Resolving file 'Access Denied' error in Windows® 7
What causes file 'Access Denied' error in Windows 7?
The 'Access Denied' error in Windows 7 is a common error and it occurs due to permission issues. There will be some files and folders which are meant for the administrator to access and if you are not an administrator then you will not be able to access it and you will get an 'Access Denied' error instead. So to enhance security Microsoft has denied administrators access to some folders. So to fix this error, you will have to give permission yourself and this can be done by going to 'Properties' and navigating to the 'Security' tab. Then you will have to take two different things for this, which are permission and ownership. By giving permission to your account you will be able to get full control of the folder and in some cases only you will have to assign permission for various users.
Reasons for file 'Access Denied' issues:
- Issue and causes
- Make sure that all files are decrypted
- Clean out your registry
Issue and causes
When you try to access the folders on Windows 7, sometimes you will see the 'Access Denied' error. Then this issue may occur if the folder which you cannot open was created on a NTFS file system volume. This issue is also caused due to various problems like incorrect password information, registry errors when there is a mismatch of old and new files on your system. You can resolve this problem easily by taking adequate steps.
Make sure that all files are decrypted
You will have to make sure that all the files on your system are decrypted because Windows will have a series of encrypted files which have been encoded by some program. You will have to make sure that your PC can read the files that have been encrypted by recovering them and decrypting them using specific decryption software tools.
The registry is one of the most significant parts of your system as its stores a large amount of important settings that are required by your PC for its efficient running. All the settings, options and programs of your PC are saved in this database. Windows will continuously save many settings from this database in an incorrect way and as a result of this it will show many unusual errors. The 'Access Denied' error is one of such error. So it is recommended to use the registry cleaner and repair the problems inside your system registry which in turn will allow your PC to run quickly and reliably.
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