Re: FILE or folder location is denied

John Gregory <stratplayer@...>


The folders you are describing are 'system' folders and are generally
hidden, even when 'show all folders' is selected in the folder view options.
You have evidently enabled the 'show system files and folders' to see these
folders.They are remnants of the old 2000 and NT OS and are required to
preserve compatibility. I would suggest you try to run 'system restore' and
then disable the 'show system files and folders' option so that you are not
tempted to seek access to them. Have you acgtually tried to reboot since
deleting these folders, and did the OS boot?


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: 23 December 2016 19:07
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FILE or folder location is denied

Doing some further research, this is the folder that's important, appData. I
can't find anything about application data while researching, however.And
app data is there, safe, and viewable.

Sent from a Braille Sense

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@...>
Date: Friday, December 23, 2016 6:15 pm
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.

----- Original Message -----
----- Original Message -----

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\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 /t

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 "TrustedInstaller"
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 permissions.

9. Select the
button to close the dialog and then select "OK"
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 "Properties"

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" <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 no
advanced in general,
denied 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.

Sent from a Braille Sense

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