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Q: I'm an Administrator on windows 8 but still get Access Denied. How do I get full access? This thread is locked from future replies

Even though I am an administrator I am unable to access everything on my computer. Could someone please explain step-by-step for windows 8 what I need to do in order to get full access?

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Even though I am an administrator I am unable to access everything on my computer. Could someone please explain step-by-step for windows 8 what I need to do in order to get full access?


Hi Jffry10

 

What files or folders are you having a problem accessing.

 

I understand your frustration about not being able to access every file or folder on the system.

 

If you are coming from an older version of Windows, such as XP, there have been many changes to the structure of the file system.

 

Windows now contains some newer components like JunctionsSymbolic Links, and other NTFS system files that can cause major problems if they are mishandled, such as changing the permissions.

 

These files and folders have the permissions set to Access Denied/Everyone by design.

 


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