Solved: The File Cannot Be Accessed by the System

July 27, 2018

If you meet the problem the file cannot be accessed by the system, you can turn to this article to get the reason of the file cannot be accessed by the system and find the best solution of it.

Scenario

There are always some problems during the use of the computer, such as the file cannot be accessed by the system or the folder access denied. What’s wrong with it? How to solve this problem? Let’s see the answer together.

Why the file cannot be accessed by the system?

In general, the folder access denied is mainly due to insufficient virus or administrator privileges.

1. The file cannot be accessed that caused by the virus in the computer.

The virus in your computer may be due to the connection of unsafe network or the use of unclean external hard drive. Stubborn virus files are usually hidden in certain folders. If there has virus on the computer, it may damage the administrator privilege and cause the folder access denied. Therefore, if you encounter a folder that access denied, you can check if it is caused by the virus. Usually, some mainstream anti-virus software can be used to fix such problems.

2. The file cannot be accessed caused by insufficient administrator privileges.

Many computer users may not use an administrator account but use a guest account to log in, and it resulting in some system important files cannot be accessed by the system. If you are experiencing this type of problem, you need to check user permissions. In addition to this, it also can be caused by the administrator did not add permissions for this folder.

Solution to file cannot be accessed by the system: add permissions

If you encounter file cannot be accessed by the system, you can add permissions for the folder to fix this error. First of all, please make sure that you are log in by administrator account, and it is not inaccessible by the virus. Then do as the guide below:

1. Right-click the folder and then click “Properties” > “Security” > “Edit”.

2. After that, find the currently logged in account. Click it and tick “Full control”.

3. Then, click “OK” and apply this operation. Thus, you can access this folder.

Measures to prevent data loss due to file cannot be accessed

In order to protect data security and avoid data loss after infection, we should develop the habit of regularly backing up system files and important data. How to backup files? Here provides you two methods to do this operation.

Method 1. Back up files with Windows built-in tools

1. Press “Windows” + ”R” to open the Run box, type “services.msc” and press “Enter”.

2. Then, find “Windows Backup” in the pop-up window and double-click to open it.

3. Find the “Startup type” item in the “General” tab, and change it to “Automatic” in the drop down menu. Then click “Start” in the service status below, click “OK” to exit.

4. After that, restart your computer. Open the control panel to find “Backup and Restore” and click it.

5. In the pop-up window, click “Set up backup”.

6. Then follow the prompts to complete the backup.

Method 2. Back up files with free third party software

If you think backup files with Windows built-in tool is complicated, you can choose a third party software to complete the backup operation. Compare with other software, here I highly recommend AOMEI Backupper – a free powerful software which allows you to back up your files, folders, hard drives, partitions, etc. In an easy way. You can also do incremental backup and differential backup. Once the computer has a problem, you can easily restore the system and data to a normal state. Let’s see the specific steps:

Step 1. Download, install and run AOMEI Backupper, select backup in the left sidebar. Then click “File Backup”.

File Backup

Step 2.Next, click “Add File” at the “Step 1”, select the files you want to back up. And then, click “Step 2” to select the destination place to store them on. Click “Start Backup” to lunch the progress.

Add Files

* Before starting backup, you can set more for the backup with two options below.

Backup Options: You can set more for your backup. Such as adding a comment so that you can distinguish them easily.

Schedule: This function can help you set an automatic file backup for daily, weekly, monthly, and it can help to do an incremental or differential backup.

Step 3. When the progress completed, click “Finish” to exit.

Conclusion

To avoid data loss caused by error 0X80070780 the file cannot be accessed by the system, backup data regularly can be a useful way. And AOMEI Backupper can be the best file backup software. Besides file backup, it also supports system clone, disk backup, partition clone and so on. If you want to system clone, you can upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional.