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DOS access is denied

Posted 31 December 2015 - 01:54 PM

I apologize in advance if this thread is in the wrong forum, I wasn't sure where to address my problem. I'm trying to create a directory from the command prompt in C:\ called N64 (Nintendo 64) I changed directory to C:\ and used mkdir N64 to create the folder and then tried to change directory to said folder using cd c:\n64. I am getting the access is denied error and i'm not sure why. I've tried using elevated cmd prompt to no avail. Note: before i created the directory I accidentally typed "cd c:" without the necessary '\' and it returned 'c:\users\User'.

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Re: DOS access is denied

Posted 31 December 2015 - 02:14 PM

In windows - who is the owner of the folder in the properties?
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Posted 31 December 2015 - 02:23 PM

Me, I am the admin.
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Re: DOS access is denied

Posted 31 December 2015 - 02:39 PM

Right click C:\N64 & view it's NTFS properties. If you set the permissions to tight on C:\N64, then you'll need to open the command prompt as the administrator. Running dos shell launches as the user, without admin privileges. Generally, I've seen that error as : "You need escalated permissions", that's why I assume you've tightened C:\N64

I don't know how Microsoft has kept up with their tools, but years ago you could also use attrib on the command line :

attrib C:\N64
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Posted 31 December 2015 - 02:56 PM

Thank you pencil ^^ I noticed that the N64 folder was read only. xP I figured it would be a simple fix as the old saying goes, KISS! (Keep it simple, stupid)
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Re: DOS access is denied

Posted 31 December 2015 - 08:00 PM

Woohoo! Glad it was an easy fix.
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