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C: access problem in XP

by MVRCK / June 10, 2007 10:15 PM PDT

Hi guys,

Whenever i double click my c drive in my computer to open it i get a message saying 'Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item'

I am using only one user account which has admin priviledges. If i type C: in the address bar or in run command i dont get this message. Please help.



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2 ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 2:48 AM PDT
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Need one more help
by MVRCK / July 29, 2007 11:16 PM PDT
In reply to: 2 ideas.

Thanx a lot for the response. It helped me solve the problem. Apologies for not replying back for long. Would request you to help me out with another problem that has now occured.

After i got access to my c: drive i discovered that inspite of selecting 'show hidden files and folders' in folder options>view i am unable to see hidden files/folders.

Please help

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How would you know?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2007 11:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Need one more help

If it doesn't show how do you know it didn't work?

My answer is that I'll instally GYULA'S NAVIGATOR (put that into and it will give us an unaltered view of C:


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Explaining the prob
by MVRCK / July 29, 2007 11:57 PM PDT
In reply to: How would you know?


The earlier problem was that i could not access my c drive, which got resolved. But now none of the folders show hidden files even if i enable the option of 'show hidden files and folders' in folder options>view.

Hope ive explained the problem better now.


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I'll be blunt.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 30, 2007 12:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Explaining the prob

Explorer is not a good file and directory viewer. I can only share what I use instead when I need to really know what's there. I also use the command line.

Hope this clarifies my answer. Sorry, no I can't fix Explorer.


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