Windows 10: Access to Users/Documents denied


  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 64bit
       13 Sep 2015 #1

    Access to Users/Documents denied


    Hi all,
    Everything was working fine till now, then suddenly I get an error message that access to Users/jain/Documents is denied. I searched a bit online and I ended up unlinking my OneDrive account and enabling the hidden Administrator account to no vail. Its not just Documents folder but Pictures as well. The permissions for the jain folder are okay, I think. Its the permissions of the Documents folder thats messed up. I can do everything with the hidden account, everything is fine there.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    13 Sep 2015 #2

    I think the NTFS permissions of the according folders might be screwed up. Restoring them to their default value might help!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       13 Sep 2015 #3

    Joergi said: View Post
    I think the NTFS permissions of the according folders might be screwed up. Restoring them to their default value might help!
    Any idea how to do that?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,859
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       13 Sep 2015 #4

    Hello akshat,

    If you like, you can see if using "Take Ownership", in the context menu added by the tutorial below, on the folder may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       14 Sep 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello akshat,

    If you like, you can see if using "Take Ownership", in the context menu added by the tutorial below, on the folder may help.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    No success, still stuck.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 20,859
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       14 Sep 2015 #6

    In that case, use OPTION FOUR in the top tutorial below to double check that your account is the owner of the user profile folders, and that the account is "allowed" "full control" in permissions.

    Owner of Files and Folders - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       14 Sep 2015 #7

    I have set all the permissions, and it shows that the owner of the folder is me, so the problem might lie that I don't have full Administrator rights, as when I'm using the 'hidden' administrator account, I can access this folder freely.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       14 Sep 2015 #8

    I just changed the ownership of the /Documents account, now I'm trying to change the ownership of the Users/jain account. Lets see if that helps.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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