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Unlocking a locked folder


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#1 larry31

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:01 AM

I'm not able to access my "System Volume Information" & "Documents and Settings" folders, and sub folders.

I get a message..."Access Denied".

 

Both show a small padlock next to the main folder in Windows Explorer.

 

I've tried to gain access with "Properties/ Sharing" & "Advanced Sharing" but it always says "can't be unlocked".

 

There was a process in Windows XP that included using a file.."cacls.exe" and editing the registry, but that doesn't work with Win-7.

 

I do have "Show hidden files" enabled.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:34 AM

That is normal. Documents and Settings is now Users. The Documents and Settings folder is there for backward compatibility with XP. It is a Junction Point. You can still access though. See this page.  Is there some reason  you need to access System Volume Information?  That folder is different than XP as Windows 7 uses Shadow Copies.

 

If you want to access it then follow these steps.



#3 larry31

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 01:45 PM

Thanks, appreciate the info.






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