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Old October 26, 2009, 03:54 AM
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Question minor windows 7 annoyance ....

i put that technet subscription to work yesterday. i installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.

one thing that nearly drove me over the edge was that i cant seem to access some folders. i would like to access all folders on my computer. they are mine but i get "access denied"


is there a way to easily give myself access to everything?

would this sort of thing happen with windows 7 home ultimate 64 bit?


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p.s. i have to admit that it seems to boot much faster and is faster overall.
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Old October 26, 2009, 04:45 AM
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Are those folders you can't access Documents and Settings and some other random ones? Some of them are for compatibilty with XP as Vista / 7 both use the Users folder instead as an example.
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Old October 26, 2009, 06:26 AM
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Hmm- I get similar warning, but immediately after, a box comes up asking if I would like to have full access to them- I click "yes" and everything is groovy
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Old October 26, 2009, 06:34 AM
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Are you sure you are logged in as the administrator? If you aren't then you wont have full access to do whatever you want.
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Old October 26, 2009, 08:30 AM
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If the files/folders you can't access are from a previous Windows installation, then you need to right click the drive/folder, security tab and edit it accordingly to give your user account full control. Might also want to click advanced and then the owner tab, and take ownership.
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Old October 26, 2009, 09:56 AM
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Try the 3rd solution here: Troubleshoot "access denied" when opening files or folders

or this one: Windows 7 Access Denied: Permission & Ownership
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Anyone know how to get the start menu to act like Windows XP "classic style" (IE: like Win98?) I feel smothered trying to navigate the program files in that tiny window.
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Anyone know how to get the start menu to act like Windows XP "classic style" (IE: like Win98?) I feel smothered trying to navigate the program files in that tiny window.
Learn to search WinKey + couple letters of the app you want + enter

I rarely ever navigate through the All programs option.
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Old October 28, 2009, 07:47 PM
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sorry to take so long to get back.

thanks for the replies. i will try them out.

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