Other Users Can't Access C: Drives

April 26, 2011 at 17:05:26
Specs: Windows XP
Hi..., Wondering if someone could help me with my problem?

Users other than me(admin account) can't access the c drive., My brother and sister complains that they can't copy, move & delete anything when they use their account and a message box "C:/ is not accessible ACCESS IS DENIED" always pops up when they do. Their accounts are in the USERS Group.

Is their a problem with the permissions? coz i don't remember changing anything about the permissions of the user group.

And this is the irritating part, I tested the problem with creating a new account with Administrator privileges and tried to copy files from a flashdrive to the account's documents. Even with a new admin account the same message box appears.

Hope someone could suggest some solutions for this problem...

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April 26, 2011 at 17:37:58
Have you been into the permission set up to see exactly what the permission are set for drive C: That will tell you whether it is a permissions problem or not which it Access Denied usually is.

How you do that is dependent on which version of Windows XP you are using, Home or Prof. If it is home it can only be done from Safe Mode. You need Administrator privileges to do it.


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April 26, 2011 at 18:32:52
where can you find the permission set up? My OS is Windows XP Professional SP3

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April 27, 2011 at 02:37:31
Right click on the file or folder in question. Select Properties then Security. You need to read the Help files carefully becasue you can make matters worse if you make a mistake.


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