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Folder access

  1. #1


    Posts : 75
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Folder access


    I noticed after installing the preview today that I was getting an "access denied" when trying to get into my folders in explorer. I was using the Windows account at the time, so I went back to my local account and was able to get into any folder, no problem.

    Has anyone else noticed this? It seems that the Windows accounts don't have full administrator priveleges? Would this be intended, or a bug? It's a fairly big annoyance, comparable to UAC when it's on... I can't imagine they intended this.

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  2. #2


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Go to your favorite web application and search for the program "Take Owership." The is little application is a great addition to your must have. . .

    BTW, Welcome to the Eight Fourms.
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  3. #3


    Take Owership: Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    Works fine for WCP
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  4. #4


    Posts : 75
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Lee, thanks for the warm welcome.

    Everyone, thanks for the tip! This worked perfectly, of course, I just added the menu option and gave myself access to all my drives. No more problems!

    Thanks again!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Thank you very much for this tip. Somehow I lost permissions to my external hard drive, and having recently switched to Win8 from XP I didn't even know where to start. Perfect.
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