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  • Thread starter Christine Williams
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Christine Williams

#1
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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R. C. White

#2
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.aspx?scid=kb;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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Christine Williams

#3
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.aspx?scid=kb;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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Guest

#4
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.aspx?scid=kb;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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