After reading this you will be able to solve the error messages saying “Access Denied” on your Windows Computer System, even with elevated / administrator privilege. There are quite a few reasons due to which you can receive these type of error messages. Some of the related error circumstances are :

  • You Re-installed or upgraded Windows to a new version & now you cannot open or modify a folder.
  • You have two Administrator accounts on the same PC & you cannot access single / few / multiple files or folders
  • You have a multi-boot operating system environment and you cannot access files from a specific drive or folder.

Some of the best ways to rectify this problem are:

  • Take ownership of the folder:
  • Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
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  • Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
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  • Click Edit.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  • Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.
  • Click OK.
  • If you have upgraded from Windows XP to Vista or 7
  • The location of Documents & Settings can now be found under Users folder .
  • Another Solution can be to simply copy the files to a new location before trying to open them
  • If your files are set as Read-only or Protected System Files
  • Try going to Command Prompt
  • Start menu –> type CMD –> Right Click –> Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the folder that you wish to read
  • Type Cipher.exe /r

 

  • Check your Drive for errors
  • Sometimes a particular folder might not give you access if there is a file system error on the disk
  • Right Click the Drive in Computer
  • Go to Tools
  • Check Now
  • Check the Checkbox saying Automatically Fix File system errors
  • Alternatively you can
  • Run CHKDSK utility from the command prompt ( Run as Administrator )