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"you don't currently have permission to access this folder"

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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:43 AM

I have a folder on the D partition on a computer that originally had XP on it that I formatted both partitions during setup and installed the OS on C: and I use D: for frequently used images and my Windows 7 themes images. I have a folder that has about 300 screenshots from various animes of some of my favorite characters. it has been there since the install in 2014. But now every time I try to access the folder, I get an error message

you don't currently have permission to access this folder
. and I have to allow it via UAC. I did a web search of the message and only found results about working with files in the root of C drive or system files. I found nothing in regards to a folder I created myself that has only jpg and png images in it. What could be the problem?

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:54 AM

Are you logged on as administrator?

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 05:34 PM

I'm going to assume you have admin privileges on your computer. If you right-click on the folder, select Properties, select the Security tab. Find your user account and check your permissions. If you can, give yourself full access.


If you have a separate admin account, log in with it, go through the steps above and give your regular user account full access.

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