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Temp File Access Denied

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#1 jenn59


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Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:06 PM

I have a problem with a temp file in my Standard account. I went into Safe Mode, went into my Administrator Account and tried to open the file and a dialogue box came up saying "Access Denied."

This file was located in C:\Users\My standard account name\AppData\Local\Temp....

I looked in Properties and Under Current Owner, it said "Unable to display current owner. In the box below that it listed two Administrator accounts: my administrator name-PC) and Administrator Name-PC. I then clicked into Advanced and the two Administrator names were listed. I went back out of Properties, clicked back in and lo and behold, both administrator account names were removed (by what/who I don't know) and replaced with only my Standard Account Name with no privileges. The Administrator names were no longer there.

What lead up to finding this phantom temp file was when earlier I had gone into Firefox 5.0.1 and the program froze and faded out. I had to use blunt force (turn off the computer) to get out. In Safe Mode, under my Administrator Account, I removed Mozilla from the Programs and Features, then went through the files and removed anything left over. That's when I saw the Temp file. Name of the file was DF1F04 (TMP FILE).

I can no longer find this file at all now and I do believe there is something very nasty that's gotten into my computer and would appreciate any help you might have to figure out this mystery.

Thanks much,

Edit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:36 PM

What version OS are you running so that we may move your topic to the proper forum? Is it XP, Vista, Win 7 or Other?

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#3 jenn59

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:36 PM

Sorry, I have an HP Home Premium, Windows Vista 64-bit.


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