Destination Folder Access Denied

  Dirty Dick 15:37 01 Aug 2011

I am trying to transfer an Excel Document from my Laptop to my Desktop, but I am getting a message saying “Destination Folder Access Denied” and also “You need permission to perform this action”

On my laptop I am the only user, and also on the Desktop.

I have previously set up a folder in the Network so I could just drag & drop folders and files across.

However when I try now I get the above message.

I have even tried e-mailing the file from one PC to the other, but still no joy. I am running Windows 7 Enterprise on the Desktop & Windows 7 Home Premium on my Laptop.

Any suggestions please?

Many thanx


  Dirty Dick 15:39 01 Aug 2011

Sorry, forgot to mention ...........

My User account is set as an administrator

  ACOLYTE 17:10 01 Aug 2011

I had same problem some time back,it seems this is an inbuild security thing they added to win7,imo its a stupid thing,but anyway the only way around it is to save it in another place like My Documents or the desktop,then trying to copy paste the file,if that fails delete the old one or rename it and copy the new one,its not ideal but its the only way i have found to get round it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:21 01 Aug 2011

Take Ownership in windows 7

  1. Locate the file or folder on which you want to take ownership in windows explorer

    1. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Context Menu

    2. Click on Security tab

    3. Click on “Advance”

    4. Now click on Owner tab in Advance Security Settings for User windows

    5. Click on Edit Button and select user from given Change Owner to list if user or group is not in given list then click on other users or groups. Enter name of user/group and click ok.

    6. Now select User/group and click apply and ok. (Check “Replace owner on sub containers and objects” if you have files and folder within selected folder)

    7. Click OK when Windows Security Prompt is displayed

Window Security Prompt

  1. Now Owner name must have changed.

  2. Now click OK to exist from Properties windows

Once you have taken the ownership of file or folder next part comes is Granting Permissions to that file/folder or object.

How to Grant Permissions in Windows 7

  1. Locate the file or folder on which you want to take ownership in windows explorer

  2. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Context Menu

  3. Click on Edit button in Properties windows Click ok to confirm UAC elevation request.

  4. Select user/group from permission windows or click add to add other user or group.

  5. Now under Permission section check the rights which you want to grant i.e check “Full Control” under the “Allow” column to assign full access rights control permissions to Administrators group.

  6. Click OK for changes to take effect and click OK final OK to exit from Properties window.

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