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    Windows can't access the device, path, or file

    Hi, new to the lounge and in need of help please. I get this message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them" and cannot access any files I have downloaded recently. Seemed to happen after installing the latest round of updates as executables prior to this all work. Running Vista home basic and Comodo Internet Security.

    Any help appreciated, thanks Martin

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    That message is quite typical of what happens when a firewall stops access to a file or folder. Are you sure it's not Comodo doing that?

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    A wide umbrella fix for many permissions based issues.

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    Thanks but how do I check Comodo and change settings to stop this message happening. Sorry, I'm not real good at some of this stuff.

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    I am not familiar with Comodo. Likely you will have more chances at Comodo's support forum?

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    I have Comodo Firewall 4 (which is a component of Internet Security) in German. Your Comodo IS should have an icon in the system tray (by default on the right of the task bar). Right clicking it should give you a menu where you can select something like Defense+safety, where you can choose off, thus without needing to open the CIS interface. You should also be able to quit CIS completely via that right-click menu.

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    TakeOwnership looks like it offers the solution to a series of problems I'm having with folder/file permissions and rights.
    But I would like some reassurance as to the reliability of this software before installing it.
    Can you offer such reassurance or suggest where I might find it?

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    I have used Take Ownership with no problems whatsoever. Surely some other Lounge members did too, because I got the advice here.

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    Be sure to write down the current owner account. That way if you discover other issues later you can restore the owner.

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