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"Access Denied" Error Message When Users Try to Access Shared Folders
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When users try to access shared folders, they may receive the following error message:
This issue may occur if users do not have the Bypass Traverse Checking Right to the parent folders of the shared resource. Users must have this right to open folders, and then to access the files or folders that are in those folders.
To resolve this issue, enable the Bypass Traverse Checking user right. To do so, follow these steps.
Warning If the Bypass Traverse Checking user right is enabled, users can traverse folders even if they do not have permissions to the traversed folders. This right does not allow users to list the contents of the folders. Bypass Traverse Checking is an advanced user right.