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C:\Documents and Settings\Owner Access Denied

Q: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner Access Denied

Hi my cousin has been living with us and Settings\Owner Denied C:\Documents and Access using the family computer for a while now and keeps installing random C:\Documents and Settings\Owner Access Denied freeware programs from the internet at will Needless to say the performance went down considerably to the point C:\Documents and Settings\Owner Access Denied where no one wanted to use it so I decided to remove a bunch of them using the remove software tool I came to one quot C:\Documents and Settings\Owner Access Denied Samsung Media Studio quot which when I tried to uninstall it said it could not access specific files because they were located in the C Documents and Settings Owner file and I did not have access to it I was in the original admin account set up on the computer from day I restarted in safe mode and tried to just access this file but was denied access Tried again using the Administrator account found in safe mode but same thing again I can not even explore this file We previously had a problem with the sound drivers on my machine where there would be no sound produced at all I finally discovered they had been deleted or replaced now that same problem has returned after a portion of the program noted above s files had been removed so I m starting to wonder if he has let this third party program manage the sound drivers or if it has done something malicious to the System I m at a loss I found a few threads related to this but nothing directly and nothing that remedied my problem so any help at all here would be much appreciated Thank you nbsp

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Win xp sp2. My computer crashed and I had to use the recovery disc supplied by the manufacturer. The recovery process erased the HD but offered me the option of backing up which I did. When I try to open the 'owner' folder or any of the users folders it says 'Access denied'. How can I open my owner folder to recover my files. This is only happening with the users folders and not with other folders on the C: drive.

A:Solved: Denied access to c:\documents and settings\owner folder

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Note I'm using an administrator account to access the Owner folder.

A:Solved: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner is not accessible. Access denied.

Could be the permissions are set for the Owner account only, and not the Administrators Group.

Right click the C:\Documents and Settings\Owner folder, click Properties, then click the Security tab.
Make sure Administrators is listed -- note the s, and the icon should have two heads, not one.
You must have simple file sharing turned off to see the security tab and for XP Home, boot into safe mode, or install the XP Security tab fix from the link in this post
To turn off simple file sharing:
Control Panel | Folder Options
View tab
Uncheck Use simple file sharing (Recommended) (last item in the list)

You can also take ownership of the folder:
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP


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thank you!

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All of a sudden when I try to open my C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents folder, it says "access denied"

running xp home sp2.

any suggestions?

oh, I did a google for solutions and various pages often suggested I turn off simple file sharing, but the option is non existant under my file/view menu...

A:Access Denied to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

It sounds to me as though the administrator has made that directory path private. Are you the admin, and if so, are you logged into a user account with admin rights? If all else fails, reboot and log into the Administrator account and go to the control panel/users and change your preferred account status. While you're there, unlock the problem path to allow all users to view.

Good Luck!
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How do I get past this error message? I really need to scan these documents.

A:Access to Documents and Settings Denied

Hi possibly this may help How to set, view, change, or remove special permissions for files and folders in Windows XP
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This has just started to happen. I must have ticked a box somewhere!
Any ideas how I can regain access?

A:Access to 'Documents & Settings' Denied

Remove the hidden and read only attributes of the files you are trying to access. Someone on this forum had the same problem a couple of days ago.
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Windows 7 home Premium, fully up-to-date.

Can anyone help on this please?

A:Access Denied on 'Documents & Settings' although UAS is set to off

OK, I found a way. Just take ownership of the folder! Easy as that. Don't know why the UAC is still causing problems though, even though it's effectively turned off?
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The error I receive when trying to open the 'user' folder is:


G:\Documents and Settings\user is not accessible.

Access Is Denied


I have tried to turn of simple file sharing and add my the administrator to the permission but am not able to.

The Add... Button is greyed out.

If i go to the Advanced section and Owner tab.

I receive: You only have permission to view the current owner on user.

The only areas I can edit are the Auditing ones.

Any idea on how I can get access to my files short of re imaging this backup to a disk?


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A week ago, I was setting up a Guest User account for my roommate to use my PC. I clicked on Security tab to make some changes so she won't have a full control or access to drive C like documents and whatnot.

Then recently, I had to re-format drive C and after that, I downloaded a file I needed and was instructed to place it in drive C: documents and settings/users folder. However, I couldn't find the document & settings folder and I was puzzled and then realized that it's hidden from the public and non-accessible.

I tried to reverse the permissions and whatnot but I'm still not accessing to that part anymore.

How do I remedy that and remove all the blockages?

Thanks in advance!

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Win Vista and 7 have a different directory structure than XP. They do not use a Documents and Settings folder, and block access to it to prevent improper installations. Instead, it stores user data in C:\Users\. Try putting your data there, instead.
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Where else should I look?

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Try this ffrree.

Take Ownership Shortcut

See how that goes.
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Is there any possibility of saving my photographs?

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Worry not ...

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A:Documents and Settings folder - access denied

Hi Magnummaniac, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Documents and Settings in Windows 7 is not a folder, it is just a junction (link) used for backward compatibility with Windows XP; for instance when an application tries to save something as in XP to Document and Settings, Windows 7 redirects the action to corresponding folder in its own main Users folder, default at C:\Users. A user should never need to access Documents and Settings in Windows 7.

Using myself as an example, I have used Windows 7 six years now, started over a year before it was officially published in 2009. I have never - I repeat Never Ever - even clicked the Documents and Settings icon, nor have I had any reason to access it.

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I ve been using Win for a while and have found some quirky behavior but this one has got me stumped The Documents and Settings Folder now appears in Explorer as a Shortcut I don t recall that being the case before When I click it I get the pop up window quot You don t currently have permission to access this folder quot Clicking continue gives nd pop up quot You have been denied access to this folder quot There is only account set up on this laptop and it is the Administrator and of course that is how I am logged in The security permissions show that I have quot Full Control quot quot Special Permissions quot are only assigned to the System If I look at he properties at Settings to and Access Documents Folder Denied least of the shortcut in Explorer they are set to Read-Only So I d like to verify that Access to this folder via Explorer is by Shortcut and it was always that way and didn t magically change There should be access to the actual folder at least by the Administrator Account and how do you access this folder dag nab it Thanks Win nbsp

A:Access Denied to Documents and Settings Folder

winbob said:

I've been using Win7 for a while and have found some quirky behavior, but this one has got me stumped. The Documents and Settings Folder now appears in Explorer as a Shortcut...I don't recall that being the case before? When I click it, I get, the pop up window, "You don't currently have permission to access this folder." Clicking 'continue' gives 2nd pop up, "You have been denied access to this folder".

There is only 1 account set up on this laptop, and it is the Administrator, and of course that is how I am logged in. The security permissions show that I have "Full Control". "Special Permissions" are only assigned to the 'System'.

If I look at he properties (at least of the shortcut in Explorer) they are set to Read-Only.

So, I'd like to verify that:

1. Access to this folder via Explorer is by Shortcut...and it was always that way and didn't magically change.

2. There should be access to the actual folder, at least by the Administrator Account.

3. and how do you access this folder dag nab it.


WinClick to expand...
If no group permissions were changed it is a simple case of ownership. Right click the shortcut>ope file location>right click folder>security>who owns it?

If the owner is not you, you can either add yourself to the group that owns it (trusted installer perhaps?) or take ownership of the folder.
That should enable access

Let us know if you need help

ken J
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I tried below solutions :

1. Running setup as " Run as administrator"
2. By chanding "Local Users and Groups" -> Administartor (properties)-> Account Is Disabled
3.Tries changing access setting.

Nono of above soltion worked.Please help.


A:Access to the path 'C:\Documents and Settings' is denied - Win7-32 Bit

Documents and settings, in Windows 7, is relegated to a System file and is known, together with several other "legacy" folders, as a "junction" folder. It is there for backward compatibility purposes only.
Your problem could be just that - compatibility. Try right clicking the installation file and check under the compatibility options. Run in Xp mode and also as Administrator. See if that is succesful.
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That is the correct condition - you are not supposed to be able to access that area. If you have tried to force the issue undo whatever you have done before you hit trouble, using System Restore if necessary.This is the path you want to get you to the Startup folder:"C:\Users\<your name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"You need to say what this welcome idea is about - a screen message, audio or what? You can put a shortcut in Startup to whatever you wish.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek
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A:Solved: D:\Documents and Settings\user is not accesible. Access is denied. Help

If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.Click to expand...

Did you follow this step? When you start the computer, and before Windows boots, you need to press F8 and select Safe Mode.
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A:C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.

Hi Welcome to TSG!!

If you log on as administrator you should be able to delete everything in the C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 folder.

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A:H:\documents and settings\owner\shared folder will not open.

Hello argenys and welcome to TSF,

You have a few infections aboard so please be patient as we need to go after them in stages.

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


You are running Hijack This from a temporary directory. It needs to be in a permanent folder as the program creates backup files that we may need to use later. If the program is in a Temporary folder, files may be deleted by you or automatically if your system is set to empty temp files.

Please go into Windows Explorer, (My Computer)
click on C: then click on File > New > Folder and call it HJT , or another name of your choice.


While I do not see Webroot's Active Protection in your running processes, please make sure it is disabled or it will interfere with the fix below:

SpySweeper:Open Spysweeper and click on Options > Program Options and uncheck "load at windows startup".
To disable SpySweeper ShieldsClick Shields on the left.
Click Internet Explorer and uncheck all items.
Click Windows System and uncheck all items.
Click Startup Programs and uncheck all items.
Click Browser Add-Ons and uncheck all items.
Exit Spysweeper.


Please download FixWareout from one of these sites: it to your desktop and run it.
Click "Next", then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
The fix will begin: Please follow the prompts.
You will be asked to reboot your compute: Please do so.
Your system may take longer than usual to load and this is normal.
Once the desktop loads a text file will open (report.txt), you can close it - the file has already been saved.


Run HijackThis. Click "Do a System Scan Only" , and place a check next to the following items:

O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =

Click FIX CHECKED. Close HijackThis.


Finally, please post the contents of the text file that opened earlier (you can find it at C:fixwareoutreport.txt ), along with a new HijackThis log into this topic.

**If you receive an error message while trying to run FixWareout, copy autoexec.nt from the C:\WINDOWS\repair folder to C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder, and run FixWareout again.
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I have recently noticed this file in my Documents and Settings Folder:


Has anyone any idea what this might relate to and why it is there?

A:Unknown file in C:\Documents and Settings\Owner Folder

Hello EricG

I have never heard of a ".bios" file extension.

I would be suspicious of it.

Go here and use the "Browse" button to find it on your machine. Upload it to be scanned for malware.

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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A:Re: auto cookie downloads (c:\documents and settings\owner\cookies)

Hello and welcome to TSF. My name is Taylor and I'll be helping you with your fix.

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A:C:\Documents and Settings\all users\documents DENIED!!!

It looks like one of the junction points that provides some backwards compatibility and which shows when unhiding files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View. There is no Documents and Settings folder in Win7, except as a junction point.

Read more about junction points here:

In Win7 Documents is under All Users>[User Name]>Documents. Perhaps you should hide Hidden and System Files again to see only the WIn7 folders you need.
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A:Access denied to main user/owner.

jkust replace "SAM" file in folder C:\windows\system32\config with the one "SAM" at c:\windows\repair folder. Now restart the PC and all the passwords are gone...
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Did you try opening Adobe Reader as administrator and then opening the file?
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Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.
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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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A:Access Denied for My Documents

Have you tried taking ownership of the share?

In the advanced option of the shared folder. I am fairly sure simple file sharing will have to be disabled.

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Google search for "Take Ownership of Files" and you will find a KB article on how to.
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A:Access Denied to My Documents on differnt PC

This should help:
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A:My Documents Not Accessible. Access is Denied

It's probably just a matter of changing permissions.

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP (Or Vista, 7)

If you have Home Edition of XP, use this to make the Security tab appear: XP Security Tab Home Edition. You will not need Safe Mode as in the MS directions. Just use this to get the security tab, and then use the "Undo" file to get things back to normal.


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A:Drives D: E: & F: says Access is Denied, My Documents also

Uninstall AVG


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A:Error assigning ownership "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"

Well, you have to run as administrator in order to do that. Make sure the account you're using is an administrator account. Even if it is, run the explorer "as administrator". It will as you for permission, but not for the password - since you're already an administrator. After that it should work. Let us know if it does not.
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Because she made the folder, she's owner of this folder.

Then I tried as Steph to assign ownership to a different user "User01".
But then I got the message "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"?
Though I thought that when you're owner of a file or folder, you can assign ownership to everyone?
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!!

Kind regards,

A:Error assigning ownership "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"

Quote: Originally Posted by cvdh


I've a question about assigning ownership.
I'm logged in as user "Steph".
As Steph, I made a new folder "Documents_Steph".
Because she made the folder, she's owner of this folder.

Then I tried as Steph to assign ownership to a different user "User01".
But then I got the message "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"?
Though I thought that when you're owner of a file or folder, you can assign ownership to everyone?
What am I doing wrong?

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Kind regards,

Taking ownership of a file is a multi step process unless you use the "take ownership" shortcut which does all the work for you.
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Best thing to do is a "clean" re-installation.... if the computer is your's now.
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A:[SOLVED] Access Denied on old My Documents Folder

He probably had the "Make my files private" setting enabled for his account, which restricts access to the files for that account, even on a new XP install. In the future you can take ownership of the files to gain access to them.

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You need to take ownership of the files and folders.
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Hi Anom,

I would imagine that your data is intact and you cannot see the file-size due to the access issues, as you quite rightly pointed-out.

I was under the impression that you could right-click on the folder and select properties, then security tab, advanced, Owner, select your active account and tick the box that says 'Replace owner on subcontainers and objects'. Press OK.
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A:Access denied to C:\ and security settings etc.

Has anyone run chkdsk on any of these drives?
It does sound as if the security descriptors are in some way getting affected.
I am not sure if this can in some way be transferable to the client machines, it would depend on your topology.
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Here is a link to the different abilities that chkdsk offers.
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Try Taking Ownership of the Folder.

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See if enabling the hidden Administrator (Super User) account will let you move the files. Make sure you also close the Dropbox client if you use that.
Press the Windows key + X and select CMD (as admin). Type the following. 
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I would recommend for you to have a little talk with your boyfriend and tell him to undo whatever he did.
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In Tools => Folder Options => View, click the 'Show hidden files and folders'
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A:Can Owner Change Access Password On Owner's Computer From Any Computer?

What you seek is prohibited on BleepingComputer. We do not assist is cracking, hackig, or otherwise circumventing security measures on any computer.No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user.Source= RulesDo to the nature of the topic this Topic is Closed.
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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

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A:Can't access "Documents and Settings"

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.
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When I started up it says Win.ini corrupt. Then it starts
up as a new user losing track of Favorites and Start Menu
and Desktop Icons, Display and Folder attributes. Under
Documents and Settings it has added Dave.U5R2D5 in
addition to Dave which still has all the information. I tried
switching the 2 Filenames to get back to what it used to be but
gave an error message and didn't do it and started another new file.
Is there some way to use the old Dave file?

A:Lost settings, New user made in Documents and Settings

Hiya asd123321.

It sounds like you`ve re-installed the system from CD over the top of an existing system, giving you a fresh `Dave`. Have you recently run a repair or indeed, done a clean install ?

As a work-around, can you take the documents & favourites from the old `Dave` and put them in the new `Dave` so at least you`re back up and running again.

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