Cannot access credentials manager

I need to delete an old windows live ID that I think is stored in the credential manager. However, I cannot access the credential manager, and recieve the error 'You do not have permission to save files to this location. Select a different location.' Error Code: 0x80070005 Error Message: Access is denied.
 

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Last updated December 10, 2018 Views 3,709 Applies to:
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I have already tried this, I was already the owner of the folder.

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I have already tried this, I was already the owner of the folder.
Process Monitor utility from Windows SysInternals might help in this case.

Here are some examples of how to use the tool. We're looking for ACCESS DENIED entries in Proc Monitor.

How to Use Process Monitor to Track Events and Generate a Log File - The Winhelponline Blog




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I fixed the issue by going to the user\username\appdata\roaming\Microsoft\protect and deleting a file called "CREDHIST"....just mnake sure that you do not have Credential Manager at the time.

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I've spent many hours trying to resolve this Error Code: 0x80070005 Error Message: Access is denied issue. 

I tried many suggestions I picked up searching the internet.

FINALLY, a slight modification to "the fix" that worked for you has now worked for me too.               I fixed the issue by going to the user\username\appdata\roaming\Microsoft\protect and deleting a file called                  "CREDHIST"....just mnake sure that you do not have Credential Manager at the time.

There was no "CREDHIST" file to be found on my computer so I deleted the "Protection" file and that did the trick.

Thank you so much.

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