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    Sch00017 Guest

    Access is Denied. C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

    When I try to access my Documents folder, I get the following reply, "
    C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents is not accessible. Access is
    denied." I am running Windows XP Home and I am the administrator of my
    computer, with no other user accounts. The Properties only shows two tabs,
    "General" and "Sharing" with no Security tab or any other options. How can I
    regain access to this folder?

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    Wesley Vogel Guest

    Re: Access is Denied. C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

    HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:EC8756B8-91B3-4B2A-AE52-E92FE1675BCE@microsoft.com,
    Sch00017 <Sch00017@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > When I try to access my Documents folder, I get the following reply, "
    > C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents is not accessible. Access is
    > denied." I am running Windows XP Home and I am the administrator of my
    > computer, with no other user accounts. The Properties only shows two tabs,
    > "General" and "Sharing" with no Security tab or any other options. How
    > can I regain access to this folder?



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    Nepatsfan Guest

    Re: Access is Denied. C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

    In news:EC8756B8-91B3-4B2A-AE52-E92FE1675BCE@microsoft.com,
    Sch00017 <Sch00017@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > When I try to access my Documents folder, I get the following
    > reply, "
    > C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents is not
    > accessible.
    > Access is denied." I am running Windows XP Home and I am the
    > administrator of my computer, with no other user accounts.
    > The
    > Properties only shows two tabs, "General" and "Sharing" with
    > no
    > Security tab or any other options. How can I regain access to
    > this
    > folder?


    Exactly how are you trying to access your My Documents folder?

    The folder you refer to, C:\Documents and Settings\All
    Users\Documents, should be the Shared Documents folder you see
    in My Computer.

    Try this, right click the My Documents icon on your Desktop.
    Select Properties from the menu. What's listed in the Target
    box?

    Unless you changed its location, your My Documents folder
    should be located here, C:\Documents and
    Settings\YOURACCOUNT\My Documents.

    If it's the Shared Documents folder you're having problems
    accessing, try the following advice.

    To access the Security tab in Windows XP Home you'll have to
    boot into Safe Mode and logon with an account that is a
    Computer Administrator.

    To start in Safe Mode, reboot your computer and
    start tapping the F8 key as soon as you see anything displayed
    on the screen. Keep hitting F8 until the Advanced Startup
    Options menu appears. Use the up and down arrow keys on your
    keyboard to select Safe Mode. Hit Enter.

    Once you've logged on in Safe Mode open My Computer and right
    click the Shared Documents folder. On the Security tab, click
    the Advanced button. You should see the following users and
    permissions listed. Make sure the System, Administrators and
    Creator Owner groups have Full Control permissions. The Users
    group should have Read and Execute as well as Write. The
    Everyone group should have Modify permissions. Note: If you see
    an entry for Account Unknown (S-1-5-32-547), don't worry about
    it. This refers to the Power Users group which is not available
    on an XP Home computer.

    If you continue to have problems, post back and include answers
    to the questions I posed.

    Good luck

    Nepatsfan







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