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#1 brucesprings

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:31 PM

Recently got a new computer with Windows 7 and still learning the in and outs of the machine. I was trying to open some files and folders and I get a error message saying file is not accessible and access is denied . I am the adminstator of the computer with no one else having those rights so why would I have this problem . Can I change a setting where I never receive this message at all or do I have to change settings for every file that I come across that I get this message? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:33 PM

Download tweakuac (http://www.tweak-uac.com/home/) and change the setting to "quiet mode". Let's see if that helps.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:48 PM

Allan,

Tried that and same thing , why is Windows 7 so difficult? Access is still denied.

Edited by brucesprings, 22 January 2011 - 06:48 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:54 PM

If you are logged on as admin and uac is quiet, you may have to take ownership: http://www.blogsdna.com/2173/add-take-ownership-option-in-right-click-context-menu-of-windows-7.htm

If you want to change the permissions of the entire system you can use subinacl. It's a very powerful utility and if you use it please follow the instructions AND allow the script to finish. Don't worry that it says it's for Vista: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2006/09/04/739820.aspx

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 07:21 AM

Allan,

I thought for sure that would work but after I tried to run command prompt I get message saying "subinacl is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file"

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:50 AM

You need to enter the command with the full path to the subinacl script (ie: c:\foldername\scriptname). Also, be sure to open the command prompt as admin.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:58 AM

What files and folders are trying to access? There are certain files and folders that even true administrator account cannot access. It would us better assist you if we knew what you were trying to do.

There are various files and folders on Windows XP to Windows 7 are protected by the OS.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:04 AM

There are various files and folders on Windows XP to Windows 7 are protected by the OS.

Really? Would you name one please?

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:23 AM

C\Users\Username\Local Settings

There is one, and here is documented proof: http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/access-windows-7-local-settings-folder/ even has a true administrator one with a UID of 500 cannot access that system file.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:26 AM

You have no idea what you are talking about. A junction point is not a real location. There is NO file or folder in ANY version of Windows that cannot be read by the administrator. None. Period.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:20 AM

Take ownership of the file/folder http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:29 AM

Take ownership of the file/folder http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html


Yes, we tried that already (one of my posts above) :). I agree, that's the "per-instance" solution.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

This fixed my Problem Thanks a bunch :D

 

 

 

 

 

Take ownership of the file/folder http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html






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