of problems, and he said I could have it if I can fix it. I've fixed most issues, though I'm having a couple problems now. The Admin logon was password protected, so I used his logon (with password) and created a new admin account. I then deleted his old account. I cleaned off a couple hundred instances of malware/trojans/spyware/viruses, and have been working on updating the system. When I tried to install SP2 on the existing WinXP Home, I got 19 "5: Access is Denied" errors while SP2 was creating backups of the registry.

I went to Microsoft's site and found the knowledge base You receive an "Access is denied" error message when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 2 . Following the instructions there, I found the threads in the registry, but they had no "Administrators" user name under the permissions section of these threads. In fact, in these threads the user sections were all blank. I tried to add my administrator logon account to the permissions section, but again got a "Unable to save permission changes on -threadname-" "Acess is Denied." message.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

These are the Registry Keys that have problems (as SP2 lists them):

HKC... Read more

A:Solved: SP2 installation problems (access is denied)

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HI there! I am new to this website and so ask forgiveness for any mistakes I do make.
I'm running a windows 7 home basic 64-bit system on a laptop and have had it for about 2 years now, evverything has been working perfectly fine, up until yesterday where all of a sudden, I couldn't access my files and it wouldn't allow me to intall new programs where it loads up an error saying ''Unable to write file, access denied error code 5'', also it wouldn't allow me to open any of my files, saying I do not have the correct permissions to access these folders although I'm using the administrator account (which is the only one on this laptop). My antivirus [AVG 2013] does not open up anymore for some reason and cannot be uninstalled, I had two other ''pc-friendly'' programs which worked alongside AVG perfect, Advanced system care 7 and Baidu PCFaster, both of them were deleted I think, I can not open them and I tried re-installing both, got the ''Cannot write file'' error. That about sums up the mess I'm in, appreciate your help a lot!

A:Permission problems/access denied and a big mess

By far the simplest fix is to use System Restore to roll back Windows to a point in time when everything when your computer was functioning correctly. It allows you to undo system changes without affecting your personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or photos.Video: Fixing a problem using System Restore

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I recently came out of an infection but it seems that something is still going wrong.
I occasionally got redirected while surfing the web (it also happened while reading this forum). I run an FRST scan and got these two messages in the logs:
FRST.txt:  Hosts: There are more than one entry in Hosts. See Hosts section of Addition.txt
==================== Hosts content: ==========================
(If needed Hosts: directive could be included in the fixlist to reset Hosts.)
2009-07-14 03:34 - 2015-03-19 19:54 - 00001497 _RASH C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\etc\hosts       localhost
Actually the hosts file results classified as system file and thus it is not shown in the \drivers\etc folder (I struggled a bit before understanding that), thus I'm not able to modify it, neither change its attributes to make it accessible.
Any suggestion for this case?

A:Redirection problems and access denied to file hosts

Yes, your "hosts" file has been hijacked. Let's get some more info first...  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)... Read more

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I have a Windows 2k Server with about 10 clients with Windows 95/98, Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional. I want to be force the users to change their password after a certain amount of time. The problem is that when the users' who use Windows 95/98 or XP (2k Pro doesn't have the problem) passwords expire and they are prompted to change them at logon they receive an "access denied" message after inputting their new password. The only way for them to actually change their password is to move to a Win2000 computer and log in there, change their password, log back out and then log on to their 95/98/XP machine.

I have ensured that the "password never expires" checkbox is NOT checked. I don't like the security risk of not making them change their password.

A:XP logon problems: Access denied when changing password

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I am trying to fix my son's netbook (Honest this is not mine). He has been using LimeWire, which I have now removed, and I can only assume this is the source of his problems.

This is not the first time he has had viruses but I have been able to sort out the others. However the current batch are too hard for me to solve altough it is behaving better than it was when he first gave it to me.

The symtoms are

1) Cannot start Microsoft Security Essentials - It fails with a popup Access is denied......Error Code 08x8007005
2) When clicking on Google Search Results it takes you to various websites but not the one in the hit. This can easily be overriden by clicking the URL Address bar and sending.
3) I have installed a few Virus Detection tools- these work for a while but then fail "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not may have the approroate permissions to access them.

There may be other issues but these are the ones that I have found so far.


A:Access is Denied from Microsoft Security Essentials and many other problems

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.Including a link to this thread will be helpful. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Hi all, quick question.

I have used Robocopy to back up all my photos etc. for yonks, set it so that it mirrored by files on my main laptop. I have since had the need for faster and bigger storage and so have invested in a NAS. Awesome.....BUT...

when I run my script it no longer detects that a copy of the file already exists - it thinks every file is 'newer' and so it copies everything again (not funny given it's 50Gigs!)

My script consists of several lines like's very simple(!)..

robocopy "c:\Users\Steve\my pictures" "\\LS-XHLA97\backup\sr-backup\pictures" /mir /xd *.lrdata

robocopy "c:\Users\Steve\Modo" "\\LS-XHLA97\backup\sr-backup\Modo" /mir

Any ideas? Or suggestions for another way of doing this type of backup?

Many thanks

A:Robocopy and NAS problems...

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 Intel Pentium running Windows XP  sp3 and have been getting tons of junk mail. I ran Avast, malware bytes &spybot. Nothing found. So I started looking through the Dell help on my computer. I'm not as savvy as I'd like to be and while trying to fix the issue myself I did something that I shouldn't have. First, I tried system restore to go back to a later date but it wouldn't let me no mater which date I tried. Then,I followed a suggestion regarding the registries. HUGE mistake! Now my computer is stuck in a boot loop. I obviously need to repopulate my hives but have no idea how. When the computer starts the Windows XP logo pops up. Then a box pops up saying lsass.exe access denied a proccess has requested access to an object, but has not been granted those access rights. When I click ok It restarts. The Dell logo pops up then the Windows XP logo and then the access denied again. Ive tried to start in last known good configuration. Safe mode. System restore. But, i keep ending back in the loop. So, I tried ordering some disks that I thought may be able to help while I've been reading through threads for information. I don't have any of the original software for this cop, I purchased it used a few years ago. But, I purchased a Knoppix 7.6.1., and system rescue from same CO, & 2 CDs off eBay Windows XP 64 bit & 32 bit as I wasn't sure which was the one I might need. But the were being sold as disks for this... Read more

A:lsass.exe Access Denied a process has requested access to an object, but has not been granted those access rights

Windows XP has reached end of life 2 years ago... It is an insecure Operating System and should no longer be used especially online.
The Dimension 2400 is weak hardware (Pentium 4 Processor, IDE hard drive, DDR RAM) from 2003! so 13 years old! Its not worthwhile running a modern Operating System on it and below minimum system requirements.
If on a budget you are best to buy a second hand OptiPlex 780 with a Windows 7 OEM license (which can be used for a free Windows 10 upgrade).

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I'd like to put a .cmd file in my c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup directory, but \Documents and Settings has a lock on it and tells me "Access denied" when I click on it. Is this a job for "Take Ownership" or is there another way? The instructions for "Take Ownership" say not to use it on the C drive, but it's not clear if that applies to the whole drive, or individual files/folders on it. Thanks.

A:"Access denied:" How to overcome denied access to a folder

That is the incorrect path. No need to mess with permissions, I'd advise leaving them alone.

The path you are looking for is C:\Users\<your user account>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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Since installing Windows 8, I have been having sporadic problems with access denied. Examples follow:

PIMEX is a Personal Information Manager that I have been using through several generations of Windows. When I first converted to Windows 8, this program worked with no problems. Now, however, when I try to open the program, I get the message "PIMEX database could not be opened. Error message: permission denied". If I use the Control Panel to uninstall the program, and then reinstall the program, I am able to open it normally and work with it and use all functions. Once I close the program, however, and try to open it again, I once again get permission denied.

PaperPort is a program that manages scanned images. The program can scan either photos or text documents. If text is selected, the program creates a PDF file that the user names. These scanned files are then stored in PaperPort folders. When I try to display one of these files, PaperPort invokes PDF Viewer Plus (included with the package), and I get the message access denied. If I try to use the Windows 8 Reader to display the file, I get a "Sorry, can't display this file message". Likewise, I cannot display the file using Adobe software.

I have a HP Photosmart Premium printer which also is a scanner. If I use the HP Solution Center to scan a text document, I am able to scan the file without problems, but when I try to Finish and write the file to my hard drive, I have the same permissions problem ... Read more

A:Access Denied ...Permission Denied

Try running the programs as administrator or try to change the compatibility settings and run it for a previous known working windows edition. Thanks.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 530 @ 1.73GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33293 MB, Free - 7277 MB; D: Total - 33029 MB, Free - 23964 MB; F: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 252201 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Acadia
Antivirus: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus, Disabled
To start with I have tried all of the programs offered here and no results. Couldn't change Administrator as it says that," Unable to display current owner".

I tried to download the different programs and the error message states, " parameter is incorrect " and it's with other programs that is already on my computer.

Can't run any antivirus to check out the system and the virus program that I do have can't be turned on or run.

Tried to make a clean start but, won't allow that.

I do have everything backed up on the extended F drive.

What do you suggest that I can do ? I'm at my electrons end.
Thank you for any help that you can offer.

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Okay so i recently bought myself a lovely new camera and i was eager to upload my pictures to the computer.

Upon installing (correctly) the software that came with the camera on CD, i plugged it in and ofcourse, my computer doesn't recognise it.

Its a Canon EOS 700D, and after googling things for a few hours i've came across the fact that canon doesn't communicate with windows 7 very well and there is NO specific drivers that i can download.

When i try to fix this problem by finding my camera in device manager and doing the automatic search for drvers, my computer appears to be downloading a driver and then i am met by that error message " Access denied"

So i accepted defeat and went to a local tech shop and reluctantly bought myself a SD card reader as i'd been told thats the easiest way to get my pictures across.

So i get home and plug it in and again, the same process takes place:

I plug it in, it tries to install the device and prompts me with that typical error saying that installation has failed. So i go to device manager, find my device and try the same thing again and it begins downloading a driver then gives me access denied.

I'm lost and frustrated and refuse to believe that BOTH my camera and SD card reader are at fault here, there MUST be a fix, but i am yet to find one on my own

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:USB Problems: "Can't install driver, access denied"

Flopsical mate try doing these first < use the /f and /r options in Option2 if necessary

then this driver and let us know how you go
EOS Digital Solution Disk Software 29.0A for Windows (For users who cannot use the bundled CD)

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I am having some real troubles getting back on track with my laptop.

Recently I was having some problems with ownership controls with 'My Documents' , namely I could not uncheck the "Read Only" attribute. Or I could uncheck it, yet when i reopened properties it was checked again.

So I booted up into safe mode, and switched ownership over from administrator to my user account. In the process I think I deleted the 'User or Built-in security principal' account for accessing services.

Now maybe half of my services =
Avira ANti-Vir
Commodo Firewall etc..

will not start because of a 'Log on as...' failure.
I tried to bump the services over to start up on my User account, yet it still says 'access is denied'

I am having some trouble in figuring out what exactly to do next, and any help would be greatly appreciated!


*Note: the services dialog box that comes up upon trying to start the services in question comes up with an
"Error 5: Access is denied"

A:windows services "access denied" problems

In the Services Properties box under 'Log On', I've tried switching it back and forth the "Local System account" and any other designated account under "This account..."

With the "This account..." option the error code is #1069
Local System error code is #5

I think maybe somehow the Local System account got screwed, so the permissions dont apply or cant be used for starting services up.

Anyways if anybody knows how to re-establish the Local System account maybe that would help?
Just thinking off the top of my head here. Thanks again!

P.S. Sorry about the second post but i couldn't re-edit the first one.

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I'm sure i'm not the only one who's had these problems. Every time I try to connect Calculator to Computer via TI-Connect, I end up getting some obscure TI error, such as 'Access is Denied' or 'The System Can't Find the File Specified'. Recently, however, I solved the problem, and learned some things about TI-Connect in the process.
Ti-Connect is incredibly stupid. It will not allow you to transfer files to your calculator unless you are running the latest operating system on your calculator. For me, as soon as I upgraded to 2.55 mp for TI-84+, everything worked perfectly.
The reason that when you reboot w/o internet connection and it works fine is that TI-Connect always connects to the internet upon boot-up to check if you are running the latest OS. Don't ask me why. It's either a blindingly stupid bug, or a stupendously short-sighted feature.
Tell all your friends.

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I am experiencing problems with file sharing using Windows XP. Specifically, I get an access denied message when trying to access another machine's user folders under "documents and settings" across the network. I can only successfully access the user folder of the user currently logged in on the machine I am trying to access across the network. I have given full details below.

I have just set up a home network consisting of a desktop (running XP Home) and a laptop (also running XP Home). The desktop goes into the combined router/modem via an ethernet cable and the laptop is wireless.

This network seems correctly set up. On both machines, when I go to network places and then view my workgroup computers, I can see the other machine. I can double-click the other machine and browse some folders/files that I shared. I have turned off all firewalls to make sure that I could do this.

The problem I am having involves accessing/sharing the different user folders that live under "Documents and Settings". On each machine, I have shared these folders on the network by selecting "Share this folder on the network" and "Allow network users to change my files". I am also prompted to specify a Share Name - which I have done.

On each machine, I can access the network and navigate to the user folders I have shared. Howe... Read more

A:Solved: Solved: XP File Sharing Problems - Access Denied

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Good morning,I have a system that has had numerous issues, mainly virus related. I have cleaned the system, and show no virus activity... but I'm still having issues.Late last week the system was stuck in a loop, it wouldn't boot to Windows at all (no safe mode, no normal mode). I resorted to a Windows repair from the install disk. It worked... to a certain degree. I am now able to get into Windows, but can not open IE and I can not install a display driver.I am unable to access Windows Update, but was able to set automatic updates to install lots of updates including SP3, but I am still unable to make any changes.Initially when I attempted to open IE I would get a window saying that IE had to close instantly. I attempted to reinstall IE, and I attempted to install a newer version of IE. Neither worked. If I chose to install the updates with the install I would get an access denied error, if I chose not to install the updates with the install it would look like it worked, but now when I click on IE I get "Error loading C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetcpl.cpl. The operating system cannot run %1"In device manager, I have no drivers installed on my display adapter. If I try to update it, it looks like it's going to install... but then I get "Cannot install the hardware. Access is Denied".Any assistance or insight into this would be appreciated.

A:Unable to access IE, access denied when updating display drivers, no windows update

On any system with a number of's often better to do a clean install to wipe the slate clean, rather than hope that you have patched all known and unknown issues, IMO.


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Hi, looking for any help with no control panel and many other issues. Previously had some malware and also some virus apparently was removed a long time ago but still I have no access to many functions although I can use the internet. Below is a current log thanks!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 20:01:13, on 3/3/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
c:\program files\timbuktu pro\tb2launch.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\pro... Read more

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I have kinda setup a network with my computer and a laptop which has just been formatted. It now has XP service pack 2 installed and I have to enter the password and username of an account on the laptop in order to access the resources.
Now I can access the laptop using my computer, when the laptop tries to access my computer, and tries to get a file, the message on the title always comes up.

I have unchecked simple file sharing and enabled full access (read/write) on the laptop whose account Im using. But it didnt work.

When opening my computer today, I have noticed a message about migration and program controls and some information about windows NT and windows 3.x This has never popped up and am wondering if this has made any changes to my computer not the laptop.

So Is there a simple way that does not restrict the laptop from getting the resources on my computer??

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So today I was working on my computer, my norton antivirus expired and so I bought a new one. Well it wouldn't renew my subscription so I read on a website that you need to clear norton out of your registry. So I followed the directions and ever since I did that when I open a webpage it goes to a screen that says:


The requested URL could not be retrieved

The following error was encountered:

- Cache Access Denied

Access control configuration prevents this request.

On top of that I get a similar message when I try to run live update. I have the computer hooked up to a linksys router with high speed internet. Please help.


A:Messed up computer and cannot access internet, page says cache access denied

Hmm, that's a good one. Try reinstalling IE or Firefox, whatever internet software you use. You might have inadvertently deleted an application cache file which the application needs.

Only other thing to do is boot into safe mode and select last know good boot.

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Hello I am unable to access my task manager on Windows 7 as administrator. Whenever I try to access it a Command window flashes on the screen quickly and that's it. Same thing happens when taskmgr.exe is clicked. 
I was able to capture the command window error as the following:
C;\Users\<name>\Documents>REG and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System  /v  DisableTaskMgr  /t  REG_DWORD  /d  /0  /f
ERROR: Access is denied.
Any help with this would be appreciated. I have checked that TaskMgr is enabled in the registry, and have ran AVG, Malwarebytes, TDSS Killer, RKill and Combofix and they didn't come up with anything. 
Thanks again for any help on this one.

A:Unable to access Task Manager - Error: Access is denied

Please initiate a new topic, following Steps 6- 8 of Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - and also paste in the results from your ComboFix log.  Initiate this new topic in the forum which contains the Prep Guide instructions I have linked to, do not post it here.
After that is done...this topic in AII will be closed.
Thanks .
MRL topic posted at , this topic is now closed.

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Hello I am unable to access my task manager on Windows 7 as administrator. Whenever I try to access it a Command window flashes on the screen quickly and that's it. Same thing happens when taskmgr.exe is clicked. 
I was able to capture the command window error as the following:
C;\Users\Brian\Documents>REG and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System  /v  DisableTaskMgr  /t  REG_DWORD  /d  /0  /f
ERROR: Access is denied.
Any help with this would be appreciated. I have checked that TaskMgr is enabled in the registry, and have ran AVG, Malwarebytes, TDSS Killer, RKill and Combofix and they didn't come up with anything. 
Here is the FRST logs:
==================== NetSvcs (Whitelisted) ===================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed from the registry. The file will not be moved unless listed separately.)
==================== One Month Created files and folders ========
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file/folder will be moved.)
2015-11-16 14:05 - 2015-11-16 14:05 - 00020866 _____ C:\Users\Brian\Downloads\FRST.txt
2015-11-16 14:04 - 2015-11-16 14:05 - 00000000 ____D C:\FRST
2015-11-16 14:04 - 2015-11-16 14:04 - 01378304 _____ (Farbar) C:\Users\Brian\Downloads\FRST.exe
2015-11-16 10:55 - 2015-11-16 10:55 - 00001446 _____ C:\Users\Brian\Downloads\hijackthis.log
2015-11-16 10:52 - 2015-11-16 10... Read more

A:Unable to access Task Manager - Error: Access is denied

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Here is the FRST logs:Your your is not complete. Please post the complete FRST log for my review.

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I have Windows XP and have been getting tons of junk mail. I ran Avast, malware bytes &spybot. Nothing found. So I started looking through the Dell help on my computer. I'm not as savvy as I'd like to be and while trying to fix the issue myself I did something that I shouldn't have. First, I tried to go back to a later date but it wouldn't let me no mater which date I tried. Then,I followed a suggestion regarding the registries. HUGE mistake! Now my computer is stuck in a boot loop. I obviously need to repopulate my hives but have no idea how. When the computer starts the Windows XP logo pops up. Then a box appears saying leads.exe access denied. Process has requested access to an object, but has not been granted those access rights. When I click OK the DELL LOGO comes up & then the process repeats itself. I can't start in safe mode, Can't start in last known good configuration. So, I tried ordering some disks that I thought may be able to help while I've been reading through threads for information. I don't have any of the original software for this cop, I purchased it used a few years ago. But, I purchased a Knoppix 7.6.1., system rescue from same CO, & 2 CDs off eBay Windows XP 64 bit & 32 bit. Don't know how to use any of them though. Please help!

A:lsass.exe - Access Denied a process has requested access to an object but

Stupid autocorrect, grrr. The box that pops up says, lsass.exe Access Denied. I'm using my tablet.

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Hello I am unable to access my task manager on Windows 7 as administrator. Whenever I try to access it a Command window flashes on the screen quickly and that's it. Same thing happens when taskmgr.exe is clicked. 
I was able to capture the command window error as the following:
C;\Users\<name>\Documents>REG and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System  /v  DisableTaskMgr  /t  REG_DWORD  /d  /0  /f
ERROR: Access is denied.
Any help with this would be appreciated. I have checked that TaskMgr is enabled in the registry, and have ran AVG and Malwarebytes and they didn't come up with anything. 
Thanks again for any help on this one.

A:Unable to access Task Manager - Error: Access is denied

blue gravity,
Please confirm that the command that is attempting to execute is the following:

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
This command is trying to enable task manager but the command prompt that is trying to enable task manager does not have the permissions to do that.
Please try the following:
Click Start
Type cmd
Right click cmd.exe
Select Run as administrator
type "REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f"
Press enter
Close cmd.exe
Log out
Log in
Try to open task manager
If this does not work, or you believe your computer might be infected, please follow the instructions found at Am I Infected, as I am not authorized to assist with the removal of malware.
Thank you,

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A:Denied Access To Set Program Access And Defaults By Rundll32.exe

Hi and welcome.rundll32.exe is a process which executes DLL's and places their libraries into the memory, so they can be used more efficiently by applications. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.Note: rundll32.exe is a process registered as a backdoor vulnerability which may be installed for malicious purposes by an attacker allowing access to your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.This is strange, this might be a malware or it might just be some promblem with the rundll32.exeI would run a scan and see what the scanners find. DON'T remove rundll32.exe, because it is most likely a legitimate file.Regards,ExtremeboyGreat that you figured it out. Can you tell us how you fixed the promblem?

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Hi, everyone,

I'm mostly a Linux guy these days, so I'm no longer clued up about even simple Windows issues. Bear with me.

I have one PC running Vista (home basic), one running XP (professional) and one running Windows 7 (home basic). There is a printer connected to the Vista box, which is shared.

On the XP box I can both see and use the printer on the Vista box (i.e. a "net view \\vistabox" shows the printer, and under "printers and faxes" I can install and use it).

On the Windows 7 box, however, I can see the Vista box (i.e. a "net view" shows it in the list of available PCs on the network) but a "net view \\vistabox" gives me an "access denied" error.

The Windows 7 machine has a password on it, the Vista and XP machines don't. All machines are on the same workgroup name (which is "WORKGROUP"). On the XP box I don't need a password to access the shared printer on the Vista machine; it just works.

Extensive Googling has failed to render enlightenment, nor has browsing this forum. I'm sure it has something to do with security and passwords, somewhere, somehow, but I have no idea in which direction to look for it, let alone fix it. I have also read some things about workgroups and homegroups not being the same in Windows 7, but I'm not sure if this is correct (and if so, relevant).

All suggestions on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated!

// FvW

A:Can access Vista shares from XP but not from Windows 7 (access denied)

Welcome to the forums frankvw!

Try this: File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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I was upset that I couldn't save to my C drive so I started messing around trying to find a way. I deleted everythig in group or users names thinking I could just assign the Administrator. Now I can't access anything, I cannot run a system restore, I cannot do a cmd to Run as administrator, so on and so on. I have googled my eyes off trying to find solutions. When I click to run some programs I get "The parameter is incorrect".

A:Can't open access control editor. Access Denied.

Try safemode.

Tap F8 on boot. try a system restore from there

here is a page to help


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Hey, I get this message can't open access control editor. Access is denied when trying to change settings on C:. I cant get in to system restore, registry etc thanks for your help in advance.


A:can't open access control editor. Access is denied

Have you tried use system restore from DVD Vista?

Boot DVD Vista,choose language>>repair computer>>system restore?

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I accidently changed the file settings on my laptop and locked myself out of the C:.
I cant do a system restore or enable administrator.

There are no other Administrators on my pc. If you need any other information just ask me please


A:Can't open Access control editor. Access is denied.

Im running on vista home premium btw

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And yet quite possibly another no brainer for you all, I work on a large number of machines for family and friends, mostly 2000 or XP Home and Pro and to be quite honest with you I am not sure what the best way to connect to these machines would be, what I mean is I am soooooo tired of setting up a machine in my shop, running up stairs to my primary machine to either get in remotly or tap into the c:\ drive of the other machine only to realize that I do not have permition, or I do not remember the computer name, or I do not have the password, or I can not log on as the "guest". Do you know what I mean? I get so frustrated when I get the "Access Denied" message. it seems to me I spend more time trying to get into these machines than I do reparing them. So I guess my question would be, once I have the machine setup what is the FASTEST way for me to gain access to that machine from another machine? Lets just focus on XP and 2000, Do I really have to setup a user first to gain access? or is there a quicker way. Thanks.

A:Access Denied (how to gain access to another machine QUICKLY!!)

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While searching the web for a number of things using Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Avast SafeZone I came across:
Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "" on this server.
Reference #18.a6921602.1473777976.6a63591


Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "" on this server.
Reference #18.64ff4317.1473778078.15314924

What might be causing this?

Any ideas or solutions gratefully received

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My computer has been battling with my graphics card & modem lately. So, today I reinstalled Windows with the backup feature provided with the backup (emachine). After I had updated windows completely & replaced my extensive collection of fonts I went to put all my personal files back. I get this message:
"FOLDER LOCATION" is not accessible.
Access is denied.Click to expand...

It's the "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner" folder

It has all my music, videos, photos, & work for things I do in it. I can get into my 'WINDOWS' folder and 'Program Files' but not that. Is there a way I can get into it? I've tried using Ubuntu with the hard-drive mounted and I get that the HD is read-only and I can't move/rename/delete/ect. anything on it. I've been working on it for hours with no results at all, help

A:Solved: [Access is Denied] When trying to access files

Take Ownership

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Before updating to windows 7 from XP, remote access was working. Now enableing remote terminal access, we get access denied. The pc trying to gain access are a Vista and 7. The pc being accessed is using a sticky IP. We have been accessing for sometime until upgrade.
This is between 2 cities. NLR has sticky IP and is to be accessed, Searcy had dynamic, class C.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Jack Privitt

A:Windows 7 remote access into, access denied

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i m using windows vista from my laptop HP DV5 .yesterday i was deleted Security Tab from my D drive.n i delete all the groups & users .now i got the the error access denied .i cannot access my drive :(.any how .please give me some suitable solution i ll thankful to you guys. and here is the screen shot of same thing

A:Drive Cannot Access (Error:Access Denied)

:( :s

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I have installed the BT home hub (British Telecom) There are two user accounts on my pc. I am the administrator, and have no problems using the connection to the hub (either wirelessly or by cable) at all!

I do however, have a problem with any other user been able to connect to the internet. I have tried making them and "Administrator" too, and I get the same error message:


You were denied access because;
Access denied by access control list.

My reasoning told me that it might be a software problem, as a dial up connection, and a standard broadband cable connection all worked peviously with the two "Adimistrator", and "restricted" user accounts.

I spoke to BT who decided that it was a microsoft UK want to charge me ?49 to help as my XP Home Edition wasn't bought from them, it was pre-installed. I contacted Time Computers for help from them, though I am utterly dissapointed in them...I am a novice computer user, but I recognised that my ?1 per minute technical help call was ludicrous...DON'T USE IT! They spend 5 mins getting and checking your details!

1, Since when has creating a shortcut to a connection ever "lifted" an access denied?

2, I was also told to delete the accounts that were not allowed the access. They told me to click on save files, after I had started to delete the account...they got mixed up with the order of how things are done! Luckily I got it halted!

3,... Read more

A:Access denied by Access control list

Hi Scudda, welcome to TSF..

apologies as i'm not familiar with the BT Home Hub there any software installed on the computer to enable it's operation?

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hey everyone

I was just wondering if anybody could spare some time to help me out with a problem
we have set up a network in our house with the use of a hub and router...we have broadband connected to NTL....with six computers connected

However one of our flatmates computers gives this error message when she tries to use IE: 'Forbidden, You were denied access by access control list'

She uses win XP..

She can still use messenger which shows the connection to her comp is fine... I have had a search around the net with no luck...something to do with her ISP connection although our ISP is well NTL i think..... i just plug and played this computer, no CD or anything...

any help would be hugel appreciated



A:access denied by access control list

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I want to make myself the object owner for my pc and I cannot, I did a security setting when the pc was new but I have just forgot how I did it and currently cannot install programs. please guide.

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There's a hidden file called "my music" in the documents directory, which bizzarely can be navigated to via "my documents" or "documents" depending upon the situation.

I need to make robocopy work on the c:\users\jack\Documents directory. Robocopy cannot get past the hidden "my music" shortcut because "access is denied". Please tell me if that shortcut is a junction. I cannot check it myself because I already deleted it.

A junction is displayed via an option on the dir command.

"dir /aL"

I don't see why Microsoft presumes I need a music directory.

Hoping somebody replies.


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I read an older post about this problem. Nothing helped. I get a message stating that access is denied. I have windows vista home 64 bit pack 2. Here is what you asked for in the other post.


Group Name Type SID Attributes
====================================== ================ ============ ==================================================
Everyone Well-known group S-1-1-0 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
BUILTIN\Users Alias S-1-5-32-545 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE Well-known group S-1-5-4 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users Well-known group S-1-5-11 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\This Organization Well-known group S-1-5-15 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
LOCAL Well-known group S-1-2-0 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
NT AUTHORITY\NTLM Authentication Well-known group S-1-5-64-10 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
Mandatory Label\Medium Mandatory Level Unknown SID type S-1-16-8192 Mandatory group, Enabled by default, Enabled group
I'm not tech savvy so I don't know how to take my hard drive out to repair as suggested. I do have 2 drives. C:\ drive and D:\ drive. My back ups are on D drive. I thought maybe because of this you could help me. I tried to restore using it but it asks for files and folders and I don't know what to... Read more

A:Help, can't access C:\ drive (access denied)

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Hello all, I am having problems trying to accesse my partition. I have had to install a new operating system on a new partition as the old one had trouble starting up. I am currently running TestDisk to see if anything happens. The problem started when I was reverting back to Windows7 from Windows8 by using the partition manager in Windows8 to mark the Windows7 partition as active in order to boot it. One rebooted the 'Starting Windows' would do its business then suddendly a blank screen would follow with me only able to move the mouse.

Please see my screenshots to see what is up. I really do not want to have to resort to having to format this partition as it has uni work on it.

Note: I have changed the Windows7 old system to Windows789

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My internet connection works just fine, but the network connections icon on the taskbar (the two computers) is faded gray and has a red x on it, and when i put the cursor over it it reads "Connection status: unknown, Access denied"

i know this has been posted before but i couldnt find any solution that worked...

ive already done the cmd prompt solution, the "net localgroup administrators /add", but it does nothing...

i have Vista Home Basic 32bit, and im a standard user, though i have administrative rights.. and there are 3 users for the computer but i'm the only one with the problem..

if anyone knows of any other solution(s), please post them here!!

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Hey all,

trying to set up our system so that we cna do remote mmc administration of some machines (win 7).

when I connect to it, I get access denied errors for specific modules, however I can connect to Computer management, but the same modules still disallow access. I am using the domain admin to try this.

any reasons why it may not work?

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Hi guys/girls,

As the subject says,

Built a new PC for my self recently, very happy with it, running 7 64bit.
As new mobos these days are geared towards sata hdd operations I bought one and running my OS on it no problem, I did however keep my old IDE hard drive which I have attatched to the mobo because I got a ton of music and other stuff on it.

Now, I can see the hdd in my computer, I can open it and browse the full contents of it no problem, BUT when attempting to open a folder it says,
you dont have permision to access this folder, click continue to permanently get access to folder


click continue then


you have been denied permison to access the folder, to gain access you need to use the secuirtry tab

ok ok ok

security tab

then advance then continue then chance permisons to my local user name

then that folder is accessable..

What a stupid long wind way of doing it, i dont mind if it was 1 folder but ive got hundreds how can I do this for all folders or more importantly the whole hard drive, its mine ffs!


A:New PC build all ok, but cannot access my old HDD access denied

I understand your trouble; I had to deal with this in the past but luckily there is an easy fix!

You can easily add a "Take Ownership" option whenever you right click and it will run through all the sub folders and make you the owner

Navigate to this article:

The download is near the bottom (it's called Download

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i can't access gpedit.msc ACCESS IS DENIED pls help me

A:i can't access gpedit.msc ACCESS IS DENIED

Hello ifyoulabme, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you logged in an administrator account?

If you are, then check the permissions of the hidden "C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\gpt.ini" file to make sure that "Administrators" are set to be allowed "Full control" of it, and that none of the "Deny" boxes are checked.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Hope this helps,

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Hello Guys,
I have been really impressed with Windows 8 until today.
I have Minecraft installed and it was running fine until I opened it with unpacker which gave me an error and then I used WinRar but it told me that I don't have permissions to delete the "META-INF" folder (which I needed to delete from the archive). So I tried to reopen it but I got an error that it cannot be opened.
When looking at the file's permission it seems that I don't have the READ permission so I can't change other permissions.
This only happens with one file. I have tried running CMD as Administrator but I still got an "Access Denied" error.

Do you guys know how to solve this?


A:Access Denied - No Read Access

Maybe you need to log in as administrator?

Usually you get a popup that asks for administrator approval before continuing...

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Hi, All.

I've got an interesting situation that I'm hoping can be resolved. I built a server using FreeNAS 8.2 to store family pictures, videos, music, and Windows backups. In my home we have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and Windows 7 Professional 64bit. The server is setup with 3 Windows (CIFS) Shares. One share for each of the two computers and then a common share for multimedia. The user accounts on the NAS belong to the common group "family." The Multimedia share has ownership (user:group) of root:family. The permissions on the directories in the Multimedia share are read/write/execute for owner, read/write/execute for group, and read/execute for everyone else (or 0775 in the *nix world). Sorry for the long setup explanation.

Anyway, on my computer (Professional) and my wife's computer (Home Premium), I see the shares in Windows Explorer | Network. I am able to access the shares, and the first time I accessed, I was prompted to enter user credentials, which I did along with checking the box to have the credentials remembered. So, now, when I access the shares in Windows Explorer, I have immediate access. I can read, write, delete, whatever through Windows Explorer.

On my computer, I was able to easily transfer my iTunes library to the Multimedia share through the iTunes application, and iTunes now sees all of my iTunes media from the NAS, rather than local. On my wife's computer, I am having a problem with pictures. I was able to easily move all of the 4.8 GB... Read more

A:Import Pictures to NAS "Access Denied" Error Though User Has Access

So have you tried setting the permissions using the Security tab rather than the Sharing tab? Often times you need to set the permissions on both of those tabs in order to have complete access. The link below shows you how.

HDD sharing

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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 Huber

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I'm trying to free on space on Drive C: and cannot get into "Documents and Settings" or see what space it's using.
Just "not accessible Access is Denied".

It looks like it's a shortcut, not a folder. Guess it's a Win 10 thing ?

Can I get around this anyhow ?


A:Access is denied

If it is a shortcut, look at it's properties. In the target field, you should get the full path and follow the path to see if it still valid.

Open a program as administrator (e.g. Notepad), browse to the location and see if you can get through.

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I wrote here before about a problem I had with my main drive which I could not access. I found some software which allowed me to gain access but all I can do is have this software copy files to my secondary drive, that is I cannot execute programs on the C drive. I would like to recuperate my address book in Outlook Express and y favourites in Firefox. There are 100's files, so can anyone guide me as to where these files might be?



A:access denied

The Outlook Express address book should be in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book

and the file is your identity name with .wab as the extension.

Firefox bookmarks are C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxx.default

and the filename is bookmarks.html

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I recently rebuilt my computer except for my hard drive. I upgraded to XP Professional from Home Edition. Now the file Hp_owner comes up Access is denied. This file has multiple very important files on it and I would like to be able to access it once again. Thank you for your time.


A:Access Denied!

Best bet was to backup that HD using GHOST or Acronis True Image first. The blow out the HD and install Windows XP Pro. Those HP files are looking for prior version of XP Home. The way to get around that is to attach that HD to a desktop as a secondary (slave) drive to access the data you want to get off of it. You can also use Acronis to pin data and see what you want to keep when it creates a yourimage.tib file or yourimage.gho (for ghost).

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Hi all, just signed up, hope you can help me, because this problem is really starting to frustrate me.

I've just installed Windows XP on this computer, fully legit copy, now it's a work computer and I used a work XP cd. When it came to activation it said it had reached its max number of activations, fair enough, I can sort that out tomorrow. I only mention this because it's the only out of place thing on my system, and someone might know if it matters or not. However, on with the problem...

Fresh install, no complications or strange errors. I add 2 new hard drives, IDE, D: works fine, E: does not. When I access it it happily shows me the folders on the drive but when I try to access them or any files it tells me that Access is denied! Not for D:, just E:. I found this most confusing, so checked security settings and nothing was amiss. Next I notice they're all set to Read-only, so I take that off, in case it's having any kind of effect. Strangely 2 folders and their contents are now accessible, but none of the others.

I've tried everything I can think of, short of pulling my hair out, but that's never worked in the past, so I turn to the global community for advice. Does anyone have any idea why this would be happening? The drive showed no signs of errors or problems before I began the process, they're all NTFS, I can copy files to the E drive and have them work fine.

I can't copy the files off, and they're very important, and I can't transfer the hard drives to ... Read more

A:Access Denied

I'm sorry

I found out how to fix it, by reclaiming ownership. I am sorry, I should learn to stop trying to fix it after I post asking for help

Anyway, I don't know how you guys work, perhaps a mod wants to remove the thread, or perhaps keep it here as an example to others?

Thanks anyway.

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I have a folder in my data partition (not c drive) that I cannot delete. It tells me I need administrator rights but when I say continue it tells me access denied. How can I delete such a file?

A:Access denied

What's your antivirus? Is it Vipre?

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When I D/Load some programmes I get access is denied.
I had previouly reformatted my HD and now have drive F, when I try to access certain folders or /and executable programmes access is denied.
Currently trying to install Roboform in Firefox

Thanks Peeps

A:Access is Denied

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Everything on my C:\ drive is blocked. I can't open the C:\ drive from My Computer, but I can type in paths in the address box and it'll show up. This happens on all accounts, even administrators. I can't edit user accounts or make myself an owner either.

A:Access Denied on Everything

Can you activate - Hidden Admin Account - - MVP

Did the "access denied" start recently?

Regards. . .



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All of a sudden I will go to the Windows Update and receive this message..

Access Denied...

Network Policy settings prevent you from using Windows Update to download and install updates on your computer.

What happened. And how do I change it back to work again???


A:Access Denied

What OS are you using? You may not have admin priviledges anymore as hackers, viruses and trojans can alter these settings to avoid detection. Scan thoroughly for viruses and trojans, then check your local security settings and your account memberships. While it is necessary to have admin rights to perform the update, it is not always a good idea to be logged in with admin rights.

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Just recently have been having a problem trying to update a .CFG for an online game i play on. Used to be able to change this file to my hearts content, but now it comes up with the following error message...

Any ideas anyone?

A:Access denied

I used to get this with some game files when altering them, if I can remember rightly you need to:

right click the file and choose properties

then under group or usernames (I do them all, I don't think it matters) select each of them and click Edit

Then tick all the boxes in the allow column and finally click apply and wait, it may finish instantly or take a few minutes, usually it takes a few minutes if you do this procedure on a games main folder, as it has more files to go through

I hope this helps you

Jekyll and Hyde

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I am trying to to be able to access the C$ drive of my windows 7 ultimate pc.
I am able to do it on home premium but not on ultimate.

I have UAC turned on, however I would like to keep it on if possible.
Unless there is no other work around


A:Access denied For C$

I managed to solve it myself


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Hi, I am running Vista 64 Ultimate on my home PC and Laptop and have just installed a wireless router for internet access and everything works great. Then I decided to network my hard drives so I can access files from my PC wirelessly to my laptop. Everything looks ok and I can access files from my laptop via my PC, however when I try and access file on my PC via the laptop I get an access Denied message.
I have been looking at forums for the past few hours but I can?t find anyone who has overcome the same problem. If I enable the public folder on my PC I can access that via the laptop with no problems however, every time I try to access my hard drive I get the ?Access denied? message. I have enabled the share this folder option but still no luck!
I read something about file/ hard drives being created by XP may cause problems when upgrading to vista but I think that was a bit over my head!!!
Any help would be great.

A:Access Denied

It's most likely because you'll have password proteted mode sharing enabled. If you right-click on the networking icon in the system tray, and open network and sharing center, you can see which options are configured. Chances are you'll need to create a new user and give them access to the shared folder. If that doesn't help I can give you a more detailed walkthrough when I'm back on my Vista box.

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HELP.........!! when i go to MY COMPUTER there is a big red cross
where the..... local disc C:...... should be..... help please.....!!

A:....access denied....!!

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Hello everyone,

For reasons not yet known to me, my personal computer crashed yesterday and is currently under repair.

Being long overdue, I took the opportunity to buy another computer and cased up the old hard-drive as an external hard-drive so that I could still reach my important files.

However... when i click on Documents&Settings\MyUsername, i get the message:

J:\Documents and Settings\MyUsername is not accessible.

Access is denied.Click to expand...

How can I get access to this important folder?

Many thanks in advance for the kind help that anyone can offer.

A:Access is Denied!!!

Try this:

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Peer to Peer; Workgroup

PC #1
Windows XP Pro SP2 with all critical updates except IE 7
Zone Alarm Internet Security 2007

PC #2
Windows XP Pro SP2 with all critical updates except IE 7
Windows Firewall

1 can see 1 & 2
2 can see 1 & 2

2 can access shared files on 1

Simple file sharing is turned off.

User of 1 does not have a user account on 2
User of 2 does not have a user account on 1

Same problem if Windows firewall is turned off.

Problem A:
1 CANNOT access shared files on 2

Problem B:
PC #2 has 3 HDDs; 120 GB [ C: ]; 160 GB [ D: ] and 250 GB [ E: ]
Each is NTFS
If I right click on the drive, left click "sharing", the D: drive is shared at D$.
I created a new share & set the permissions for "everyone" to have "full control"
I clicked "ok"
I re-opened "sharing" and it is back to D$

Problem C:
User wants to share, over the network "shared documents".
Is this a real location?

Thanks for your help.


A:Access Denied; XP Pro

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heres an odd one, i have an external with music and movies on it, from the library i can access the music folder and play any file i want and in the movies folder i am denied access ,i have to take ownership apparently but im not sure about that as i didnt for the music folder

A:Access denied

Check permissions differences between the 2 folders carefully.

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I am getting access denied when attempting to get into a folder. Just recently installed Windows8. I had the same issue with win7, but I managed to resolve it. What do I need to do to get around this? I don't remember ever having had a problem with simply getting into one of my own folders.

A:Access Denied

Hello Evn, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What folder is this?

Depending on what folder this is, you may need to take ownership of it, and set permissions to "Allow" yourself "full control" first.

Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,

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hello, i recently had to reformat windows, but before doing so i made a complete backup on a seperate hard drive. Now that i have windows up and running again, i am getting an 'access denied' when i go to try and access my old files. i was wondering if there is any way to over-ride this access denied problem i am encountering ?

A:access denied

Hi and Welcome to TSF

You may need to take ownership of the file/folder

You can find out how to take ownership of a file/folder here:

And you can find out about changing permissions to files/folders here:

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Hi everyone!

Before I begin, let me state that I did do a search but nothing returned (possibly because my internet is rubbish, lol).

I'm having a problem with my Windows 8 installation; I have a file called "saves.txt" located on my C (so C:\saves.txt). I have been editing this file all morning with no hassles. But now, for no apparent reason, I can no longer save the file to the C-drive, Windows returns an "Access Denied" error dialog.

I've changed ownership (of the entire drive), I've booted into Safe Mode and attempted to open/move/resave the file to the C-drive but nothing hasworked.

I'm not sure where to go from here.

I'm not sure if this has been covered here but if it has then I do apologise.

Thanks in advance,

A:Access Denied

Welcome to Eight Forums, Seb. Good to have you.

Sorry, but a big no-no to take ownership of the C:/ drive. Please read here (especially the warning):

Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8[1]=Security System Tools

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I just installed win 8. I have two partitions for my hard drive, C and D, of which I can't access to D Drive. It shows " access denied". When I go to the disk management D Drive shows healthy. I've put a screen shot for reference. Please help.

A:Access denied

Please use the following software which is free .


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i have windows xp and i had to reinstall windows now i cant access my files that i zipped with win zip. when i first started my computer i didn't name it after i reinstalled windows i named it i think this is where my problem lies but im not sure how to fix it

A:access denied

If you have more than one account, log on as the same User as the one logged on when it was zipped.

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Hello. I have random program folders that when i click them i get the error, "Access is Denied." The folder says its empty, but i know for a fact it isn't.

I remembered this happened with my AIM folder and once i got the ownership, all the contents of the folder magically appeared. However, i am having trouble getting ownership of this folder. And for some reason the security tab isnt showing.

How do i get rid of this? I am very confused because i am the admin and i dont have any other users on my computer and i still get this message.

i tried following this guide but when i get down to number 3. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message, if one appears. There is no security tab....

Please help. Why is this happening? and how do i know this wont happen again? Can i apply this to every single folder?

i have windows xp on a dell inspiron 600m.

A:Access is Denied HELP!

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This is not a serious problem, but i really want to know why this happens:
I have a desktop for the house with windows xp sp2.
There are multiple accounts on the computer. I used to be able to go to c:\Documents and Settings\[other account]

^([other account] is name of different account on the computer)^ when i try to click on the folder for another account, it says: "c:\Documents and Settings\[other account] is not accessible. Access is denied."

Why is it all of a sudden blocking me from opening the folder?? There is no password on the account or anything.

A:Access Denied??

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Hi there,

I have a partitioned hard drive- C and D, and recently for some reason when I go into my computer and double click the D drive, it says "D:\ Access is denied" .

This doesn't happen with my C drive.

I can still open the D drive folder, but only by right clicking and going down to "Open". That's the other thing- in the right click menu it has Open as the default thing to do when double clicked, then further down it has Open, which is what i have to click on to get into the D drive. Why are there two options for opening? C drive doesn't have that second Open thing...

Also sometimes when i try to open D drive, it comes up with the "Open with..." window, as if its a program and Windows doesn't know what to open it with.

And before any of these problems started to occur, I could open the D drive by double clicking as per usual, but it would take an unusually long time to load, and would open in a new window.

Any help?

A:Access denied!?

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i cannot access the folder in which data from another profile is saved.
i had deleted the profile from the control panel because it wasnt working right.
if i try to copy or open the folder it says its copyrighted and stuff liek that basically access is denied.
i really need to transfer data from the profile's folder.
please help.
thank you

A:access is denied

sounds like you need to take ownership of the folder. below is a link to microsofts help site with instructions on how to do it.

good luck

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Has anyone ever gotten this message on Vimeo or any other website? Any idea why?

AccessDeniedAccess Denied58B5D89424F3E148HKlB+Kcrg4ockEbPeF177M2Vc8enQz0/+4dKW/8uFU5aCxfSMIp7VHUt9nG7lMVM


A:Access Denied

Has anyone ever gotten this message on Vimeo or any other website? Any idea why? AccessDeniedAccess Denied58B5D89424F3E148HKlB+Kcrg4ockEbPeF177M2Vc8enQz0/+4dKW/8uFU5aCxfSMIp7VHUt9nG7lMVMM808Usually access denied means you are not carrying the correct credentials to access the page you are trying to enter.There could also be an entry in your hosts file preventing that site from be accessed.

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My Brother in law's Pc running Xp cought a nasty cold. one of those stupid rogue antivirus programs. it has disabled task manager infected AVG AVAST & Zone alarms. i cant open any programs what so ever... i know the .exe but cant delete it. exe name is -> 15572954.exe. is there any way i can delete this file while it is still running, cant open task manager to end process, cant go online to download a program to do it for me, cant open msconfig to stop at startup, cant go into safemode because for some odd reason i cant move the up arrow to set to safemode(usb or oldschool keyboards), cant system restore there is no option to do it on boot up, punching the tower dosent work just pissed it off for an hour(she sounded like an enraged rd2d and failed to bootup at all)oh and i tried to spam CTRL+ALT+DEL as soon as windows loads got it up for 5 secconds found program tried to end process and it FAILED. bassically what is happening is that this "problem" is executing anything that is started up. if i get rid of 15572954.exe im clear.

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i recently bought a new harddrive and installed windows on it. i left all my files on my old one and converted that to an external. but when i try to access my files which were in the my documents folder it says access denied. they're def there as the file is 60gigs big but i'm totally locked out. Any clues how to get in??


A:Access denied

Very simple. Take ownership of the folder:;en-us;308421&Product=winxp

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This one's like a locked room puzzle. I'll see if I can explain it all briefly. Yesterday, all 15 computers at my company lost the ability to send email, although we can receive and access the web. The message we receive is "5.7.1 Access Denied". I have been eliminating causes since then. I now think it's a Gypsy curse.
It's not AT&T (DSL) - I've tried using other servers from this location. Even a Comcast server returns that message. But...
I've tried the same AT&T servers from elsewhere. They work fine.
AT&T insists they're not blocking port 25. Or anything else.
I've tried email clients other than Thunderbird. Same thing.
I bypassed our server and router and went straight from the modem to one single computer. Same thing.
I installed a different modem. Same thing. *$&#*@!!
I don't know what else to eliminate. There's nothing left, is there?
Anyone have an idea on this one?
(XP Pro SP2, Linksys router)

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I am trying to upgrade from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8.

I have bought the program and I am using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to load the program.

However, once it downloads and get to 100% all I get is Access Denied and then download fail.

I have looked on the net for an answer but so far, I have not found anything of any use to help. I did try turning off the antivirus but this made no difference.

Has anybody here managed to get past this problem.


A:Access Denied

Did you run the program as administrator? Right click the programs .exe, and click compatibility. Then, tick run this program as administrator at the bottom.

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I am running Vista 64 Ultimate on my home PC and Laptop and have just installed a wireless router for internet access and everything works great. Then I decided to network my hard drives so I can access files from my PC wirelessly to my laptop. Everything looks ok and I can access files from my laptop via my PC, however when I try and access file on my PC via the laptop I get an access Denied message.

I have been looking at forums for the past few hours but I can’t find anyone who has overcome the same problem. If I enable the public folder on my PC I can access that via the laptop with no problems however, every time I try to access my hard drive I get the “Access denied” message. I have enabled the share this folder option but still no luck!
I read something about file/ hard drives being created by XP may cause problems when upgrading to vista but I think that was a bit over my head!!!

Any help would be great.

A:Access Denied

Make sure the time settings on the two machines are right. If the time is off by any significant amount, network authentication may fail.

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So I am trying to delete a folder to the recycle bin, and its giving me the message "Destination Folder Access Denied" so I googled it, and found ways that worked for people. I have changed my access to full control, but it still won't work. This folder is giving me trouble because it has a program in it that I want to uninstall, and I already when to the control panel and uninstalled it, yet the files are still there, how can I get rid of this permanently?

A:Access denied.

Try taking ownership of the folder:
Right click on the folder
Select Properties
Select the Security tab
Select the Advance button
Select the Owner tab
Select the Edit button
Left click once on your User name
Place a checkmark in the box that states "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects"
Click the Apply button, wait until it finishes, then click the OK buttons to exit the dialog.
Then try to delete it.

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I have a small network with a Windows 98SE computer, 2 windows XP Home computers, and a Windows XP Professional computer. All of them show up on the network and three of them share files just fine. It's the Pro machine that won't share. The error msg is: \\computernameis not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Access is denied." This machine can open files from the other computers. So it is not connectivity.

I configured it to share files and printers, I have named the shared folders, I have turned off every mention of firewall I could find, and I turned on Simple Sharing.

What am I missing?

A:Access Denied

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Hello everyone

My hard drive died and so i replaced it with no problems because i thought i had a good back up from the windows back up utility. Unfortunately it messed up my new windows installation. I reinstalled windows again and now i am trying to pull a few files I need. I successfully pulled a lot of the files i needed. However, there are some that when i try anything to them i get access is denied. I am administrator and the files never were encrypted or anything like that. I've also tried safe mode and deleting them in command prompt. not sure what else to try. any helpful advice would be most appreciated.

PS the files i'm talking about are word, exel and jpg files. although i've noticed that some other files like .ocx, .exe. and .awd are also in the same condition. I just want to delete those files though.

A:Access denied

are you running xp? see this

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I have a Lenovo K100 with Vista Home Premium with SP1. It has a small C drive and large D drive so most programs are on D drive. Over the past 6 weeks programs are one by one failing to operate, stating "access denied". I am an administrator and the only user. FIrst, MagicJack failed to load, then AnyDVD, then Picasa 3 tried to do an update and it failed. All stated "Access Denied". Then PaperPort would start but close as soon as I changed anything. I tried to install AdAware to D and it failed. It installed on C. Install of Spybot also failed on D but OK on C. All say access denied. I even tried the hidden Admistrator user to install with the same results. In trying to upgrade Picasa (which won't start, saying access denied) I tried to remove the Picasa folders. All are access denied, even with the Administrator user. All these programs worked previously. Not aware of any new programs added just prior to start of problems. Certainly nothing new added before PaperPort stopped working. All the Access Denied issues are on the D drive programs (almost none on C).
Below is result of DDS scan. I also have ComboFix and Gmer logs if required.

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Dennis at 20:28:50.15 on Sun 03/22/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.5.0_14
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3054.1474 [GMT -7:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\s... Read more

A:Access Denied

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I have a serious issue I don't seem to be able to resolve. I have a Vista o/s. I can no longer access the c:drive. I select "computer" and see I have a c drive (which has been renames "access Denied"). Double click on it and I get "Access denied".

When I select "documents", I can see all my document files but they won't open or be copied elsewhere guessed it..."access denied".

I right click on a folder to select properties and seek out the security settings. I have NO security tab.

I have poked around the web and anything that sound remotely (such as regedit) helpful cannot be completed because I get "accessed denied".

I can run cmd prompt but anything that seem to want to access or alter or run anything on the drive, will not give me permission. I am the only user on this computer and so have administrative privleges.


A:Access Denied

You might want to read this:

Troubleshoot "access denied" when opening files or folders

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So i baught a SATA HD dock and i docked an old HD into it. My issue is when i try to access the F:\Documents and Settings\Owner i get the "access denied" prompt. However when i go to Tool, folder options, view. Under advanced i dont have the option to disable the "Use simple file sharing" Infact its not even there. So how can i access this file. And dont say to boot to the HD because it starts to, and then error screen and crash before windows even starts. fun...... Heh sorry for the trouble guys ill do what it takes to open up the file, has a lot of my old artwork on it.

A:Access Denied

Is it XP? Home or Pro?

If Home, download and extract:

XP Security Tab Home Edition

Click the reg file to add the Security tab to your Properties. Open the Security tab for the folder, and click the Advanced button to change ownership to you (under the Ownership tab). TWhen done, run the "undo" reg file.

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I am writing on behalf of my Mom, she recently had a virus crash her computer pretty bad - one of her friends reformated the computer but did not save files - fortunatly the main folder from the original format still shows up, but can not be accessed. I have tried every way I can think of - cleaned up registry etc... to open this folder up for her - so she can get her pictures back. Can you please give me some advise so that we can get her information back? Windows XP Home version. on a compaq

A:Access Denied

this page should help


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I went to change my Background and when I go to Documents then Pictures it gives me access denied. If I just go to Pictures it opens. Same with My Documents. I see in my Documents I have 2 of My Pictures,My Videos and My Music. They all do the same things. I am the only user and have Administrator access. What is going on?

A:Access denied

In Windows 7 and Vista, the Documents folder contains "Junctions" that redirect older installing programs to the correct destination listed in RED -

Directory of C:\Users\PalmDesert\Documents

12/30/2010 05:46 <JUNCTION> My Music [C:\Users\PalmDesert\Music]
12/30/2010 05:46 <JUNCTION> My Pictures [C:\Users\PalmDesert\Pictures]
12/30/2010 05:46 <JUNCTION> My Videos [C:\Users\PalmDesert\Videos]
If you click on a Junction, you will get "access denied" message.

Your pictures are in c:\users\<username>\Pictures.

Regards. . .



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I have set up a computer at work, and now am having some trouble with it.
I have put on XP instead of Vista for my co-worker who doesn't want to change over just yet. In the process, my settings all changed over and now I am trying to get them back.
I have it all, almost. We have a Public drive set up at work to share files over the network. No I cannot access the public drive. I added the drive to the computer. but now I just get this message when I try to go on it:
\\SERVER\Public is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
Access is denied.

So, I set up the Vista version of this computer... and have all the passwords.. but now it is set up for this user to be the administrator and it still will not let me get in? any suggesstions?

A:Access is denied

You may well have set up the user as the Administrator but that would be the local administrator, i.e. on the computer itself. The share you're trying to connect to will be controlled by a domain administrator. Have you logged in to the domain or to the local computer? I suspect the former.

Log off and then take a look at the Log-in dialog. Does the dialog's "Options" button have 2 'greater-than' signs (i.e. >>) or 2 'less-than' signs (i.e. <<) and can you see a drop-down box below the 'Password' box entitled 'Log on to'? I suspect not.

Click "Options >>" and select your normal log-on domain from the drop-down. Log in and THEN try to connect to \\SERVER\Public.

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I'm trying to access the documents folder on my PC but when I try to open the folder it comes up with

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents is not accessible.

Access is denied.

Why is this and how do I stop it so I can access the folder? I'm running XP SP 3.

A:Access denied

Try taking ownership of the folder (and sub-folders) as described here:;en-us;308421&Product=winxp

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Running WIN XP SP3 Home
Can't use HTML Text Extractor software as it reads access denied.
Have tried switching off Virus and Firewall (ESET) to no avail.
Have looked in WIN Firewall, Internet Options, and Accounts.
Where is the access "allowed" switch to allow this program access to the Internet ?
Anyone ?

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hi. i am having trouble accessing some files on my computer.

the files are on a hard drive that was previously installed in my old pc. i have changed the ownership on the whole drive, and the files in some folders can be accessed, but their are files in other folders which i can only access if i am logged in as an administrator in safe mode.

i'm completely baffled. please help.

A:access denied

go into the properties of the drive and try running the error checker

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firstly i'm a complete newbie and i'm operating a dell laptop with windows XP home edition.

I stored some music file in the shared music folder on my laptop and now when i try to access it is says:

C:\.........\Shared Music is unaccessable
Access Denied

Ive tried looking for related post and found several saying it might be something to do with sharing settings, however when i look at the folder properties it has a size of 0kbs and there is no security tab and i can't find "Simple file sharing" in mycomputer tools folder options........
also there is only one user on my laptop so there is no other users to share file with.

please help


A:Access Denied!!! Help!!!

XP Pro or Home?
Looks like you were on the right track with "simple file sharing"
You probably need to take ownership; here's some guidelines: How to take ownership

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