1. TrophyNostalgia's Avatar
    Ever since upgrading to Windows 10 I am having random "Access Denied" messages when saving files in various local directories. From my research it appears that I need to take ownership of my files again. However, I can't seem to get the system to understand that I am the owner. When attempting to take control many folders will come up with an enumeration error. Can anyone clarify why I am unable to take possession of my own folders? I think the reason I'm having issues is that after I upgraded I switched to a Microsoft account which uses a different username than what I used previously before the upgrade. But, there should still be a way to claim access to my files.

    Initial Error Message:


    Enumeration Error when attempting to take ownership:
    08-26-2015 10:00 AM
  2. v535's Avatar
    Try tweaking.com's Windows Repair All in one, make sure AV is disabled.
    Steve Thackery likes this.
    08-26-2015 10:22 AM
  3. elindalyne's Avatar
    Are you logging in via a windows account?

    If so add an Authenticated Users permission and give it the basic permissions.
    Steve Thackery likes this.
    08-26-2015 12:18 PM
  4. TrophyNostalgia's Avatar
    Are you logging in via a windows account?

    If so add an Authenticated Users permission and give it the basic permissions.
    Yes, I am logged in via my primary Windows account. According to the system I have "Full Control" over the "My Documents" folder and every sub-folder in it. However, whenever I attempt to save documents or images in certain folders I am told that access was denied.
    08-26-2015 02:41 PM
  5. elindalyne's Avatar
    Have you tried taking ownership in the advanced security settings?

    Absolute worst comes to worst you could give "Everyone" access to the folder.
    08-26-2015 08:41 PM
  6. TrophyNostalgia's Avatar
    Have you tried taking ownership in the advanced security settings?

    Absolute worst comes to worst you could give "Everyone" access to the folder.
    Yes, that was what I was attempting to show in my images. No one else uses the computer except me so I guess it wouldn't be an issue to give Everyone "full control." I'll see if that solves the problem.
    08-27-2015 02:43 PM

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