Re: Destination folder access denied

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Leo, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Leo

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    Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



    Run CMD (as administrator) and type: takeown [path] /f <filename or folder>

    OR

    - Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

    - Click Security Tab

    - Click Advanced

    - Click the Owner Tab

    - Click Edit

    - Select the Administrators group from the list

    - Click OK

    - Click OK

    - Click OK

    You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

    Windows



    Now again



    1) Right-click on the file

    2) Select Properties

    3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

    4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and tick

    the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



    You have now taken 'Full control' of file
     
    Leo, Jun 14, 2009
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    hey thanks so much Greg, it absolutely worked for me when I nothing else would! :D
     
    Anonymoose, Mar 27, 2010
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    Close all files running inside the folder before deleting, renaming, etc

    Be sure to close any files you have open inside the folder you are trying to edit, delete, rename first. Then try again. An obvious thing I overlooked that fixed my "permissions" problem.
     
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    chrisz, Sep 9, 2011
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    Trimegisto

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    The problem is sometimes related to same application that left a process locking a file. Thus, one should also take a look at the running processes trying to identify any such lock.
     
    Trimegisto, Sep 15, 2011
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