Help please, you need permission to perform this action

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by karen402, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. karen402

    karen402 Guest

    I know this has been asked and answered, but I still need help I can't figure it
    out. I have a new computer with Vista. I put this on our home network and have
    been dragging files from my old computer WinXP to a folder on my new computer.
    Most of the files transfer without a hitch, but some tell me "you need
    permission to perform this action" Most of my mp3's transfer just fine, but not
    all; I get the above error message. Same with some of the .zip files, and a few
    others. I have UAC turned off. I have my firewall turned off. I hope someone
    can help my daughter is coming to get the computer tomorrow.

    Unrelated to the above, some folders on my c: when I click on them says I don't
    have permission.
    karen402, Apr 19, 2007
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    Don Guillett Guest

    right click on folder>properties>security>advanced>permissions or
    Don Guillett, Apr 19, 2007
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  3. karen402

    karen402 Guest

    Thanks bunches that took care of the second question.
    Now if I can get these files transfered
    karen402, Apr 19, 2007
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    Don Guillett Guest

    In your case, I don't know how you are doing it but I copied to an external
    HD and then copied from there with no problems.
    Don Guillett, Apr 19, 2007
  5. karen402

    karen402 Guest

    I'm doing it from one computer to another via a network
    I know it's something in Visat bacause I have another computer on the network
    and I can drag and drop the files there with now problems
    karen402, Apr 19, 2007
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