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Lost Access To personal Files-ACCESS DENIED

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  • Started 5 years ago by eeeeeeeeek
  • Latest reply from InDiSent
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eeeeeeeeek
Posts: 19

I have my OS on C: and my personal files on a separate drive. I am suddenly getting PERMISSION DENIED on this drive with my personal files. It gives me the opportunity to go in and change the settings but there are many folders. I right clicked on the main folder and corrected the access settings. It appears as if the folders don't belong to anyone. So after assigning them to administrator and trying again i was able to access the files/folders. However I um unable to delete certain files folders. Is there a way to reset the security feature of a paticular drive or Folder(s). I believe this issue to be caused by trying to unsuccessfully set up a homegroup between my Desktop running win7 and my laptop also running win 7. Any ideas would be appreciated it

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fantazmic2
Posts: 11

Change the permissions at the drive level, not folder level. When changing the permissions follow these steps:

Right Click Drive
Properties
Security Tab
Click on "Advanced Button"
Click on "Edit"
either Add or Edit permission accordingly, before you press "Apply", make sure "Replace all existing inheritable permissions...." is checked.

Any changes you made to permissions will be applied to the entire drive.

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eeeeeeeeek
Posts: 19

It seems to apply the permissions across the drive except for the MY DOCUMENTS folder under this drive. I get access denied across this entire folder, the other 5 or 6 folders on this drive appear to have been corrected. Any reason why it would deny me on the MY DOCUMENTS folder only.

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InDiSent
InDiSent
Posts: 1084

Just what i was looking for. Thanks.

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