Re: Destination folder access denied

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

  1. Leo

    Leo Guest

    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


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    Leo

    Liberalism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.







    "Greg Hudson" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > G'Day All.
    > I have joined this forum just so I can post my fix to these access
    > denied folder problems...
    >
    > Firstly, I was having the same problem many others do. I'm the only
    > user on my Vista box, and I am the Administrator. Attempting to click on
    > any folder that had a small arrow over the bottom left corner of the
    > folder icon in Windows Explorer caused the Access Denied error. I tried
    > setting UAC on / off, disabling Defender, AVG Anti Virus etc - nothing
    > helped.
    >
    > Then I discovered the DOS command TAKEOWN and used the /? option to get
    > help.
    >
    > I began by going to the START / SEARCH command and typing CMD (without
    > pressing ENTER). cmd.exe appears at the top of the pop-up window.
    >
    > Next, RIGHT CLICK on cmd.exe and choose RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR (This is
    > necessary, even if you are already an Admin User)
    >
    > Once the command window appears, enter CD C:\
    > (Change Directory to the root of C:)
    >
    > Now enter TAKEOWN /?
    > (Displays HELP for the command)
    >
    > After reading the help, I determined the following options should do
    > the trick:
    > TAKEOWN /f * /r /a
    >
    > Running the above command, the DOS window scrolled through the file
    > list until it came to a folder that was causing problems. It said:
    >
    > Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions
    > granting you full control (Yes / No / Cancel). I chose YES.
    >
    > The scrolling now continued until it crashed on a LNK file.
    >
    > Even though it did not alter the properties on every file, the folders
    > had all been reset.
    >
    > I exited the command window, restarted Vista, and now all the folders
    > are accessible.
    >
    > Hopefully this will help some other people.
    >
    > Regards, Greg.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Greg Hudson
     
    Leo, Jun 14, 2009
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  2. Leo

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    hey thanks so much Greg, it absolutely worked for me when I nothing else would! :D
     
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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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    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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