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Windows 7: Cannot move files and folder - need help

11 Jan 2014   #1
FDM

Win 7
 
 
Cannot move files and folder - need help

I burned a DVD with family genealogy folders and files from my old XP pc and want to move them to my new Win 7 Pro pc. When I attempt to move them I get a popup telling me I need permission to perform this action.

I have never encountered this issue before and wonder why this happens and how to circumvent it to move these folder and files.

Any assistance would be appreciated,

Mary


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11 Jan 2014   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Does it look like the first one?

Or second?


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11 Jan 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Windows does have a self defense feature that can be very annoying,
Right click one or the main folder and click on Properties,
On the General section on the very bottom see if there's a Unblock button active/ if so click on it and click on Apply and okay,
You can use this on Personal folders,
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/112795-context-menu-take-ownership.html
Also see,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-cant-I-delete-a-file-or-folder
How do I open a file if I get an access denied message?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/How-do-I-open-a-file-if-I-get-an-access-denied-message
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16 Jan 2014   #4
FDM

Win 7
 
 
Cannot move files and folder - need help

Thanks to responders - I may have mistakenly led you to believe that the problem resided with Win 7 - I am getting the error message when I attempt to copy/move one of folders in my family genelalogy files - oddly it is occurring with just one of the folders that I want to copy all the others present no problem?

Perhaps I should submit my query to a Win XP forum.

Mary
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16 Jan 2014   #5
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FDM View Post
Thanks to responders - I may have mistakenly led you to believe that the problem resided with Win 7 - I am getting the error message when I attempt to copy/move one of folders in my family genelalogy files - oddly it is occurring with just one of the folders that I want to copy all the others present no problem?

Perhaps I should submit my query to a Win XP forum.

Mary
The answers provided should apply to the situation you describe. It would be helpful if you provided a screenshot of the error message, see link below for instructions;

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HTH
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16 Jan 2014   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

@FDM

You should really upgrade your OS. Support for windows xp ends soon.
Support is ending for Windows XP - Microsoft Windows
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18 Jan 2014   #7
FDM

Win 7
 
 

I tried the web links suggested and found they unfortunately did not resolve the issue. Again I should revisit the original query. I have collected a great deal of family history information on the hard drive of my Win XP pc. One of the folders created contains one branch of the family. Now that I have a new Win 7 Pro pc I am transfering many folders and files from the XP pc to the Win 7 pc. Most transfers have been successful, but one of the folders in my genealogy group will not move or copy to a CD or thumb drive.

Attached is the error message that pops up when I try to move or copy to an external storage device.

What has me perplexed is that I can move or copy the folder and its contents to other locations on the XP pc but not to an external storage device from which I can make a transfer to the new Win 7 pc?


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18 Jan 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It may be useful to know which process issues this error message. See whether you can find out with this:

Error Message - Where Does it Come From
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18 Jan 2014   #9
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Try the windows easy transfer:

Its actually easy to do. Works quite well in my experience.

Windows Easy Transfer - Microsoft Windows
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19 Jan 2014   #10
FDM

Win 7
 
 

Andrew thanks for the response - I have tried Easy Transfer and again the Folder failed to copy and transfer.
I guess something has caused the folder to not allow it to be moved or copied to an external device.

Mary
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