Bare with me, I'm a software developer trying to do a big of initial research and diagnosis for my IT co-worker. So, I'm going to probably ask the wrong question, but I'm just trying to find some amount of info to provide to my co-worker so that he doesn't get stumped.
I'm on a fresh install of Windows Server 2016 Standard. My account is a domain / active directory account.
I've got a problem, and have had it for a while, in which I'm unable to access certain Windows directories. Usually it happens when trying to access them via some application, like 7-Zip or Visual Studio. So, it may have something to do with child processes trying to access folders, or something - I'm not sure. The errors I get are usually all some form of an access denied, or not enough permissions, etc. This error happens all over - My Document, Desktop, root C:/ directory, etc. Like, right now I'm trying to run a node.js command-line script that installs some dependencies into a directory under My Documents - I'm unable to because it fails with access denied when trying to perform a directory scan.
Now, even though some things seem to fail with access denied, I'm still capable of installing software. I was able to install Visual Studio, and many other things, without a problem.
I'm pretty sure there is some sort of domain permissions or something that my account lacks in order to have complete access to at least My Documents in certain capacities. As I also mentioned, I've seen it also say I don't have access to other areas such as root C:/ etc, which would be more understandable.
Any ideas or things I can do to check my account's access or permissions on this machine before I go to my co-worker with this pretty broad and generic description of my issue?