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Gain access to protected folder files????

By riandamo ·
I have some folder from a old computer but they seem to be protected. I can open the folder but I can't see the files. when I right-click on the folder and look at the properties it gives me the size and number of files but when open the folder I do not see those files.. any help will be appreciated.

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Are you on a domain network?

by NexS In reply to Gain access to protected ...

If so, you may not have permission to see the files.
The files may also be hidden, in which case: click <b>tools</b> on the windows explorer, then <b>Folder Options</b>. Then choose <b>view</b>, then <b>Show hidden files and folders</b>.

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do u have admin permission?

by beanxyz In reply to Gain access to protected ...

If you have admin permission, u can take over the owner permission and see the contents (under property-security tab-advanced-owner)

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Or are they just hidden?

by seanferd In reply to Gain access to protected ...

Have you checked to make sure that the View settings in Folder Options are allowing you to see Hidden and System files?

If the files were encrypted, you could probably see them, but not open them.

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Log as Admin

by riandamo In reply to Or are they just hidden?

Thank you very much for you replies. I am in a domain and I have log as administrator and also I have taken ownership of the folders but I still can't see the files. I have also changed the view setting to allow to view hiden files but still not luck. any other ideas????

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