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Anonymous
September 20, 2004 9:47:18 AM

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I've got a standalone laptop comp , I am the Administrator and i have
a user account. I get an Access denied message when attempting to open
the "System Volume Information" folder to investigate System Restore.
Yes all the appropiate options are checked or unchecked in "Tools >
Folder Options" in Windows explorer. Why am I getting this message on
my XP Pro machine?
thanks in advance

Bern
Anonymous
September 20, 2004 10:27:18 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Sorry for the premature post someone in an earlier article answer my
question. I typed the following on the command line"
cacls "driveletter:\System Volume Information" /E /G username:F
which resolved my issues

thanks again
bern



On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 05:47:18 GMT, harris99@earthlink.net wrote:

>I've got a standalone laptop comp , I am the Administrator and i have
>a user account. I get an Access denied message when attempting to open
>the "System Volume Information" folder to investigate System Restore.
>Yes all the appropiate options are checked or unchecked in "Tools >
>Folder Options" in Windows explorer. Why am I getting this message on
>my XP Pro machine?
>thanks in advance
>
>Bern
Anonymous
September 20, 2004 10:56:22 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi Bern

Have you unchecked 'Hide protected operating system files'? You can't do
anything, even if you do access the SVI folder. Altering anything in that
folder could render System Restore unusable.

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<harris99@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> I've got a standalone laptop comp , I am the Administrator and i have
> a user account. I get an Access denied message when attempting to open
> the "System Volume Information" folder to investigate System Restore.
> Yes all the appropiate options are checked or unchecked in "Tools >
> Folder Options" in Windows explorer. Why am I getting this message on
> my XP Pro machine?
> thanks in advance
>
> Bern
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