Windows 10: lack permissions to my documents

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  1. Posts : 278
    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
       15 Jul 2015 #1

    lack permissions to my documents


    I get a message "you don't currently have permission to access this folder", when I try to open my documents folder, which is located in the default location in my user account on the C drive.
    hmmm.
    I can click on the error message and gain temporary access, but after the next reboot, I am back to square one.
    I checked who is the owner of the folder, and it says I am the owner, and I have full control.
    but I don't.
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  2.    15 Jul 2015 #2

    i had this similar issue once in 8.1 but it was because the FS was Hosed. i think in Win10 we were moved to the new FS from latest builds (ala a clean install) i could be mistaken but if your still using NTFS, i'd run check disk to rule out a bad FS/corrupted permissions.
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  3. Posts : 278
    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
    Thread Starter
       15 Jul 2015 #3

    CaelThunderwing said: View Post
    i had this similar issue once in 8.1 but it was because the FS was Hosed. i think in Win10 we were moved to the new FS from latest builds (ala a clean install) i could be mistaken but if your still using NTFS, i'd run check disk to rule out a bad FS/corrupted permissions.
    yes NTFS, but no errors found.
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  4.    15 Jul 2015 #4

    Are you using a Microsoft account or a Local account?
    Does a User account log-in show at startup where you then enter a password?

    Have you verified the User account name (at command prompt type "echo "%username%" ) to verify you are logged in to the correct account.
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  5. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       15 Jul 2015 #5

    Try the take ownership registry file. Just don't use it on windows directory. You can use on some directories within the windows directory but you need to be-careful on which. Cursor & Media directory should be ok to use that on.




    I used it also on
    C:\users
    C:\Documents and Settings
    C:\ProgramData

    I used take ownership on the c:\windows and I ended up having to restore from a backup.


    After Merging the take ownership. Right click on the directory and choose take ownership.
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  6. Posts : 278
    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
    Thread Starter
       15 Jul 2015 #6

    groze said: View Post
    Try the take ownership registry file. Just don't use it on windows directory. You can use on some directories within the windows directory but you need to be-careful on which. Cursor & Media directory should be ok to use that on.




    I used it also on
    C:\users
    C:\Documents and Settings
    C:\ProgramData

    I used take ownership on the c:\windows and I ended up having to restore from a backup.


    After Merging the take ownership. Right click on the directory and choose take ownership.
    okay, so I open regedit, right?
    how do I find "C:\Documents and Settings" in there?
    that's what I want to take ownership of.
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  7. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       15 Jul 2015 #7

    Nope. That not what I was talking about. There is a registry file that is called takeownership, that allows you take ownership of a folder or file so you can access them. After you merge the takeownership registry file (You can get the file on the web) into the registry.

    You right click on the folder (Not in the registry), then you choose take ownership options.

    If you wanted to take ownership of C:\Documents and Settings. You would right click on that folder and choose take ownership. Then a uac prompt will ask you if you want to allow the changes, and you click on yes.
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  8. Posts : 278
    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
    Thread Starter
       15 Jul 2015 #8

    groze said: View Post
    Nope. That not what I was talking about. There is a registry file that is called takeownership, that allows you take ownership of a folder or file so you can access them. After you merge the takeownership registry file (You can get the file on the web) into the registry.

    You right click on the folder (Not in the registry), then you choose take ownership options.

    If you wanted to take ownership of C:\Documents and Settings. You would right click on that folder and choose take ownership. Then a uac prompt will ask you if you want to allow the changes, and you click on yes.
    got it, and did it. but I still receive that annoying message that I don't currently have access to my documents, and I need to regain access every time, on a temporary basis.
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  9. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       15 Jul 2015 #9

    Sorry, I wish I could help further. I have not tested take ownership registry file on the newest build of 10 because I haven't got the new build of windows 10 yet. If the take ownership registry file doesn't work, it will make it a lot harder and more complicated to take ownership of c:\documents and settings folder. It is still possible but it has to be manually done and I am not good at explain how to do that.
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  10. Posts : 278
    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
    Thread Starter
       15 Jul 2015 #10

    groze said: View Post
    Sorry, I wish I could help further. I have not tested take ownership registry file on the newest build of 10 because I haven't got the new build of windows 10 yet. If the take ownership registry file doesn't work, it will make it a lot harder and more complicated to take ownership of c:\documents and settings folder. It is still possible but it has to be manually done and I am not good at explain how to do that.
    I just tried it out to see, but I anyways am the owner of documents, according to what windows tells me, so that's probably not where the problem lies. It seems to be the kind of glitch that goes away only when you do a clean reinstall.
    thanks for telling me about this very useful tool.
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