Access Denied at 'C:\System Volume Information' folder (Solved)

When you try to access the 'C:\System Volume Information' folder in Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista OS, you receive the following error message: "C:\System Volume Information is not accessible. Access is denied". The "Access Denied" error is occurred because the "C:\System Volume Information" is a system folder that is used from Windows to store information about the system restore points and by default this folder is not accessible by users. 

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If you want to bypass the "Access Denied" error in order to access and view the contents of the "C:\System Volume Information" folder then read this tutorial.

How to resolve the "Access Denied" error in 'C:\System Volume Information' folder (Windows 7,8,10)

1. Open an elevated command prompt (Command Prompt (Admin)).

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2. In command prompt window, type the follow commands (Hit Enter after each command): *

* Note: Don't forget to replace the "AccountName" with your login account name.

  • icacls "C:\system volume information" /grant AccountName:F
  • icacls "C:\system volume information" /grant AccountName:F /t

– That's it. After executing the above commands you should have access to "C:\System Volume Information" folder.

More Info: After finishing your job, if you want to undo the changes, then give the following commands:

  • icacls "C:\system volume information" /remove AccountName /t
  • icacls "C:\system volume information" /remove AccountName

That’s all folks! Did it work for you?

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