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Windows 7: How to copy folder as administrator

01 Dec 2017   #11
river251

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSClin View Post
Uhm, it should apply to every file in the folder (if you are setting yourself as owner in the folder settings, of course).

Anyway, if you really want a easy way to "take ownership" of folder or file, then download the .reg file below. It will add a entry in your context menu for "Take Ownership".

EDIT: I see now you posted 2 answers, the second indicating that you didn't follow the step as you should... Don't post like this, just edit your main post if you want to say something you missed to do.
Good point, will do, thank you.


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02 Dec 2017   #12
behutchins

windows 7
 
 

First off, Laybear, 'sfc /scannow' ONLY CHECKS WINDOWS FILES FOR ERRORS, AND WILL NOT STOP A FILE FROM BEING COPIED. That has to do with SECURITY SETTINGS.

THE MESSAGE SAYS, "YOU NEED PERMISSION TO PERFORM THIS ACTION." NOW, BY DEFAULT, DEPENDING ON THE FILE AND LOCATION, SOME FILES CAN'T BE MOVED BECAUSE SYSTEM (YOUR COMPUETER) HAS LOCKED THEM FROM BEING EDITED OR MOVED. HE WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW WEMSERT'S INSTRUCTIONS.

TO "SEE" IF HE'S ADMIN, WHY NOT JUST CLICK ON THE WINDOWS ICON ON THE BOTTOM LEFT, AND IN THE SEARCH BOX, TYPE IN USER ACC? IT WILL USER ACCOUNTS, SELECT IT, AND IT WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY THERE. IT WILL SAY ADMINISTRATOR RIGHT BELOW HIS USER NAME AND PICTURE. YOU ARE MAKING IT HARDER THAN IT NEEDS TO BE, RIVER. AND BESIDES, IF HE'S USING HIS "OWN" COMPUTER, OF COURSE HE'S GOING TO BE THE ADMIN. DUH.
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02 Dec 2017   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

When I see this under the OP's systems specs

Quote:
OS reephee was
I have to presume that the OP is not a computer professor and needs guidance.
I'm here to give guidance and using a tutorial in most cases is easier for new persons to computers.
I don't have a problem with your method, I just chose a different way. Plus we get a sfc /scannow completed if the OP is the Admin.

I know sfc checks for Windows 7 system file errors and repairs them if possible.

Sorry river251. I should of give you the tutorial by Brink to do the sfc /scannow.
Here you go.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums

@ behutchins

Neither of us know who the computer is owned by. I try not to assume things.
While I typing this post, you do not know who owns the computer I'm using.

Also your Caps Lock button seems to be stuck on Caps.
Please check.

Jack
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20 Dec 2017   #14
river251

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Jack, sorry for disappearing for a while, I'm back trying to solve this.

sfc /scannow does not work saying I must be an administrator (and apparently am not). It is attached.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You must be logged in as Administrator.

Can you open the CMD prompt and run 'sfc /scannow'?

Does the scan complete?

Please complete this tutorial by Brink so we can see your system specs.

System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums


Jack


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20 Dec 2017   #15
river251

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks. I tried making myself owner of all the folders involved that I could think of, but I still get the same error I posted in the original link.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSClin View Post
Try with this:

Right click on folder > Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner > Edit. Now make yourself a owner and apply.

Keep in mind that it will take time for Windows to apply this, it's all depending on how much files you have in the folder.
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20 Dec 2017   #16
river251

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi, I did download and run this. Do I have to reboot to see the new "take ownership" in the context menu (I am trying to take ownership of a folder "MyStuff" that holds almost everything, and is on the C: drive, and everything in it). I am trying to copy these 14000 files before shutting down, my computer is having serious issues and I don't trust it to start back up. If I can get these files then I can reinstall the OS. But right now I'm stuck and looking at the prospect of losing 14000 files that I don't know what are.

Any suggestions welcome.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSClin View Post
Uhm, it should apply to every file in the folder (if you are setting yourself as owner in the folder settings, of course).

Anyway, if you really want a easy way to "take ownership" of folder or file, then download the .reg file below. It will add a entry in your context menu for "Take Ownership".

EDIT: I see now you posted 2 answers, the second indicating that you didn't follow the step as you should... Don't post like this, just edit your main post if you want to say something you missed to do.
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20 Dec 2017   #17
river251

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Not sure I understand what you are suggesting I should do here?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by behutchins View Post
First off, Laybear, 'sfc /scannow' ONLY CHECKS WINDOWS FILES FOR ERRORS, AND WILL NOT STOP A FILE FROM BEING COPIED. That has to do with SECURITY SETTINGS.

THE MESSAGE SAYS, "YOU NEED PERMISSION TO PERFORM THIS ACTION." NOW, BY DEFAULT, DEPENDING ON THE FILE AND LOCATION, SOME FILES CAN'T BE MOVED BECAUSE SYSTEM (YOUR COMPUETER) HAS LOCKED THEM FROM BEING EDITED OR MOVED. HE WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW WEMSERT'S INSTRUCTIONS.

TO "SEE" IF HE'S ADMIN, WHY NOT JUST CLICK ON THE WINDOWS ICON ON THE BOTTOM LEFT, AND IN THE SEARCH BOX, TYPE IN USER ACC? IT WILL USER ACCOUNTS, SELECT IT, AND IT WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY THERE. IT WILL SAY ADMINISTRATOR RIGHT BELOW HIS USER NAME AND PICTURE. YOU ARE MAKING IT HARDER THAN IT NEEDS TO BE, RIVER. AND BESIDES, IF HE'S USING HIS "OWN" COMPUTER, OF COURSE HE'S GOING TO BE THE ADMIN. DUH.
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20 Dec 2017   #18
river251

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Jack, sfw /scannow did not run, saying I need to be admin. I will try your tutorial now, thanks again for your help.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
When I see this under the OP's systems specs



I have to presume that the OP is not a computer professor and needs guidance.
I'm here to give guidance and using a tutorial in most cases is easier for new persons to computers.
I don't have a problem with your method, I just chose a different way. Plus we get a sfc /scannow completed if the OP is the Admin.

I know sfc checks for Windows 7 system file errors and repairs them if possible.

Sorry river251. I should of give you the tutorial by Brink to do the sfc /scannow.
Here you go.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums

@ behutchins

Neither of us know who the computer is owned by. I try not to assume things.
While I typing this post, you do not know who owns the computer I'm using.

Also your Caps Lock button seems to be stuck on Caps.
Please check.

Jack
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2017   #19
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

River251
The bit you seemed to have missed in running sfc /scannow is you need to hit the Windows key then type cmd in the search box then right click "cmd.exe" in the context window that opens and choose "run as administrator". Then type sfc /scannow and hit Enter and the command will run.
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21 Dec 2017   #20
MSClin

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, Linux Mint 19.0 Xfce 64-bit
 
 

As mitchell65 said, don't forget that you need to right click CMD and choose "Run as administrator" to execute most commands.

By the way, did I understand that you've messed with the permissions of system folders? I need to know this so that I can show you how to restore the permissions...
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