Permissions help required

Posted: 08-09-2008, 12:36 PM
I need help figuring out permissions in Vista.

When attempting to copy a file to a new folder on the Vista C drive from a
different drive, the following message is displayed:

"You ll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this file."

"continue" button is pressed and the screen goes momentarily blank. Another
box appears with the message:

"Windows needs your permission to continue" and "Destination folder Access
denied."

Ultimately unable to copy the file.

Do I need to change permissions for the destination folder, the file itself,
or both ?

How do I change the permission? When I log on the name that appears is my
username, "Richard."

I am not on a network. This is a single computer used by only one person,
myself.

The drive that the file is being copied FROM contains an old operating
system, windows 2000, that is no longer bootable.

Many thanks.

Permissions help required


Responses to "Permissions help required"

JerryM
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Re: Permissions help required
Posted: 08-09-2008, 04:00 PM
Try right clicking CMD.EXE and choose run as administrator.
Then try copying again.

"JTube" <jtube@rcn.com> wrote in message
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> I need help figuring out permissions in Vista.
>
> When attempting to copy a file to a new folder on the Vista C drive from a
> different drive, the following message is displayed:
>
> "You ll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this file."
>
> "continue" button is pressed and the screen goes momentarily blank.
> Another box appears with the message:
>
> "Windows needs your permission to continue" and "Destination folder Access
> denied."
>
> Ultimately unable to copy the file.
>
> Do I need to change permissions for the destination folder, the file
> itself, or both ?
>
> How do I change the permission? When I log on the name that appears is my
> username, "Richard."
>
> I am not on a network. This is a single computer used by only one person,
> myself.
>
> The drive that the file is being copied FROM contains an old operating
> system, windows 2000, that is no longer bootable.
>
> Many thanks.
oscar
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RE: Permissions help required
Posted: 08-10-2008, 10:05 PM
Try this:

Right click folder, Properties, look at Sharing and Security tabs and set
the variables that allow you to share/gain permission to the folder.
--
oscar

....Right click is your very good friend...


"JTube" wrote:
> I need help figuring out permissions in Vista.
>
> When attempting to copy a file to a new folder on the Vista C drive from a
> different drive, the following message is displayed:
>
> "You ll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this file."
>
> "continue" button is pressed and the screen goes momentarily blank. Another
> box appears with the message:
>
> "Windows needs your permission to continue" and "Destination folder Access
> denied."
>
> Ultimately unable to copy the file.
>
> Do I need to change permissions for the destination folder, the file itself,
> or both ?
>
> How do I change the permission? When I log on the name that appears is my
> username, "Richard."
>
> I am not on a network. This is a single computer used by only one person,
> myself.
>
> The drive that the file is being copied FROM contains an old operating
> system, windows 2000, that is no longer bootable.
>
> Many thanks.
>
>
 
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