Re: FILE or folder location is denied


You may have discussed it before but I don't recall.  It's also worth pointing out that there are some bloatware programs that you know can be deleted.  But people often delete programs without knowing what they do and they later find they can't do something that program would have done.  Just because something is included on a computer by the manufacturer doesn't automatically make it bloatware. 
Also, I don't install software unless I have a way to revert the computer in case the software unexpectedly causes problems and uninstalling it doesn't stop them or in case the uninstallation causes unexpected problems. 
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From: Mohamed
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2016 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FILE or folder location is denied

Yes Gene, as you probably know, I once deleted the folder for the
public user account in Windows, and I couldn't install software. 
The lesson I learned from that is *never* delete files unless you
have a good reason, and if Windows isn't letting you delete them,
there's probably a very good reason why.

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From: "Gene" <gsasner@...
Date sent: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:15:24 -0600
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FILE or folder location is denied

Don't presume when you delete things that you don't know enough
about to delete.  Wouldn't it have made more sense to ask first? 
And do you have system restore working, which will probably
restore the folder and files, if needed?  It is bad procedure to
play around in this way unless you either know that it is safe or
have a reliable way to revert the machine.

Taking actions such as deleting folders or files on the
presumption that they don't matter is just wreckless.

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From: Rajmund
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2016 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FILE or folder location is denied

OK, here's a  theory.  After messing with your, and the article's
instructions, which got me nowhere, I tried the worse ever thing
possible, delete.  At first,  they wouldn't even delete, but they
have now.  Since I can open everything absolutely everything
else, I think something corrupted somewhere.  I presume it'll
recreate them when it needs them.

Sent from a Braille Sense

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos  <carlos1106@...
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.ext" /grant administrators:F

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

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

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

 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

 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.
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 From: "Rajmund" <brajmund2000@...
 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
 advanced in general,
 I still can't access it.  Every time I try to apply any of these
 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.

 Sent from a Braille Sense

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