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Turned off simple file sharing in XP & Outllook won't open

by dgm / August 4, 2007 5:48 AM PDT

Hi - was wondering if anyone has any knowledge about this error message when opening outlook 2007:

"Cannot open your default e-mail folders. File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file C:\documents and settings\HP_Administrator\Local Settings\Application
> Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst."

I'm posting this in the Win XP forum because this started happening after I turned off simple file sharing yesterday and then enabled sharing on several folders on my main system on my home network, including the one that has my outlook PST file. Since that change I'm getting the above error whenever I attempt to open outlook - obviously not good.

If anyone has any guidance, would greatly appreciate the input.


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(NT) System Restore?
by Coryphaeus / August 4, 2007 6:03 AM PDT
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It this was mine, I'd "take ownership".
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2007 6:04 AM PDT
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I already have ownership of the files and folders in questio
by dgm / August 4, 2007 8:19 AM PDT

Thanks for the reply and the link to the MS article. However,
I doubled checked and confirmed that I already have ownership of the files and folders in question.

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Sorry but I'm unsubscribing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2007 8:40 AM PDT

With what looks to be 3 discussions in maybe 3 forums I think I'll leave this to chance.

In closing I have watched as people "looked" at such things and did not perform the task. After awhile they come back and I do the task to fix it.

Then again you could create a new account and copy the old OE folders over to the new account's home directory. Or go back to when it worked.


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