Access Denied Issues

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  1. Posts : 196
    Windows 10 x64 (Version 20H2) Updated
       #1

    Access Denied Issues


    It's gotten very frustrating not having access to my own PC.

    Sometimes, a partition would not give me access to it, and the next time it will; kinda intermittent.
    I have done the Properties>Security>Edith/Advanced, and go through the process, and then the drive will be accessible.
    This drive may be accessible after two restarts, then will lose access at the third reboot of the PC.

    Also, some times, some folders in a partition will tell me I do not have permission to access the folder. When I select "Continue", I can get into that folder. The annoying thing is, I don't know which folder it would be.

    With the Recycle Bit issue, I enable the hidden files, delete the contents in that folder, then all will be well until I hide system files again.

    There has to be a way to go to the system and generally permit me (Administrator) to have full access and control of my PC,
    or have a utility that would accomplish that.

    Cheers.
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  2. Posts : 69,324
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello,

    You can see if using the command below with the method in the tutorial below may fix the corrupted Recycle Bin on "D".

    rd /s /q D:\$Recycle.bin

    Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin in Windows

    You could see if using the "Take Ownership" context menu added by the tutorial below may allow you access to the folder.

    Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 8,128
    windows 10
       #3

    If its say something is corrupt run a disk check on the drive
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  4. Posts : 17,012
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #4

    I agree that the cause might well be file system corruption.
    Drive Error Checking - TenForumsTutorials


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  5. Posts : 196
    Windows 10 x64 (Version 20H2) Updated
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I have done so much to fix this so annoying issue. It is temperamental. The past few days, I keep checking drives, partitions and some folders. Yesterday, after restoring an image of that partition, it says "Access denied" to the restored partition. I did tests on spare drives; the same result.

    I opened a backup image, mounted it on a virtual drive. Doing this, I can see all the files in the mounted image, including the partition. If I manually copy the contents to another drive (internal or external), after copying, that partition will say "Access denied".

    Having giving me the administrator the full permission. I was thinking of creating a new user, just as a test. Really very frustrating.
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  6. Posts : 196
    Windows 10 x64 (Version 20H2) Updated
    Thread Starter
       #6

    With all the Access Denied I was having, I decided to just create another Windows 10 Pro, 64 Bit system.

    With a new drive, I created a new Windows 10 installation. After, I had one or two rights issues on some sub partitions. To fix them, I did the Properties>Security>Advanced>Change>Check Names . . . But two days ago, I could not install an Epson printer drivers. Some would stall. I decided to completely remove any Epson thingy so as to do a clean installation of the driver. Four folders could not be removed. I tried with two good 'aggressive' uninstaller which did not work. So, I decided to remove them manually, that worked except for one file that is in "C:\Windows\WinSxS\Manifests". The file name is long with any other files in this folder. I tried in Safe Mode, still I could not delete this file. In both Windows and in it's Safe Mode, it says "You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this file".

    I wish there would be a way to go into the system to select a profile and comprehensively apply full permission to that profile.
    Please folks, what else can I do to have a full access to all in my own PC?

    Cheers.
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  7. Posts : 69,324
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #7

    You could try using the built-in "Administrator" account below to have full access, but anything running while signed into this account will also have the same rights.

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 196
    Windows 10 x64 (Version 20H2) Updated
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Brink said:
    You could try using the built-in "Administrator" account below to have full access, but anything running while signed into this account will also have the same rights.

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
    Thanks for your suggestion.
    I sure will try that since this will not have any restrictions. However, that would mean using my PC as "Administrator" profile.
    Can this built-in profile be copied and renamed to my profile name?
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  9. Posts : 69,324
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #9

    caxtin said:
    Thanks for your suggestion.
    I sure will try that since this will not have any restrictions. However, that would mean using my PC as "Administrator" profile.
    Can this built-in profile be copied and renamed to my profile name?
    I'm afraid not.

    It's usually considered unsafe to use the built-in "Administrator" account as your everyday account since everything running while signed in it will have full access.
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  10. Posts : 2,170
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #10

    caxtin said:
    It is temperamental.
    By this, am I right in assuming you mean it happens periodicaIly/randomly ?

    If so, can be the sign of
    - a progressively corrupting storage drive
    - a progressively corrupting OS/software

    Me, I'd be whipping out the drive, plonking in a new blank one and do a clean re-install, with some basic/important software. The old drive and system will be intact if required (as bad as it might be). Re-configure/partition the new drive similarly.

    (Re)Test with what's been causing problems.
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