permissions to copy folder

  Blubottle 15:45 11 Oct 2011

I am trying to copy folders from one xp drive to another on my own pc but I keep being asked for admin permissions to copy this folder. How do I get around this/ regards

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:53 11 Oct 2011

from one xp drive to another are we talking a dual set up here?

If moving from one account to another you need to access the file with the correct permissons.

Access Files If you get Access Denied in WinXP Pro. Try “taking ownership” of the file/folder before it can be accessed. First of all go to Folder Options, View Tab and in the Advanced Settings at the end, untick “Use simple file sharing”, which will allow the Security Tab to be shown in the file’s properties. Also, in Folder options, make sure hidden and system files can be viewed. To take ownership of the file (it’s best done at the folder level), right-click it, Properties, Security Tab, add your user name, fill in all the permissions and Apply. You can now access it.

Access Files XP Home Simple file sharing is enabled by default in XP Home Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials. If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab. or or and click on the link at part one and download the required program. Follow the instructions and the security tab will be enabled. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY OR YOU COULD DENY ACCESS TO ALL YOUR FILES.

  Blubottle 16:22 11 Oct 2011

thanks for that, yes I have set up a new dual boot from one newly installed Hdd partitioned in two I have win 7 as primary o/s and xp as my secondary I still have my existing two hdd's in situ with 7 on one and xp on other, The game plan was to clone both onto their relevant partitions and away we go!! problems all the way. I am now at the point of manually trying to copy everything over

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