Sunday, June 29, 2008

How to easily overcome the "Access Denied" Error / Warning Message in Windows Vista

Most of the times when we try to open a few windows folder like Document and Settings in Windows Vista you may get an error message as “Access Denied”. This is a common error message in Windows Vista and there is a very simple method to overcome this error.

The reason the error message pops-up is due to the fact that you don't have enough permissions to view the contents of the folder. Well, you will need to change ownership of this folder to gain access.

Here's how you do it:
  • Right Click on the Folder and Open "Properties".
  • In the Security option select the Advanced tab and click the Edit button.
  • Now you can easily change ownership to your account by highlighting your account and also selecting replace ownership to sub containers and apply changes.
Done. You'll have access to the folder. But the only catch here is that your account must have "Administrative" privileges to do the above operations.

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