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Copy files to new PC - file permission problems

Q: Copy files to new PC - file permission problems

I've just bought a new laptop and I need to move my personal files from the old one to the new one. I've tried several methods, but they all give me problems with certain files: some files (and I have not been able to find any pattern here) will simply not copy over.

What I've done:
Move files onto an external USB drive and then copy them onto the new laptop.
Take out the old HDD and connect it to the USB port of my new laptop.

In both cases there are files that request admin permission before starting to copy, but the admin permission of my new laptop does not work for those files.

How can I get all my files on my new laptop with as little hassle as possible and without losing any files?

P.S. I did not set any special file permissions for any of the files and it looks like most of the files that won't copy over came from email or forum attachments, support downloads from hardware manufacturers etc. This has me even more puzzled since these files are supposed to be shared and should copy over without any problems...

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A: Copy files to new PC - file permission problems


What type of files are you trying to move?


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For some reason I cannot copy files from the internal hard drive to a USB pen drive.
When I try to do this, I get the following message:
"Destination Folder Access Denied
You need permission to perform this action."
Although, I can copy files from USB to my PC(except powerpoint presentations). I even tried formatting the USB, but it is still not working.

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Hi there,

I know there have been a lot of tutorial/tips on how to deal with permission when you need to copy files on Windows 7. I have turned off UAC, take the ownership of the folder and all sub-folders/files ... but still I have not been able to copy quite a few files in one of my folder.

Windows 7 (Ultimate/64bit) pop up a warning box saying that I need a permission from myself to be able to copy those files. If I click Yes, it still won't happen.

Is there any fix to this? Thank you.

A:Permission denied to copy my own files

Access control and ownership are not the same thing as permissions.

Windows 7 Access Denied: Permission & Ownership

See also:Take Ownership Shortcut
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Some files may be locked. Use this;


Regards....Mike Connor

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Hi all. I'm having a strange problem in Windows 7. The problem is that basically, anytime I want to copy a file to the C: (OS partition), Windows asks me if I want to continue copying a file there (I am an administrator so I don't know why it should). Also, if I want to download a file to the C: partition, it won't allow me and it'll tell me I have to save it in my username folder, not in the C: root. According to the persmissions, administrators have full control but I'm still asked if I want to copy files. So can anyone help on this? I've tried assigning users to have full control but I get a series of messages like "This file is currently in use, cannot set permission" and access denied for "Program files, Program Files (x86), Windows and C:\".

A:Always ask permission to copy files to C: drive and can't download

Don't save to the root of the C: drive. Problem sovled. You have a user directory and a download directory for a reason.

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I keep keeping prompts that say "you'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder".
I then have the option to click a button to allow the operation.
I'd like to turn off these prompts, if it won't jeopardize security.
Trying to figure this out on my own, I right clicked the C drive in Explorer, clicked on the security tab
and noticed that Administrators have full control and my account is an administrator account.
Not sure what else I can do to resolve this issue

A:Aministrator permission prompt to copy certain files

Maybe something about UAC/User Account Control on these pages will take care of it:
Be aware turning off UAC can have other consequences.

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Just wondering if anyone knows of a program that will copy files and folders along thier permissions. I came across the Scopy stuff on M$ but just wondering if there is a easier way....a GUI is always nice.

A:Solved: File and permission copy program

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This  dialoge box appear :
Destination Folder Access Denied
You'll need to provide adminstrator permission to copy to this folder
Every time i can copy or move any file in any drive it ask for permission.Usually only C Drive ask permission.
Its annoying every time i copy.
But when i copy to my portable drive it doesn't ask permission.
I think its reading my other drives as system drives.
I have 3 internal (Two 500 GB and One 80 GB[C drive]) and One 500 GB Portable.
How can i fix it

A:Administrator Permission require to copy files (Every Drive)

Worth a read, IMO:  http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/9245-you-ll-need-provide-administrator-permission.html

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I'm attempting to copy files from one HDD to another. The tens-of-thousands of files in question are in a complex hierarchy system, and windows file copy dialog isn't helping me identify the specific culprits, since many files share names within the hierarchy and the dialog doesn't show the path.

By skipping files to see the many offending files, I see that at least some of them were created by another individual from whom I acquired them. I have already used windows advanced security dialog to grant myself ownership of the parent folder and subfolders and children. Then I used the popular registry addition called Take Ownership Shortcut to attempt to take permission. Neither approach gave any indication of failure, yet I still cannot copy these files.

If it matters, I do not care about taking any action with these files besides copying them to another HDD, because I'll be formatting the source location's drive afterwards. I am at a loss - the message I receive informs me that I need permission from Administrator or my own account name, whomever I gave ownership to. (But that's me, obviously.) It's as though, despite owning the file and being logged into that account, I cannot access the culprit files.

Any assistance from others who've seen this specific dilemma before would be greatly appreciated. This is my livelihood I'm dealing with - if these files are lost, I'm out thousands of hours of work. So, safe suggestions first, please.

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A:Can't copy files, Require permission from self, Common fix not working

I never had your specific problem, but many problems are solved by using the hidden administrator. If it works, do not use it on a regular basis. It has too much control and can cause damage if not used properly.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts

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I built a new desktop and did a clean Windows 7 64-bit install. I hooked up the hard drive from my old PC, which had XP on it, so I could copy all the files over to my new hard drive. But when I try, I keep getting errors that I don't have permission to access the file or copy the file. I was trying to do it for specific folders, but then I still needed to go through the process to ask for permission for each individual file inside the folder! So I changed the security settings for the entire drive by right clicking E:/, going to security and changing the permission for "Everyone" and checked the box "full control," which then checks all the boxes. And yet, when I try to copy folders from my old My Documents, it's still giving me error messages. I don't want any security settings at all. No one else is ever going to use this computer. But at the very least I need to copy these files. Please tell me how to do this, thanks in advance.

A:Permission denied to access/copy files from my old computer

Hello cutiepie

Try to take ownership look here Take Ownership Shortcut
Apply it to all folders then try to copy it !!

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Hi! I do not know when and why did this happen but whoever invented this paranoid (hidemysecretsfrommywife) control system of sharing and permissions should be declared as the Enemy of Mankind, or the Antichrist!
I can understand that one wants to protect C: from malwares. But have you seen a malware attacking an external drive???

I have Windows7, I have an external drive where I store all my pictures taken and my music files. I already tried everything advanced sharing and so on. Still: I can only create a new folder with a right click in the drive or inside existing folders but I can not do anything else. The disk is write protected, check write permissions.
In fact, the disk isn't write protected.

If I create a new folder, I can put in it and do whatever I want inside the new folder. But I have no permission to do anything outside a new folder, i.e. with my original media files!

Why? Who does benefit from this? What is this craziness???

A:[SOLVED] No permission to create/ move, copy, delete files in external hard drive

Hi akofalvi.

Try this:

1. Start > Run "cmd" (this opens a command prompt window)
2. type--> diskpart (this will open another command window in a few seconds)
3. type--> list volume (this will list all of the volumes currently recognized in your system)
4. type--> select volume # (this number is going to be your external drive)
5. type--> attributes disk clear readonly

I will say this: this procedure has been met with mixed results and your problem may return. Some have even had this issue and it turned out to be a setting in Windows Media Player of all things (whoda thunk?) One responder in a forum had this to say about this very problem: what i found to fix this was to remove the settings in media player allowing it to re-organize and rename files, after which i went to the tools/advanced/restore media library and allowed it to dump my current library and reset it. That's just an FYI.

I hope that'll help. Let me know.

Good day!


PS: As an afterthought, you may need to log in to the REAL administrator account (which needs to be activated manually) and set your permissions there for your regular user name. We'll go down that path if the above procedure doesn't net you anything positive.

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If anyone could help I would be so grateful!! I recently had my laptop rebooted as nothing would load, when I got it back it was as good as new, I then used the laptop to write some university assignements and saved them as I usually would, (this was
AFTER the reboot) however now I cant open any of the documents and keep being met with the above message, even though there is only one account one the laptop which is mine. Ive already read several answers discussing how to change ownership within the properties
of the files, however when I try to do this (following the step by step instructions) I am simply shown a message saying 'access denied' Please someone help! Im in my last year of nurse training and Im stressed enough as it is! haha xx

A:PLEASE HELP!! windows 7 'you dont have permission to open this file' contact the file owner to obtain permission

Thanks for your post.
Regarding your question, we wonder whether you encountered the ?Access Denied? message for every document in your computer or just part of these documents?
Here are some options you can try to solve the problem:

Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.Click the Security tab.Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions you have.
Click Edit, then click the check boxes for the permissions that you need. Click
You may need to be logged on as an administrator to change file and folder permissions)
If method above failed, Please try following:
Since you have recently rebooted your computer, some of your account information may have changed and you may no longer have ownership of your files or folders. To take ownership of a folder:

Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click
Properties.Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the
Owner tab.Click Edit. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in this folder, select the
Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.Click OK.
Does it work?
Sometimes, this issue may occur if the file is encrypted, becomes corrupt or your user profile corrupts that windows might not read your user profile correctly, In th... Read more

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hi there, earlier i tried to change the permissions for one of the admin users on my computer. problem is when i tried to remove the rights for the other admin to see my personal files, it would seem that both of the admin users personal files have been completely hiden including shortcuts to programs like games, media players ect... i took a look at the permission menu again but it seem we both still have rights to view all the folders and files on the computer.

please help i have no idea what on earth i've done or how i've managed to do this.

Thanks very much!

A:Tried to change file permission and now all my files have been hidden?

Never mind i figured it out. sorry for the 'blonde moment'! XD

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The story is:
I got a hard drive out of a computer running windows XP home (this computer was not booting in to windows), so I put the hard drive in a caddy and plugged it via USB in to another system so I can get photos, etc, off the hard drive before doing a reinstall of windows. I can look at the files on the HDD I have in the caddy but I do no have permission to open or copy/paste these photos or any other files under the user account I was using as I had a password on this account.

So my question is; how can I gain permission to copy and paste these file so that I do not loose any of my important data before I do a complete format and reinstall

Thanking you in advance


A:File permission problems

Hi, welcome to TSG.

Try taking ownership of the folders http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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There is a specified file which is causing my whole computer 0x8007005 (ACCESS DENIED)

I know what the file causing it, but i cannot delete it.

its in my system32 dir, C:\Windows\system32\Windows Server\wserver.exe

" wsever.exe " is not a windows legit file i assume and the icon of the following is the icon of the following game " South Park - The Stick Of Truth "

whever i try to delete the file it gives me a error and it tells me to get permission from myself (i am the only owner/admin in the computer)

Any help will be appreciated.


A:A specified file causing permission problems.

PS : i also tried the security tab thing, i got the whole access to the file yet not letting me delete.

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This is my tb that I plugged into a friends work computer I shared some files with him after he left the job I received his computer I plug in my tb and it says I'm locked out that his login is the only person who has permission to access it but his login is gone so I can't login with his account and change nothing was password protected on it before. All my work documents are locked on this thing it won't let me add my login name and I don't have admin on this computer I'm hosed if I can't unlock it please help I have 2 packages that have to be turned in next week.please help oh I am not very computer savvy so please feel free to use little words thank you.

A:Sea gate 2tb will not let me open any files permission problems

Your friend has probably put a password in. Just ask your friend for the password.

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I don't mean to "bump" an old thread so I'm going to post a new topic. I have been all over the internet, and searched FAR AND WIDE, even tried rewording things many different ways, but nothing is helping and so now I'm here. My username should just about explain to you what mental state I am in right now. I have been CRYING actual tears. This is not in jest, I'm a girl.

I'm not a computer whiz. I just need to know how I can gain permission to delete a file on my computer. I am running Windows 7. I used to have XP before that. BUT this file was not on XP it's been added since the switch. "Replace owner on sub containers and objects" This checkbox is NOT available for me. Is there a patient person that can go through everything with me step by step WITH A KINDERGARTEN VOCABULARY or something because I have tried everything and there must be something I am just not getting..

Should I reformat my hard drive? just to delete 1 file?
Sorry I'm just very irritable after 6 hours of CRAWLING around the internet for a solution. And now I'm starting to wonder if I'm bipolar...

Where are the settings to change how like "on a scale of 1-10 HOW PSYCHOTIC do I want my computer to be about file permissions?" so I can set it to 1......
EDIT: I am also trying to quit smoking and this makes want to hook a vat of nicotine up to me via an IV drip.

A:File Permission Problems. Windows 7 has Pwnershipped me.


What is the name of the file, and in which folder does it reside?


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hi all

i m managing file server on windows 2003 server. in a directory i want to give all permission except file or folder delete permission to domain user.

please make reply as soon as possible.

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I know there are solutions for this on this forum but I can't get any of them to work in my specific situation.

I have a program that cannot deal with ZIP files and I need to manually sort them out. What I can do is export a partial location for these ZIP files to a txt files so I have:


What I want to be able to do is create a batch file that will read the location of these files and copy them to a folder. The files are located on a network share but they r are mapped in My Computer. I can modify to the txt file so it gives the full path as a UNC path or a hard path.

I've been trying to get it to work using a For In Do statement but I don't know if that's the best solution. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


A:Batch file to copy files

If you need to replicate the folder structure you need to use xcopy or robocopy.
Posted via Mobile Device

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Situation: I have the simple CMD(DOS) .bat below that i am using to scan networked computers for specific files that need to be overwritten. When the file is found, its path is appended to the resutls log (MS08-070_compname.txt). I am trying to figure out how to read that results log to automatically overwrite those files with the updated files.

Limits: Cannot use any third-party software, cannot use GPO, pretty much can't use much else than the DOS CLI basically. A HUGE! annoyance, trust me, I know. I am quite aware of how old the DOS CLI is and that there are much better tools out there, I just simply cannot use them due to implemented network limitations.

Thanks in advance for any help provided!
@echo off
set /p cname="What is the computer name to search? \\"
echo Now searching for ComCt232.ocx (1 of 8) . . .
dir \\%cname%\c$\ComCt232.ocx /b /s > %userprofile%\MS08-070_%cname%.txt
echo Now searching for MSChrt20.ocx (2 of 8) . . .
dir \\%cname%\c$\MSChrt20.ocx /b /s >> %userprofile%\MS08-070_%cname%.txt
echo Now searching for mscomct2.ocx (3 of 8) . . .
dir \\%cname%\c$\mscomct2.ocx /b /s >> %userprofile%\MS08-070_%cname%.txt
echo Now searching for MSDatGrd.ocx (4 of 8) . . .
dir \\%cname%\c$\MSDatGrd.ocx /b /s >> %userprofile%\MS08-070_%cname%.txt
echo Now searching for MSFlxGrd.ocx (5 of 8) . . .
dir \\%cname%\c$\MSFlxGrd.ocx /b /s >> %userprofile%\MS08-070_%cname%.txt
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A:CMD: Copy files that are listed in a text file.

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I have been trying to delete pics. When i press control and click on each pic to delete a bunch at one time, I get copies of the files im trying to highlight. I thought I was clicking on create shortcut, but it is creating a copy of all I have highlighted even before I get to the delete menu.
Anyone heard of this before? What am I doing wrong?
Thanks in advance.

A:deleting files creats a copy of that file

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I have a DVD with a video clip file which lacks file extensions, the file has certainly been copied fully and without errors, I believe the only problem is the name but I don't have a backup of that on my computer so I'm stuck. I need to copy this file from my DVD to my computer but it says that "it cannot read from file or source disk". Is there a program which bypasses the fact that my video clip has no file extension will copy it to my pc just the same?

A:program to use for copy of CD with no-file-extension files

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I had a folder from my documents and i placed it into the director of my 2gb thumb/flash drive and it said it moved, then at the end it said that it couldn't move the folder. I just watched it move all these files to the drive that are now gone, just because the folder itself wouldn't move. Any help or ideas will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:File copy/move fail, now files gone?

It should have created a copy...I usually don't pay attention to such, but I think that's what happens.

The files are either moved, copied...or in one location or both.

They don't just disappear, unless one of your drives is defective.

Try running chkdsk /r on the flash drive.


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Hi all,

To increase our backup solutions, we have decided to backup our SQL database every hour to a folder within the C drive (we couldn't get it to backup straight to a USB drive). So now we need a way (batch file best solution?) to copy these files to the USB drive, lets say every 1.05hours just after they've been created?

Maybe we could copy the entire folder every hour and delete old backups that are in this folder and to the new place for the backups. (although I guess it won't work as it'll have the same folder name once it has been copied).

Or copy the individual files to that new folder although with this they have all different names so is it possible to copy the newest file to the new folder and then after this delete the old backups from a certain time frame?

Big thanks for your help!

A:Batch file to copy files from C drive to USB

REM Creates a Backup of files every hour
@echo off
XCOPY <source path> <destination path> /w /f /-y
TIMEOUT /t 3600 /nobreak
goto start
This might work, I'm no expert by any means, but the batch file should copy all the files, and then pause for a hour, and then loop back to the start and complete the same process again.

Here's what the XCOPY switches mean - http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

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Hi excel-macro experts, I am writing a data-compiling macro which does, 1)select folder, 2)open xls files in the folder, 3)select all data for each file (only sheet 1 has data), 4)create a new file in the folder (let's say summary file), 5)paste data selected in the process (3) to the summary file created. With a lot of help from many websites, the following macro has been created. However, there is a PROBLEM that is when the data are pasted, all data were pasted into one column (sorce data of each original file has many columns). I need to avoid this. All I want is pasting the source data to Sheet1 of the summary file with the same number of columns (all source data files has the same number of columns) as the sorcce data has. Your help would be greately appreciated!!!

Function RDB_Last(choice As Integer, rng As Range)

' A choice of 1 = last row.
' A choice of 2 = last column.
' A choice of 3 = last cell.
Dim lrw As Long
Dim lcol As Integer
Select Case choice
Case 1:
On Error Resume Next
RDB_Last = rng.Find(What:="*", _
After:=rng.Cells(1), _
LookAt:=xlPart, _
LookIn:=xlFormulas, _
SearchOrder:=xlByRows, _
SearchDirection:=xlPrevious, _
On Error GoTo 0
Case 2:
On Error Resume Next
RDB_Last = rng.Find(What:="*", _
After:=rng.Cells(1), _
LookAt:=xlPart, _
LookIn:=xlFormulas, _
SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, _
SearchDirection:=xlPrevious, _
On Error GoTo 0
Case 3:
On Error Resume Next
lrw = rng.... Read more

A:Help!: Excel Macro; copy multiple files into one file

Can you put your code in the CODE blocks (there is a button in "Go Advanced" mode)? It'll make it much easier to read - that is, if you've indented your code.

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Could someone analyze this dmp file and let me know what is causing this issue? Thank you.

A:BSOD this while trying to copy files over a network. DMP file attached

STOP 0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control,

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\richc46\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_092410-25693-01[1].zip\092410-25693-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c1a000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e57e50
Debug session time: Fri Sep 24 09:26:00.528 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 16:49:26.448
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* ... Read more

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I want to write a batch file that do this for me:

- makes a directory with the "yy.mm.dd.hh.mm" as the directory name,
- copies files and folders from a TEST directory to above destination,
- copies only new (or modified) files from the TEST directory to a separate folder.

Any Idea?

A:a simple batch file for copy files and folders

To create a directory with the date and time as the name, In a batch file use:

set DirName=%date:~-4,4%.%date:~-7,2%.%date:~0,2%.%time:~0,2%.%time:~3,2%
MD \%DirName%

Then in the same batch file use robocopy to copy files to the new directory

robocopy TEST %DirName% /e

you need to add your own paths and read the robocopy help for the right switches you need.
By default Robocopy copies only files that don't exist in the target directory but because you are creating a new directory every time it will copy every thing in TEST

You could use the /A switch which only copies files with the Archive attribute set.

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I'm running vista on my computer and would like to be able to copy all log files containing the keyword "error" to a folder called "error logs"
thanks in advance

A:How to make a batch file to copy files containing a certain keyword

Welcome to the forum.

use the 'good old msdos' command find

Open command promt en type find /? this will help you see the syntax

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I mounted a friend's WindowsImageBackup VHD file in Disk Management, did not check Read Only. I assume this means I can write to it.

I'd like to copy all of his files created since the image was made in February into the User folders, then detach the image and reimage to his HD. Is this possible?

A:Copy files into mounted Backup Image VHD file?

Hello Greg,

I would recommend to make a copy of the system image backup before you do that. They can be finicky, and modifying it like that may make it not usable to do a system image recovery with.

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I would like to batch replace all files in a directory with a copy of a single file. The file names need to stay the same. Suggestions?


A:Replace all files in directory with copy of single file

May I ask why?

That is exactly what many infections do :-(

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Hello everyone. I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 7 installed. I have never used 7, and upon copying files from an external drive to the C: drive I encountered an error stating that one of the folder names was too long. It gave me a couple of options, and I chose "skip." Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that it just skipped the folder. I can't find it anywhere, either on the external drive where I had copied it from or on the C: where I was trying to copy it. If anyone has any idea where these files are I would greatly appreciate it, as I could not find a temporary location or anything else of that sort.

A:Windows 7 File Copy: Can't Find Skipped Files


Try this: In search, type several unique words that would be found in the folders. Maybe the entire title or a name of a special location, etc.

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Hi all,

I need a batch file (code) to copy files from last month and zip it for archive. Can somebody help me please?


A:batch file to copy files from last month to archive it.

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I was looking for some files from different folders in a computer so I searched for it using normal windows search and the result has come around 1000 files.

Now when I try to copy all these files and paste it in an external usb, it could not copy because most of the file names are same(though in different paths). Also, I'm not able to check the total sizes of the results.

I wonder then how I can copy all these 1000 files into my usb.

My OS is win xp professional

A:[SOLVED] how to copy all search result files into an USB (even if file names are same

Hello comonforall,

One laborious way to do this would be to temporarily rename them; for instance, if the file is called "Help", rename it to "Help(1)"; then when transferred to their final location, remove the numbers and brackets.

Incidently, what files are you trying to move? If they belong to the Windows XP Operating System; then, transferring them will be useless, because they will not in another location other than the one that they were originally installed.

Post back with the file names.

Kind Regards,

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I require a batch file or free utility that i can redistribute from my web site to other users, (gamers) that will copy the contents of a directory inside their game to a new location and re-name the directory at the same time. Something like this;

Copy "Genesis\Vehicles\truck\diesel\4tonbaker" to "Genesis\Vehicles\truck\diesel\4tonbutcher"

The batch file needs to be run without the need for a command line box being opened, that is, if the user can double click on it or run it with a 'right click' that would be great. Problem there is, I maybe need an exe file not a batch file. The other part of the problem is that the folder to be copied may or may not be in the same location on every PC that runs the file. It may be the case that the 4tonbaker folder is on;
C:\Genesis\Vehicles\truck\diesel\4tonbaker or
D:Genesis\Vehicles\truck\diesel\4tonbaker or even

and I require the end user to have no need to know, just for the directory to be copied and renamed when and where it is found.

If possible I then want the batch file to perform a second task. I want to distribute a folder, lets say it is 4tonbutcher and in that folder there are files lets say doc1.txt, doc2.txt and doc3.txt

On any given users PC 4tonbaker has these same named files but the content is different to the ones in my folder 4tonbutcher, I want to update the newly created folder, 4tonbutcher with the new txt files I d... Read more

A:Batch file or Exe to copy & rename directory and update files

Sounds like you need a windows shell program, I'm not expert enough to help you with this

Here's a nice tutorial:

Win32 Shell Scripting Tutorial

Off topic: this is trivial to do in UNIX, I can whip up a shell script for that in no time...

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I have a Windows XP user who can open PDF files on our secondary file server (e.g. \\serverB\shares\marketing\file.pdf) but not from the main server (\\serverA\shares\marketing\file.pdf). Same with copying PDF files. He can
copy them to his desktop. from server B but not from server A. Server A is the one assigned to him because server B is being pre-seeded for DFS and is in a different office anyway.

The problem is only with PDF files. He can open and copy any other files. And it's only on his Windows XP machine. His Windows 7 machine works just fine (he can copy and open PDF files from server A).

The two servers (Windows 2016) are set up identically as far as NTFS permissions. The only difference is that server A is set up in DFS while server B is being pre-seeded before being added to DFS.

DFS namespace type is: domain (Windows Server 2008 mode).

The XP machine had no problem under server A when the DFS namespace type was Server 2000 mode, but I'm not sure that would cause the problem.

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Hi Gurus,

I have many excel files containing similar data.

1. I want to copy specific columns (columns A to U) from all files and paste the consolidated data into another excel file.

2. I also want to copy specific columns (columns C,D,E,G,H,K,L,T,V,W,X,Y) and paste the consolidated data in a different excel.

Please help.

A:Excel macro - copy specific columns from different files to one file

Are all of these source Excel files stored in the same directory? Do they need to be opened and consolidated in any particular order? More details please. If possible please try to provide a sample file with any sensitive data removed.


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We've got a file server here in the office on which we have a separate folder for each client. In several of these folders are a document, specific to that client, but with the same name as a similar though not identical document in another client's folder. In other words in client1's folder there may be document.doc and in client2's folder there may be a document.doc. I have need to create a collection of the 400 or so document.doc files in one place but if I were to try to simply copy them from the search result I would get a message asking me if I want to overwrite the files. Is there a way, perhaps from the command line, to copy the files from the search results to the new location and append the name of the folder from which the file is being copied to the file? In other words, client1\document.doc and client2\document.doc will be copied to newfolder\documentclient1.doc and newfolder\documentclient2.doc. Is this something for which I should use robocopy? I've got two computers, one running xp pro sp3 and the other running win 7 pro sp1. The files are on an ms small business server 2011 and will, hopefully, be copied to a file on one of the two local computers from the server. Thanks!


A:copy files from search result and append previous location to file

You cannot copy a file with the same name to a new location without overwriting the previous version. Rename the file before copying it, If you want to keep the original file name in the original folder, then copy it and rename it before moving it. Of course if you rename the file then it will not get updated once changes are made.

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Hai friends,
I am using HP Pavilion dv6-7012tx.Recently I connected with my friend's laptop through lan cable to copy some large files.Since then whenever I try to copy anything from a pendrive to my laptop or copying from one drive to another,it always asks for administrator permission.
Here's a screenshot when I tried to copy a file from my F drive to G drive:

please help.

A:unable to copy anything without permission

nobody in this forum with a solution..!!!

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How are you?i hope you are fine.
i am using window 10 and  i need your help. i want to nobody can't copy  or paste files without my permission from my pc. How it's possible.

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I am trying to copy files off a hard drive from a deceased laptop to my new laptop. No big deal I would have thought. I have copied many files from this drive using a USB gizmo that the bare drive slots into, not sure what the thing is called, but it works. The three partitions on the old drive are listed in Explorer as I, J & K. I can see all the folders, and the files in each one. When I try to copy the file to the new machine I get a pop-up, "You will need Administrator permission to copy this file". I was foolish enough to think I was running as Administer, I am it, but it seems I am not the real thing.

I found User Account Control Settings, changed the setting to "Never notify me", made no difference, Windows is in charge, nothing can go wrong...can go wrong...can go wrong...

I am going around in small circles and am in danger of disappearing up you know where, so I decided to to search the Win 7 Forum, the fount of all knowledge. I searched for "Administrator permission" but got nothing.

However I did find how to run lusrmgr.msc. That is certainly useful. So I ran it, and sure enough Administrator is at the top of the list. But now what? How do I get to actually log-in as the real, all-powerful Administrator? Is there a tutorial that I have missed?

Thanks for any enlightenment.


A:You need Administrator Permission to copy...

Are you sure it is not a system file? If you are, check the following to enable the built in admin that shohld have unrestricted access to almost everything.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

(Note that this should not be used for everyday means, it should only be used if doing something normal admin accounts can't do.)

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good day to all

i just want to share my problem regarding with the folder copying with the same permissions.

here's the scenario i installed domain server in my company and create a users ofcourse and in client pc we make 2 partitions in it(hard drive) C & D on drive D i make a folder USERS with the permissions.

C Drive OS Installed and basic programs
D Drive(with USERS folder) this is were i want to put the profiling on every users login on a client pc.

my problem is..

1. how can i copy the USERS folder in every client pc with the same permissions so i don't need to set in one by one on a client pc.
2. if there's a software or simple program that can do such thing transferring a folder to another pc over network with the same permission.

hope you could help me

A:Copy Folder with the same Permission

Quote: Originally Posted by zaldhie

good day to all

i just want to share my problem regarding with the folder copying with the same permissions.

here's the scenario i installed domain server in my company and create a users ofcourse and in client pc we make 2 partitions in it(hard drive) C & D on drive D i make a folder USERS with the permissions.

C Drive OS Installed and basic programs
D Drive(with USERS folder) this is were i want to put the profiling on every users login on a client pc.

my problem is..

1. how can i copy the USERS folder in every client pc with the same permissions so i don't need to set in one by one on a client pc.
2. if there's a software or simple program that can do such thing transferring a folder to another pc over network with the same permission.

hope you could help me

You will want to use the inherit permissions box for this. The tutorial below explains the process.

In order to have the same permissions on every machine you would need to add those machines to a User group which has the desired permissions set.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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Hi ?
I know my descriptive title is weird but I do not know how can I say my problem because my problem can be on hardware, os, or drive.
If I put wrong place, sorry.

I have Windows XP home Edition in my computer.
My school have Windows XP Professional.
I brought cd from my home to school to copy my personal file to That CD.
But I didn't format at home so, I formatted it and copy my personal file in School.
When I came back, I insert CD.....
1.5 min later, my computer didn't reconize CD but it want me to format.
I checked cd at school when I completed copy.

So, anyone knows how can I do:
Windows XP Professional file to XP Home edition ?

I need solutions or software that can reconize xp professional files in windows home edition.

A:Problems in XP Home and XP Pro.(CD File copy problem)

I don't understand what exactly you're trying to do.

Both XP home and professional should be able to load/read files made or created from either. i.e. word processing, photos, etc....

If you're copying the OS, it is not only illegal, but the code between XP home and professional is different although slight. In short, it won't work and you're ripping everyone off. Windows XP is only licensed for one computer only at a time.

If you're just creating CDs, the file format may be different or the encoding may be different.
check that...

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I'm currently in the process of copying files back from the cloud in the exact same location where I had them before and now it says that the file name is too long and prompts to see whether I want to skip the file or not. The error message given does not
give the full file name or the path so it is impossible to see which files were copied successfully or not. This never happened with XP! Then afterwards I found that some of the files with long names did copy successfully whereas others didn't. I find this
to be a very user unfriendly process and I'm totally confused! These are critical files and I'm sure I haven't exceeded 260 characters or whatever. This is soOoO frustrating!!


A:file copy error message not sufficient + file name too long will not copy

Hi ,

There is a limit of filename length within Windows Explorer. In the Windows API (with some exceptions discussed in the following paragraphs), the maximum length for a path is MAX_PATH, which
is defined as 260 characters.
The shell and the file system have different requirements. It is possible to create a path with the Windows API that the shell user interface is not able to interpret properly.
This means that your long filename can only be handled at the command prompt level and you cannot drag and drop an illegal length filename within Windows Explorer.

Please simplify your folders and titles.

More information, please check the part of Maximum Path Length Limitation in the link below.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365247(v=vs.85).aspxTracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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Dear Sir/Madam,
I want to figure out how to set the NTFS permission so as to let a sale manager has full access the marketing group folder's one project file, and hide all other files in the folder ? Without creating shortcut to the sale manager or sharing whole marketing
group folder.
With best regards,

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Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional [Service Pack 3]

Hi, I have various problems all of a sudden which i hope u guys can help me.

1.) i cant copy/paste files or folders or anything, i've tried right click copy, and when i right click and wanted to paste, the 'paste' is grayed out and im not able to paste anything. i've also tried ctrl-c ctrl-v which doesnt work too. And i cant drag the files or folders too.

2.) i cant open my internet explorer, when i click internet explorer, the window just open and close immediately in less than a sec.

3.) when i minimise my windows for any applications, it doesnt appear on the taskbar, the taskbar is always empty. I need to alt-tab to get from windows to windows.

It all happed when my PC restarted in my absence might be due to windows update.

I would be thankful for any kind of help.

A:Can't drag/copy/paste files and folders and other problems

Have you tried running the chkdsk /r command on your system partition?CHKDSK Utility - http://www.hard-drive-help.com/chkdsk.html, just the part Starting Check Disk.Louis

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I am a complete newbie when it comes to batch files and batch file software, so apologies in advance.

I've done some research on Google etc but I seem to just be getting more and more confused trying to use various different scripts and programs and reading different info on various websites.

This is what I need...

I have a folder with around 2000 files in it. I want to be able to copy certain files from this folder (normally around 40) and place them in a brand new folder, I want to be able to do this with nothing more than a txt file that has all the file names I need copying in it with every file name on a separate line.

I receive around 10 new txt files each day so you can imagine how tedious it is searching through 2000 files, picking out the 40 I need, 10 times a day everyday.

To make things even more complicated, the txt files I receive don't always have the correct file names in them, maybe there's a misspelling or a word or two missing for some of the names. That's ok when I'm going through picking out the files I need to copy myself because I can normally tell which file is being requested, but I can't see it being so easy for a program or whatever to do, I'm guessing it'll need to have a search feature where it picks out the most likely file.

I'd like it to be as automated as possible. I receive the txt file, make sure each file name is on a separate line then a program or script or whatever goes out and picks out the files (or most likely files f... Read more

A:search multiple files, copy+paste to new folder (batch file software?)

Contact Rent-A-Coder, Elance, or any of the other programming for hire sites. They could knock this out pretty quickly I would think.

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I am on xp on my home computer and have server 2k3 on a vps.

It worked fine before to copy and paste files to and from the desktop/s but I had to wipe my hard drive + reinstall xp on my home comp and now when I try copy/paste it is just greyed out.

I have ensured the option of clipboard is ticked as well as all the drives being selected in the remote connect options.

I have googled it and these are the only pieces of advice I've seen on offer so far.

I can still access the drives in my vps but I have to navigate through the whole trees each time to get to the file which is a real nuisance.

I wanna C+P between desktops like I could before...


A:Having problems copy/pasting files between desktops on remote connection

On the remote computer can you try stopping the Remote Desktop copy and paste program and then starting it again.

In task Manager on the remote computer locate rdpclip.exe and kill it (right click on it and End Task). Then Start>Run and type rdpclip.exe and hit Enter which will restart it.

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