You need permission to perform this action !!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by PierreDa, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. PierreDa

    PierreDa Guest


    Vista RTM. New install.

    I become a little bit crazy when trying to do "simple things" !
    I have administrator rigths ans I disabled UAC directly after finishing
    installing Vista.

    Everything is installing perfectly ... right now ;-)

    I just want to reinstall some data I backed-up.
    So I try to paste in directory
    .... and I receive "You need permission to perform this action !!!!".
    I check "security" for the folder and I have the rights !
    I can paste the files in a other directory (let's say Microsoft instead of
    Mozilla) without any problems ?!?
    I have the problem with some applications ...

    Many thanks for help ... as I don't understand what's happening ?

    Best regards

    PierreDa, Nov 23, 2006
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  2. PierreDa

    mik Guest

    you are another stupid user disabled the UAC. Because if you disable the
    UAC, you loose the file and the registry virtualization and so many
    applications will stop to work. Enable the UAC and stop complain about it!
    mik, Nov 25, 2006
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  3. PierreDa

    PierreDa Guest

    Mmmmhhh !
    You are so intelligent that other people are stupid.
    As you're so intelligent I can't find words you can understand.
    Read again my message and try to be as stupid as me ( so you can
    PierreDa, Nov 25, 2006
  4. PierreDa

    Guest Guest

    Was this file created using XP or other OS.

    I have tried recreating this and it didn't happen, the only time in beta I
    ever got access denied or permission messages was trying to access XP files.

    Colin T
    Guest, Nov 25, 2006
  5. mik doesn't get frustrated doing simple tasks. All mail clients I know of
    remember your user/password so he doesn't need to type it everytime he
    critizises someone for disabling UAC. Perhaps they should, don't you think
    mik? after all you're posting the message to the world, don't you think it
    deserves careful concideration before posting? a more secure mail client
    would prompt for the users password before sending I think, don't you?

    - Kurt
    Kurt Harriger, Nov 25, 2006
  6. PierreDa

    PierreDa Guest

    Haaaaa ... usefull reply :)
    No the file I try to access (as I explain) was created during fresh
    installation of Vista RTM.
    After I installed Firefox, I was unable to copy back (a file coming from a
    backup of same program installed in Vista RC1) a file ("bookmark.html") to
    retrieve my bookmarks.
    When I try to copy the file I receive "Youd don't have the permission ...".
    I can copy the same file in other directories under "USERS" (for instance
    "Thunderbird/profiles") without any problem.
    Now that I thought about these permissions problem, It is may be because the
    programs are not compatible with vista and that some thinks are not done
    correctly ... not microsoft fault ... ?
    I have same problem "access denied" when trying to install some new
    Again ... may be not compatible with Vista.
    Can we have an advice from someone from MVP ?

    Last, I disable UAC because it seems that program giving problem during
    installation are installing without UAC enabled ...
    But, for others, UAC give a way to install the program correctly.

    Hope that other person will continue to give their advice.

    Waiting to hear from you guys !!


    PierreDa, Nov 26, 2006
  7. Hi PierreDa,
    I don't understand why this would happen. It's your own profile? I don't
    think it's Mozilla related, they don't mess with permissions.

    Are you saying you are NOT able to paste ANY file into this folder, or
    just the bookmarks.htm file?

    Are you saying it fails with UAC both on, and off?

    Are you able to paste files into each of thses?

    Gerry Hickman, Nov 26, 2006
  8. PierreDa

    PierreDa Guest

    NO ... "You need permission to perform this action" !!
    (and UAC ask me to confirm to give administrator privileges to do it ...)


    PierreDa, Nov 27, 2006
  9. PierreDa

    Jimmy Brush Guest


    Could you run the following command-line from an elevated command prompt and
    paste the output into the newsgroups:

    icacls X:\Users\Me.domainName\AppData\Local\Mozilla
    Jimmy Brush, Nov 27, 2006
  10. PierreDa

    PierreDa Guest


    Here it is ...Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    c:\users\pierre.pastordom\AppData\Local\Mozilla PASTORDOM\Pierre:(I)(F)



    Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files


    and know I'm waiting for the "OOooohhh YEeeesss" :) :)


    PierreDa, Nov 27, 2006
  11. PierreDa

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    The permissions look good - they give you, administrators, and the system
    full control over the folder and any subfolder and files that are created
    inside the folder.

    Maybe the problem is with the SOURCE files and not the destination? Have you
    tried copying a file from the desktop to this location?
    Jimmy Brush, Nov 27, 2006
  12. PierreDa

    PierreDa Guest

    As you said, when I check the permission settings, I have full rights on

    Yes, I have try to copy a file from an other directory and paste it ... same
    Strange ...
    An other example is if I try to install "flash player".
    The program decompress the files he need and when he begin to install the
    installer said that he cannot find some files from the directory where he has
    decompress everything !!

    Again, I can "paste" in all the directories "USERS" but not his one (I
    haven't try all ...).



    PierreDa, Nov 27, 2006
  13. Hi PierreDa,
    Are you saying you are unable to paste ANY file into EACH of the folders
    above? Did you try all the folders I listed?

    I'm a bit confused about the \Me.domainName\ part of the path? Is this
    the normal naming convention in Vista, are you on a domain? I ask
    because the only time you would end up with folders of that name under
    Win2k was if something had gone wrong with the loading of the profile.
    Usually the profile would be called something like

    Gerry Hickman, Nov 27, 2006
  14. PierreDa

    PierreDa Guest


    YES !

    NO ! "You need permission ...". UAC is enabled and I answer "Yes" when
    asking to continue ans give "administrator privileges" ...

    NO ! Idem

    NO ! Idem
    I create a new file to test again.

    See above for answers
    Yes I'm on a domain, and I don"t know if it is the "normal naming" ... I
    guess Yes !
    Local profile is for instance "Users\MyUserName" and domain profile
    I had always that in Vista.


    PierreDa, Nov 28, 2006
  15. PierreDa

    cwkim Guest

    If you have anti-virus software, try disabling/uninstalling it.
    cwkim, Apr 23, 2009
  16. PierreDa

    MowGreen Guest

    To whom are you addressing this to ? This is a perfect example of
    websites pulling posts from the MS newsgroups and then spitting them
    back with absolutely nothing to contribute.
    It would be *wonderful* if MS stopped allowing these web-based forums
    from doing so.

    " If your car doesn't start, fill the fuel tank "

    Did the above fix the issue with your car ?
    [ ] Yes [ ]No

    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen, Apr 23, 2009
  17. PierreDa

    Gordon Guest

    Hear Hear!
    Gordon, Apr 24, 2009
  18. hxxp:// <==== Munged to protect the innocent.

    Danger, there is evidence that going to this site makes you stupid.

    Stay tuned as more evidence is to follow...
    FromTheRafters, Dec 7, 2009
  19. PierreDa

    Peter Foldes Guest

    Peter Foldes, Dec 7, 2009
  20. Two years from now someone from there will post with righteous
    indignation at our callousness. :eek:D
    FromTheRafters, Dec 7, 2009
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