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Windows 7: How to copy file to system32 folder


28 Jun 2009   #1

Win Xp/7
 
 
How to copy file to system32 folder

Hi, today i wanted paste a file to system32 directory in win 7 but i must have some kind of permission. What kind, how to enable it?. On Win xp i get communicate of access denied.


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28 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Do it as administrator and if UAC asks choose yes. This must work.
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28 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sirdan View Post
Hi, today i wanted paste a file to system32 directory in win 7 but i must have some kind of permission. What kind, how to enable it?. On Win xp i get communicate of access denied.
The quickest way to do this would be to open an adminstrative Explorer window (right-click an Explorer shortcut, the "Run as Administrator"). Perform your copy/paste operation from there.

You mention that you get an "Access Denied" message. This is likely because whatever file it is you are trying to replace is currently in use. which just increase the likelihood that you shouldn't be replacing whatever it is you are trying to replace.

However, your need begs the question: Why would you want or even need to paste anything into the System32 folder? It is protected in Vista and Windows 7 from casual file access in order to prevent problems.

Is it to resolve a program compatibility issue? Please elaborate as to what you are trying to do...
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28 Jun 2009   #4

Win Xp/7
 
 

Thanks a lot. it works
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28 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sirdan View Post
Thanks a lot. it works
Glad to be of service.

I'm still not sure though of why yu want to copy anything to the system32 folder anyway...
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28 Jun 2009   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Glad to be of service.

I'm still not sure though of why yu want to copy anything to the system32 folder anyway...
I usually copy a new HOST file in there. (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc). stops quite a bit of junk from getting in.

This is what I'm refering to...
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
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28 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpus View Post
I usually copy a new HOST file in there. (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc). stops quite a bit of junk from getting in.

This is what I'm refering to...
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
Thanks, good info on that site.
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28 Jun 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 
 

FWIW - I use this free program to manage my hosts file (I never remembered to update it): abelhadigital.com

Easy to use, customizable, runs at startup and takes very few resources.
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31 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok i just tried to copy a file for a style change into the system32 folder, and although it says it copied inside, i cant see the file in the system32 folder. It is not a hidden file. This is seriously driving me crazy atm. In my many years of PC usage i have never ever seen something that ****ing annoying. I allready took ownership of the whole system32 folder, running explorer as admin didnt help either.

EDIT: when i try to copy the file into a new folder inside system32 it says "new folder is not available", i mean WTF.
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27 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had problems with moving a directory to C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository and I kept receiving the "access denied" message. I read many forums, watched videos, but nothing helped. So I said to myself "let`s try and trick you, using cmd". So, I started cmd, changed the current path into C:\Windows\System32, saved my folder here, into a new directory named whatever it was easier (let`s say "easy"), and then I wrote this command in cmd: robocopy /S C:\Windows\System32\easy C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository (/S is for moving the subdirectories). So, this command moved the subdirectory from C:\Windows\System32\easy into the destination folder. I couldn`t believe it finally worked!! :X Hope this helps
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