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Windows 7: Permission denied to copy my own files

06 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Permission denied to copy my own files

Hi there,

I know there have been a lot of tutorial/tips on how to deal with permission when you need to copy files on Windows 7. I have turned off UAC, take the ownership of the folder and all sub-folders/files ... but still I have not been able to copy quite a few files in one of my folder.

Windows 7 (Ultimate/64bit) pop up a warning box saying that I need a permission from myself to be able to copy those files. If I click Yes, it still won't happen.

Is there any fix to this? Thank you.

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06 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Access control and ownership are not the same thing as permissions.

Windows 7 Access Denied: Permission & Ownership

See also:Some files may be locked. Use this;

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

What files and folders are you having this problem with?
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07 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 bit

Thanks for your replies.

I have take the ownership of the files and gave myself permission. But I still can't copy the file ... in fact I don't have read permission on the files.

I tried lockhunter and it didn't help.

The files are image files ... free icons that I downloaded from the Internet sometime ago.
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07 Apr 2011   #5
Orbital Shark


You may want to try enabling the Built-in Administrator Account and copying the files. This should then make minor changes to the file permissions, allowing for future copying.

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07 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Please let me know the what is the error messages you are getting
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