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By wbf ·
i have a folder on my pc which i have no access to as it says access denied when i go to its security and sharing features its greyed out,im the admin of my pc its not on a net work its a home system not sure how it got there.im tempeted to go into the registry to delet it but i dnt know what is in it so.

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by lowlands In reply to access denied

few things to try:
take ownership of the folder then add the admin account with full control.

Unless you are talking about the "System Volume Information" folder. That is truly a system folder and only the system account has access to it by default.

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by wbf In reply to access denied

are these options open its a home pc not networked,im sure i made the folder its just a standard one,im using xp home edition

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by wingoc In reply to access denied

yup, take ownership first, and then add back "full control" for your admin a/c, try to access!

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by OnTheRopes In reply to access denied

How to take ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP - link below:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

If this doesn't work let us know.

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by wbf In reply to access denied

i have posted a reply it does not seem to have been posted,anyway my pc is not part of a network its stand alone home pc,so shall i still try your recommendations,although i have right clickd and my make this folder private option is greyed out tnks

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by wbf In reply to access denied

i tryd it it did work i was able to access the folder it seems to b related to the other account on my pc both accnts have admin rights when i took ownership access to the other account was denied by 70% so i restored it back as this was undesirable thank you,

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to access denied

Don't forget to close the question off now that you have your answer.

I would also Bookmark the MS URL for taking Ownership of Folders/Files as it is quite useful.

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