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access denied on all folders for administrator

access denied on all folders for administrator

access denied on all folders for administrator

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i have been struggling for a few days with this, hope there is someone who has managed to figure this out yet.

i set permission for ALL USERS to deny on both C: (operating system) and D:

now i am unable to change it back. if i try, it says access denied.

have tried right click advanced settings owner, edit ...access denied

have enabled Administrator account.... access denied

unable to take ownership...access denied

cannot cacls...access denied

even gone as far as disabling UAC via regedit but does nothing

Yes yes, i was dumb. but is there a bright spark that can assist?


RE: access denied on all folders for administrator

Yeah, sorry, that's funny.

Here are some ideas:
  1. System Restore to a time before you made the change - if it'll let you in Windows.. if not, try booting from Windows install or repair disk.
  2. Try F8 options - see if you can run a quick repair
  3. There are probably other bootable tools that will allow you to make such change as you need outside Windows. I know you can use commands in dos. So you could boot into DOS from advanced restart options under F8.
  4. If you can simply get an administrative cmd window to run, you could try the method(s) mentioned at the below link by C─âlin Darie
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2928738/how-to-...

"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

RE: access denied on all folders for administrator

Or boot from a Windows 7, 8 or 10 CD or USB and then you can change the permissions using ICACLS via command prompt as stated.

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