Vista - Access denied

January 6, 2009 at 16:09:00
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.0
Hi, i need your help, masters.

I am running Vista on my 2nd computer.
when i tried to access the C:\Document and Settings it says "Access Denied".

i know for sure i'm the administrator.
and i tried safemode still the same message.

any help would be highly appreciated. thanks.

I'm just asking for a lil help. Pls bear with me, masters.

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January 6, 2009 at 19:25:14
I think you have to run explorer as admin. Right click it. Unless you did some odd stuff, Vista normally doesn't run as admin as such. Your logon is a user that has rights to up to admin. Your normal explorer or my computer views are at user level to help protect the system a bit.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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January 16, 2009 at 23:12:58
I had the same problem, did a little digging into my system, mind you i've only been on Vista for few months,

Even though i logged in as ME as an administrator I see me as an user account on some of the security settings and the user only has a read permission, so to resolve this I went to my c: drive --> right click to properties -->securities Tab (in here i saw both me as an admin and a user, also my permission were equal as a user and i admin)-->advance-->permissions Tab-->Edit (doesn't matter who you have highlighted)-->now select your user account and put a check on "Replace all existing inheritable permissions on all descendants withe inheritable permissions from this object" and just click through, on some files you can't get permission b/c of being system and I know some would holler about security.

Hope this helps, Mega.

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