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Can't open My Document folder-Win 7

by paulpingpong / July 22, 2010 12:05 PM PDT

My Acer laptop came with Windows 7. My last computers are all with XP. My biggest surprise is my access to My Documents is denied, even though I am the only user, and presumably the administrator. What's the solution to that?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2010 12:07 PM PDT

Works fine here. Are you sure you are looking at the right folder and not a junction?

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My Documents not accessible
by paulpingpong / July 22, 2010 12:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Odd.

Don't know what a junction is.
The path is C:\User\PauMy Document.
Also not available are My Picture, My video etc.

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That path looks wrong.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2010 12:23 PM PDT

Here it's start run, CMD and then CD "My Documents"

The path looks like C:\Users\name\My Documents

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PS. About junctions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2010 12:24 PM PDT

It's a new thing in Vista and 7. You can research it as it is well documented. But for this discussion you are not looking at a junction.

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Resolved - Ownership claimed under properties
by paulpingpong / July 22, 2010 5:58 PM PDT
In reply to: PS. About junctions.

I had to go and claim ownership of the folder in properties. The owner by default is Systems.
Thanks everyone.

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Any idea how you lost ownership?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2010 8:32 PM PDT

I did run across a trojan that changed permissions and then held the files for ransom. But there was no note about infections or such.

In other words, a stock uninfected system does not have us taking ownership of such.

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