Windows 10: My Documents denied access problem and dup image files

Discus and support My Documents denied access problem and dup image files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I try to open C:\users\username\my documents I am getting Code: location is unavailable C:\users\....\my documents is not accessible. access is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by chipwood, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. chipwood Win User

    My Documents denied access problem and dup image files


    When I try to open C:\users\username\my documents
    I am getting Code: location is unavailable C:\users\....\my documents is not accessible. access is denied[/quote] Can someone, please, explain why this is happening, and supply the cure to my problem.

    Also I found nearly all my image files were duplicated in My Pictures. These have been zipped to a folder out of that location.

    Why on earth is 10 doing that to me too??*Confused

    :)
     
    chipwood, Mar 14, 2016
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  2. Can't access my local docs folder . Win 10 says Access denied when I try to reset to default.

    THIS PC Documents goes to my ONE DRIVE FOLDER and not the DOCUMENTS folder under users\me\Documents....

    1. I can get to the local document folder by navigating to This PC/Users/me/Documents.

    but, I want to be able to directly access it via File Explorer under THIS PC

    Tried to restore default. Got Access denied message.


    My Documents denied access problem and dup image files [​IMG]
     
    RwRodriguez, Mar 14, 2016
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  3. MikeP_996 Win User
    Windows 10 Upgrade - File Explorer Missing Documents

    I have the same problem as indy39. There are some of the folders from my original documents folder available together with the odd file. I have used file explorer to look in 'windows.old' and the document folder is there but access to it is denied.
    Is there any way that I can reinstall this (very important) folder?
     
    MikeP_996, Mar 14, 2016
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  4. Ztruker Win User

    My Documents denied access problem and dup image files

    There is no My Documents folder, only Documents. My Documents, if it shows, would be a junction or hard link.
    You can read about them here: Junction Dysfunction

    Written for Windows 7 but still applies.
     
    Ztruker, Mar 16, 2016
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  5. spacecon Win User
    Hi. I read the info about junctions, but it is pretty greek to me. I have similar "my documents" "local settings" and other such shortcuts or junctions or whatever that do not allow access. What is the bottom line here? Do I dare delete these shortcuts that don't allow access (at least the symbol icon looks like a shortcut to me)? Or will that get me in big trouble such as deleting all my documents?
     
    spacecon, Jul 7, 2016
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  6. Ztruker Win User
    No No No ... leave them alone and ignore them.
     
    Ztruker, Jul 8, 2016
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  7. spacecon Win User
    OK, thanks Ztruker. You have been helpful again, as in the past. I have to say it is a little frustrating to have things in file explorer that you click on that give you error messages, and it is human nature to want to "fix" that. But I will leave them alone. thanks again.
     
    spacecon, Jul 8, 2016
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  8. Ztruker Win User

    My Documents denied access problem and dup image files

    If you check Hide protected Operating System files [Recommended] then you won't see them. There really is no reason to have that unchecked a s the norm. Only do so when you are working a problem and need to see the hidden files and folders.
     
    Ztruker, Jul 8, 2016
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  9. spacecon Win User
    Ah, excellent. That works, thanks Ztruker. Detailed procedure is: From file explorer, select "view" tab, then the options down arrow, select "change folder and search options", then select "view" tab, then check "don't show hidden files, folders, or drives". Then close out file explorer and reopen and the junctions or shortcuts or whatever they are go away. So now I don't accidentally keep clicking on the wrong things that don't "work". Thanks again.
     
    spacecon, Jul 8, 2016
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  10. Ztruker Win User
    Good, glad that helped.
     
    Ztruker, Apr 4, 2018
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