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#1 phoenix1971

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:36 PM

i want to copy a large amount of data to another drive,but no matter what i do i keep getting "You'll need to provide administration permission to copy this file" i've checked permissions and everything looks fine,but still wont move, please help me

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:58 PM

Are you using Command Prompt or File Explorer for the copy?  In either case, are you running the program with administrator privileges?  Even if your Windows 10 User ID is an administrator, you sometimes have to use the "Run as Administrator" option.


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 05:01 PM

i'm using explorer and how do you copy using admin? ,if i can get it to work i am going to use something like goodsync,so i can leave and forget the backups cheers



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Posted 23 January 2017 - 06:21 PM

You might want to open a Command Prompt using the "Run as Administrator" option and use the ROBOCOPY command.  See:  http://ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html 

Someone else just happened to ask about copying over a full folder structure from one folder to another, but selecting only files of a certain type.  In your case you want to do the same but for all files.

 

The syntax you would use is dirt simple:   ROBOCOPY Source_Folder Destination_Folder /S /E

 

This presumes you want to copy every blessed file and folder that resides under the Source_Folder to the Destination_Folder including empty folders, too.

 

For Example:  ROBOCOPY C:\Users\User1  D:\User1Bkup /S /E

 

But, after all that, is there some reason you're not using the absolutely marvelous File History feature that's built in to Win10?  It makes life much easier in this regard and you can add folders that aren't included by default or exclude folders you don't want that are included by default.


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 06:38 PM

ok thanks for advise, i shall give it a go






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