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Can't move one folder to another

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    Gordon Guest

    Can't move one folder to another

    Vista Home premium SP1.
    I have two folders within my Documents folder. My Standard user account has
    full control on both folders. I am trying to move one to the other but I get
    "Destination folder access denied"!!!!!!!!
    As I say, in the security tab of each folder I have FULL CONTROL!!!!!!
    Why should I get this error?


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    Re: Can't move one folder to another

    "My Standard user account". Are you logging on as a Standard user, or Administrator? If a Standard user, try logging on with an Administrator account. You might also try temporarily turning off User Account Control if even that doesn't work...

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    FromTheRafters Guest

    Re: Can't move one folder to another

    Is that "Documents" or "My Documents"?
    Not all things that appear as folders are really folders. The
    "My Something-or-other" folders may just be junction points and
    don't function the way one would expect actual folders to behave.

    If you are dealing with actual folders, and you have the requisite
    "permissions" then there might be an issue with the "Integrity Level"
    of the folders in question.

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:um7la8lQJHA.4916@xxxxxx

    > Vista Home premium SP1.
    > I have two folders within my Documents folder. My Standard user account
    > has full control on both folders. I am trying to move one to the other but
    > I get "Destination folder access denied"!!!!!!!!
    > As I say, in the security tab of each folder I have FULL CONTROL!!!!!!
    > Why should I get this error?


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    Deet Guest

    Re: Can't move one folder to another

    On Sun, 9 Nov 2008 16:30:26 -0500, "FromTheRafters"
    <erratic@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >Is that "Documents" or "My Documents"?
    Gordon isn't THAT stupid!!

    >Not all things that appear as folders are really folders. The
    >"My Something-or-other" folders may just be junction points and
    >don't function the way one would expect actual folders to behave.
    >
    >If you are dealing with actual folders, and you have the requisite
    >"permissions" then there might be an issue with the "Integrity Level"
    >of the folders in question.
    >
    >"Gordon" <gordonbparker@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >news:um7la8lQJHA.4916@xxxxxx

    >> Vista Home premium SP1.
    >> I have two folders within my Documents folder. My Standard user account
    >> has full control on both folders. I am trying to move one to the other but
    >> I get "Destination folder access denied"!!!!!!!!
    >> As I say, in the security tab of each folder I have FULL CONTROL!!!!!!
    >> Why should I get this error?
    >

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    FromTheRafters Guest

    Re: Can't move one folder to another

    "Deet" <deetritus@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > On Sun, 9 Nov 2008 16:30:26 -0500, "FromTheRafters"
    > <erratic@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>Is that "Documents" or "My Documents"?
    >
    > Gordon isn't THAT stupid!!
    Hmmm... \

    Without fullly qualified paths, how can one know? I can put
    a "Documents" folder just about anywhere - with various
    results when attempting access from various other places.

    ....I did include other ideas for the event he really does know
    how Vista works.



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    Gordon Guest

    Re: Can't move one folder to another

    "FromTheRafters" <erratic@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:erngjJrQJHA.4492@xxxxxx

    > Is that "Documents" or "My Documents"?
    It was "Documents".
    Anyway, I seem to have solved it - Word had a file from this particular
    folder open, which caused the error message.......


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  8. #7


    FromTheRafters Guest

    Re: Can't move one folder to another


    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uY2XHjwQJHA.4008@xxxxxx

    > "FromTheRafters" <erratic@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:erngjJrQJHA.4492@xxxxxx

    >> Is that "Documents" or "My Documents"?
    >
    > It was "Documents".
    > Anyway, I seem to have solved it - Word had a file from this particular
    > folder open, which caused the error message.......
    I thought of that too, but only after I hit send.

    It would be nice to have more information than "access is denied"
    from a notification box. File in use, unsufficient privilege, integrity
    level not dominated...etc...



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