Re: FILE or folder location is denied

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>

OK, when I press enter on it, the folder refuses to open. At least this one. The other, I messed up entirely. They are both application data in question, one on the local disk, the other in the user, in this case, Rajmund.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos <>
Date: Friday, December 23, 2016 5:01 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FILE or folder location is denied

The key here is to take ownership of the file or folder in question which
that article does mention, but does not actually provide instructions for
doing so as far as I can tell. Here are some instructions I wrote a while
back which might help.

Usually this problem occurs because you have to take ownership of the
files/folders before you can grant yourself full permissions. Windows does
have equivalent commands to chmod.

For example, to take ownership of a specific file and grant yourself full
permissions you could use the following from the command prompt:

takeown /f "C:\folder name\file name.ext“&&icacls "C:\folder name\file
name.ext" /grant administrators:F

To do the same with an entire folder, all of it's files and subfolders:

takeown /f "C:\folder" /r /d y&&icacls "C:\folder" /grant administrators:F

If that doesn't work, you can alternatively try the following instructions:

1. Highlight the folder in Explorer.

2. Press Alt Enter to access it's properties.

3. Navigate to the

4. Tab to the
button and select it.

5. See what it says in the
field. If it already says
proceed to step 9. If it says anything else like
tab to the
link and press the Spacebar to select it.

6. Type
and select the

7. Tab to the
"Replace owner on subcontainers and objects"
checkbox and enable it.

8. Select the
button. After a couple of seconds, you should receive a dialog which says,

Windows Security
If you have just taken ownership of this object, you will need to close
and reopen this object's properties before you can view or change

9. Select the
button to close the dialog and then select
twice more to close the
"Advanced Security Settings"
dialogs respectively.

10. Again making sure that the folder is highlighted, press Alt Enter to
reopen the

11. Return to the

12. Select the

13. Select
from the list.

14. Tab to the
"Allow Full control"
checkbox and enable it.

15. Select the

16. Select the
button twice to close the
dialogs respectively.

17. Try doing whatever you were attempting in the folder again.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rajmund" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2016 10:49 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] FILE or folder location is denied

I tried fixes 1 and 2 on this article, can't try 3, as there's no
advanced in general,
I still can't access it. Every time I try to apply any of these changes,
it gives an error along the lines of Error applying security dialog, error
occurred, deta failed. I can copy the exact text if need be. Anyone has
any ideas? Damn, changing laptops on which I don't install things myself
is hard.

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