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eddie84

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I just did a full PC restore on my computer but the Word files (the only ones i tried opening) will not open. I keep getting an error message that says I do not have access priveleges. I have tried messing with all the permissions and other security stuff pertaining to the file and my user account (I am listed as the administrator). I don't know what else to do about it so if anyone has any help i would much appreciate it.
I just got a new error message that states i do not have permission to open and that i must contact the file owner and/or administrator....but i'm both!!

Edited by eddie84, 21 April 2008 - 01:19 PM.

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Welcome to Geeks2Go!

Because you effectively installed a 'new' copy of Windows, it knows nothing about you being the same person who created files in the 'old' copy of Windows.
It thinks you are now a different user. This should fix it if you are logged in with an admin account:

Click on the file or Folder you are having trouble with and select 'Properties'.

Click on the 'Security' tab and click the Advanced button.
Click the Owner tab and click edit.

You should see your user account listed along with the Windows created 'Administrator'
Click the one you want to use and if it is a folder check the box to replace owner
on subcontainers and objects. Click OK, OK, OK.

Now go back to the Security tab on the properties of the folder/file you just took
ownership of and set the permissions the way you want them.

Hopefully you'll now be able to open the files.

Edited by pip22, 21 April 2008 - 01:48 PM.

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Well I did all that and to no avail...I have no idea what the deal is now...Got any other suggestions?? Thanks for your help
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Wellllll.....I just figured out that the file i thought i needed wasn't really the wanted i needed to open (OOOPPSS!) I found the file i need and everything is fine and dandy :) I appreciate your help anyways pip22.
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