Windows 10: Access Denied to Numerous Folders on c: drive!

Discus and support Access Denied to Numerous Folders on c: drive! in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, I am having an issue recently where numerous folders and/or sub-folders on my c: drive will not allow access when I try to open them in Explorer.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Wrench58, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. Wrench58 Win User

    Access Denied to Numerous Folders on c: drive!


    Hi,


    I am having an issue recently where numerous folders and/or sub-folders on my c: drive will not allow access when I try to open them in Explorer. I get the following error:


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    There are other folders that generate the same error, including several in the "Users" folder.


    FYI, I am logged on as the Administrator.


    Also FYI, I think this started after I signed up for a Microsoft account to the some support. Side note, when I log into Microsoft.com, it says I have 2 different accounts under the same email. Can't imagine how I did that, but may have something to do with what is going on...


    I have tried a few things:


    - I tried to change the Owner, but I am already the owner and it shows all the permissions to read and modify, but they are greyed out in the Security tab in Properties.

    - I did change the owner to a second log in that I created, which I also assigned as an Administrator. Then logged in as that user; same result although, some of the folders are hidden and can't even been seen or unhidden!


    I first noticed this when I was trying to install an older app that was trying to write a files to the "My Documents" folder in "Users" as part of it's install process and I got the initial error. While I have a work around for that app, eventually this will stop me for something so I would like to get it sorted. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks!

    :)
     
    Wrench58, Jan 19, 2021
    #1

  2. Access denied on my C drive

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing currently. Let me help you in resolving the issue.

    Try the following steps and check if it helps:

    • Right-click the C: Drive that you want to take ownership of, and then click
      Properties.
    • Click the Security tab, and then click
      OK on the Security message, if one appears.
    • Click Advanced, and then click the
      Owner tab.
    • In the Name list, click your user name,
      Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the
      Administrators group.

      If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, click to select the
      Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
    • Click OK.

      You may receive the following error message, where Folder is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of:

      You do not have permission to read the co1ntents of directory
      Folder. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control? All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes.
    • Click Yes.
    • Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and the folder contents.
    Also suggest you to go through the article and follow the steps given. Here is the link for your reference.

    "Access Denied" or other errors when accessing or working with files and folders in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2623670

    Hope the information helps. Keep us posted on Windows related queries and we will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Nachappa C K, Jan 19, 2021
    #2
  3. Paola Gar Win User
    c-drive not accessible, access denied

    Hi,

    To better understand the issue, we'd like to get the following information:

    • How are you trying to access (CAccess Denied to Numerous Folders on c: drive! :) Drive?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    • If possible, kindly send us a screenshot of the complete error message you're getting.

    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Paola Gar, Jan 19, 2021
    #3
  4. Access Denied to Numerous Folders on c: drive!

    Access to C drive is denied

    Access to C drive is denied, Cannot take ownership, right clicking on it freezes the laptop for 15 sec and access denied message pops up
     
    Pop-SeicheGabriel-Mario, Jan 19, 2021
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