On Thu, 22 Feb 2007 08:12:33 -0800, cal86
>I have been unable to backup files and folders onto a second internal hard
>drive. The process begins, but is interrupted by a message that says "The
>backup did not complete successfully. An error occurred. The following
>information might help you resolve the error. Access is denied. (0x80070005)
> I am using an administrative account on this machine. I have looked through
>all of the existing postings on the Vista forum, but have found nothing that
>matches my problem.
>I would appreciate any help.
Just for the heck of it I did a Google search on:
"Access is denied. (0x80070005) during backup"
I got back a blizzard of hits. Reading some may point you to a better
resolution. This is a carryover from older versions of Windows and may
not be Vista specific.
Have you tried disabling UAC and then backing up? If that works you
can always restore UAC to its default on position, but I'm growing
increasingly skeptical why anyone would want to if they do anything
more than just play with their computer.
For what its worth one of the first things I did after installing
Vista was run a full backup of my nearly 1 TB of files using the
popular BounceBack backup software that comes with Seagate's popular
external hard drives. It had NO problems at all reading all my drives
and wasn't bothered with or stopped by UAC's so-called "protection"
scheme at all regardless what the permissions were on some of my
drives and folders. In other words as I've said in other threads in
other newsgroups UAC seems at times at least to be a sham since it
often blocks YOU the owner from doing what you need to do, but
powerful well written software like BounceBack just sticks its tongue
out at UAC and does its things anyway and isn't phased by or stopped
by UAC at all.
To be 100% honest thinking back I can't recall with certainity if or
not I had disabled UAC before running BounceBack. Since it was one of
the first things I tried under Vista I don't think I had yet, but I
can't be absolutely positive.
The real issue becomes if you can turn it off, some clever hacker
probably can turn off UAC "security" through writing code as well. In
fact one of the biggest complaints I've seen about Vista's UAC is
Microsoft admits it needed to fudge UAC and admits there is BY DESIGN
a giant security hole in Vista's UAC implementation.
Following web article NOT for faint of heart Microsoft apologists. It
will freak you out.
For the rest of us, very interesting reading: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=29&tag=nl.e589