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Cannot Copy Files From Harddrive due to restrictions

Discussion in 'Software' started by Professor-Falken, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

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    Cannot copy the files from a SATA hard drive with Windows Media Center installed. I connected the hard to an enclosure and then connected it to my Vista laptop computer I am able to see the hard drive folders but cannot copy the files to my laptop e because of permissions restrictions on the folers does anyone have any advice.

    Thank you,

    Professor Falken
     
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  2. nugget
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    Um, first thought would be to change permissions on the folders.:oops:
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    errr yeah, change the permissions on the folders and make so you can copy it.
     
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  4. Obinna Osobalu

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    The folder in question did you create it yourself or was it created by someone else???; if its the latter then you have to take ownership of that folder to be able to have full control.
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    Or login as the person who owns the file.
     
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  6. Sparky
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    Are the files open by another application just now? This can throw an error when you try to move them.
     
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  7. supernova

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    If its NTFS and from a different installation of windows that's not going to work.

    >>> need to take ownership under administrator <<<
     
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  8. Mr.Cheeks

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    maybe encrypted?
     
  9. Sparky
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    Good call there....


    PF, can you actually browse to the files and open them? Should tell you for sure if its a permissions issue. 8)
     
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  10. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Of course it's a bleeding good call!
    Is this not the CertForums Helpdesk?
     
  11. Sparky
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    LOL!

    PF should stump up for premium membership after all this help :biggrin
     
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  12. Fergal1982

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    Its almost certainly a requirement to take ownership on the files:

    Its the HDD from a Media Centre PC, installed into an enclosure and hooked up to a Vista laptop. Therefore, all the permissions on the files will pertain to the media centre accounts - NOT the vista accounts. Take ownership on the files and directories (and propagate to the children) - Job done!
     
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