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Shared Documents folder gone wacko...


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nottakloo

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Hi Folks,

I discovered recently that my "Shared Documents" folder has somehow been renamed "Documents", and has become inaccessible. I have tried following a past "Shared Documents" shortcut but it displays the same error message as when I attempt to open the folder the usul way. The message displayed in the window reads:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents is not accessible.

Access is denied.

I have tried to rename the folder to no avail. Also tried to drag & drop the folder into a new "Shared Documents" folder that I created, but that was not allowed either.

I am as positive as I can be that I did not change the name of the original "Shared Documents" folder to "Documents", as I have no reason to do so.

Has anyone else run across this situation? Can anyone advise me how to resolve the problem?

I considered going back to a restore point, but I've been told if I do that I will lose any programs and work that I've done since that point. I thought about backing up my whole computer but I don't have enough hard drive space to do that, so....

I'm really at a loss regarding to how to correct this. Unfortunately, my "Geek Quotient" is embarassingly low and I've exhausted the little knowledge I possess. I am a quick learner & a reasonably apt pupil, but I've not run into this problem before.

I will appreciate any and all help anyone can provide... thanx in advance!

Edited by nottakloo, 18 April 2007 - 02:38 PM.

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anzenketh

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Hi nottakloo and welcome to GTG

Give this link a tryMSKB article 897103
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nottakloo

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Many thanx, tuxmaster... that got me access to "Documents" folder. Still can't rename it back to "Shared Documents" but that's okay. I do have access to the important stuff in there... thanx again... :whistling:
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