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How do I access my Documents and Settings folder?

by PowerCycle / January 3, 2007 9:58 PM PST

I found my C:\ to have used 120 gigs. Puzzled by this I searched through my HDD and found folders taking up 75 gigs. The rest must be in this folder. I want access to it to see what is taking up so much space. Doing the usual secruity rights change will not work. Is there an option I have to change or how can I 'hack' into it? Please let me know!

Thanks,
Richard

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I also want an answer to this...
by pblanton / January 11, 2007 2:23 AM PST

Running as administrator should damned well give me access to everything on my machine. I have a problem with an application and I need access to this directory. I can't fix it though because obviously Vista thinks I am a security threat.

I may be, bu *** is my machine and I should be allowed to break it any way I want!

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Hold on!
by stonehkm / January 11, 2007 9:04 AM PST

Are you guys talking about the "Windows Old" folder?

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file ownership
by coolsystems / January 21, 2007 12:40 AM PST
In reply to: Hold on!

you have to take ownership of the files.I did that to my files from XP(in documents&settings),so I can access them in Vista,& now I can't access them in XP anymore!.

I think that is the thing I hate the most about Vista.Like it was said before,if I am running as administrator,I should have full access to anything on my hard drive.

I would like to delete the windows.old file.I have 2,windows.old,& windows001.old(or somthing like that)the first time I tried to install vista it failed,leavind the windows.old file.
Any ideas on that?

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Windows old file
by stonehkm / January 21, 2007 5:54 AM PST
In reply to: file ownership

I went to computer, C drive, programs, windows old, right clicked it, selected delete and it did!
I opened "computer" by right cliking the icon and clicking " run as administrator. It worked:)
I believe you have to start the whole process as "run as administrator" or it won't work.
Good luck!

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