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Moving files from old drive to new computer - access denied


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#1 RknRusty

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:13 PM

I want to copy My Documents (among others) from my old XP drive, which is installed in the new Vista machine. Every time I select My Docs, copy and paste, from the old XP drive to the new drive, it says "You'll need administrator permission to copy this file." That seems to mean most files in My Docs on the old drive. I've tried setting the whole drive to shared, then set all the folders in [E:\Documents and Settings\owner\my documents] to shared. Same message.

I am the only user and administrator. I double checked that. I'm new to Vista.

Can anyone help, I really need this machine tomorrow.

Thanks,
Rusty

Edited by RknRusty, 09 August 2009 - 09:15 PM.


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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:25 PM

This LINK should shed some lite.

Edited by ThunderZ, 09 August 2009 - 09:25 PM.


#3 RknRusty

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 09:44 AM

That works, and i have used it since then. But for a massive file transfer, I actually did it by booting a ubuntu CD and copying everything. There were no permission problems after that.




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