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Robocopy ERROR 5 (0x00000005) and Corrupted User Permissions

Q: Robocopy ERROR 5 (0x00000005) and Corrupted User Permissions

I'm trying to robocopy a large folder from the command line (run as Administrator) and on certain files I get an error 5 "Access Denied." Looking at the files' security reveals that the only user with access is a garbled, nonsensical user name as seen here:

I tried using the takeown command to take ownership from the command line but this had no effect. I tried deleting this user but it tells me that the permissions are inherited (even though the folder in which the file exists does not have this garbled user) Is there another command I can use to fix this? I have several hundred files in this folder with the same problem.

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A: Robocopy ERROR 5 (0x00000005) and Corrupted User Permissions

I figured out the solution. I ran these commands on the directories:

takeown.exe /F * /A /R /D Y
icacls.exe * /grant Everyone:(F) /grant Guests:(F) /grant Users:(F) /T /C /Q

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I'm wondering if anyone might be able to shed some light on why I am getting the following such errors when running a robocopy batch file (as administrator) which cause the backup script to stall (- albeit temporarily):

2013/07/30 21:10:43 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\Harey 8-128.jpg
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...

2013/07/30 21:12:20 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\TimsData\Year1.pdf
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...

2013/07/30 21:15:27 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\TimsData\Tim\Heddon's Mouth - Printable Walk - South West Coast Path.htm
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...

I am using the following backup command:

robocopy "%srcPath%\My Documents" "%dstPath%\My Documents" /b /v /ts /fp /bytes /tee /e /dcopy:t /copy:dt /a-:sh /xf desktop.* /np /log+:%logPath%\mwk1log.txt
I realise that if I limit the retries and wait time from the defaults the stall time will be shortened and the file(s) skipped. However, that does not resolve the issue why robocopy is having a problem copying the file(s).

I have found that if the erroring files are moved from the source location to the desktop, the following errors arethen recorded in the log:

2013/07/30 21:11:13 ERROR 2 (0x00000002) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\Harey 8-128.jpg
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A:Robocopy Backup - ERROR 5 (0x00000005)


I have seen instances of a bug with the dcopy:t switch - try the script without that switch. You could also try the COPY:DATSOU switch, although I'm unclear if that copies the folder time stamps too.

robocopy "%srcPath%\My Documents" "%dstPath%\My Documents" /b /v /ts /fp /bytes /tee /e /copy:dt /a-:sh /xf desktop.* /np /log+:%logPath%\mwk1log.txt

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (x64)C:\Windows\System32\Robocopy.exe (version
I created a script to copy backups of entire disc partitions from an internal hard drive to an external, removable hard drive. Both the source and destination drives are NFTS. When I run the script on an incremental backup of size 1.5 GB or less, the copy is successful. When I run the script on a full backup of size 10.0 GB or greater, the result is a corrupted file; and Robocopy does not terminate. It must be manually terminated via the Task Manager. Yes, there is more than sufficient space on the external, removable hard drive to hold the copy. The switches on Robocopy in my script are:/COPY:DT /V /NP /R:10 /W:30Am I doing this wrong? If not, is there a fix?

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Received an 'access denied' warning, then a "Propagation of permissions may lead to instability" dialog when I tried to add another User with full permission (which happens to also be an adminstrator) to the Standard User acct. I pressed "Cancel" but the change went through anyway.

Have I hosed my Standard User acct folder?

The reason I added the User-Adminstrator permission is that it is apparently not enough to be logged in the Admin Acct and have access to edit documents in Standard User acct -- even when Administrators have full permission on the folder. At least I experienced this.

Any guidance on how to fix this if I broke it is appreciated.

A:Changing User Folder Permissions -error dialog

Hello Katbird, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you experience any problems after doing this, then you can do a System Restore using a restore point dated before this to undo it.

Hope this helps,

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Please help! A little info to get this issue resolved: using an administrator account, Windows 7, 64Bit. Approx. 6 laptops connected together with a RAID and printer that needs sharing capabilites, no internet connectivity allowed. When I select the printer
properties or any part of this printer I get an "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000005). Access denied". I have tried to become the owner and again I get an error message. I am not able to remove device ether. Please let me know if there is any
other information that I need to add to get some help with this issue. i cant find much help online.

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I provide IT support for a small business with about 5 users each with their own computer. Their last IT guy setup Retrospect backup backing up the user folder to the server and then CrashPlan Pro was installed on the server to backup to their cloud service (because they let you backup an unlimited amount of data on a single computer for $10 per month).

The first problem was that Retrospect doesn't save the data in a format that can be easily viewed to compare the backed up copy to the copy still on the original drive. The next problem was that one of the users got a message that their computer hadn't backed up in a few days so they uninstalled it from the server and reinstalled it but now it is asking for the key which nobody knows.

So, I figured for so few users I could make a basic xcopy script set to run at login and I did and it worked...but several people have told me that robocopy is worlds better than xcopy.

So, I know the format would be something like this for each user:

robocopy c:\Users\Brittany \\server\Backup\Brittany /e /mir /z /fft /w:5

Would this work? Anything you would change?

I have a few questions also...

1. What exactly does multi-thread copying do and how do I know if I should enable it?
2. Will this only copy new/changed files or everything?
3. I know the mir option deletes files from the backup that are deleted from the original...is it possible to have it back up the new and changed files daily but to wait a week or so before deleting a de... Read more

A:Help with Robocopy user backups?

ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script

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Hi there,
I have a lab setup at a school featuring Win2003 server and Win7 Enterprise clients. When a user logs onto the Win7 clients, they get the following errors: "The recycle bin on \\server\username\My Videos is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle
Bin for this drive?" If you click Yes, it moves onto an identical message, but this time about \\server\username\My Pictures, then \\server\username\My Music, and finally \\server\username itself. The interesting thing here is the username listed in the
error is my tech account, not the user who is trying to log in.
I've read similar error messages here but they're not quite the same. They seem to point to a permissions problem. But I haven't had luck so far.
Suggestions? Thanks!

A:Corrupted Recycle Bin on redirected user folders error

a user does not have the permission of the network locations, the error occurs.
 Therefore, I suggest giving the Full Control permission to the user who meet the error message on
Also check if the following post is helpful.
In addition, I suggest contacting Windows Server Forum to check the issue.
Win Server Forum
Best Regards,
NikiPlease remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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My clients lost all file. Every time when user restart the pc , it create a new user.When I check in registry , there is no .bak file.Everything is lost.Can anyone  please help me. 

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I'm looking for a way to give a user admin permissions for his regular AD account on his computer.
Example: he is logged on as a regular user but needs to install software.
I want to give him admin permissions until reboot or some other point in time after which he loses his permissions again and has to ask again.

I know giving admin access to users is a bad idea and all, but that's how it goes.
with "whoami /logonid" I get an ID that I can add to the administrators group by code like this
$objUser = [ADSI]("WinNT://$id")
$objGroup = [ADSI]("WinNT://$computer/Administrators")
To my amazement, this works: now the user can enter his own credentials in a UAC box and get admin access. After a reboot/logon this ID changes so he would need to ask admin permissions again.
It's possible to ask the user for a motivation and log this and to also clean up the administrators group at a given interval or at boot as well as check if a user is allowed to elevate his rights on this computer. Of course once a user has admin rights
he can circumvent all this, but that's something we have to live with. What's most important is dat not just anyone can elevate his rights.
I'm looking for opinions on this way of working. Anyone have experience with this mechanism? Is it reliable and secure (as far as giving admin rights to a user can be secure...)? I may be missing something.

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Hi,Just something for Microsoft or possible solution comment really...Logon script creates user Start Menu based on what rights they have on a networked master copy.ROBOCOPY.EXE is used for the copy like this:ROBOCOPY <source> <target> /MIR /MT /R:0This will create the Start Menu for the user on 1st logon, and the /MIR will update it on subseqent logons. It works well.Except for, /R:0 will immediately skip and continue if the user has no rights to a folder or it's contents. In this case, ROBOCOPY creates an empty folder which is quite annoying, regardless of other settings tried such as /S.Luckilly I have a small DLL of useful functions used by our logon scripts and one of these will remove all empty subdirectories from the specified directory so I can work around this.I can't find any combination of switches on ROBOCOPY to fix this, however, for example, XCOPY does not do this if a user has no rights to a folder.Any suggestions?!Thanks!Rob

A:ROBOCOPY creates empty directories when user running it does not have rights to a folder's contents

Hi,According to my understanding, the switch /MIR is equivalent to /e + /purge which includes the empty directories. While you configure the parameter /R:0 that specifies the number of retries on failed copies to 0, the /MIR switch will create an empty folder so as to indicates that the copy process is completed including the empty directory. Thus I recommend you to configure the parameter /R:0 to /R:1 and see how it works.If I misunderstood, please feel free to let me know. Thanks.For references:RobocopyBest RegardsDale

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Following a system crash which I had to repair Windows 2000 using an Emergency Repair disk I have been unable to access certain files on my system.

The files are located in the same directory on my second hard drive designated D: and a shortcut to this "Work" folder was in my Start menu, the files are mainly Excel Spreadsheets and when I attempt to open them (whatever method I use) I get the error message: "Unable to open read only file: filename.xls".

I have checked the file properties and their attributes are NOT set as read only, I can see the files in Windows Explorer and I can move them to different directories but they cannot be copied.

I have gone through the security settings for the whole drive and reset ownership etc, but this has made no difference, I can access files in other directories with no problems, any ideas?

A:Permissions corrupted?

Can you right_click on the files and select properties? Check the security settings for owner. I suspect that the repair form the ERD reverted the system to sometime before and the owner of the files no longer exists to the system. If you can get there as an adminstrator account, take ownership of the file and change the permissions to allow yourself what you need. Hope this helps.

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I believe my folder permissions have been screwed up for a long time and now I have major difficulty trying to install and uninstall programs....the latest is installing sharepoint designer 2010....also,  a while back I tried and cannot do an in-place repair...etc....I don't need my computer to be perfect but if I can just get it to allow programs and window updates to install...or repairs for that matter...I'm not worried about permission perfection or security on my computer, just want it to work, even if that means all open.......I assume the registry may be affected as well but I cant say for sure...any help would be appreciated...I've attached the SP Designer setupexe log file from the temp folder....maybe someone can figure this out ?...I have a bunch of locks on a whole slew of folders and would simply like to clear those settings and open everything up...if that's at all possible?...many thanks.

A:folder permissions corrupted

- Try "Windows Repair". The program puts Windows to a working default state, including file permissions
Follow the instructions provided. Disable internet & antivirus and run the program with all boxes ticked (Under "Start Repairs"). Should take about 30 minutes on a healthy system.

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My user profile became corrupted after years of problem-free usage (no clue why), so now I always end up in a temporary account after a reboot.

As per Microsoft's instructions I found here Fix a corrupted user profile - Windows Help, I

1. created a new account
2. logged out and logged in again using another account (not the newly created one)
3. tried to copy the data from the account that had its user profile corrupted to the new account.

However, under C:\Users, the user folder I want to copy from is a white generic icon (not a folder) and it is padlocked and has a size of 0KB - so I can't open it to copy from. Looking at how much data is on C: it looks as if all my data could still be there (I hope).

How could I get access to copy all data from my old account into the new account?

Many thanks in advance for some hints as to what to do!

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Hi! I'm using a Neo netbook, running Windows Ultimate 32-bit. I found out that my user profile got corrupted after a forced shut down (the battery doesn't work and the power went out causing it to shut down). The Welcome screen goes on for minutes, then "Preparing Your Desktop" appears and when it finally starts, Windows says that I've logged on with a temporary profile and that files will be deleted when I log off. Of course I've searched about this on the web and tried the REGEDIT method wherein I renamed the .bak file or something. I also tried making a new user profile, but the problem is, the new user that I created also seemed to be temporary, like, when I save a file, it will disappear after a reboot. Does anyone know any other method to fix this? Thank you in advance!

A:Preparing Your Desktop User profile corrupted, TEMP User

This looks like the same or similar problem as here:

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I'm going to try restoring a corrupted profile by copying files from the corrupted one to a new profile. I have the following questions:

1. Microsoft's "Fix A Corrupted User Profile" page advises not to copy ntuser.dat, ntuser.dat.log, and ntuser.ini. My corrupted profile has quite a few files beginning with ntuser, some look similar to keys in the profilelist section of the registry, some have different names than the three MS refers to. Should any of them be copied into the new profile?

2. The corrupted profile shared files with other computers, based on the profile's user name. What's the best way to maintain the share and ownership settings? Will renaming the old profile and then changing the name of the new profile to what the old one was called maintain these settings?

3. I'm going to take this opportunity to move some of the larger files in the corrupted profile off my C: drive. Will that create a problem if they are not transferred to the new profile?

Thanks very much for any help.

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I need some help. I've found similar situations in different forums for solutions but none seem to do any good for me.

When I initially set up my PC, I partitioned off 20 GB of my 320 GB hard drive to install a dual-boot for Vista, while still keeping XP as my more commonly used OS. Recently, I made the decision to switch to using Vista more often. I needed more space for that partition, there was only about 3 gigs left of that 20. So I took another 40 GB off of my XP drive, and merged it to my Vista partition. Everything seemed fine, but then I went to log in to Vista, and as soon as I sign in to Windows, instead of the normal appearance of the desktop, I get a blue screen (not the blue screen of death, just like a normal blue desktop, except with no taskbar) and the message:

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them."

But it also says this for every other program or windows component. I can get explorer and the taskbar to come up if I run it from the task manager, but nothing works. No admin tools or control panel options, nothing. Just task manager and I can hit CTR-ALT-DEL and get all my shutdown options. When I try to take back permissions or claim ownership over them, I get:

"Device is not ready"

Is this fixable? I've tried everything I can think of. I did a full DSKCHK, I tried repairing the OS with the install disk. I'm running out... Read more

A:File Permissions Corrupted After Merging Partitions

When you run explorer from the Task manager, what is the drive letter assigned to Vista?
It should be C: If is is not, (remember what it is) you need to boot in safe mode and probably from the task manager run Regedit. Then go to HKEY_Local_machine/System/Mounted devices. Here you will see a list of the drives and the letters assigned. Whatever explorer said was the VISTA drive needs to be renamed C:. First find what is named C: and rename it to a unused letter then rename the Vista drive to C: Then reboot.
Note only do these if the Vista drive shown by explorer is not C:

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I have the dreaded "access denied error in Win 7 Pro and cannot access my cd rom or thumbdrive to use my ISO image to repair my operating system.  I found a registry fix that might address my issue but it seems my registry is missing the keys the fix describes
(ie: from http://superuser.com/questions/240600 Begin Quote:
I faced the same problem , what i did was:(Windows 7)
Ran Regedit and navigated to HKU\z\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Right clicked, then click new, then create a new key. Then rename it to Properties. In Properties create two new dwords
DeviceType Type:reg_dword Value:00000002
DeviceCharacteristics Type:reg_dword Value:00000100
Then Uninstall the driver of cd/dvd from Device manager.
Scan for New Hardware. Boom!! Problem Solved." end quote
I don't have a "Control" or "Class or {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 entry under Current Control Set for my user or default user under HKU. I don't know if this is a good fix or not., I don't know what to do next. I couldn't use a system disk if I had one because I can't use my CD ROM.  I can't use the ISO on my thumb drive because I have the same issue on those drives as well.  My CD rom, etc. do not list any permissions and the system cannot access them,my system won't allow me to change the permissions either, even with elevated command prompt, etc.  Anybody have an idea how to fix this?  I don't have a restore point that... Read more

A:ACCESS Denied to CD Rom - No permissions set - corrupted reg files

After youv virus scanned,you could run the file checker.
Reinstall the driver (Disk management, right click on the CD/DVD drive,open Properties, click on the Hardware tab, click the properties command button, click on the driver tab, and uninstall the driver.
Then click on the Disk Management Action menu, click on Rescan Disks, it,ll re-add the drive.
Download and install Tweaking.com Windows all in one repair tool,follow the instructions carefully to make registry backup and restore point and check the box to fix cd,dvd drive.

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I just wanted to know whether its possible for a standard user to be abe to install programs/apps on their account. Basically im the admin and have a password on my account. I want to create another user for everyone to use and allow them to install programs, however i dont want them to be able to access my files or folders through the C:/Users section, is this possible to do?

I know you can stop them seeing your files and folders if they have a standard account,but they cant install anything.

Please let me know, thanks

A:User Permissions Standard user

Oh so i can make them admin, but make the permissions to my files private, right?

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I'm trying to use Robocopy to copy from My Documents to a network path similar to the following: \\it\shared documents\my folder. When I try to use Robocopy, I receive the following in the log file.

D:\Documents and Settings\<my user>\My Documents\TMI\
2008/09/29 13:05:45 ERROR 31 (0x0000001F) Changing File Attributes D:\Documents and Settings\<my user>\My Documents\TMI\
A device attached to the system is not functioning.

Googling this error code hasn't gotten me very far. Any ideas?

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I use the robocopy command all the time and it works perfectly, but for some reason I'm running into an issue. I'm
trying to copy the content of one network share to another. I've never had an issue before doing so.

I run the command like this: "robocopy n: x:\Misc /e /copy:dat /xo /zb /w:2 /r:2

Error message, "Error 4390 (0x00001126) Accessing Destination Directory x:\Misc The file or Directory is not a reparse point."
I did open CMD as an administrator prior to running command.

What is a reparse point and why does Microsoft need a reparse point for this particular copy job to copy these folders and files?
I noticed while searching for an answer I ran into this post:
This guy had the same issue but nothing was resolved.
If I use a 3rd party software like Teracopy I can copy just fine but not with robocopy.

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*Quote original post...
Running Win7 on a Dell Inspiron 1520 with upgraded RAM, otherwise the laptop is stock. Laptop came with WindowsXP installed, I upgraded to Vista, ran flawlessly for 3 years but had accumulated junk and system was running painfully slow. I decided to do some cleanup and went to cnet to find good cleanup utilities. I am assuming that is where I inadvertanly downloaded an infected program. The cleanup was going well, freed up a lot of space and the system seemed to run faster although boot up was still painfully long and it seemed the hd was running very hard in the background.

I first noticed a problem with my AV Webroot with SpySweeper. It was not loaded to actively scan and protect me, when I tried I got an error I never saw before that said webroot had to close and to restart the program, and a status bar showed a progress of closing the program. but after it finished and I clicked OK the program would not start at all nor could I run any scans.

Then I noticed Windows Defender was turned off, and I turned it on but a scan would not start. I tried Malwarebytes and it ran once, said it found something but needed to reboot to fix, I rebooted and malwarebytes did not load and run nor could I ever get it to run a scan after that and I could never find what it had found. The same scenario happened with AVG free and any other scanner I tried including kaspersky. I even tried donloading them from another computer to a flash drive and installing from it but... Read more

A:Unknown Malware Infection-changed permissions, corrupted program files

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your ... Read more

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I inherited a Dell XP420 Computer with Vista Operating System from my stepson Pat who could never figure out the machine.

I seem to have many problems with Vista revolving around User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control and directory structure. etc.

I?ve been working around UAC problems, but there has to be a way out of this. My most recent issue:

IE has problems fully loading web pages. With IE, like several programs that I run with this computer I get messages that say I have corrupt files. I get object error warnings Chkdsk does not fix problems.

While shopping for a new car battery, with many pages open, the computer completely hung up last night. I had to kill power and reboot.

IE7 did not work, I Unloaded and IE7 would not work also. Google Chrome is fine, I have internet access. I reset all defaults.

After hours of messing around, I discovered the way to start IE is ?Run as Administrator?
Then like so many other programs I run, I get the screen Windows screen
? A Program needs your permission to continue.?

When I dumped my old files on this XP420 computer from my old computer, They resided in User ?Mike_W_old.? I had no permissions with this user, so I moved all the files to ?Pat? I renamed user/administrator Pat to Mike _W under the desktop, but the user pat did not update under the OS C:\ drive \ Users\ Pat and there is no option to rename here.

Pat was the original administrator. Vista is tel... Read more

A:User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control an

Hello, did you use the Easy Transfer method ? Transfer files and settings from another computer

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I am using robocopy to perform a data migration and running into an issue with copy...I am also trying to copy permissions from NT 40 server to a NAS...I am using the correct switches and get hte following error "The security id structure is invalid" and nothing gets copied over.

If I leave the security switches out will copy data with no problem...
Any ideas??

A:Robocopy error message

Try running a chkdsk on the PC your copying from. It sounds like there may be a problem on that end.

Please note that all files have a security IDs assigned to it and usually a chkdsk will find this and fix it.

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Hello All,

Am pretty new with robocopy, am getting below error when I'm trying to copy folders from one server to another server using robocopy below are the error I'm receiving in the log file.

Error 1 -- .1.txt:274352:2017/10/30 07:59:44 ERROR 1463 (0x000005B7) Copying File \\<IP>\d$\-=BNO-GRPS\BNO - Common\IT\Rock \master\Exceptions\AdobeMuse7.0-mul\Install Adobe Muse.app\Contents\Resources\Adobe Muse\Contents\Resources\META-INF\AIR\extensions\com.adobe.linguistics.extensions.HunspellNativeExtension\META-INF\ANE\MacOS-x86\HunspellNativeExtension.framework\HunspellNativeExtension
Error 2 -- .1.txt:274447:2017/10/30 07:59:45 ERROR 32 (0x00000020) Copying File \\<IP>\d$\-=BNO-GRPS\PKS-DATA\NHSD Documents  Documents du DGLHN\HSMBC   CLMHC\HSMBC Plaque Images  Images des plaques de la CLMHC\National Historic
Persons  Personnages historiques nationales\COSBY_~1.JPG

OS in both servers in Win2k8

Thanks in advance,

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I have a Robocopy batch file that works wonderfully when copying from Windows to a USB, NAS or server share.  I recently tried to use my Microsoft OneDrive as the target but could not get it working.  I mapped a drive using the WebDav address.
 This works fine and using Windows Explorer I can create folders, etc.  When I try to use Robocopy to copy files from my Win7 PC to my OneDrive mapped drive I get Error 2.  After some testing I am finding that Robocopy will work if the folders
are already in place but if it needs to create a folder it will error.  So it seems as though Robocopy is unable to create the folders it needs to when using a WebDav mapped drive.  Why would this be?  I can create folders in the mapped drive
using command line such as "V:\md testfolder".   

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running win2000 pro on a stand alone pc with 2 hard drives both ntfs. is there any way that i can stop user's being able to access the second drive or certain directorys on the drive??

thanks in advance for any help


A:win 2k User Permissions?

If it's a standalone with NTFS you can do any number of things. If you don't want them to find it at all put a $ sign in the share name. Right click the drive you want to restrict access to and select permissions, take out the everyone and put your local account or admin account in there.

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Well I am trying to fix a friends computer and I think there is some kind of virus. All of the permissions seem to have been set to not have access to anything even on the administrator account. Whenever I try to do anything like open anything in control panel or even open internet explorer it gives me a message saying:

"..you may not have appropriate permissions.."

That is cut down version of the message but I think you may get the idea. If not I will try to re-create the message and write down the whole message, however that computer is just so slow right now it takes a long time for things to load up.

I have taken a brief attempt to install some anti-malware programs, however I can't even install anything right now. I have no permissions to do anything.

The computer is an older compaq presario.

Can somebody advise me of where I can start here?

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I'm setting up a few Win7 machines for a client, and they want an "admin" account (in addition to the standard "administrator" account), and a "user" account for each computer.

I want the users to be able to connect to any wifi network they have available, however due to user permissions, they are prompted for the admin password whenever they try to make the wifi network "Work" or "Home".

I've tried granting the user account "Power User" access, but this does not help. Am I stuck being forced to completely disable UAC, or are there any group policies available that would allow users to only be prompted for admin password when they want to do something "administration-like"? (Such as accessing another user's folders, setting up a file share, etc...

I want users to be able to install printer drivers, select a "Work" or "Home" network, but NOT to install software applications (outside of printer drivers). None of these machines are connected to a domain, only a "workgroup", as all shared files are accessible via a Sharepoint site in the cloud.

Thanks in advance!

A:user permissions

Well, if these are desktop machines, then there should be no problems with having the admin come over to set up networking just once.

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I am looking for some guidance on how to break some user permissions from a lap top hard drive to an external hard drive. I was deployed overseas and my lap top quit working on me. The hard drive is still good, everything works find when i connect it via usb to my desktop, I just can't transfer over anything because of user permissions. any help with this would be great . thank you for the time


A:user permissions

You will need to take ownership of the entire hard drive. Assuming that you are using Windows XP, try this Microsoft Help & Support article.

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I want to install the utilities that came with my Asus P8P67 Motherboard. When I have them installed, however, all of the non-admin accounts keep getting a string of 5-6 admin password requests to allow the programs to make changes. This is more than a little tedious.

I tried to run them as an administrator but that didn't change anything.

Any suggestions other than not installing the utilities?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Professional if it matter.

Thank you.

A:User Permissions

I wouldn't install anything that changed Windows default security settings. Can you choose only some of them?

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So a couple months ago my roommate was using my computer and tried to install a "free" game on the Internet. From that I got a bunch of malware and I think a virus. I tried to fix by uninstalling suspicious software or applications. It worked for awhile but I made the stupid choice to download a torrent that I think infected my computer even more. I've done a lot of research and have tried everything to fix it. I first tried to install malware bytes to scan my pc. But it won't let install any type of anti malware software. Also when I uninstalled suspicious software I think I might have uninstalled necessary programs or software. I also tried to figure out how to disable proxy settings but mistakenly disable my permissions to change them. I'm stuck and have no idea where to go. I'm not
Computer expert and have no money to take my PC to a repair place. I need my computer for school so if someone could at least point me in the right director it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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I am running Win XP on a laptop. I know in XP Pro you can set up user premissions, ie cant download, etc. Can this be done in XP home? I have looked in Admin services but cant seem to find anything. Thanks for all the help!

A:User Permissions

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Hello folks,

I know similar questions have been asked but I "might" have a unique one. What I have been trying to do is to copy the "C:\Users", "C:\Program Files", & "C:\Program Files (x86)" to another clean hard drive "D:\".

I'm doing this to make more room for the OS in the C: drive while date will be in the D: drive. Now I have successfully robocopy Program Files & Program Files (x86). I also have copied most of the Users directory but for this stubborn Real\update directory. This is I think the real player program. I get this Access Denied and "Error 5" error. I am in elevated command prompt. I achieved this via the Repair your computer prompt on the Windows install DVD.

I also have rmdir for Program Files & Program Files and have made a mklink for both of them so windows knows where they will be. But I have not did a full boot because I don't think windows will access my Users directory because they have been moved over to the new drive. What I can only do will have to be via the command prompt.

I can't make a mklink for Users because I get an error saying something about duplicate areas? What I was trying to do is go to this Real\update directory but even trying to access that directory via cd commands will not work, giving me a access denied. Again I am in elevated command prompt "Administrator:X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe How can I get to that directory. I just want... Read more

A:Robocopy - Access denied Error 5 Real Directory

You probably just can't move your program files due to the possibility of config files and registry entries that are looking for your programs on the c drive since that's where they where installed. They should be reinstalled if you want to move them. Also if you move the profiles folder (under c:\user) it will break your profiles and you will need to change the location in the registry. I suggest that you put everything back and just move your personal files, music, pics, & videos on another drive. That should free up a lot of space.

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Creating a restore point produces a pop up System Protection error box with the message:
The restore point could not be created for the following reason:
Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data (0x8004331F) 
In the Alert Logs there are 5 alerts, an error and 9 more alerts. 
I have the full body of the alerts and the error attached.
But to give you an idea:
Volume Shadow Copy Service warning: GetDiskFreeSpaceEx() for \\?\Volume{b0925567-62df-11e0-a439-806e6f6e6963}\ failed with 0x00000005.  hr = 0x00000000, The operation completed successfully.
   Removing auto-release shadow copies
   Loading provider 
   Check If Volume Is Supported by Provider

   Query diff area for this volume

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine ConvertStringSidToSid(S-1-5-21-532801799-3035078314-2431601770-1012.bak).  hr = 0x80070539, The security ID structure is invalid.
   OnIdentify event
   Gathering Writer Data
    <Data>0x80070539, The security ID structure is invalid.
   Query diff area for this volume

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A:VSS GetDiskFreeSpaceEx() failed with 0x00000005

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
 List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.

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Hello, I need your help. When I restart my computer I get the blue screen with the following message:
Windows login process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0Xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000]

I have no idea what this means, could you please help me to try and fix? Thank you in advance


A:Stop code 0x00000005'

is this XP?
If it is XP then do this.

If not say so, it is a completly different fix/ problem in other OSs.

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Hi, I got the next blue screen on Windows 2000 sp4:

Stop: 0x00000005
(0xFD157BC0, 0xFF8F8600, 0x00000001,0x00000000)

It happen at anytime. any help would be appreciated.


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Hi guys.

I removed my friends laptop hard drive and plugged it in via usb into my laptop. When i was browsing the folders on the hard drive windows told me i didnt have the correct permissions and did i want to access the drive. I clicked yes removed the files my friend needed and then deleted the permission for my laptop to access his folders.

Now my question is have a ****ed up his hard drive when its plugged back into his laptop? Will it say it needs access to my account for him to re open his files, and also will my laptop account name show up under his user permissions area?

Sorry if this sounds dumb but could really use some valuble knowledge.

Thanks guys

A:user account permissions

I don't think so. His permissions would remain i think

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I want to install the AI utilities that came with my Asus P8P67 Motherboard. When I have them installed, however, all of the non-admin accounts keep getting a string of 5-6 admin password requests to allow the programs to make changes. This happens upon every login and is more than a little tedious.

I tried to run them as an administrator but that didn't change anything.

Any suggestions other than not installing the utilities?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Professional if it matter.

Thank you.

A:User Permissions for Programs

I take it you want to give non-admin accounts some level of power over the programs?

Go into the admin account.

Find the utilities .exe file (usally something like C:\program files\Asus\TurboV\Turbov.exe) and right click the .exe>Properties>Security>Edit>Left Click the User you want to give the privileges to>Click the appropriate privileges box you want>Click Apply

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups


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So something is wired here i have not changed anything but my user permissions look strange, i am admin on this pc always have been but this looks strange any help would be appreciated here is a picture off my user permission on a application, what gives here. and how can i fix if i need to.

A:something looks wired about my user permissions

you probably have your built in Admin account disabled.

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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150928-1507)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUS
System Model: All Series
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/20/15 15:03:48 Ver: 07.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16328MB RAM
Page File: 1820MB used, 30831MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Hi I had this problem a few week ago


and since then I have been using the take ownership reg edit quite a bit. I also had a problem with windows update


So I downloaded this ...


Now my system permissions are all messed up and I am unable to install anything to C Drive it seems.
I get error messages saying log in as administrator, or folder in use ect ect.

I'm not sure if this was my fault or not.

How can I fix this mess?

A:User Permissions all messed up

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I've been trying to allow various programs access to my other HDDs/Partitions and every time I change the settings and click OK windows immediately forgets the changes.

I've tried r-clicking a HDD -> Properties -> Security and changing from "Everyone" to "Administrators(**-PC\Administrators)". When I do this all the little check boxes below switch to Allow like they should. Apply never becomes lit so I can only click OK or Cancel. I click OK thinking my file permissions are now changed but I still do not have permission. When I repeat the process to make sure windows accepted my changes I see it hasn't and goes back to only having the 3 below checked:

Read & Execute
List folder contents
I've tried this with individual folders on a given HDD too to no avail.
Restarting the computer after making changes does nothing.


A:7 Not Changing User Permissions

Quote: Originally Posted by nellofalltrades

I've been trying to allow various programs access to my other HDDs/Partitions and every time I change the settings and click OK windows immediately forgets the changes.

I've tried r-clicking a HDD -> Properties -> Security and changing from "Everyone" to "Administrators(**-PC\Administrators)". When I do this all the little check boxes below switch to Allow like they should. Apply never becomes lit so I can only click OK or Cancel. I click OK thinking my file permissions are now changed but I still do not have permission. When I repeat the process to make sure windows accepted my changes I see it hasn't and goes back to only having the 3 below checked:

Read & Execute
List folder contents
I've tried this with individual folders on a given HDD too to no avail.
Restarting the computer after making changes does nothing.


Hi and welcome

Im a bit confused. are you just trying to enable sharing? If so it need to be done in advanced sharing.

Let us know


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I've been using a Windows Vista gaming setup for a little over 2 years now; only one user profile with admin rights. I have the free version of AVG installed, and I'm usually quite careful when it comes to avoiding viruses & malware. However, because of one off-aim click, the wrong website was visited, and I caught something nasty.

For awhile, I would be getting pop-ups for virus scanners, and these strange programs kept showing up in my Task Manager; Zcy.exe, Zcx.exe, and so on. I was able to get rid of them by tracking down their location and quickly deleting them after ending their Tasks. Running AVG shows there's no remnants of their legacy.

Unfortunatley, it seems the damage has been done. I now can't perform certain tasks, like installing major name games or software. It keeps telling me I don't have the permissions. My user profile has admin rights; there should be nothing I can't do. I have a feeling whatever it was that was on my PC has altered my rights, and I don't know how to correct it. Is there a solution?

A:User Permissions Screwed Up

Hi -

I suggest that you have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst.

Please follow these steps - http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

Regards. . .


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I'm having only one user a/c, administrator, i.e. myself only. However, windows ask me every time for the permission for some tasks and then allow to do it. But I don't know, why it is so? And what is the solution for the same?

A:User Accounts/Permissions

You will never be a "The Administrator", just a member of the Admin Group.

There are some commands that only the built in Administrator account can perform. Therefore at times you will be asked for permission to do this.
It has been this way since Vista and it is to protect the system from yourself.

Learn to live with it!

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I am doing a GCSE project using access and i am doing a restraunt booking system but due to system restraints i cannot set up user permissions to restrict access to certain pieces of my datatbase. So i was thinking is there a way to create a piece of programming code which would allow users to be taken to differnet switchboards depending on which word they type into a text box (a bit like a less complex password field) e.g if you type admin into textbox you go to the admin switchboard or if you type waiter you go to a limited switchboard.

Any advice would be great

Thanks guys im relying on you

STUART (stupiehelp)

A:Access - User permissions

I think the easiest workaround is to create welcome screen, which is shown to everyone. This should be a form with a textbox or bitmap image or anything, plus an OK button somewhere. Then you can create an onClose event to this form, which examines currentuser and opens different switchboards accodingly.

EDIT: sample code

Private Sub Form_Close()
Select Case CurrentUser
Case "admin"
DoCmd.OpenForm "FormAdmin"
Case "waiter"
DoCmd.OpenForm "FormWaiter"
End Select
End Sub

PS: CurrentUser contains the user ID, which is typed in when a user logs in to the database. If your DB is not protected, then everyone logs in as admin.

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I have been grappling with my attempts to use batch files to perform selective backup to an external hard-drive. I also have been unable to backup my Quicken data file. Each time I visit a folder I find in "read-only". Then I proceed to change it from "Read-Only". When I return I find it still set "read-Only". I also tried to modify account privileges to allow me to change file attributes. None of this worked. What can be done so I can operate as administrator (with full privileges) to (1) allow me to write and/or change a file / folder ; and (2) to keep the OS from asking me each time if I want to do something?

At this point, if I could have purchased a pc with XP I never would have gone to Win 7. I thought MS fixed all the annoying problems extant in Vista?

I still have a problem getting my other networked PC (running Vista) to be able to access the printers physically connected to my Win 7 machine.

A:Windows 7 user permissions

First, folders always have the readonly flag set. It's always been that way it's actually used to mark that te folder has or is set to be customized. XP was the same way.

BUT, are these files from a folder or drive that was from an older install of windows? OIf so then they belong to a different user. You need to "Take Ownership" of the folders to get full permissions on them for yourself. THis may help Take Ownership Shortcut

It's also possible that quicken itself is locking the file down so "users" don't accidentally delete it. Though you should be able to back it up with read only permissions anyway, so I'm not sure /exactly/ what's going on... Try looking at the advanced permissions and see what user does own the file...

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Hi, I would like to limit the access to certain hard drives for other users on my computer, so when they go to search for files, they can only search C:\ etc.
Also to make it so when they go to 'my computer' they can only access C:\
Help is much appreciated!

A:Setting User Permissions

im assuming you have mutliple partitions like c, d, e and so on. You could get this resolved a couple different ways.
1. you could create a local group on your workstation and put user john doe, in the group then simply dont add him to the c drive.
2. or you could create a local group policy that would not allow you to view certain drives, but the only catch with this is not only will any user on the pc not be able to view the c, but the admin wont either...

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