access is denied

Microsoft Windows xp home edition w/sp2
January 26, 2010 at 04:10:54
Specs: Windows XP
hi there i uninstall the files&folder security software and there are folders i used to locked before by this software, but now when i reintalled again this software the folders locked is not there. so when opening the folder the error msg access is denied. i have files in that folders i cannot get it now.

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January 26, 2010 at 05:23:36
"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder
Microsoft Windows XP Professional & Home Edition

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January 26, 2010 at 07:21:07
I don't think the previous response will be of any help if you used third-party software to lock folders.

What you should have done is unlock all the locked folders before you un-installed the security software.

Now that you've re-installed it, it's treating you as a new user and knows nothing about the folders you locked previously. That's a security feature so someone can't get into your folders simply by uninstalling the software.

You will have to contact the developer of the security software.

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January 26, 2010 at 13:37:04
Here is my info, one of these should help.

EMCO Unlock IT

File & Folder Unlocker

3 pages of Freeware.

Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
NOTE: You must be logged on to the computer using an account that has administrative privileges. If you are running Windows XP Home Edition, in order to have access to the Security tab, you must first start in Safe Mode and log on with an account that has Administrative rights.

Reset the entire registry permissions to defaults

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