access denied

  alan2k1 20:28 07 Sep 2005
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a friends computer failed hes asked me to make a disk of his files i am running his hard drive as a slve on mine but when i try to access his "document" i get a messages access is denied how can i get into his files 4 him?

thanks

alan

  mattyc_92 20:29 07 Sep 2005

What Operating system are you using?

  alan2k1 20:33 07 Sep 2005

i am on win xp pro my friends was xp home

  mattyc_92 20:36 07 Sep 2005

Right-click the folder you wish to access (or files) and select "Properties". Now click onto "Security->Add->Administrators" and click OK.

You will now be able to access the file/folders

PS. You will probably have to change some settings to be able to view the "Secuirty" tab. All you need to do is untick the "Tools->Folder Options->View->Use Simple File Sharing" option.

  alan2k1 20:50 07 Sep 2005

i have got so far..i have the security tab but the "add" buttton is greyed out but there is an advance button

thanks

  mattyc_92 20:58 07 Sep 2005

Yep, just the advance button and untick the "inhert permissions..." option and then you can add a group or user

  alan2k1 21:01 07 Sep 2005

so i cant untick it

  alan2k1 21:03 07 Sep 2005

sorry i have sorted it now

thanks 4 that much appreciated mattyc_92

  mattyc_92 21:04 07 Sep 2005

You should see this (click here). You need to untick the option that I have put a red box around

  SANTOS7 21:05 07 Sep 2005

click here
this may help,good luck...

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