Thanks again Dave. No, I don't really know that the issue is UAC - this was just a guess. Within the same windows explorer window session, I have no trouble moving or changing files in other areas, such as anywhere in the user profile folder. It is only when I navigate to the Program Files folder that I am prevented from making any changes. This should not be specific to any individual file properties - it is general to the entire Program Files area. (ie: I cannot create a new folder inside that area either). The folder permissions on the destination machine are identical for the Program Files folder as for the folders which are accessible. That leads to my assumption that the issue is something to do with higher default security for this area, possibly administered by UAC, or some hidden settings. I could disable UAC on both machines for testing purposes (I'll post the results), but this cannot be a long term solution. Thanks PS: I just disabled UAC on both systems, and it still will not allow folder creation or file changes. Access is denied only in Program Files, Access is granted in User Profile.