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Windows 7: XP -> 7 upgrade gives me copying files problems...

06 Jun 2009   #1
darkfish

Windows 7
 
 
XP -> 7 upgrade gives me copying files problems...

I run my system on two partitions, one had XP and one 7 Beta. When i installed 7 RC1 i upgraded the XP install. This put all my files into a "windows.old" folder. All very well so far. All the files in this i can happily copy/cut and paste anywhere.
Except the files in My Music. This is a problem as i have a few 100 folders in there(each artist has a folder). The only way i can move (or even look in) them is to take ownership, which involves quite a lengthy clicking through dialogues. Fine for 1 folder, not for 300. I have tried running explorer in admin mode, in safe mode, whilst logged in as administrator (can i be admin any more times?!) to no avail. I get the dialogue:

"You need permission to perform this action.
You require permission from Jamie-PC\Jamie to make changes to this folder."

Oddly, Jamie-PC\Jamie is the user im using...

Im way too lazy to spend 2 hours doing each file individually so please come up with another way Thanks, Jamie

EDIT - SOLUTION!

Whilst writing this i had a brainwave - the user on my beta install had the same name. So i booted into the beta instead, and happily copied all my files over. As there's no feedback button any more im not sure how to report this quite large flaw, so feel free to suggest a way to do that. It's clearly not right as is, what if i had wiped my old install, as you usually would after installing a new OS...


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06 Jun 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi darkfish, welcome to the forums.

You might want to look Here at a tutorial by Mr GRiM.

You can then right-click the 'My Music' folder & take full ownership of the folder & all subfolders.

Hope this helps




Jeff
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06 Jun 2009   #3
darkfish

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, as you can see up there i found my own way round still a pretty big bug though :P
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06 Jun 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

LOL, you must have edited your post ate the same time I posted a new 1. No worries, glad you sorted it
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06 Jun 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

If you read this

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-shortcut.html

You can get the feedback tool working
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06 Jun 2009   #6
darkfish

Windows 7
 
 

Hah, microsoft should employ people from here
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