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"File Access Denied" on old "My Documents" folder

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September 4, 2013 3:49:36 AM

So I did a complete new build with a clean install of windows. Before I did I copied my old user folder to a different, non essential drive. I thought everything would be OK but I wrong...very wrong. Now I can not access any of the files or documents that were in the old user folder.

The main thing I want to be able to do is move/copy the game information from old to new. And of course there are some documents that I would like back as well.

I've tried every possible ownership, permission and auditing solution I've come across but to no avail. I can change the name of the files in the old folder and even delete them. But when I need to move/copy or open any of the files I get the "File access denied" error...you require permission from Eric-PC\Eric (my old and current user and PC name.

After much research I believe the issue is SID related. Is there anyway around or through this. Please advise, any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Eric
September 4, 2013 11:16:58 AM

No, it doesn't work. I am not sure if there was added security on this folder before I moved it over (from old windows 7) or what? I did not have this issue back when I first moved from XP to 7 (4 years ago)

I have access to everything else that was in my old user folder except 3 folders, AppData, Desktop, and Documents. I can even move/copy the subfolders themselves to my desktop but when the actual files are being moved/copied I get the Access Denied error, permission required by...

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September 4, 2013 12:13:11 PM

Sorry for the double post.

Just wanted to update some information.

I found out that when I change ownership and permissions, the changes do take. I tried this with a dummy admin account and the require permission error changed from Eric-PC\Eric (Me) to Eric-PC\Master (dummy admin account). The problem is the stupid computer is not recognizing the fact that I am that said user.
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