Windows 10: Access is denied

  1.    04 Oct 2016 #1

    Access is denied


    I'm trying to free on space on Drive C: and cannot get into "Documents and Settings" or see what space it's using.
    Just "not accessible Access is Denied".

    It looks like it's a shortcut, not a folder. Guess it's a Win 10 thing ?

    Can I get around this anyhow ?

    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    05 Oct 2016 #2

    If it is a shortcut, look at it's properties. In the target field, you should get the full path and follow the path to see if it still valid.

    Open a program as administrator (e.g. Notepad), browse to the location and see if you can get through.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    05 Oct 2016 #3

    James1093 said: View Post
    I'm trying to free on space on Drive C: and cannot get into "Documents and Settings" or see what space it's using.
    Just "not accessible Access is Denied".

    It looks like it's a shortcut, not a folder. Guess it's a Win 10 thing ?

    Can I get around this anyhow ?

    Thanks.
    Treesize is a good utility to show exactly where you are consuming disk space.

    When freeing up space on one of my machines, I noted that user folders were taking up >1GB space in application data. I ended up deleting the users in question and then re-creating them.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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