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How to see hidden files in Windows
"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
APPLIES TO * Microsoft Windows XP Professional
How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP
This article describes how to take ownership of a file or a folder to which you are denied access.
APPLIES TO * Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition * Microsoft Windows XP Professional
"Access is Denied" Error Message When You doubleclick on a drive.
1:> Disable Simple File Sharing.
Description of file sharing and permissions in Windows XP
Simple File Sharing is enabled by default if your computer is NOT a member of a domain
To disable Simple File Sharing:
1. Start > My Computer > Tools > Folder Options.
2. Select the View tab.
3. Clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) box in the Advanced Settings area.
4. Press Apply and OK.
How to Disable Simple File Sharing in Windows XP
How to Disable Simple File Sharing in Windows Xp Home Edition
2:> Right click C:\ and open the Properties box
3:> Open the Security tab
4:> Click "Add" and input your user name.
1. Restart your computer in Safe Mode. To do this, follow these steps:
* Restart your computer. Before you see the Windows XP logo, hold down the F8 key.
* Select Safe Mode.
2. Login in as Administrator. You'll get a warning about running in Safe Mode. Click Yes.
3. Find the folder whose permissions you wish to change. Right click on that folder, and select Properties.
4. Select the Security tab and change the permissions of the desired folder(s). You can now change all the permissions of the folder just like you would in Windows 2000/XP Pro.