An error occurred while applying security information to

While attempting to move files from a hard drive I recovered I kept getting the following error on a specific set of files.

An error occurred while applying security information to
{G:\Folder}
Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied.

In order to fix it did the following.

-Open a Command Prompt "As Administrator"

-Run the following commands:

takeown /f "G:\folder" /r /d y
icacls "G:\folder" /grant administrators:F /T

Comments

  1. Your input help me much! Many thanks!

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  2. I have an external hard drive that was somehow messed with and there are files that cannot be accessed. I'm receiving the same message. How would I fix this issue?

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  3. Thanks for your post! It worked when all other attempts had failed.

    Thanks again.

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  4. Bro - you are THE shit. This worked when nothing else would. Thanks a ton

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  5. Thanks for your post! It worked for me !

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  6. not working ... access denied error message is coming


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  7. I only get system error when trying those CMD commands.

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  8. Very very nice solution. CMD command works for me

    Thanks a lot

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  9. Holy shit you literally just showed me how to fix a problem our "IT" guy has been working on for weeks.....You are the bomb

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  10. This solved it for me

    You may also try Computer Management/Shared Folders/Open Files and close any affected files. For me this solved the problem.

    Proposed as answer by Robert van Jaarsveld Friday, October 31, 2014 12:45 PM

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  11. this doesn't work for me, neither commands are being recognised

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  12. Damn!! It worked.
    For the ones saying the command doesn't work, put a space after the folder name, as in:
    takeown /f G:\folder /r /d y

    one more thing, change "administrators" for your administrator name, like my case, in portuguese, it goes like this:

    icacls G:\folder /grant administrador:F /T

    Thanks a lot, Richard

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  13. Awesome....Richard you simply great. thanks for sharing such wonderful solution. thanks

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  14. You are a lifesaver! NOTE: I had to put the path in quotes and add a space between the path and the /r.

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  15. This is the single most useful approach to this problem. The other method (going through Properties->Security then editing the permissions) is from hell. Thanks.

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  19. thank you, you make me smile : )

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  21. You are the man!!! Thumbs up for you.

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  22. Just tried this method, but I still get "Access is denied". The folder I'm trying to delete is in the Recycle bin.

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  23. I ended up starting Windows in safe mode and then I was able to delete the folder.

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  24. Damn!! It worked.

    Thanks a lot, Richard

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