I recently upgraded via Sony's free offer from Windows XP to Vista Business (32-bit). It has been a total nightmare
Right now I have have two problems:
1. I can't transfer Outlook.pst from my external hard drive to the appropriate folder on my computer
2. I am not the Administrator of my computer
I had my computer for approximately 6 months before I upgraded to Vista. I backed up all my files onto a removable hard drive (thank God because my hard drive crashed shortly after I did the upgrade). Vista wants me to use Easy Transfer, but I don't have an old computer that I want to get info from, I want to get it from the removable disk, and I can't figure out how to do that - if it is even possible.
I don't have problems moving any of my other files over, but I am trying to transfer my Outlook.pst file from the ext. hard drive, and it won't let me access to the Local Settings folder in C:\Users\Administrator, so I can drill down to where (I think) the file is located that I want to replace. When I try, it tells me I don't have permission to access the folder and gives me the option to change the security settings.
I tried to change the security settings in the security tab (I am the administrator), but I keep getting an error message: "an error occurred while applying security settings." I click "Continue," get the same message again, click "Continue" again and then it says: "Unable to save permission changes on Local Settings." I can hit "Retry", but I get the same results and still no access.
It also does this on any other folder I try to change permission settings for. The folder shows that the administrator has full access, but I am trying to allow the user "Molly" to have the same access. For some reason, I a not recognized as the Administrator
I was able to do this before I activated Windows on Friday (don't know if that made a difference).
Any help or push in the right direction is appreciated.