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Windows 7: Authorization Issues

06 Jan 2010   #1
JFDLT06

 
 
Authorization Issues

Hello everyone. Happy late new year. I know this topic has most likely been beaten to a pulp, but I have tried everything listed online and cannot find a solution.

I'm trying to copy some files from one folder to another, on my newly installed Windows 7. I left my laptop in for maintenance, and while they were cleaning it, they asked if I wanted to upgrade from Vista (I said yes).

Now I'm left with this permission/authorization issue.
I am the sole user of this computer, with the sole administrator account, yet there are still things I am forbidden form doing.

With these two folders and the files in them, I've granted myself full permission to both, and also made myself owner of both.
I've tried the net user administrator /active:yes[. I've disabled the UAC just in case as well.

I have no clue what else to do. I am the only one with an account, am full owner of both folders, with complete access to them, and the system will still prevent me from doing something as simple as copying files.

I've even given myself permission to the registry key of the folders I try to move, and still nothing.

Please, this problem is insanely annoying, mostly because it makes absolutely no sense.
Any help will be greatly appreciated,

Regards,
JFDLT06


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06 Jan 2010   #2
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

which folders ?
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06 Jan 2010   #3
JFDLT06

 
 

They are both World of Warcraft folders. I'm trying to copy over the patches from one to the other.
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06 Jan 2010   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What happens if you right click and select "take ownership"?
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06 Jan 2010   #5
JFDLT06

 
 

nothing at all. It makes me owner, but I still encounter the same problem.
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06 Jan 2010   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

If you have Windows Defender running (look in Services).... disable it and see if you can copy now.
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06 Jan 2010   #7
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

exactly how are you doing when you try to copy, are you using a 3rd-party filemanager
or just windows own ?

and which O/S: Vista / W7 ?
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06 Jan 2010   #8
JFDLT06

 
 

Jacee, thanks for the tip, I'm about to try stopping WinDefend.

And I'm trying to do a regular right click copy right click paste, with Windows 7
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06 Jan 2010   #9
JFDLT06

 
 

Nope, it was not Windows Defender =(

This is downright ridiculous

It's telling me I need permission from myself.
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06 Jan 2010   #10
brady

 

same drive/partition? please give paths, if possible.

what's the exact error?
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