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Old September 5th 05, 04:41 PM
Redbeard
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Default XP Pro SP2 is denying me permission to access files

G'day Team,

Am having much trouble when I try to open some programs, not all. I get the
following message.

"Windows cannot access the device, path, or file. You may not have the
appropriate permissions to access the item."

I can't start my firewall for instance. I need help as I'm clueless about
the permissions and ownership things. Maybe I've been hacked? Maybe not.

Any help appreciated.
Regards,
Greg


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Old September 5th 05, 04:49 PM
Will Denny
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Hi

Please see if the following helps:

"How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP"
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;308421

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"Redbeard" wrote in message
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G'day Team,

Am having much trouble when I try to open some programs, not all. I get
the following message.

"Windows cannot access the device, path, or file. You may not have the
appropriate permissions to access the item."

I can't start my firewall for instance. I need help as I'm clueless about
the permissions and ownership things. Maybe I've been hacked? Maybe not.

Any help appreciated.
Regards,
Greg



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Old September 6th 05, 12:27 AM
Redbeard
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Thanks a lot. Much appreciated.
Redbeard.


"Will Denny" wrote in message
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Hi

Please see if the following helps:

"How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP"
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;308421

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Will Denny
MS MVP Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups

"Redbeard" wrote in message
...
G'day Team,

Am having much trouble when I try to open some programs, not all. I get
the following message.

"Windows cannot access the device, path, or file. You may not have the
appropriate permissions to access the item."

I can't start my firewall for instance. I need help as I'm clueless about
the permissions and ownership things. Maybe I've been hacked? Maybe not.

Any help appreciated.
Regards,
Greg





 




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