cannot open folders



TonyToniTone
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
I keep "My Documents" folder on a different drive to the windows folder. I
recently had to reformat and reload windows. Now when I try to open some
folders in "My Documents" I get the message "(path) is not accessible.
Access is denied". I think the reason why I cannot open them is because,
before reloading the OS they were marked private. Is there anyway to open
the folders?

Tony

Will Denny
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
Hi Tony

The reason couldbe that when you reformatted and reinstalled XP, the
Registry was replaced and all references to the My Documents folder were
lost. See if the following link helps:

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

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"TonyToniTone" <mixedcouple@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OHvvyptZFHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I keep "My Documents" folder on a different drive to the windows folder. I
>recently had to reformat and reload windows. Now when I try to open some
>folders in "My Documents" I get the message "(path) is not accessible.
>Access is denied". I think the reason why I cannot open them is because,
>before reloading the OS they were marked private. Is there anyway to open
>the folders?
>
> Tony

S.Sengupta
07-09-2005, 11:55 PM
"Access is Denied" Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=810881&sd=RMVP

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

TonyToniTone wrote:
> I keep "My Documents" folder on a different drive to the windows folder. I
> recently had to reformat and reload windows. Now when I try to open some
> folders in "My Documents" I get the message "(path) is not accessible.
> Access is denied". I think the reason why I cannot open them is because,
> before reloading the OS they were marked private. Is there anyway to open
> the folders?
>
> Tony
>
>


cannot open folders