Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Windows 8 unable to open a folder after upgrading to a new version of Windows


Windows 8 unable to open a folder after upgrading to a new version of Windows Problems accessing files and folders after upgrading to a new version of Windows can occur for one or more of the following reasons:
The folder ownership may have changed
The files are being stored in a Windows.old folder from your previous system
Here are two things you can try that can resolve the issue: 1. You may not have ownership of a folderIf 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 your files or folders. You might be able to resolve this by taking ownership of the folder. To take ownership of a folder

1. Long press the folder you want to take ownership of, and then click
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
OK2. You need to recover files from the Windows.old folder
If you recently upgraded your computer to Windows 8 from a previous version of Windows and did not reformat your hard drive, you might still be able to access your old files from the Windows.old folder. 
for more information visit www.microsoftlivesupport.com


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