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XP Pro SP2 is denying me permission to access files

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September 6, 2005 5:41:18 AM

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G'day Team,

Am having much trouble when I try to open some programs, not all. I get the
following message.

"Windows cannot access the device, path, or file. You may not have the
appropriate permissions to access the item."

I can't start my firewall for instance. I need help as I'm clueless about
the permissions and ownership things. Maybe I've been hacked? Maybe not.

Any help appreciated.
Regards,
Greg
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September 6, 2005 5:41:19 AM

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Hi

Please see if the following helps:

"How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

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Will Denny
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"Redbeard" <numinous@BOGUS.spymac.com> wrote in message
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> G'day Team,
>
> Am having much trouble when I try to open some programs, not all. I get
> the following message.
>
> "Windows cannot access the device, path, or file. You may not have the
> appropriate permissions to access the item."
>
> I can't start my firewall for instance. I need help as I'm clueless about
> the permissions and ownership things. Maybe I've been hacked? Maybe not.
>
> Any help appreciated.
> Regards,
> Greg
>
September 6, 2005 1:27:09 PM

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Thanks a lot. Much appreciated.
Redbeard.


"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uuGQtFjsFHA.912@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> Please see if the following helps:
>
> "How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP"
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421
>
> --
>
>
> Will Denny
> MS MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
> "Redbeard" <numinous@BOGUS.spymac.com> wrote in message
> news:w5idnfGpUs68-oHeRVn-gQ@giganews.com...
>> G'day Team,
>>
>> Am having much trouble when I try to open some programs, not all. I get
>> the following message.
>>
>> "Windows cannot access the device, path, or file. You may not have the
>> appropriate permissions to access the item."
>>
>> I can't start my firewall for instance. I need help as I'm clueless about
>> the permissions and ownership things. Maybe I've been hacked? Maybe not.
>>
>> Any help appreciated.
>> Regards,
>> Greg
>>
>
>
!