Solve an Access Denied Error with Simple Steps
If you receive an Access Denied Error, there are steps you can take to obtain access to the files to which you have been denied access. Security features may be in place to prevent your access or a virus may be disguised as an Access Denied Error, but you can do what is necessary to unlock security features.
What Causes the Access Denied Error?
The Access Denied Error process should only execute and run from the system directory. Running from other locations may mean the process has been compromised. Some viruses are disguised as these error messages.
Access Denied Error may also be a result of security settings previously set-up on your computer to ensure privacy of files, or can be a result if you have recently upgraded or installed to Windows XP.
How to Fix Access Denied Error
The Access Denied Error is a vital aspect of the Windows operating system. If the error message is not a result of previous privacy settings, a problem with your computer’s Access Denied Error process may mean your PC is unstable.
Solution 1: Reset Permissions for the File or Folders
- Log onto your computer as the administrator.
- Go to Microsoft’s ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/tools/SCM to download and install the Security Configuration Manager.
- Open Windows Explorer
- From the Tools menu, choose the Folder Options.
- Change to the View tab.
- Under the Advanced Settings, click to uncheck the “Use simple file sharing (recommended).”
- Select OK to close the Folder Options.
- Go to the Permission Editor by right clicking on the folder you are trying to access.
- Select Properties from the drop-down menu.
- Change to the Security tab.
- If you receive a message stating you are not given permission to edit or view, click OK.
- Select the Advanced option to open the window for “Advanced Security Settings.”
- Reset permissions by switching to the Owner tab.
- Choose Administrators under the “Change owner to;” section.
- Click “Replace owner on sub containers and objects;”
- Click OK.
- You may get a prompt asking you if you want to replace permissions. If so, click yes.
Solution 2: Fix Access Denied for a Folder
- Right-click on the folder you are attempting to access.
- Select Properties.
- Go to Security tab.
- View Permissions.
- Add Permissions.
Solution 3: Fix a Damaged or Corrupt File Causing the Error Message
- Close all programs currently running on your computer.
- Download registry cleaner.
- Click Save.
- Click Desktop.
- Click Save again.
- Go to your Desktop.
- Double click the downloaded file to begin installation.
- Once installation is complete, double click the icon on Desktop.
- Click the “Scan Now” option to begin scanning your computer for Trojans and Malware.
- Select “Repair Problems” to fix the Access Denied Error.
- Restart your computer.
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