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    "Error: Access Denied." while accessing System Files on Windows 7.

    I am the only user to my machine and I am the administrator but I don't know what permissions I have, whenever I access any of the System Files on my machine I get the message that Error: Access Denied. What should I do now in order to access every file on my machine?

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    ghanathey swetha Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: "Error: Access Denied." while accessing System Files on Windows 7.

    >>Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
    >>Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
    >>Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
    >>In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.
    Thank you.

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    Aniruddha Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: "Error: Access Denied." while accessing System Files on Windows 7.

    There is possibiloty that knowingly or unknowingly your system is protected by Administrative password.

    So to access and take full control of the entire system you must log in as an administrator in your computer.

    To access files do take the following actions.

    Right click on the file, click Properties, click Security,click Ok, click Advanced, click Owner,
    from the lst select Administrator or Administrator Group, click Ok to finish.
    This will enable you to have administrative authority on that file.

    Third party softwares can be used for initializing the Administrative Password too.

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    development Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: "Error: Access Denied." while accessing System Files on Windows 7.

    Hello my dear friend ...

    Kindly follow the below steps carefully

    Firstly open the Windows Explorer

    Click on TOOLS options

    Then go to the Folders tab

    After that click on VIEW TAB

    There you will need to go for the FILES and FOLDERS option


    Choose show Hidden files and Folders

    Finally click APPLY button

    That is it


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    vishal21bhadani Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Re: "Error: Access Denied." while accessing System Files on Windows 7.

    ​Hi Friend,

    >> Your Problem is that you can not access System Files on Windows 7.

    >> You must have Administrator Rights to access System Files.

    >> Or you can also Get admin Rights for accessing System Files.

    >> You can also change the Access Rights of the System files.

    >> Right click on it.

    >> Select Properties.

    >> Go to Security Tab.

    >> Press Advanced Button.

    >> Go to Owner Tab.

    >> In List of Name, Select Administrator, select OK.

    I hope you will understand.

    All The Best.

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    kumar12337 Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: "Error: Access Denied." while accessing System Files on Windows 7.

    Hi, Dear friend

    The error Access Denied is about the administrator Privillages

    and to solve this type of issues ... follow the below instructions carefully

    ....click the start button and type command prompt

    ....and now right click on command prompt .. from the start menu then.... choose
    run as administrator ... and click YES

    ....after that type in the cmd window as
    net user administrator /active:yes and hit ENTER key

    ....then it will brings up the message like the command successfully completed ...after that close the cmd window ...and now try to access the files ...

    ....and again if the same problem ... simply right click on file and choose Run as administrator ...and enter the password if prompted and click OK

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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