Access denied when opening folder in Windows Explorer

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Using Windows Explorer, I can access sub-folders in the left "Folders" pane,
but if I double click on a subfolder icon in the righthand pane, I am told
access denied!
Also if I create a shortcut to a folder on the desktop, double clicking on
the shortcut icon gives the same problem.
Right-clicking the folder icon gives Explore as the highlighted (default)
option, but this does not work.
I have tried changing the default action for the Folder (in Filetypes under
Tools|Folder Options) to Explore or also Open but neither has the desired
effect.

I am logged on with Admin privileges, and using XPHomeSP2.
 
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Shenan Stanley

macajm said:
Using Windows Explorer, I can access sub-folders in the left
"Folders" pane, but if I double click on a subfolder icon in the
righthand pane, I am told access denied!
Also if I create a shortcut to a folder on the desktop, double
clicking on the shortcut icon gives the same problem.
Right-clicking the folder icon gives Explore as the highlighted
(default) option, but this does not work.
I have tried changing the default action for the Folder (in
Filetypes under Tools|Folder Options) to Explore or also Open but
neither has the desired effect.

I am logged on with Admin privileges, and using XPHomeSP2.

How to Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

How to disable simplified sharing & set permissions
on a shared folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307874

Read the part about *if you are using Windows XP Home* carefully.
 

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