Windows 10: Access denied of "Documents"

Discus and support Access denied of "Documents" in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I just recently realised that my folder "Documents" can't be edited. Whenever I try to delete a file or change a name in it, it just gives me the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Achilllies, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. Access denied of "Documents"


    Hi,

    I just recently realised that my folder "Documents" can't be edited. Whenever I try to delete a file or change a name in it, it just gives me the error of "Access denied" even though I am the admin of the computer. I provided a screenshot.


    Access denied of "Documents" [​IMG]



    I found a .reg which is for taking ownership, but it doesn't work. (I can copy-paste the code if needed). The only way I found is to go in safe mode and from there I am able to delete any files, but I need it without since I have a game that can't save their settings, because of that.

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    Achilllies, Oct 14, 2020
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  2. Documents and Settings is not accessible. Access is denied.

    Here is the situation:

    • A week or so ago, my old laptop crashed with a hard disk problem (boot block I think).
    • I bought a Surface Book 2 and restored my files from backup.
    • The old hard drive can still be connected via USB and is mostly readable.
    • When I try to open the Documents & Settings folder on the old drive – “Location is not available. Documents and Settings is not accessible. Access is denied.”
    • My userID in Windows 10 on the old laptop was “Ken”. When I set up the Surface, Windows chose the first 5 characters of my email address “bilon” as the default userID. I am wondering if that is the reason for the denial of access? How do I get access?
    • All other folders on the drive seem to be accessible.
    Also, I would prefer to have my userID on the Surface Book revert to “Ken” if possible.
     
    KenChapman1, Oct 14, 2020
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  3. Documents and Settings: Access Denied: Windows 10

    I have only one account on my computer and tried to access Documents and Settings (N.B. Not My Documents) to try to empty the Temp folder to delete all of the files in order to solve a problem with script errors on Internet Explorer IE11. I was denied access
    even though my personal account is the Administrator account.

    Advice in an earlier post under a similar topic suggested setting up a new ADMIN account which I successfully managed but "Documents and Settings" did not appear on the list of folders when I selected C:.

    I noticed that my account defaulted to a "Standard account" after I set up the new ADMIN account and I could not edit my account to re-establish myself as an (additional) administrator (to the new ADMIN administrator.) Apparently only one account can be
    the administrator.

    I deleted the new ADMIN account and my account reverted to an Administration Account (instead of standard) and I again tried to access "Documents and settings" under "C:" but was again denied access.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated after several hours of frustration trying many different options, including restarting the computer after each change etc.
     
    Margaret Gundrum, Oct 14, 2020
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  4. EsMj Win User

    Access denied of "Documents"

    Change Folder Destination access Denied

    Thanks.

    After following the steps suggested, I get the message "Access denied" in command prompt.

    Please advise how to allow permission.
     
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