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Need help accessing system volume information.

By hobo_man
Nov 19, 2005
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  1. Hi, I need help accessing/getting into: System Volume Information folder in both my hard drives...It won't let me in and when I try to open it says this:


    "C:\System Volume Information is not accessible. Access is denied."


    Please help. Thanks.

    (Windows XP Pro. User)
     
  2. BiZ

    BiZ

    Permissions obviously. Is the account you tried it under have administrative rights?
     
  3. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    They're system files and not accessible.
     
  4. hiker

    hiker TS Rookie

    Have you already found the answer. In case you haven't and still need it, here it is:

    Windows XP Professional and Home Edition - FAT32 File System

    In Windows Explorer click [Tools] [Folder Options]
    Click the [View] tab, click [Show Hidden Files and Folders]
    Clear [Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)] check box.
    Click [Yes] on the change confirmation box and click [OK] to exit.
    Double-click the System Volume Information folder to open.

    Windows XP Professional using the NTFS File System on a Workgroup or Standalone Computer

    In Windows Explorer click [Tools] [Folder Options]
    Click the [View] tab, click [Show Hidden Files and Folders]
    Clear [Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)] check box.
    Click [Yes] on the change confirmation box and click [OK] to exit.
    Right-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder.
    Click [Properties] and select the [Security] tab. Click [Add]
    Enter the name of the user you are allowing access to the folder.
    Click [OK], and then click [OK].
    Double-click the System Volume Information folder to open.

    Windows XP Professional Using the NTFS File System on a Domain

    In Windows Explorer click [Tools] [Folder Options]
    Click the [View] tab, click [Show Hidden Files and Folders]
    Clear [Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)] check box.
    Click [Yes] on the change confirmation box and click [OK] to exit.
    Right-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder.
    Click [Properties] and select the [Security] tab. Click [Add]
    Enter the name of the user you are allowing access to the folder and select the account location.
    Click [OK], and then click [OK].
    Double-click the System Volume Information folder to open.
     
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