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Plea for help: System Volume Information folder access

Postby Disco Stuie_uplink » Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:23 pm

Hi guys, I'm afraid I haven't hung out here for aaages now, life got rather too busy a while back, added to which I've been suffering from a wide variety of PC issues over the last few months.

Since I still recognise a few names here, hi to those of you that knew me at all :D

Now, I hate to post an issue like this here, but I know how some of you *love* tech support, and seeing how I get it cheaper and better quality than most other places, here goes.

For reasons I won't bother explaining, I need to access the c:\System Volume Information folder. I checked up on the windows KB, and found the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309531 . I followed the instructions, as for XP Pro using NTFS; for standalone/wrkgrp PC (my setup); however, in step 8 it asks me to select the "security" tab. No such tab existed in the Properties dialog that it refers to, as far as I could see.

Can anyone else with a similar set-up give me any hints as to how to get around this; to fix my latest PC hiccup, it is vital that I can open the folder, but currently get an "Access Denied" error.

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Postby Blasted heath » Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:30 pm

Try booting into safe mode to be able to see the security tab, I believe it only displays then.
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Postby Rkiver » Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:31 pm

Well I am not at home, so I checked this on my work pc, once you right click on the system information folder and go to properties the security tab should be the last tab you can select. Why you cannot see that is beyond me to be honest. I will check my home system also to make sure, and take a few screen shots if needed to show you how I got to it.
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Postby sweaty bob » Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:43 pm

Blasted heath wrote:Try booting into safe mode to be able to see the security tab, I believe it only displays then.


That is correct.
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Postby Deepsmeg » Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:48 pm

That is wrong.
Go into Tools -> Options -> View
Disable "Use simple file sharing"
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Postby Disco Stuie_uplink » Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:51 pm

Sorry Smeggy, but on this occasion I must disagree :D

Your method may or may not work, but booting into safe mode most certainly does; I've finally got what I hope is a stable non-breaking-down XP install back, after three months of problem after problem.

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Postby Deepsmeg » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:07 pm

I meant "That is the only way" is wrong.
Safe mode doesn't enable the "Use poncy sharing stuff that stops you from controlling who can do stuff file sharing" option.
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Postby Disco Stuie_uplink » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:06 pm

Ahh, fair enough. A technicality, but you are quite correct. :)

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