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Windows 7: Unable to move documents into folders - on desktop and external hdd

22 May 2013   #1
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 
Unable to move documents into folders - on desktop and external hdd

Dear Forum,

I am in the situation where I can not cut and paste some files and folders from my desktop to other destinations.

It comes up with the message 'File Access Denied'

It also says that I require permission to move it. It says that I require the computers permission to move the file to another location.

I am in the situation that I am trying to move some files to another location. In some cases there is one instance of the files - as per what I am posting.

I just wish to move one file as per the items on my post. I am not too sure if it is the 'take ownership' instance of which I do not know what to do.

Can some one please assist me so that I can remove these items from my desktop to my external hard drive? I am not that crash hot on computers




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22 May 2013   #2
Mr Smiley

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
Dear Forum,

I am in the situation where I can not cut and paste some files and folders from my desktop to other destinations.

It comes up with the message 'File Access Denied'

It also says that I require permission to move it. It says that I require the computers permission to move the file to another location.

I am in the situation that I am trying to move some files to another location. In some cases there is one instance of the files - as per what I am posting.

I just wish to move one file as per the items on my post. I am not too sure if it is the 'take ownership' instance of which I do not know what to do.

Can some one please assist me so that I can remove these items from my desktop to my external hard drive? I am not that crash hot on computers
Hi Melissa

Is this on your own personal computer? Are you the Administrator?

Take Ownership Shortcut

Regards, Neil.
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22 May 2013   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
Dear Forum,

I am in the situation where I can not cut and paste some files and folders from my desktop to other destinations.

It comes up with the message 'File Access Denied'

It also says that I require permission to move it. It says that I require the computers permission to move the file to another location.

I am in the situation that I am trying to move some files to another location. In some cases there is one instance of the files - as per what I am posting.

I just wish to move one file as per the items on my post. I am not too sure if it is the 'take ownership' instance of which I do not know what to do.

Can some one please assist me so that I can remove these items from my desktop to my external hard drive? I am not that crash hot on computers
Try visiting the following site and see if any of the suggestions posted there provide a solution;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2623670

OR

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/external-hard-drive-file-access-denied/b37297b5-b9a5-4726-bd3f-6150e84c5e47

HTH
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22 May 2013   #4
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Yes I am the administrator.

It was very odd that it would not let me move them.

I am worried of what group or user name to use to give ownership.

I am logged in under Melissa & Grant - (Mainly Melissa's Uni)

I noticed that on the External Hard Drive there is one there that is CREATOR OWNER - this now has no security options.

How do you ensure that you do not take over such items like the System Volume folder?

I also now have a lock on my Found.000 - how do you remove the lock?

Thanks for looking up other people's issues - I am just hesitant of doing it myself.


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24 May 2013   #5
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

I am still having issues - I have looked at several forums - some that even offer a shortcut to download a link to a shortcut to take ownership of files.

Are they safe?

I am now so confused - after following the instructions of one forum as I was too afraid to post on here - I am in a big mess.

I have allowed myself to be a user - selected User and gone from there to select my name.

I now can not move anything to the external hard drive.

Can someone please assist me?

1. My External Hard Drive is coming up as red in the preview screen
2. It informs me that the Recycle Bin on my External Hard Drive is now


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24 May 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm no expert but I did find this. Take a read. It might help.

Take Ownership - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups To
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28 May 2013   #7
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Thank you - after what I have seen on Google - looks very confronting.

I also do not wish to download anything that I am confident in using.

I also do not want to go into any settings that I am not supposed to be fiddling with.

I was just contemplating giving access to everyone - but then I am not sure that would eliminate moving items from the desktop to the external hard disk drive.

Well written link.

Will go through step by step - slowly but surely. Think that has been my issue as well.

As long as I do not take anything over in the C:
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06 Jun 2013   #8
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

I may be stupid - by all admissions I think I am.

I can not transfer just about anything as of now and it looks like after taking the administrators (Owner) of my external hard disk drive - it is saying that my recycle bin is corrupt.

I know that someone commented that they are no expert - neither am I. I know it is also hard to diagnose via this medium.

I found a way of recording the problem steps on my computer -- but with the screen snips - I hope that I have not gone that overboard.

I have some screen snips that I am not too sure if I have the settings are correct.

I am not sure whether to set up another forum question or just give up on computers.

If anyone could try and see if they could help me further so I can put all my information on the external disk drive - that would be great.

Kind regards

Melissa


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06 Jun 2013   #9
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

I neglected to upload the actual error message that I am receiving - which I know assists the people on the other side of the forum.

Thank you.


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06 Jun 2013   #10
condooit

Win 7 home premium
 
 

Hi Melissa, I'm a total "know nothing" computer wise, having just got an HP Pavilion Win 7 desk top computer to replace my old XP one.......so being vague , doesn't the external hard drive appear in My Computer as D drive, whatever?...........which means you should be able to transfer files from various sources to it?.....ignore this if it's not applicable.

I might be totally wrong, but if you've created files in Pictures or Documents etc, you should be able to drag them to the left side and to a folder wherever it's located.

I have a Seagates 1 terabyte external hard drive (USB), and I down load files to it for safe keeping etc......the ext HDD when plugged in appears as drive D in the listing on the left hand side of the screen, same as a flash drive when I plug it into any USB port.
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