Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Access Denied or Other Errors When Accessing or Working With Files and Folders in Windows 8

When trying to access or work with files and folders you may get "Access Denied
" or other errors. You may encounter the following issues when working with files or folders in Windows 8.
You may get an "Access Denied" error message in Windows 8


Resolution
Important:
You may need to be logged on as an administrator to change file and folder permissions:
Issue
 I get an "Access Denied" error message when accessing or working with files and folders
An access denied error message can occur for one or more of the following reasons:

The folder ownership may have changed

You do not have the proper permissions

The file may be encrypted

Here are three things you can try that may help resolve issues with "Access Denied" error messages:
Canned Statement: Let me go ahead and change the ownership of the file and folders on your computer.
1. You may not have ownership of a file or folder If you recently upgraded your computer to Windows 8 from a previous version of Windows, some of your account information may have changed and you may no longer have ownership of some of your files or folders. You might be able to resolve this by taking ownership of the file or folder. To take ownership of a file or folder, follow these steps:

1. Long press the folder you want to take ownership of, and then tap
Properties. (If you are using a mouse, right click the folder, and then click Properties.)
2. Click the
Security tab, click Advanced, and then click Change.
3. click Edit. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
4. Type the name of the person you want to give ownership to and click
Check Names.
5. The person that you’re giving ownership will have their account displayed in the box, click
OK.
6. If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in this folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
7. Click
OK.

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