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Administration Issues

by Chazzilla / July 24, 2008 7:49 AM PDT

I was attempting to clear out my Temp and Cookie folders... a thorough clean out. Well... I un-hid my files and folders and disabled the hiding of the system files to get to the hidden temp and cookie folders. I tried to go to X:/documents and settings/ and my access is denied... I'm quite positive I'm the administrator account yet I don't have access to a lot of hidden folders.

*update* I am the admin account Wink

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And what kind of drive is X: ?
by Kees Bakker / July 24, 2008 7:54 AM PDT
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The usual remedy for access denied is to take ownership of the folders and files. Google for XP TAKE OWNERSHIP and you'll find ample help.

Please note the sentence about booting in Safe Mode if you don't have XP Pro. Some people overlook it and come back complaining.

Kees

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Easy way?
by CMN240967 / July 26, 2008 8:40 AM PDT
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Not sure what OS you have or if this is on xp because I havent used it for a while, but if you go in My computer and right click on your harddrive(s) Below the Pie charts you have a "Disk Cleanup" option wich scans your computer for temp files etc, Could be handy and probably safer - or for your cookies what about clicking on "Tools" in your browser then "Internet Options" and then under "Browsing History" press delete and a box will come up and you can choose to delete only certain ones or all of them.

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