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Folder/File permissions

  1. #1


    Christine Williams Guest

    Folder/File permissions

    Hi,

    I'm trying to organize my photo files and moving various folders between
    folders.

    I am the only person using this laptop, I have Vista, I have permissions for
    all users wide open.

    I create a directory/folder and then I try to move another folder into it
    and get the following error:

    Destination Folder Access Denied
    You need permission to perform this action

    I've created these folders and photos using the one and only username on
    this laptop.
    I own the folders and photos.

    I open Properties on the folder and I see it's set to READ ONLY so I unclick
    and also click OK to confirm attribute changes:
    Apply changes to this folder, subfolder and files is
    checked

    I go back into properties and READ ONLY is checked again.

    I don't even know if this is the cause of the problem.

    So I go to the D drive where the folders/files are located.
    Properties >Security
    All groups and users have full control checked.


    I do not understand why some folders can be copied to another folder while
    others cannot. It's not a consistent issue.

    Anyone else have this problem?

    Thank you
    Christine


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  2. #2


    R. C. White Guest

    Re: Folder/File permissions

    Hi, Christine.

    > I go back into properties and READ ONLY is checked again.
    Michael is correct. See this KB article:
    You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders
    in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;326549

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@newsgroup
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

    "Christine Williams" <candt26@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:0D19822A-B2E3-4E38-A2D8-7C39C5190F79@newsgroup

    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm trying to organize my photo files and moving various folders between
    > folders.
    >
    > I am the only person using this laptop, I have Vista, I have permissions
    > for
    > all users wide open.
    >
    > I create a directory/folder and then I try to move another folder into it
    > and get the following error:
    >
    > Destination Folder Access Denied
    > You need permission to perform this action
    >
    > I've created these folders and photos using the one and only username on
    > this laptop.
    > I own the folders and photos.
    >
    > I open Properties on the folder and I see it's set to READ ONLY so I
    > unclick
    > and also click OK to confirm attribute changes:
    > Apply changes to this folder, subfolder and files is
    > checked
    >
    > I go back into properties and READ ONLY is checked again.
    >
    > I don't even know if this is the cause of the problem.
    >
    > So I go to the D drive where the folders/files are located.
    > Properties >Security
    > All groups and users have full control checked.
    >
    >
    > I do not understand why some folders can be copied to another folder while
    > others cannot. It's not a consistent issue.
    >
    > Anyone else have this problem?
    >
    > Thank you
    > Christine

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Christine Williams Guest

    Re: Folder/File permissions


    Thanks...

    Ok, I was only thinking this was why I couldn't move my folders around, but
    I can see this is not why since it's related to files only. Incidently, fi
    the READ ONLY is for files in the folder only, then how do you explain a
    folder that has READ ONLY checked but I can still update the files in that
    foler... I have a folder that's set to Read Only and the files are
    spreadsheets and I update them everyday. So something is seriously messed
    up. But anyway, I digress...

    I got around the issue by creating new folders and just moving the files to
    those folders. I've spent far too much time on this at this point... but I
    THANK YOU for your responses. I'll visit this again when it thoroughly
    fustrates me!

    Thanks
    Christine


    "R. C. White" <rc@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:eDCzF%23CqKHA.3912@newsgroup

    > Hi, Christine.
    >

    >> I go back into properties and READ ONLY is checked again.
    >
    > Michael is correct. See this KB article:
    > You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of
    > folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in
    > Windows 7
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;326549
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@newsgroup
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    >
    > "Christine Williams" <candt26@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:0D19822A-B2E3-4E38-A2D8-7C39C5190F79@newsgroup

    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I'm trying to organize my photo files and moving various folders between
    >> folders.
    >>
    >> I am the only person using this laptop, I have Vista, I have permissions
    >> for
    >> all users wide open.
    >>
    >> I create a directory/folder and then I try to move another folder into it
    >> and get the following error:
    >>
    >> Destination Folder Access Denied
    >> You need permission to perform this action
    >>
    >> I've created these folders and photos using the one and only username on
    >> this laptop.
    >> I own the folders and photos.
    >>
    >> I open Properties on the folder and I see it's set to READ ONLY so I
    >> unclick
    >> and also click OK to confirm attribute changes:
    >> Apply changes to this folder, subfolder and files is
    >> checked
    >>
    >> I go back into properties and READ ONLY is checked again.
    >>
    >> I don't even know if this is the cause of the problem.
    >>
    >> So I go to the D drive where the folders/files are located.
    >> Properties >Security
    >> All groups and users have full control checked.
    >>
    >>
    >> I do not understand why some folders can be copied to another folder
    >> while
    >> others cannot. It's not a consistent issue.
    >>
    >> Anyone else have this problem?
    >>
    >> Thank you
    >> Christine
    >

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  4. #4


    Guest

    Re: Folder/File permissions

    The folder itself is generally marked READ ONLY even if you've done
    nothing to also mark all the files within it as READ ONLY.

    Robert Miles

    "Christine Williams" <candt26@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:e4VdwiDqKHA.1548@newsgroup

    >
    > Thanks...
    >
    > Ok, I was only thinking this was why I couldn't move my folders around,
    > but I can see this is not why since it's related to files only.
    > Incidently, fi the READ ONLY is for files in the folder only, then how do
    > you explain a folder that has READ ONLY checked but I can still update the
    > files in that foler... I have a folder that's set to Read Only and the
    > files are spreadsheets and I update them everyday. So something is
    > seriously messed up. But anyway, I digress...
    >
    > I got around the issue by creating new folders and just moving the files
    > to those folders. I've spent far too much time on this at this point...
    > but I THANK YOU for your responses. I'll visit this again when it
    > thoroughly fustrates me!
    >
    > Thanks
    > Christine
    >
    >
    > "R. C. White" <rc@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:eDCzF%23CqKHA.3912@newsgroup

    >> Hi, Christine.
    >>

    >>> I go back into properties and READ ONLY is checked again.
    >>
    >> Michael is correct. See this KB article:
    >> You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of
    >> folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in
    >> Windows 7
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;326549
    >>
    >> RC
    >> --
    >> R. C. White, CPA
    >> San Marcos, TX
    >> rc@newsgroup
    >> Microsoft Windows MVP
    >> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    >>
    >> "Christine Williams" <candt26@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:0D19822A-B2E3-4E38-A2D8-7C39C5190F79@newsgroup

    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> I'm trying to organize my photo files and moving various folders between
    >>> folders.
    >>>
    >>> I am the only person using this laptop, I have Vista, I have permissions
    >>> for
    >>> all users wide open.
    >>>
    >>> I create a directory/folder and then I try to move another folder into
    >>> it
    >>> and get the following error:
    >>>
    >>> Destination Folder Access Denied
    >>> You need permission to perform this action
    >>>
    >>> I've created these folders and photos using the one and only username on
    >>> this laptop.
    >>> I own the folders and photos.
    >>>
    >>> I open Properties on the folder and I see it's set to READ ONLY so I
    >>> unclick
    >>> and also click OK to confirm attribute changes:
    >>> Apply changes to this folder, subfolder and files is
    >>> checked
    >>>
    >>> I go back into properties and READ ONLY is checked again.
    >>>
    >>> I don't even know if this is the cause of the problem.
    >>>
    >>> So I go to the D drive where the folders/files are located.
    >>> Properties >Security
    >>> All groups and users have full control checked.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> I do not understand why some folders can be copied to another folder
    >>> while
    >>> others cannot. It's not a consistent issue.
    >>>
    >>> Anyone else have this problem?
    >>>
    >>> Thank you
    >>> Christine
    >>
    >



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