You need permission to perform this action!! to copy a file to a directory with Admin rights

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Athena, Nov 1, 2007.

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    Athena Guest


    I use Vista Business. I have admin privileges as a user in my home
    computer. I have a directory that I created called Utilities where I keep
    programs such as WinZip etc.. I have many such directories under it. Now I
    cannot copy files (or any other action) into any directory within this
    directory !!! Vista complains that I need permission to perform this action.
    I checked my user rights it seems to be OK (although hard to interpret). I
    can copy the same files to any other directory. I did not set any special
    rights to this directory intentionally. I tried both UAC on and off. What's
    going on? There are some programs people are discussing on the internet like
    "TakeOwn" and "icacls" to recover ownership of files, but I could not use
    them properly. Please I'd like to control a directory I created with Admin

    Thank you,

    Athena, Nov 1, 2007
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    Jacee Guest

    You can download the script ( double click on it, then click Yes to
    merge) or copy the code, click 'save as' (the type), then do the above.

    'Take ownership in Vista (.vbs script) - Forums'
    Jacee, Nov 1, 2007
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    uvbogden Guest

    To modify (copy, delete, rename) files or folders you can take Ownership of
    (in your Username) and grant yourself Full Control permissions of the files
    or folders in question described in the following tutorial. I recommend
    doing this for large branches in your directory, like doing this for the
    Program Files folder and all folders and files under it so you have Full
    Control of all your programs.

    Another way to gain access to modify files and folders includes going to the
    Start button, typing in Windows Explorer, right-clicking on this and
    selecting Run As Administrator. You should then have "elevated privileges"
    to do whatever you wish to files in Windows Explorer. There is also a
    program called Unlocker that you can use to gain access to modify files and
    folders (see link below).
    uvbogden, Nov 5, 2007
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    Jon Lind Guest

    I have tried taking ownership, the permissions are set to "Full Control" for
    the account I'm using (Administrator) and I have tried opening an explorer
    window with Admin privileges. I still cannot do a simple copy and paste of
    Jon Lind, Dec 24, 2007
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    uvbogden Guest

    In the Control Panel, click on User Accounts and be sure your username
    account is an administrator type account. Also be sure you're not trying to
    access junction "folders" such as "My Documents" or "My Music" as these are
    only redirecting junctions and not real folders in Vista.
    uvbogden, Dec 24, 2007
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