Can't move non-system files in Win Explorer

Posted: 12-11-2008, 05:41 AM
I am not trying to move system files or folders. I am trying to move
folders/files I created and copied over from my XP machine. When I check the
properties they are read only. So I unswitch them get warned and as soon as I
look at them again they are back to read-only. I have admin permissions so
not sure what the problem is. I can delete the folders/files but I want to
reorganize them.

Is there a "Not a Newbie" version of Vista or maybe a tweak?

Thanks in advance!

Can't move non-system files in Win Explorer


Responses to "Can't move non-system files in Win Explorer"

drumz
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RE: Can't move non-system files in Win Explorer
Posted: 12-11-2008, 05:59 AM
If it helps, some files and folders can be moved.
"drumz" wrote:
> I am not trying to move system files or folders. I am trying to move
> folders/files I created and copied over from my XP machine. When I check the
> properties they are read only. So I unswitch them get warned and as soon as I
> look at them again they are back to read-only. I have admin permissions so
> not sure what the problem is. I can delete the folders/files but I want to
> reorganize them.
>
> Is there a "Not a Newbie" version of Vista or maybe a tweak?
>
> Thanks in advance!
Malke
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Re: Can't move non-system files in Win Explorer
Posted: 12-11-2008, 12:00 PM
drumz wrote:
> I am not trying to move system files or folders. I am trying to move
> folders/files I created and copied over from my XP machine. When I check
> the properties they are read only. So I unswitch them get warned and as
> soon as I look at them again they are back to read-only. I have admin
> permissions so not sure what the problem is. I can delete the
> folders/files but I want to reorganize them.
The "read-only" attribute is not applicable to file folders (directories) in
Vista, just as it wasn't applicable in XP.

Take ownership of your files and that should solve your issue.

A. Check the permissions of the file or folder the file is saved in and take
ownership:

1. Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions you
have.

To open a file, you need to have read permission. For more information on
permissions, see What are permissions?

http://tinyurl.com/2j9vgr

To take ownership of a folder:

1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click
Properties.
2. Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
3. Click Edit. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an
administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
confirmation.
4. Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.
5. If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in this
folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
6. Click OK

Malke
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Michael Walraven
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Re: Can't move non-system files in Win Explorer
Posted: 12-11-2008, 01:22 PM
Folders are not 'read only'. Note that the box is filled in, not checked.
Also note the comment next to the box, 'Only applies to files in folder'.

It is unlikely that your problem in moving folders/files is due to 'Read
only' status, a 'read only' file can be moved as easily as one that is not
read only.

The locations you are trying to move from and to, along with the error
message you are receiving may provide additional information needed for
someone to help you out.

Michael

"drumz" <drumz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E8FCEE81-64C5-4415-8177-BD075D8DDBD5@microsoft.com...
> I am not trying to move system files or folders. I am trying to move
> folders/files I created and copied over from my XP machine. When I check
> the
> properties they are read only. So I unswitch them get warned and as soon
> as I
> look at them again they are back to read-only. I have admin permissions so
> not sure what the problem is. I can delete the folders/files but I want to
> reorganize them.
>
> Is there a "Not a Newbie" version of Vista or maybe a tweak?
>
> Thanks in advance!
drumz
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Re: Can't move non-system files in Win Explorer
Posted: 12-11-2008, 04:56 PM
First off thanks for you help.
These are folders and files I CREATED SO HTF am I not the freakin owner?
GOD VISTA SUCKS TO MAKE ME GO THROUGH ALL THESE STEPS!

Is there as version of Vista that is not for newbies? Is there a setting to
get me out of this user mode like super admin or something? A hack or tweak?
I go back to the DOS days and know what I am doing. I don't need this extra
'help'.



"Michael Walraven" wrote:
> Folders are not 'read only'. Note that the box is filled in, not checked.
> Also note the comment next to the box, 'Only applies to files in folder'.
>
> It is unlikely that your problem in moving folders/files is due to 'Read
> only' status, a 'read only' file can be moved as easily as one that is not
> read only.
>
> The locations you are trying to move from and to, along with the error
> message you are receiving may provide additional information needed for
> someone to help you out.
>
> Michael
>
> "drumz" <drumz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E8FCEE81-64C5-4415-8177-BD075D8DDBD5@microsoft.com...
> > I am not trying to move system files or folders. I am trying to move
> > folders/files I created and copied over from my XP machine. When I check
> > the
> > properties they are read only. So I unswitch them get warned and as soon
> > as I
> > look at them again they are back to read-only. I have admin permissions so
> > not sure what the problem is. I can delete the folders/files but I want to
> > reorganize them.
> >
> > Is there a "Not a Newbie" version of Vista or maybe a tweak?
> >
> > Thanks in advance!
>
>
Louie
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Re: Can't move non-system files in Win Explorer
Posted: 12-11-2008, 06:55 PM
On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:56:04 -0800, drumz
<drumz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>First off thanks for you help.
>These are folders and files I CREATED SO HTF am I not the freakin owner?
>GOD VISTA SUCKS TO MAKE ME GO THROUGH ALL THESE STEPS!
>
>Is there as version of Vista that is not for newbies? Is there a setting to
>get me out of this user mode like super admin or something? A hack or tweak?
>I go back to the DOS days and know what I am doing. I don't need this extra
>'help'.
Start by turning of User Account Control.

Control Panel (Classic mode), User Accounts
drumz
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Re: Can't move non-system files in Win Explorer
Posted: 12-11-2008, 07:08 PM
That's it!!!
You the man Louie! Thanks much!

"Louie" wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:56:04 -0800, drumz
> <drumz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >First off thanks for you help.
> >These are folders and files I CREATED SO HTF am I not the freakin owner?
> >GOD VISTA SUCKS TO MAKE ME GO THROUGH ALL THESE STEPS!
> >
> >Is there as version of Vista that is not for newbies? Is there a setting to
> >get me out of this user mode like super admin or something? A hack or tweak?
> >I go back to the DOS days and know what I am doing. I don't need this extra
> >'help'.
>
> Start by turning of User Account Control.
>
> Control Panel (Classic mode), User Accounts
>
Louie
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Re: Can't move non-system files in Win Explorer
Posted: 12-11-2008, 08:41 PM
On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:08:09 -0800, drumz
<drumz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>That's it!!!
>You the man Louie! Thanks much!
Glad I could help. Your Vista life will now greatly improve.

Get ready for all the folks to start ranting about what a horrible
mistake you/I made by turning UAC off.

I got along with it just fine for over 15 years, and I'll get along
fine without it for another 15 years (if I live that long, which I
doubt I will).

>
>"Louie" wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:56:04 -0800, drumz
>> <drumz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >First off thanks for you help.
>> >These are folders and files I CREATED SO HTF am I not the freakin owner?
>> >GOD VISTA SUCKS TO MAKE ME GO THROUGH ALL THESE STEPS!
>> >
>> >Is there as version of Vista that is not for newbies? Is there a setting to
>> >get me out of this user mode like super admin or something? A hack or tweak?
>> >I go back to the DOS days and know what I am doing. I don't need this extra
>> >'help'.
>>
>> Start by turning of User Account Control.
>>
>> Control Panel (Classic mode), User Accounts
>>
drumz
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Re: Can't move non-system files in Win Explorer
Posted: 12-11-2008, 08:59 PM
HaHaHa
Purists my a$$. They are corporate tail wagers.
I worked at M$ and the only thing I miss is inside knowledge about overrides
like what you knew, in other words, avoid the great ideas out of marketing.
And like you. I've been doing this for 20 years and don't need hand holding
anymore.

"Louie" wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:08:09 -0800, drumz
> <drumz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >That's it!!!
> >You the man Louie! Thanks much!
>
> Glad I could help. Your Vista life will now greatly improve.
>
> Get ready for all the folks to start ranting about what a horrible
> mistake you/I made by turning UAC off.
>
> I got along with it just fine for over 15 years, and I'll get along
> fine without it for another 15 years (if I live that long, which I
> doubt I will).
>
>
> >
> >"Louie" wrote:
> >
> >> On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:56:04 -0800, drumz
> >> <drumz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >First off thanks for you help.
> >> >These are folders and files I CREATED SO HTF am I not the freakin owner?
> >> >GOD VISTA SUCKS TO MAKE ME GO THROUGH ALL THESE STEPS!
> >> >
> >> >Is there as version of Vista that is not for newbies? Is there a setting to
> >> >get me out of this user mode like super admin or something? A hack or tweak?
> >> >I go back to the DOS days and know what I am doing. I don't need this extra
> >> >'help'.
> >>
> >> Start by turning of User Account Control.
> >>
> >> Control Panel (Classic mode), User Accounts
> >>
>
 
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