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#1 beekeeper2

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 02:05 PM

I've just joined the forum, basically to try to solve a problem I've made for myself.

 

Whilst trying to move a file (of photographs) into a different folder, I - by mistake - put it into a folder named  - a32ae4d98e91cef...., which must contain system files?

 

I now can't access it or use the file, getting the message 'access denied' whenever I try.

 

Please help. I've tried right clicking on the file and then properties but can't get anywhere.

 

Any help or guidance very much appreciated.

 

Many thanks

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 03:47 PM

Start the computer in safe mode. You will see an account called Administrator. See if you can access the folder in this account? 

 

If you cannot then download UBCD that includes Parted Magic and copy the files using this guide. You can either copy the files to an external drive or to another folder on the hard drive. Once you have determined the files have been copied and they are not corrupted you can delete them in the folder you were unable to access.



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 11:17 PM

Can you give us complete folder path where you move the images and can you give us extensions of images and where you want to move those images.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 05:32 AM

Many thanks for the replies. 

 

A bit basic - but how do I start it in safe mode?

 

Second point, the folder was inside another folder and I wanted to move it 'outside'.

I clicked on the photos folder and moved it up the 'page' - using windows explorer -  but managed to stop it over a32.... etc, where it's stuck.

 

Sorry to be a bit ignorant about these matters.

 

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 06:31 AM

We're almost there, exactly what folder held the photos folder?  Was it within My Documents, or "outside" of My Documents?  And, where in C partition [often called c-drive] is the a32ae4d98e91cef....  folder that is holding the photos folder?  Reason for asking:  If we know the original and present positions of photos folder, we can better tailor the advice for you -- even if you decide to use a usb or dvd Puppy Linux.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 06:50 AM

For Safe Mode tap F8 when booting the computer. Also, please answer Freebooter's question on the folder path and file extensions if you can.



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 08:41 AM

Thanks again for help.

 

The file isn't in My documents but under 'My Computer' then 'Local Disc ©'

 

The file path would presumably be-

 

C:\ae   etc

The contents of this folder are-

amd64

i386

photographs2  ------which I can't access

 

Regards and thanks again



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 09:01 AM

Did you try accessing the file in the Administrator Account? If you tried and it failed then see if using the UBCD and Parted Magic method I posted works.



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 09:59 AM

You can take ownership of the folder and give yourself a full permission with Takeown and Cacls commands.
Below commands will give you ownership to C:\a32ae4d98e91cef folder and give you full permission.


takeown /f C:\a32ae4d98e91cef /r


ECHO Y| CACLS C:\a32ae4d98e91cef   /g   %username%:F



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 10:12 AM

@beekeeper2, I would follow FreeBooter's instructions on changing permissions before trying the linux suggestion. 



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 02:12 PM

Thanks JohnC_21 i'm sure issue is that the OP does not have permission to the folder TakeOwn and Cacls commands should resolve the issue its to bad OP wont give us full name and path to the folder where images are moved.
Taking ownership of system files or folders in Windows is not a simple task.
In a text editor such as Notepad, copy/paste the following exactly:



Registry File

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]

@="Take Ownership"

"NoWorkingDirectory"=""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]

@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && cacls \"%1\" /g administrators:F"

"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && cacls \"%1\" /g administrators:F"


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]

@="Take Ownership"

"NoWorkingDirectory"=""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]

@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && cacls \"%1\" /g administrators:F /t"

"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && cacls \"%1\" /g administrators:F /t"







Save the file with any name you want, with a .reg extension. Then double-click the saved file and choose Yes to merge the registry file information into the Registry. You will see context menu option named Take Ownership when you right-click file or a folder.


Edited by FreeBooter, 21 June 2016 - 02:14 PM.


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#12 beekeeper2

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Posted 24 June 2016 - 07:36 AM

Many thanks for the replies, I've been away for the last couple of days so haven't tried anything so far.

 

To answer RolandJS, the file was originally within a folder in the C partition, so was only moved within C from C:\xxxx to C:\a32...

 

Will now read and try to understand the various solutions, many thanks again.

 

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