How to Open Locked (Inaccessible) Folder - Free Online Tutorial
If you get an error message like this while opening a folder on your Windows PC, just follow this tutorial...
Note: You must be an Administrator on your PC to do this operation...
So, now we have to check the NTFS Security Settings for the particular folder. So, right click and select Properties...
NTFS (NT File System) permissions are available to drives formatted with NTFS. The advantage with NTFS permissions is that they affect local users as well as network users and they are based on the permission granted to each individual user at the Windows logon, regardless of where the user is connecting.
NTFS is the standard file system of Windows NT and all Windows operating systems that have come after it. Windows 2000 and older introduced some far-reaching changes that included control over inherited permissions and how permissions were configured to share files and folders. You use shared folders to provide network users with access to file resources.
Administrators can use the NTFS utility to provide access control for files and folders, containers and objects on the network as a type of system security. Known as the "Security Descriptor", this information controls what kind of access is allowed for individual users and groups of users.
Along with the additional functionality that NTFS provides comes the potential for complex configurations that can lead to administration headaches. If you don't have a thorough understanding of various permissions and their relationships, it can be difficult to sort out a permission problem when it occurs.
Standard permissions are those permissions that control a broad range of detailed permissions. The most popular and infamous standard permission is Full Control. This is what everyone wants, but in reality very few should get. Full Control allows the user that is granted this suite of permissions to do virtually anything to the object the permissions are associated with. The other standard permissions include the following:
Read & Execute
When you look at Registry keys, printers, and Active Directory objects, there is a totally different set of standard permissions for these objects. The security tab of each object will list the standard permissions, as shown in Figure 1 for a typical organizational unit (OU) within Active Directory.
Here you can see that the folder is lost or corrupt Security Properties... Now we have to take Ownership of the folder to bring them back to the normal... So, click Advanced...
Advanced permissions are the detailed permissions that are grouped together to create the standard permissions. Since advanced permissions are used in combinations to create the standard permissions, there are more of them overall. For a file, here is a list of the advanced permissions: