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Accessing documents and settings folder from an old HD on a new comp???

Q: Accessing documents and settings folder from an old HD on a new comp???

Hi My mother board fried or something on my old computer so I purchased a new one There were files on my old hard drive I need on my new computer so I attempted to install it on my new computer as a slave drive Problems arose most likely because they both have comp??? documents Accessing on settings and old folder HD new a from an an OS or some other unknown reason I am a layman when it comes to computer so I couldn t figure out how to install it properly I came to a Accessing documents and settings folder from an old HD on a new comp??? temporary solution though when I used the IDE cables from Accessing documents and settings folder from an old HD on a new comp??? the CD-ROM drive in order to hook up my old hard drive I am now able to access the information on my old hard drive on my new comp - EXCEPT for my old user name in the docs and settings folder I imagine it s because I was the administrator of the computer because I can access the other users desktop folder without a hitch on my old hard drive I just need to access the folders on the desktop on my old drive - it keeps telling me quot access denied quot There are two potential ways I can do this I guess A Figure out how to boot my computer successfully with the old drive B Since my new drive boots up with no problems figure out how to access my old drives docs and settings folder when it s on the slave drive Does anyone have a solution for this Any input on either A or B would be GREATLY appreciated Thank you nbsp

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A: Accessing documents and settings folder from an old HD on a new comp???

You need to Take Ownership of the folder. go to the link to read how.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accessing-documents-and-settings-folder-from-an-old-hd-on-a-new-comp.464380/
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I have changed from old XP computer to new windows 8

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

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

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

DO NOT WISH TO RESET 100 PAGES OF PREVIOUSLY PREPARED BOOK

how CAN I TRANSFER PHOTO FILES INTO "DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS

A:accessing "documents and settings"folder

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

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I recently replaced my motherboard which because my new one is a different chipset than my old one, required me to repair my windows install. Rather than do that and possibly lose a bunch of stuff in My Documents folder and my extensive Favorites I opted to just do a new install on another partition. So far everything has worked fine but when I tried to get into my old Admin files in my "Documents & Settings" Folder it gave me a red x and said Access Denied.

Anyone know how I get around this and into this folder?

A:Help Accessing old User Documents & Settings?

You would have been just fine doing a repair install.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Take Ownership of the folders and files.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=XP+Take+Ownership

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Ok, here is my dilema... computer has died and need the files within My documents.

Have taken the Hard drive out of an XP machine and made it a slave in another XP machine..

Have copied all the other files from the drive, but when I try to access the My Documents folder it tells me 'Access is Denied'

How do I get around this, does anyone have any ideas please..
 

A:Accessing My Documents folder after moving drive

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

follow instructions in the above link

joan
 

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A:Accessing passworded users documents and settings (windows XP reintallation problem)

If they are passworded or encrypted, then you are done.

If they are only under new ownership:

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
 

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A:Security Settings for Documents and Settings Folder

"Access Denied" is a proper and routine message encountered...when moving a hard drive from one system to another. Only impacts the Docs & Settings files/folders, all other files can be easily accessed.So can the Docs & Settings folders, by taking ownership of the files/folders.Taking Ownership in VistaLouis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/361339/security-settings-for-documents-and-settings-folder/
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A:Documents and Settings folder in XP

All Users, Default User, LocalService, NetworkService and Freya are normal.

The others result from things like removed accounts and Windows reinstalls over top of what's already there.

It's safer to just ignore the extra stuff until your next clean install unless there is a lot of space used. You have to be a little careful. For example, one of Local Service and LocalService.NTAUTHORITY is the current one; you have to figure out which is current and only mess with the older one.
 

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A:Documents and Settings folder gone?!

Microsoft did not trash the "Documents and Settings" folder in Vista; they renamed it "Users."
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/documents-and-settings-folder-gone.718002/
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A:Documents And Settings Folder On C:\ And D:\

Apparently, this can happen if you attempt to (or inadvertently) install XP over top of an existing XP installation: See here: http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-297664.phpNow, his ended up on C and yours ended up on D. How? I don't know but I would be willing to guess that if you did a full format, then recreated your partitions, and then did the full reinstall on C, your problems would go away... I know it didn't take a brain surgeon to figure that one out but at least the above thread might give you some idea as to how you ended up where you are today.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/135618/documents-and-settings-folder-on-c-and-d/
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A:documents and settings folder

Quote:




You probably know that the C:\Documents and Settings folder doesn’t exist anymore in Vista. It was replaced by the C:\Users and C:\ProgramData. Vista uses symbolic links pointing to these new folders for compatibility reasons. However, many guides still refer to the old folder structure. There is a simple trick for using the old folder name in Windows Explorer, though. This way you can find configuration files easier.

If you want to see the symbolic links, you have to enable first “Show hidden files and folders” in Folder Options. To access the Folder Options you must press “ALT” in Windows Explorer to make the menu visible. You’ll find them under tools.

Now, you should be able to see Documents and Settings. But if you double click on it, you’ll get an error messages. Even administrators don’t have enough NTFS rights to navigate to this folder. It is not even possible if you change the rights by taking the ownership.

You can, however, navigate to subfolders of Document and Settings by entering the corresponding folder name in the address bar of Windows Explorer. For example, just type C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\ and you will see all of the user profiles’ subfolders, you know from Windows XP.




^ Hope that sheds some light.

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Hello,
When I go to my C drive I can no longer see the folder Documents and Settings, it disappeared. I tried to show hidden files from folder options but its not there.

What I have to do to open it is manually type the address C:\Documents and Settings then it will open and I can see everything inside of it.

Why is the folder not showing if it exists?

Also the same happened to some other files (illustrator files), they just disappeared and I cant find them anymore as if they got deleted.

Help?
 

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A:Copying Documents And Settings folder

Are you logged into the "good" PC with admin rights? If so, you can take ownership of the folder and then give yourself rights to access all the folders. Then you can copy what you need.

Make sure that when you take ownership or grant rights, that you check the box for all sub-folders.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/copying-documents-and-settings-folder.94030/
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A:Solved: The documents and settings folder is gone??

Does anyone have any ideas at all??? I've tryed using spybot and ad-aware SE and removed all they came up with... but nothing helped
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-the-documents-and-settings-folder-is-gone.299580/
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A:Strange folder in Documents and Settings

I guess you guys probably arent gonna help unless I put these


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Peter Jones at 23:48:12.27 on Mon 08/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.89 [GMT -4:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\U3\U3Launcher\LaunchU3.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\VIRUSS~1\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Peter Jones\My Documents\dds.scr

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uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uStart Page = hxxp://gamefaqs.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:8081
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>;*.local
uURLSearchHooks: H - No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: scriptproxy: {7db2d5a0-7241-4e79-b68d-6309f01c5231} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\viruss~1\scriptsn.dll
BHO: McAfee SiteAdvisor BHO: {b164e929-a1b6-4a06-b104-2cd0e90a88ff} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\mcieplg.dll
BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
TB: Pop-Up Blocker: {d7f30b62-8269-41af-9539-b2697fa7d77e} -
TB: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar: {0ebbbe48-bad4-4b4c-8e5a-516abecae064} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\mcieplg.dll
TB: {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No File
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
TB: {40D41A8B-D79B-43D7-99A7-9EE0F344C385} - No File
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [BCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe
mRun: [dla] c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
mRun: [StorageGuard] "c:\program files\common files\sonic\update manager\sgtray.exe" /r
mRun: [DVDSentry] c:\windows\system32\DSentry.exe
mRun: [DwlClient] c:\program files\common files\dell\eusw\Support.exe
mRun: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb08.exe
mRun: [DeviceDiscovery] c:\progra... Read more

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A:Documents and Settings folder permissions

Documents and settings is not accessible. Access is denied.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/236259-documents-settings-folder-permissions.html
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Account No 2 IE freezes whenever I try to connect to the internet.
Account No 3 I set up this new account to see if a new account would have the same problem connecting to the internet as Account No 2. It does.
On checking both Accounts I found that the Documents & Settings folder is missing. In Account No 1 it is present.
Would this missing folder have anything to do with being unable to connect to the internet and if so, how can I resolve the issue?
Many thanks in advance for any help that can be provided.
Toscar
 

A:Missing Documents & Settings Folder

Apologies, updating my 1st post. I re-booted, the Docs & Settings folders are now showing in both accounts. However, I still cannot access the internet.
Any help with this problem would be appreciated.
Toscar
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/missing-documents-settings-folder.872667/
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Hi sag 121, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

When you attempted the system restore did you pick a date that was prior to this problem?

You can also try using the Last Known Good Configuration in the advanced boot options.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/346821/problems-with-documents-and-settings-folder/
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A:Second User Folder in Documents and Settings

try creating a new user account and see if you can access that ok, and create a new document (anything will do). If you are ok accessing that, then migrate all your docs over to the new account. Hope the following will give you some idea: How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP

Can you post back and let me know if you are able to create and access a new user account.

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I just wanted to inform you that I am posting my problem on another forum. Thank you anyway.

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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.

Thanks,

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.
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Let us know if you need help

ken J
 

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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.

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To change the path to my documents:

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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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Thanks.
 

A:Duplicates of folders in the documents and settings folder after reinstall

Some duplicates are needed for a system to function properly. Be careful about deleting, although I can't say the ones you have are needed. Wait for others to reply.

{redoak}
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/duplicates-of-folders-in-the-documents-and-settings-folder-after-reinstall.625077/
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I have just had my computer wiped and xp put back on
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I can change it in my user account

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Any quick and safe way to do this please?

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A:Rename computer administrator in Documents and settings folder

I just tested that. I created an account and gave it administrative privileges. Booted in and out of the account. Booted back in to my regular account and renamed the new account in users and documents and settings. Booted back out and logged onto that new changed account without a problem. Worked for me!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/rename-computer-administrator-in-documents-and-settings-folder.269321/
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A:Get rid of HelpAssistant folder in Documents and Settings (Rootkit Trojan?)

Hi

Please do the following:

Please download this file, and save it to your Desktop. Once you have downloaded it, save and close all other programs and run it by double-clicking on the file named "RootRepeal.exe".

Once the main window shows up, please click on the "Report" button on the bottom of the window. Next, please click the "Scan" button.

Another window will pop up asking you to select what to include in the scan. Please uncheck everything except for the "Stealth Code" checkbox, and then click OK.

Once the program has finished scanning, the results will appear. Click on the "Save Report" button, and save the report to your desktop.

Finally, please open this report with Notepad, and post it here.



NEXT

Download and run HAMeb_check.exe save it to your desktop.

Click on the icon to run it, when complete it will open a log for you, please post the content of the log in your next reply.

Note: The log is temporary - it will not be saved when closed, so please be sure to copy the content so that you can paste it into your next reply before you close the log

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f100/get-rid-of-helpassistant-folder-in-documents-and-settings-rootkit-trojan-494783.html
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A:Moving User Folder and_or Documents and Settings?

I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish.  If you are trying to move these files to another computer why not just clone the operating system with a program like Marcium Reflect.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/503499/moving-user-folder-and-or-documents-and-settings/
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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.

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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.


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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.

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Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:
http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exe
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/file...Fixwareout.exeSave 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.

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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 = 85.255.114.88 85.255.112.72
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = 85.255.114.88 85.255.112.72
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = 85.255.114.88 85.255.112.72


Click FIX CHECKED. Close HijackThis.

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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.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f100/h-documents-and-settings-owner-shared-folder-will-not-open-124776.html
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A:Access Denied for Windows 8.1 Documents & Settings folder

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

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-8/access-denied-for-windows-81-documents-settings-folder-/2011.html
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A:Documents and Settings folder opens automatically upon Start-up

It opens to Documents and Setting or your My Documents folder?
http://dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_mydocsopens.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/documents-and-settings-folder-opens-automatically-upon-start-up.818090/
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A:User profile on XP Pro disappeared, folder in Documents and Settings gone

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/user-profile-on-xp-pro-disappeared-folder-in-documents-and-settings-gone.734092/
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A:user has no login at windows start up but has documents and settings folder

If anyone could just point me in the right direction, i'll take it from there but i just dont know where to go from here.
is it a registry problem?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/user-has-no-login-at-windows-start-up-but-has-documents-and-settings-folder.1135598/
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A:Solved: Denied access to c:\documents and settings\owner folder

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-denied-access-to-c-documents-and-settings-owner-folder.719044/
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A:tracing folder issues, whole comp being traced really.. Help fix the settings:((

Doing a brief search for your 'problem', I saw this: Appearance of a folder named "Tracing" affecting the final - Microsoft Community
Review that and let us know if you tried that solution or not.

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A:Solved: User Account pointing to wrong Documents and Settings folder!

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-user-account-pointing-to-wrong-documents-and-settings-folder.916231/
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A:Solved: Loading Saved Documents & folders from my XP Comp. to Windows 8.1 on New Comp

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A:Why User folder shows My Documents but folder location is Documents?

Hello pcwin,

The user folders that have "My" in the name are not actually named with the "My".

These are symbolic links, so when you name the folder "Documents", it will automatically rename and display as "My Documents", but in reality is still "Documents".

It can be a bit confusing.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/339366-why-user-folder-shows-my-documents-but-folder-location-documents.html
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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!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/access-denied-to-c-documents-and-settings-all-users-documents-15657.html
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A:Solved: Office 2010 Can't Open Or Save Documents in My Documents Folder

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-office-2010-cant-open-or-save-documents-in-my-documents-folder.1103350/
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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.

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

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

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-slave-drive-access-denied-on-documents-and-settings-folder.935997/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/c-documents-and-settings-uses-my-username-local-settings-temp-browserview-1d31630-h.617172/
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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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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/c-documents-and-settings-owner-local-settings-temp-temporary-internet-files-content.567350/
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A:Viewing the documents library displays my documents folder

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like the default Arrange by, Sort by, or Group by folder view of the "Documents" library has been changed. You might see if doing what's in the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial below to click on Clear changes in the "Arrange by" (on toolbar) drop down menu may help.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/accessing-documents-604672.html
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A:'Documents and Settings' and 'My Documents' query

1) I wouldn't, but it can probably be done...it's hard to redirect those stupid Windows links. You could create your own shortcut to "Mary's Documents", copy the contents of the ex-husband's folder to the Mary's documents, then you should be able to delete it.

2) For safety's sake I wouldn't, but you could give it a shot... (or do what I said above)

3)No, they are default folders that WIndows uses for some mysterious purposes.

4)Definitely not!

5)Go to theeldergeek.com to find a registry hack which will let you delete the My Documents folders. Then add the new shortcut above.

Remember, if you delete something you shouldn't have, you can restore it from the recycling bin!:grinthumb
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/documents-and-settings-and-my-documents-query.15523/
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A:C:\Documents & Settings\Dave\Local Settings....help!

Install adobe acrobat reader
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/c-documents-settings-dave-local-settings-help.224123/
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A:Having a problem accessing documents and pictures

Go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. The Command Prompt window appears (DOS). Now type a Y for Yes to run Check Disk at next bootup then manually reboot the computer. The Check Disk utility will run at next boot up and try and fix any file errors.
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I am trying to recover some information from a hard drive that wouldn't boot properly by setting it to slave and accessing via a healthy drive running windows XP, the data seems to be intact but I do not know (if its possible) how to access the personal documents which I had in my personal account in the older drive. Is there anyway to access the personal documents without having to be in that account (something that has become and impossibility at the moment)

Thank you
 

A:Accessing Personal Documents from another account

See if this article from Microsoft helps
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accessing-personal-documents-from-another-account.354681/
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A:Error accessing My Documents from Start Menu

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HEREAndPlease download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OK DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OKIMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.ThenPlease download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:Main MirrorThis version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zipped MirrorThis version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in Safe Mode.

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A:Error accessing My Documents from Start Menu

Usage antivirus and scan.

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A:Stopping admin accounts accessing another's documents

Correct me if I am wrong (which I likely am) but wouldn't creating a password for those two admin accounts prevent them from accessing each other without the other ones password?

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Ok, I just got a new external hard drive enclosure and a new hard drive to go inside it. I just removed the hard drive to put in a formerly working hard drive that used to be a master hard drive inside my system. I want to access the My Documents folder in the former hard drive and put them on my current hard drive so I can wipe the former hard drive and use it in my system. Does anyone know how I can access this My Documents folder? Every time I go to {Hard drive letter}/Documents and Settings/{User Name}/, it says that access is denied . How do I get around this message. (I already tried going to Properties and remove the "Read Only" check mark. Didn't work.) Could someone please help?
 

A:Accessing My Documents on External Hard Drive

log in as admin and not as your regular name, most likely the system thinks your a diff. user, see if u can change the filer permissions on the folders
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accessing-my-documents-on-external-hard-drive.542388/