File Sharing - File is not accessible. Access denied

December 2016




Issue


I just recovered the laptop of my sister who wish to boot. So I did a reinstallation of Windows XP on it. So I installed Win XP by changing not the case. The pc start but unfortunately I have a folder that does not open.

Yet I tried the Windows wizard and told me to do the following:
  • a.Click Start, click My Computer.
  • b. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, then click the View tab.
  • c. Under Advanced Settings, uncheck the box next to Use simple file sharing (recommended), then click OK.


The problem is that I have not found the option "USE THE SHARED FILE ".
I cannot find the security tab?

Solution


I had the same problem with access denied after installing the security tab and change the owner.
The problem was that my username was not in the list in: properties> security tab> Names user or group.
  • To add the name, here's how: click on "Add".
  • You now have a window "Select Users or Groups"


In the "enter names of the objects selected, enter the name of your session windows (click to know the start menu and on top of your menu session name must apparaitre.ex in my case is "Philip".
  • Enter your session name in the field "Enter the object names to select. "
  • Then click on "check names": the full name must appear eg in my case: SONY PCG-\ Philip.
  • Click OK again when you're in the security tab, click on Apply


The procedure described above should now work: Advanced Settings> Owner tab: Select your name to appear now (sony-pcg \ Philip and check "replace the owner ....." if your box is left unchecked is that you forgot click on "Apply" in the previous step!

Solution 2


You must disable Simple File Sharing and take ownership of the folder:

Disable Simple File Sharing:
  • 1. Click Start, then My Computer.
  • 2. In the Tools menu, click Folder Options, then click the View tab.
  • 3. Under Advanced Settings, uncheck the box next to Use simple file sharing (recommended), then click OK.
  • 2. Right-click on the folder you want to take ownership, then click Properties.
  • 3. Click the Security tab, then click OK on the Security message, if one appears.
  • 4. Click Advanced, then click the Owner tab.
  • 5. In the Name list, click your user name, Administrator if you have logged on as administrator or the Administrators group.


If you want to take ownership of the contents of this folder, select the check box Replace owner of the sub-containers and objects.
  • 6. Click OK.

Note


Thanks to Philip for this tip.

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