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    Access Denied


    I am getting access denied when attempting to get into a folder. Just recently installed Windows8. I had the same issue with win7, but I managed to resolve it. What do I need to do to get around this? I don't remember ever having had a problem with simply getting into one of my own folders.

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    Hello Evn, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    What folder is this?

    Depending on what folder this is, you may need to take ownership of it, and set permissions to "Allow" yourself "full control" first.

    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    I had to read the access control help document.
    All I had to do was type in computername/accountname to give myself access. I have never had to do it before, and for some reason I just looked at it like it was an alien.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news Evn.

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