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Windows 7: How to copy folder as administrator

26 Nov 2017   #1
river251

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How to copy folder as administrator

I am trying to copy a ~500gb folder from my C:/ drive to my backup E:/ drive. Most of it copies, but I ge the following error dialogue. I don't know how to copy as administrator. I causes me to lose 1400 files in the copy.
Can anybody tell me how to do this as administrator?

Thanks. Hope my attachment works.

I should add that I have given full control to all users (ADMINISTRATOR, Jim, Users, etc.).




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27 Nov 2017   #2
MSClin

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

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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27 Nov 2017   #3
Layback Bear

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

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.

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Jack
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27 Nov 2017   #4
Wamsert

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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 the size of the folder.
That's my ideal answer , thanks
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30 Nov 2017   #5
river251

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

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.
Thanks. That worked for one file. But when it's copying it says 1400 other files have the same problem. The folder security is already set to full control for all users. How can I make this change for all 1400 files?

Thanks!
Jim
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30 Nov 2017   #6
river251

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

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.

OK, maybe I didn't quite do that. I went to properties for the folder and the security tab, then edit, and for each user (User, Administrator, etc.) clicked on full control. So all users have full control. But I will try making myself the owner of the folder.

Thanks.
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30 Nov 2017   #7
river251

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

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
Will do Jack, thanks much!

I'm always a bit confused by the administrator stuff. I am the only user of my PC and my user account is the administrator account (or AN administrator account, I think there is still an Administrator accouont even if it doesn't show on log in). So it never makes sense that if I am the administrator and I do something it tells me I need administrator priveledges. Makes me want to shoot my computer.

Thanks!
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01 Dec 2017   #8
Layback Bear

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

If you can run sfc /scannow successfully that tells me you do have Admin privileges.

It will also tell you if your system has any System File problems.

It's a win, win.

Jack
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01 Dec 2017   #9
MSClin

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by river251 View Post
Thanks. That worked for one file. But when it's copying it says 1400 other files have the same problem. The folder security is already set to full control for all users. How can I make this change for all 1400 files?

Thanks!
Jim
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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01 Dec 2017   #10
river251

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If you can run sfc /scannow successfully that tells me you do have Admin privileges.

It will also tell you if your system has any System File problems.

It's a win, win.

Jack
Will do thanks. Didn't have time last night but will tonight.
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