Access Denied

Posted: 09-14-2006, 10:56 PM
I recently installed Windows Vista RC1 Build 5600 on my computer. I happened
to install it on the same hard-drive as my previous version of Windows. This
moved my old windows file to a file called windows.old. Because I have a new
windows folder I have to re-install all my programs. However when I tried to
access an .exe file I got a error message saying (You don't have permision to
open this file. Contact the file owner or an administator to obtain
permision.) I am already the administrator and have uac disabled. I would
just download the file again, but now I can't even delete it, this presents a
problem as it is about 2gigs. Thanks in advance.

Access Denied


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Jake
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Access Denied
Posted: 09-14-2006, 10:57 PM
I recently installed Windows Vista RC1 Build 5600 on my computer. I happened
to install it on the same hard-drive as my previous version of Windows. This
moved my old windows file to a file called windows.old. Because I have a new
windows folder I have to re-install all my programs. However when I tried to
access an .exe file I got a error message saying (You don't have permision to
open this file. Contact the file owner or an administator to obtain
permision.) I am already the administrator and have uac disabled. I would
just download the file again, but now I can't even delete it, this presents a
problem as it is about 2gigs. Thanks in advance.
jbrad2
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access denied
Posted: 04-22-2007, 03:44 PM
I am the administrator on a Vista Home Premium laptop. I set it up so that
anyone can use this computer just to test this...when I see a folder that has
a short cut arrow on it and I click on it, it gives me the access denied
popup. can anyone tell me why this is happening?
Ronnie Vernon MVP
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Re: access denied
Posted: 04-22-2007, 07:41 PM
Those folders are not shortcuts.

Even though you did not mention the name of the folder, this is a common
problem with folks who are not familiar with Vista. You are trying to open a
folder that you used previously in XP.

The folders you are looking at that appear to be have a shortcut arrow are
called Junctions or Symbolic Links. These folders are only used for backward
compatibility, mostly for older installation programs that are looking for
an old system folder location. They appear where a system folder location,
that was part of a previous version of Windows, (like XP) has been changed
in Vista. When an older installation program is installed, these folders
will redirect the installation program to the proper folder in Vista. These
folders contain no user information.

You can use a command prompt to locate the new folder that the Junction
points to.

Go to Start and type cmd and click the cmd.exe program.

The command window should open at C:\Users\<username>.

Type dir /AHL and press the ENTER key. (Note the space in the
command)

The result will be a list of folders on the C: drive.

A typical line will look like this:

<date> <time> <JUNCTION> SendTo
[C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Wind ows\SendTo]

This shows that the information for the old Send To folder is now
contained in the folder that the path points to in the brackets. You should
see all of the junction points with the old name of the folder and the new
location for that folder in Vista.

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"jbrad2" <jbrad2@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:04AB92FF-48E2-4E74-8847-1D9E18AB7194@microsoft.com...
>I am the administrator on a Vista Home Premium laptop. I set it up so that
> anyone can use this computer just to test this...when I see a folder that
> has
> a short cut arrow on it and I click on it, it gives me the access denied
> popup. can anyone tell me why this is happening?
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Posted: 04-24-2007, 07:23 AM

"jbrad2" <jbrad2@discussions.microsoft.com> дʼ
news:04AB92FF-48E2-4E74-8847-1D9E18AB7194@microsoft.com...
> I am the administrator on a Vista Home Premium laptop. I set it up so that
> anyone can use this computer just to test this...when I see a folder that
has
> a short cut arrow on it and I click on it, it gives me the access denied
> popup. can anyone tell me why this is happening?

coopdanewf
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Access Denied
Posted: 05-31-2007, 10:29 PM
I'm having the problems trying to upgrade/install different programs and
drivers ... "access denied". My account/profile is listed as an
administrtor. When i tried to show the "admin" profile through dos (net user
administrator /active:yes) it would not let me .. system error 5 has
occured.. access denied. any suggestions?

coopdanewf
Jimmy Brush
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Re: Access Denied
Posted: 06-01-2007, 02:11 AM
Hello,

In Windows Vista, even though you are an administrator, only programs
that ask for your permission ("Windows needs your permission to
continue") are allowed to use your admin power.

This prevents programs that you did not start from having admin power
over your computer.

If a program does not ask for your permission, yet you want it to have
admin power (e.g. the command prompt), you can right-click on it and
click Run As Administrator.

If a certain program does not prompt but you will always want it to
have admin power, you can open its properties screen, select the
compatability tab, and instruct it to run as administrator by checking
the appropriate box.

- JB

On Thu, 31 May 2007 15:29:01 -0700, coopdanewf
<coopdanewf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>I'm having the problems trying to upgrade/install different programs and
>drivers ... "access denied". My account/profile is listed as an
>administrtor. When i tried to show the "admin" profile through dos (net user
>administrator /active:yes) it would not let me .. system error 5 has
>occured.. access denied. any suggestions?
>
>coopdanewf
Jason
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Re: Access Denied
Posted: 06-16-2007, 12:42 AM
Jimbo,
Your solution sounded promising but like most things having to do with
Vista, it did not work.

"Jimmy Brush" wrote:
> Hello,
>
> In Windows Vista, even though you are an administrator, only programs
> that ask for your permission ("Windows needs your permission to
> continue") are allowed to use your admin power.
>
> This prevents programs that you did not start from having admin power
> over your computer.
>
> If a program does not ask for your permission, yet you want it to have
> admin power (e.g. the command prompt), you can right-click on it and
> click Run As Administrator.
>
> If a certain program does not prompt but you will always want it to
> have admin power, you can open its properties screen, select the
> compatability tab, and instruct it to run as administrator by checking
> the appropriate box.
>
> - JB
>
> On Thu, 31 May 2007 15:29:01 -0700, coopdanewf
> <coopdanewf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >I'm having the problems trying to upgrade/install different programs and
> >drivers ... "access denied". My account/profile is listed as an
> >administrtor. When i tried to show the "admin" profile through dos (net user
> >administrator /active:yes) it would not let me .. system error 5 has
> >occured.. access denied. any suggestions?
> >
> >coopdanewf
>
Jimmy Brush
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Re: Access Denied
Posted: 06-16-2007, 01:04 AM
Jason wrote:
> Jimbo,
> Your solution sounded promising but like most things having to do with
> Vista, it did not work.

Can you be more specific?

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-JB
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
Jason
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Re: Access Denied
Posted: 06-17-2007, 12:06 AM


If that does not work here is the link.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...lnwthj/001.jpg


"Jimmy Brush" wrote:
> Jason wrote:
> > Jimbo,
> > Your solution sounded promising but like most things having to do with
> > Vista, it did not work.
>
>
> Can you be more specific?
>
> --
> -JB
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
>
 
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