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Accessing all directories/files in Windows Explorer


wooli

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Hello Again,

I am the administrator and only "user" on my new Windows 8.1 laptop.

Two questions:

Firstly, I want full control/access to ALL the files and directories on my computer.

I've turned on "show hidden files" in the control panel but still get the access error shown on the attached image.

Secondly, how do I change from icons to details when viewing a folder? This was easy in XP but I can't seem to find the right place on W8.1

I know that the answers are out there on the WEB but it seems to take ages to search through all the results of a web search to find the relevant answer.

Maybe you could point me towards some good Windows 8.1 explanatory websites so that I don't have to keep posting here with basic questions.

​I can't even access "My Documents"

Thanks in advance,

Michael
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security