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C:\ is not accessible . access is denied

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  • Hi. i have a big problem in my computer. i had a problem to access the documents and settings folder .. and when i was searching in the internet for solution they told me to go to the security tab and to do some steps and now i can't access anything... not my c:\ drive . can't save anything to my computer , can't take out files from my computer to my memory stick so i can format it .

    I saw an answer in this forum to my problem witch was : 

     

    1. Please navigate to C:\Users\Username.

    2. Right-click on Desktop folder and choose Properties.

    3. Click the "Security" tab and see if your current user is listed in the "Group or user names" list. If not, please click the Add button, type the name of your current user in the "Enter the object names to select " box, then click "OK" to add this group.

    4. Select the user from the list and then check the "Allow" checkbox next to "Full Control".

    5. Click the Advanced button and click the "Owner" tab. Then, press "Edit" button.

    6. Select current user from the list and check the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" checkbox.

    7. Click "OK" to save changes and wait for Windows Vista to transfer the ownership of all the objects on the partition.

    8. Click OK again to save changes and exit the Properties window.

     

    and here i got to the 4th step and in step 5, i click on Owner tab and when i press the edit button, It says Access is denied.

     

    Please reply to my problem if you know the solution . i have searched for this all over the internet and i couldn't find a solution ! 

     

    what i tried : 

    to allow everything 

    the step witch was up there. and got to step 4 

    i tried to create a new user but i can't ! 

    EDIT: DON'T TELL ME TO DOWNLOAD FILES BECAUSE I CAN'T . AND PLEASE HELP THAT MAKES ME FEEL REALLY BAD :(

    Friday, September 17, 2010 3:13 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    When did this issue begin to occur?

    Please make sure the system is free from virus.

    Please Start your computer in safe mode and check if the issue persists. Meanwhile, in Safe Mode, you can launch your antivirus software and perform a full disk scan.

    If the issue persists in Safe Mode, an In-place update might be of help.

    Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs usually will not be removed but we may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming. Your patience is highly appreciated.

    As to the steps of In-Place Upgrade, I still would like to explain that it will reinstall all system files with this method. You may need to reinstall some applications to upgrade some files to a higher version, because they may be replaced during the installation of Windows. It will take about two hours to repair. Your personal files and settings will be kept as they were after the installation. However, it is always recommended to backup the important information and files to other partitions or other disks before doing it.

    If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let’s refer to the following steps.

    1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.

    2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.

    3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:

    If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears. Click Install now.

    If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:

    a. Click Start, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.

    Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.

    b. Click Install now.

    4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:41 AM
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  • try this tool http://www.petri.co.il/customize-windows-vista-in-two-clicks.htm

    or use cmd.

    or system restore


    Hi Everyone
    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:17 PM
  • Hi,

    When did this issue begin to occur?

    Please make sure the system is free from virus.

    Please Start your computer in safe mode and check if the issue persists. Meanwhile, in Safe Mode, you can launch your antivirus software and perform a full disk scan.

    If the issue persists in Safe Mode, an In-place update might be of help.

    Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs usually will not be removed but we may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming. Your patience is highly appreciated.

    As to the steps of In-Place Upgrade, I still would like to explain that it will reinstall all system files with this method. You may need to reinstall some applications to upgrade some files to a higher version, because they may be replaced during the installation of Windows. It will take about two hours to repair. Your personal files and settings will be kept as they were after the installation. However, it is always recommended to backup the important information and files to other partitions or other disks before doing it.

    If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let’s refer to the following steps.

    1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.

    2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.

    3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:

    If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears. Click Install now.

    If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:

    a. Click Start, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.

    Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.

    b. Click Install now.

    4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:41 AM
    Moderator