How to access system folders in Win 7?

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  1. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    Anyone know how to bypass "access is denied" in Windows 7 when trying to open certain folders (ie 'Local Settings' and "Application Data')?

    Thanks.
     
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    logged in as admin, viewing your own data or ...?
     
  3. Birdman

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    Yes I'm logged in as Admin. There are a bunch of 'hidden' folders that have an arrow icon or a lock icon that I can't open up. I'm trying to find the security setting in Win 7 to DISABLE this so I can access any folders in my system that I want.
     
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    if you mean folder c:\document and settings access it via c:\users if not what other folders?
     
  5. Birdman

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    -Application Data
    -Local Settings
    -Cookies
    -My Documents
    -Templates
    -Net Hood
    -Start Menu

    ...just to name a few folders that can't access under <user name>.

    I get the following message (see image).

    My question is how do you turn this feature OFF in Win 7 so you can access ANY older you want.
     

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    Take Ownership
     
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    These directories are actually junction points, that point to other directories that an administrator can access. Perhaps this article may clarify things.
     
  8. Birdman

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    That registry tweak/hack has caused issues with some people and I don't feel comfortable messing things up right now. I guess I'll leave it the way it is.

    Thanks for your help guys.
     
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