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Robocopy ERROR 5 (0x00000005) and Corrupted User Permissions

Question: 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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Answer: 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
The sys... Read more

Answer: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.

Answer: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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I have a main server runing Windows Server 2012 R2 and a client compter with Windows 10 Pro on my Network. The client computer was printing fine from HP Laserjet 4015 on the domain controller but later there wasan hitch in printing from the network printer. I removed the network printer "HP LaserJet 4015N" from the client computer and try to re-install it. I call up the printer from the main server but trying to install it on the client computer by double clicking on it, it displayed this message:

"Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000005). Access is Denied.

Please I need help from guy who have experienced this hitch.

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I have a main server runing Windows Server 2012 R2 and a client compter with Windows 10 Pro on my Network. The client computer was printing fine from HP Laserjet 4015 on the domain controller but later there wasan hitch in printing from the network printer. I removed the network printer "HP LaserJet 4015N" from the client computer and try to re-install it. I call up the printer from the main server but trying to install it on the client computer by double clicking on it, it displayed this message:

"Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000005). Access is Denied.

Please I need help from guy who have experienced this hitch.

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Can someone please help me?
My front jack panels wont work so i decided to download Realtek Hd Audio Codec. While it was setting up, it said that there is an error. (error 0x00000005)

Also, I am using a windows 7 32bit

Please help me. I need to plugin my headset for gaming.


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i cant print, it says access is denied!? when i send something from my computer to the printer, it says access is denied, it also says "error0x00000005" i cant do anything about it except click on the little X.

Answer:says acess is denied, error 0x00000005, i cant print a thing

What program are you using to print from? Are you connected to the printer through a USB cord or is it wireless?

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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 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

Answer: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!

Answer: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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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

Answer: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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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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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?

Answer: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.

Answer: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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I am having a permissions issue when using "switch user". I have one account which is a domain administrator with full rights to most things on the internet (including I have another account which is mostly locked out of internet access. If the non-admin employee is using the PC and has an issue, and then uses "switch user" and the admin person signs in, the admin cannot get to anything on the internet, it appears the permissions of the first user take over.

The same thing happens if I reverse the process. I rebooted the PC and had the admin sign in. We could access Yahoo. Then did a "switch user" and had the non-admin sign in and now she could also get to yahoo.

I am running a test now to see if the permission will clear up after some time. So far they have not. ** update, the permissions finally cleared up and the non-admin person cannot get to internet. Took about 30 minutes **

Is this by design? If so, does anyone know why? If not is anyone else experiencing this issue or have ideas as to why I am having it?

Thoughts appreciated!

Answer:User Permissions Get Mixed Up When Using Switch User

Welcome to the forum. Is this on a domain using a profile download from the DC?

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Hi, I have to carry out 2 data migrations this weekend and keep encoutering the error below when using robocopy:

ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying NTFS Security to Destination Directory i:\DATA\
Access is denied.

I added myself into the owner group for all area of data I am moving (Source and destination) earlier this week, and can copy files manually with right click copy\paste option so do not understand why I am getting this error. The users still have access to the source area but will not get access to the destination area till final copy is complete.

Running several jobs, all failing! Here are the two sets of option I am using for my two different jobs:

/mir /copy:dato /np /r:3 /w:5 /log+:datacopy_2402071500.log and
/e /copy:dato /np /r:3 /w:5 /log+:data2copy_2402071500.log

Our Server support moved to KL and this is not included in core business so up to us onsite support guys to help customers with data moves. I have been on maternity leave for two years, not long back and have lost all my notes and scripts I previously had cos they deleted my original account! So could be just doing something supid thats easily resolved - well thats what I hope anyway as need to get this data moved this weekend!

Thanks for any advice!

Answer:Robocopy error ERROR 5 Copying NTFS Security to Destination Directory

Your destination ACL may be getting deleted

Hi there,

Sorry for the late reply, I came across your post when researching a similar problem. My first suggestion would be to make sure that you are explicitly in the share and NTFS ACLs at both source and destination. Make sure you check this before and most especially AFTER you get this error.

In my case, I started out with full control on both the source and destination shares. The problem was that Robocopy was resetting the ACL on the destination share to a null value (nobody has permission) before it began recursing subdirectories. After some quick tests, my conclusion is that Robocopy does not handle inherited permissions. Say you are copying C:\Share1 to D:\, and C:\Share1 is inheriting its permissions from the C:\ root directory, it actually has no explicit ACL. Therefore, when you copy its ACL, you are actually copying... nothing. By copying an empty ACL to your destination your permissions are removed in the first step of the copy, and all subsequent writes to the share fail with Error 5.

This is only a problem when you are copying from a source which you are accessing WITH inherited permissions and a destination which you are accessing WITHOUT inherited permissions. If you copy C:\ (which has you explicitly in its ACL), to D:\, there is no issue. If this is indeed your problem, you can resolve it by adding yourself explicitly to the source ACL with full control. When the copy runs, your ACL entry is duplicated ... Read more

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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

Answer: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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So I have a file in my downloads that somehow got corrupted and all the permission information on the file is gone. I can't delete as it says I need permission to delete it. When I try to forcefully delete it through cmd as administrator, I get "Access denied". I've tried using an unlocker tool as well as taking ownership of the file but everything has failed.

Any other suggestions?

Answer:Can't Delete Corrupted File - All Permissions Removed

1. Delete it from outside Windows (Windows must not be running). E.g. boot to a command prompt (You could do that by SHIFT + left click on Restart)

or boot from a bootable disk.
-Win 10 bootable medium; Repair your computer, Troubleshooting.....
- other bootable disk e.g. Kyhi's from the top of the Software and Apps section here.

2. More generally:
Can't move or rename folders Solved - Windows 10 Forums
See post #10

Fix: An Unexpected Error Is Keeping You From Renaming The Folder (Error 0x80007005) In Windows 10/8/7

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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 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

Answer: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 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'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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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!

Answer:Preparing Your Desktop User profile corrupted, TEMP User

This looks like the same or similar problem as here:

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Question: Robocopy error

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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Question: robocopy error

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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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??

Answer: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$\-=BNO-GRPS\BNO - Common\IT\Rock \master\Exceptions\AdobeMuse7.0-mul\Install Adobe\Contents\Resources\Adobe Muse\Contents\Resources\META-INF\AIR\extensions\com.adobe.linguistics.extensions.HunspellNativeExtension\META-INF\ANE\MacOS-x86\HunspellNativeExtension.framework\HunspellNativeExtension
Error 2 -- .1.txt:274447:2017/10/30 07:59:45 ERROR 32 (0x00000020) Copying File \\<IP>\d$\-=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 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

Answer:User Permissions Standard user

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

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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

Answer: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.

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Answer: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 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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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

Answer: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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Guys, I'm sorry about being a pest.

How do I check user permissions? Especially for software?

I bolixed up my computer, see

My AVG no longer works, when I try to update the definitions I get the message...

Update process could not be finished due to insufficient free disk space or insufficient user rights.

Answer:User Permissions in XP

You should be able to find this in Control Panel under User Accounts. Hope this helps!

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Question: User permissions


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:

" 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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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


Answer: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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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 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.

Answer:User Permissions

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

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i have windows 7 prem which is password protected. opened up guest account for girlfriend, how can she download things without giving her my password, everytime she wants to play a game windows asks for my password. i really dont want to give up password or turn off password for my account. any help would be appreciated thank you

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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


Answer: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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Hi just new to this board. Im moving a load of users between servers soon and it would be helpful if I could have a printout of all the current directories and files with the users/groups who have permissions..

Any suggestions


Answer:User Permissions

Comprehensive but not free:

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So I've been messing around with permissions on files and folders and I am quite annoyed. What i am trying to do is give a user permission to read a file, but unable to edit any permission or change ownership. (because if he change ownership to him, he can edit the permissions himself).

When I go into advanced permissions and deny "read permissions" for a user, great he can't edit any permissions, but now he can't even touch anything or read or open the file. When I allow "read permissions" and deny everything else, he can go into the permissions and change ownership to himself then edit all permissions? wth???!!

Is there a way to do this? so that the user can't hack in and change ownership to himself and edit all the permissions. Under advanced permissions, I see take ownership, and i deny it, but it doesn't matter if the user has "read permissions" he will be able to change ownership to himself. I'm so lost I've tried every combination!!!!

Answer:User Permissions

If the User you are trying to create permissions for is on an Admin account, the only way to do it is through Group Policy Editor and set it up specifically for that user.

If it is over a Network, they cant change their permissions on your shared files. That can only be done on your machine via the Admin account.

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Question: User Permissions

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!

Answer:User Permissions

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Question: user permissions

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!

Answer: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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Can't log into phone with msft account. Im running build 10.0.15252.0

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This is related to the following thread:

We have a Progress database box running server 2003. Our web server box runs server 2000. I need to grant the IIS Anonymous account on the web server Read&Execute permissions to the Progress database folder on our database server. Can someone tell me how to do this.

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I have a tower here with XP Home, and there's 3 user accounts, and all 3 have had the user permission completely torqued. When I try to run anything, I get a ". . . file not found" error. This applies to the Device Manager, most other built-in system tools, and it also applies to any 3rd party software. BUT- if I right click on a file and select "Run as.." and then just click OK w/o changing anything, the file will run just fine until it needs a DLL or other file, then I immediately get the ". . . file not found" error. So- is there an easy way to rebuild/reset/repair the user permissions?

(I'm having a deja vu here.... I think I posted a similar thread a few months ago.... yeah.... here it is: )

Answer:Serious problem with XP user permissions

Re: Serious problem with XCP user permissions

:-o I just realized that I screwed up the title of this thread. rolleyes Obviously, I hit the "C" at the same time I hit the "X" and ended up with "XCP" . . . DOH! So, it should say "Serious problem with XP user permissions". Whatever....

So, I have yet to find an answer to this issue, and (unfortunately), this seems to happen fairly often. Well, maybe not often, but I run into this same issue maybe 4-5 times a year, and I always end up formatting and reloading a clean OS 'cuz nothing else seems to work.

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While trying to delete the old windows files after an upgrade it kept denying deletion because TrustedInstaller wouldn't allow it so I tried to change ownership from TrustedInstaller to to administrators group and things went down hill from here. apparently a 2nd group of administrators was created and by mistake I deleted the old (original) one, there is also a user called 'CREATOR OWNER' which I deleted too but shows up somehow on other files. It won't allow me to delete these files and asks for permissions from administrators which apparently now is a separate group.

How do I fix this cluster&$^&#? thanks.

For more illustration, this is what it looks like:

Answer:I messed with User permissions..

Hello and welcome to TenForums

If you have set up system restore points the simplest way to fix this is to revert back to a earlier point in time.

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This might be more advance than I have tried before with user permissions.On a Vista desktop, I have two external drives. What I like to do is have an account that has:> No access to certain folders on C:.> No access to external A.> No access to all folders, but say one or two, on external B.Possible? If software is needed, only full freeware please.Thank you.I reply as fast as I can, but it could be hours or months.

Answer:How to Set Advance User Permissions

You can do that with the Permissions built in to Windows.Just right-click on the drive or folder you want to restrict access to >>Click Security tab, click Edit.

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Hi, I apologise if this isn't the right place for this, but I don't see a Server 2003 topic anywhere.

We've inherited the job of IT Support of a large company (7 servers) and everything's going great except it's a nightmare finding out how things are already set up. We've been asked what folders a certain user has access to, and I'm sure there must be an easier way to find out than by looking at every folder shared on the whole network.

Is there some kind of Report function that will give me a list of his permissions across the domain? Or is there a script somewhere that will do it? I know there are commands to list permissions on a certain folder, but I've got too many folders to do that one by one..

Answer:List of user's permissions

You could right a basic batch file or vbscript that traverses all the directories and files and pipes it to xcacls and then pipes it to the find command to find only permissions for a certain user.

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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)

Answer: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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Hi folks,

I'm a reasonably technical person running Win 7 Home Premium, but I'm not much of an "OS guy" and I'm struggling a bit with permissions.

My system is configured with the OS on the C: drive, and it has been customized so that my user profile (My Documents, etc.) is stored on the E: drive, for space reasons.

The problem is, I want to keep my user data separate from my kids' accounts. However, I logged in as my son today and realized that I can see all of my data on the e:\ drive! I can browse to e:\users\myusername, and can see everything in my profile.

Does anyone have any idea what I can do to make it so he can't see that data? I should mention that I'm the only administrator on the box, and if I look at the properties for the e:\users\myusername folder, it shows that both "Administrators" and "Users" have full permission. Can I just remove the "Users" permission?



Answer:User Permissions Not Working?

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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.


Answer: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 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.

Answer: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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I've set up a user account on my Vista laptop for when my grandchildren use it-aged 11 and 9.I notice that certain programs-utilities,and others, are present on the desktop when they log in, and I'd like to change them so they can't be accessed.Presumably, deleting the shortcut won't do.(I've set up parental controls for their account)I know when installing programs, one has the option of stipulating which accounts can access them, but I can't find how to change this later.

Answer:User permissions for programs

Right click on the icon and go to properties. from there go to security tab and select the account you have set up for them. Then click the edit button, and you can adjust the permissions they can have.HTHmac

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I am new to setting up users accounts in XP pro. I am the only user of this computer so I have setup one limited account for myself to do all general work on except adminisatrative tasks. My problem is that whenever I want to move a file, rename a file etc as a limited user I get an error message saying - "Access denied Make sure that the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use". At the time no other users accounts are logged on and the disk is not full, I can do these actions as an administrator but not as a limited user. Could someone help me setup this account so I can do these simple tasks



Answer:Limted user's permissions with XP Pro

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(Sorry if this is in the wrong area I cant find any area of this forums relating to user accounts).

So I changed my user account to the Windows 7 Super Admin account because I am easily annoyed when a computer tries to lock me out of areas :P I am completely okay with this and have no issues. However, many people keep telling me all about how this is a very bad thing to do, e.g. if I get a virus the virus has full control of my system. I dont disagree with this and I can understand it, I just find the benefits of super admin outweigh the risk considering I generally know what I am doing, how to avoid viruses, etc.

I have considered though swapping back to a regular admin account and enabling UAC, however there is so much data, programs installed, program preferences, etc stored on my user, last time I changed it was about a month before things were back to normal. Does anyone know how I could just change the permissions of my current account (the super admin account)?

I somehow doubt it is possible, considering this is the super admin account, if anyone instead knows of a good user migration tool that can transfer data from user to user that would also be great.


Answer:Changing User Permissions

If you were to change the permissions which applied to your current account, you would effectively be changing the permissions for the system admin account. Anything executed or done as system admin would be within the confines of the set parameters, which may have an effect on certain applications, depending on how they are coded.

To draw comparison, its like having superuser and user in linux, and allowing su only to do what user can do, thus eliminating any possibility of using elevated permissions through su (su or sudo would still happen, superuser still exists, but permissions would be rejected)

It is slightly different with Windows 7, and it wouldn't be that drastic, but there are some processes I believe which rely on the system administrator account.

That being said, I'm not sure how you would go about stripping the Sytem Admin account of its power in the first place, or even if its possible.

I sounded much more helpful in my head than I actually was. Ah well :/

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I set up my administrator account and standard user account. Both are Live. Alienware Laptop. On the standard account, users can not even run a game (original Fable that requires disk to start up) without it asking for my password. Which is not always convenient seeing as how I work and all. How do I allow standard users to run programs but not make changes to the computer? So far I have not seen any threads about this. I've been going around in circles in control panel searching for anything that would allow me to grant permission permanently but so far I have found nothing.

Answer:Standard User Permissions

Hello SquishyBell, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Normally you could use the method in the tutorial below to allow a standard user to "Run as administrator" a program without getting an UAC prompt, but this does not always work with games. If you like, you could give it a try to see if it may work for you.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,

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I got a new PC a while ago and i think the permissions are messed up. Sometimes i get "you don't have enough permissions to uninstall this software. contact the systems administrator" thingies, etc.
Is there any way i can "reset" permissions and then give myself all the admin rights?

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I had to hard reboot my computer a few times yesterday and upon rebooting the last time, I got a message saying that Windows had to recover the registry and that it was successful.

Ever since then all the access restrictions on my User account (admin type account not restricted), have been all messed up.

For example, I cannot get into the Catalyst Control Center to adjust my video card's options.

How do I repair my user permissions?

Answer:How Do I Repair User Permissions in XP?

I dont know how extensive the issue is, but you could try logging in as the true administrator, and edit the permissions from local group policy for the User account you use that has admin rights.

I did have a similar issue on a clients computer, and I ended up just creating a new user account with admin rights, and transferring the personal documents over (then deleting the first account)......he had very little to transfer though.

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I have recently had to format my hard drive and install a fresh. Before i did this i pulled some documents that i wanted onto a dvd.Once new copy of windows was installed i pulled the files over. I have now noticed that any file that i place into my documents i cant open or delete and i get a message saying "Access is denied,Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currenty in use". I need to access some files for school and also to delete files off my pc but i cant because of this. I have created a new folder called my documents under my local drive and have placed files in here and i can open them and edit them all i want and i dont get a error but it does when i try and use the my documents that was created for my profile. Also i dont know if this will help you understand my predicament and that is that i just copied all the documents and settings of my old profile that got formated to my new profile on my fresh copy of windows.

PLEASE HELP ME! ( I have GCSE'S (exams) to write in a few weeks and need the data)

Thank you in advance

Teen in need

Answer:Help desperatley with user permissions

What OS are you using? I'm going to guess that its XP

What you may need to do is to take ownership of those files, instructions are here;en-us;308421&sd=tech you can just do it right away if you are using XP Pro, BUT if you are using XP Home then you will need to boot into safe mode first then follow the instructions.

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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
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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?

Answer:User Permissions all messed up

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I have set up a laptop running Windows 7 with an Administrator Account and a general User Account (not the Windows 7 Guest). When I log on to the User Account, I get two *.exe files trying to load which require administrator permissions. The files are part of the laptop manufacturers maintenance suite which manages laptop battery use etc so they are OK to run.

How do I give permission for these *.exe files to load automatically when the User Account starts up?



Answer:Permissions on User Accounts

well, u can add exceptions.
1. go to Start>run type "msconfig" then press Enter or click run.
the system config will popup on the desktop.
2. go to "startup" tab.
3. un-mark the desired "[your program].exe" program.
press enter. and restart the pc.
it will turn off the program that was starting automatically.
the ms config would be like this
type "UAC" on start manu
goto "change user accounts settings"
turn the slider to "never notify"
click ok/done
or C:
To mark an application to always run elevated


Right-click an application that is not likely to have been assigned an administrative token, such as a word processing application.

Click Properties, and then select the Compatibility tab.

Under Privilege Level, select Run this program as an administrator, and then click OK.

these may works for u.
i am with B. so it never bothers me. have a nice day

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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.

Answer:something looks wired about my user permissions

you probably have your built in Admin account disabled.

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Booted the computer today. Started a media player to listen to radio. Everything fine. Tried to start another program. Message box informed me Windows unable to access file.You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. Now I cannot run any programs.

There is only one user account. I cannot create another because I cannot run Control Panels either. I cannot drag and drop. I can't even shut the computer down except through the Task Manager. I can't even find a way to boot into Safe Mode to see what I could do there. I am trying to avoid reinstalling everything. Help.

Answer:User Owner has no permissions

FIRST try this:Boot to your WinXP Setup CD
At the 1st window with the Repair option on the bottom Statusbar, do that to open the Repair Console
When you get to the Repair Console's Command Prompt enter CHKDSK C: /R (the R is not a typo)
Let CHKDSK do its thing, then reboot
Also, running CHKDSK from the desktop (via Start menu, Accessories, Command Prompt) by entering CHKDSK C: /F (the F is not a typo), occasionally. This should be part of your general system maintenance routine. Note that this will require a reboot to actually run.

SECOND: You ARE running an up-to-date AntiVirus program, correct?

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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

Answer:user account permissions

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

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While trying to delete the old windows files after an upgrade it kept denying deletion because TrustedInstaller wouldn't allow it so I tried to change ownership from TrustedInstaller to to administrators group and things went down hill from here. apparently a 2nd group of administrators was created and by mistake I deleted the old (original) one, there is also a user called 'CREATOR OWNER' which I deleted too but shows up somehow on other files. It won't allow me to delete these files and asks for permissions from administrators which apparently now is a separate group.

How do I fix this cluster&$^&#? thanks.

For more illustration, this is what it looks like:

Answer:I messed with User permissions..

Hello and welcome to TenForums

If you have set up system restore points the simplest way to fix this is to revert back to a earlier point in time.

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hi, first off thanks to anyone who can give me any help at all. i REALLY appreceate it.

*if you don't care about the story/song & dance just skip to the last paragraph.*

i'm looking to possibly set some strict local policies/restrictions using windows XP home.this is all local too.

ok, here's the scenario: my girlfriend gets back from college with her new computer. family is using a pentium 166....yeah i know, stop they decide its high time they all use her computer. silly, but whatever. she didn't mind. the problem is this: they are real dolts at running a computer. these are the kind of people who you ask to specifically NOT to install something and the first thing they do is go ahead and do it times.

long story short, she's the most expereinced computer user there (sad...really really sad....) and we want to keep her as administrator and the default log on a user account. i can do this easy so it totally bypasses the admin account right into windows. simple. the problem is that i am an absolute DUNCE with networking/permission stuff like this.

does anyone know any tutorials on creating strict polocies such as allowing what files can be accesses/written to by a specific user? is there a way to prevent a user from installing programs? anything at all....i looked through windows help and found it pretty useless (what else is new..)

thanks again guys, i REALLY appreceate this

Answer:User permissions in WinXP?

Just put passwords on all accounts other than the guest account.

The guest account doesn't have write priveleges to the system drive outside of some temp directories and the "%systemroot%\documents and settings\guest".

Thus the only place they could install a program is to thir local profile, and that's deleted each time the guest logs out. If you want to allow them to save files somewhere, you could make a separate section of the drive writable to the guest account.

Note that some poorly written programs will fail when dooing this. Some programs don't correctly go out to temp directores of the user profile for storage, rather they use the directory they were installed to. For example, if you tried to save a Diablo2 game in progress, it would fail since I thing that game keeps it's save games in the program files. In that case though, you could specifically give the user rights to write to the savegame directory.

Edit: If it wasn't already clear, the ability to install a program is equivelent of writing that program to disk. By default a normal user doesn't have write access to any system directories (including program files) so they can't install programs into those locations. However they could install a program to any place that they have write access to (like into their profile directory, on to their desktop as an example). However, for programs to run they often need write access to save files. The gue... Read more

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I would like to have a detailed list of the permissions available for each user type in Windows XP namely: Local Administrators, Power Users, and Standard Users. I have already researched on the internet but I have not yet seen a detailed list of the available permissions for each user account type. The more specific permissions the better (the ones that I am seeing on the internet only provide a general description on what permissions are allowed for each user type.

Here are some links that I already have (although these are not very specific):

Thank you!

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How do you set permissions on user accounts in XP Pro??
I built my mom a rig and She has admin access, but my brothers want to use the system also to surf and such. Guest or limited accounts can’t access the modem, or even USB storage.
Additionally, I want to cutoff access to installing programs, deleting history/temp Internet files… and running certain programs.
Does XP do this without a fight or do I need a separate program.

Answer:How do you set permissions on user accounts in XP Pro??

Try making them Power Users.

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Hi, I have 2 XP machines using SP2, what I am trying to do is use the remote user function of perfect disk 7.0 so that I can defrag my other computer from my main computer. The computers are networked correctly, sharing works and the like. But when I try to access perfect disk on computer 2 it tells me I do not have permission to access the program, and that I need to be a member of the admin group. Could someone please explaine to me what I need to do to add computer 1 to the admin group of computer 2, or give me a link to a web page that will explaine it. Thank you

If this post is not in the right place, could a admin move it for me...thanks

Answer:Remote user permissions

If your running xp home you can not perform that.

Here is an explination of your error from the manufacturer of PerfectDisk

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I'd like to share a folder only for a certain user on a LAN. I'm on Win7-hp and the user is on XP-h. But when I go to assign permissions, the Location field only allows choices from my Win7 machine. If I put the XP user's name in directly, it flags that error.

The Win7 user is an admin, and I've tried this with both an XP admin and user account.

Surely there is some way to do this? Or alternatively, is there some way to do this via subnets?


Answer:Permissions for user on network

The easiest way to do this is to set up a another standard User account on your machine then set up another seperate standard User account on the XP machine then share the special secret files between those two User accounts. This will keep anyone else on the network locked out of those file shares.

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I have windows XP. I already have an admin account.

I now want to create 2 more accounts, one for games and one for work. Is there a way to assign permissions to each profile regarding what programs they can run? (I don't want the work one to be able to play games and the other way around.)

Answer:User profile permissions?

Here is the result of a search of the Microsoft Knowledge Base

If you find what you need print the article for reference.

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i have xp pro with 4 user accounts,

1 admin(me)
and 3 limited user accounts

how can i give these limited accounts more permissions i.e cancelling print jobs and changing time without enabling them to make system wide changes or have admin powers??


Answer:assigning user permissions

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I'm running Vista Ultimate, with a Linux-based (LaCie) NAS ethernet disk array.With the NAS array, I've created a share, and have several users assigned to the share.All the users have full r/w access, except I want to deny another user any access to some folders underneath the share, like backup folders, as I don't want them displayed on a separate multimedia device.I do not want to have separate shares.With the Vista folder access, I'm getting permission denied - I can do anything with the files/dirs, but I cannot take ownership of them with the Linux user account (properties -> security -> add user) it finds the accounts ok.Neither can I can deny access to any folders: If I add a user "Linux User ...(NASDisk01\eva)", and try to deny any access, I get "Access is denied" to the files and dir.If I add the NAS array "admin" user, I cannot change any permissions.The NAS array doesn't have any granular access controls that I can see from the GUI.Many thanksJack

Answer:Vista/NAS user permissions

I'm now trying to move some files onto a second share to test this.For some files (not all), it seems I can move/rename the files within one share, but I cannot delete or move them to the second share, as I don't have permission.

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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?

Answer:User Permissions Screwed Up

Hi -

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

Please follow these steps -

Regards. . .


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I need some help. I am trying to stop users from changing the permissions on their profiles.


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I need a list that will tell me all of the changes made in Windows XP from 2000.


In Windows 2000 a POWER user could use the "net use" command to capture a LPT port for a network pritner.

In Windows XP a POWER user cannot. Microsoft changed it to improve security.

Here is the knoweldge base article about it.

So, what else did they change? I would really like to see a simple list of some kind with this information. I have looked and looked and asked on many different forums. I have yet to find any info about this.

Answer:User permissions in XP vs 2000

This is a common question. Common enough for me to author a page on xp pro's permissions.

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I have XP Home, and I have my own account with full access, obviously, and also an account for one of my daughters, with limited access.

I want to be able to stop her downloading .exe, .zip, .bat, .pif, etc (all files that can do harm), but allow her to download pictures, mp3 files, video's etc.

Is this possible with XP Home, or do I need third-party software? If so, what do you recommend?

Answer:User permissions on XP Home

Originally posted by cuemasterfl
A solitary bump. Click to expand...
Try making a guest account?

Other than that you will probably need third party software

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I'm currently using Windows XP Professional Edition. For some reason all my accounts including the administrative accounts are limited to guest priviledges. All my original passwords for the accounts still work. I want to be able to change the permissions on these accounts back to administrator accounts but the OS won't let me since I do not have administrative permissions on any of the accounts that are on the computer.

Answer:Windows XP Pro User Permissions

If you boot into 'Safe Mode' you should be able to access the main 'Administrator' account, unless it has been deleted or corrupted. This account doesn't show on the login screen if there are other accounts present, so hopefully no one has messed with its settings. HTH

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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!

Answer: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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my ex found me a used laptop when mine broke a couple of years ago, and back then i didn't know much beyond internet and file explorer well.... but lately, as i've gotten braver and learned how to trouble shoot some stuff on my own fairly well, i've notice a few places in my folders and files where his name comes up with permissions. He doesn't have an account on my pc whatsover.

is there a way to sort folders that he has given himself permissions to, or any way to remove permissions for him specifically. i've posted this in the microsoft help forums and hear crickets chirping...

so to breakdown the important questions-

i'm sure if he has my pc and is using it for some reason, he can get into stuff/delete/makes changes to the files he's given himself permissions for... at least i'm pretty sure. Is this true?

can he get into stuff using his microsoft account remotely?

and how can i remove him from any permissions on my pc without screwing my own pc up in tribute to him? lol

i'm pretty comfy with adding myself to permissions, i've done it in my homegroup with no tragedies so far... so if i manually need to remove his i can, i just don't know how to find all the places he's lurking around...

oh windows7 is whats running. i also have a windows 8.1 laptop he's fiddled with a while back and would like to make sure he's not anywhere inside that pc either.

Answer:is there a way to sort permissions by user?

Try resetting the file permissions as follows.

Download Windows Repair by and unzip the contents into a newly created folder on your desktop.

Run Repair_Windows.exe by double clicking on it ( if you are running Vista or Win 7, use right click and select Run As Administrator)
Select the Start Repairs tab, then click the Start button.
Create a System Restore point if prompted.
On the next screen, click the Unselect All button to deselect all repairs.
Now select the following repair options:
* Reset File Permissions​
On the lower right side check the box to Restart/Shutdown System When Finished
Make sure the Restart System radio button is enabled.
Shutdown any other programs that you are running before continuing.
Click the Start button.
Be patient while the tool repairs the selected items.
It should reboot automatically when finished. If it does not then reboot it yourself.


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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.

Answer: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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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?

Answer: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 running 2k3 server with all pc's being 2000 and XP. My issue is that I am the administrator and I would like my assistant to be able to login to the pc's to just install and remove software. With no access to windows settings and all other domain/network settings, and without making him an administrator. Is this possible? Through AD or locally?

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I would like to have a detailed list of the permissions available for each user type in Windows 7 namely: Local Administrators, Power Users, and Standard Users. I have already researched on the internet but I have not yet seen a detailed list of the available permissions for each user account type. The more specific permissions the better (the ones that I am seeing on the internet only provide a general description on what permissions are allowed for each user type.

Thank you!

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I keep all my personal and business data on a 2TB Passport external drive and back up key parts of it daily to two other external drives using robocopy. I've been doing this for years.
Since I upgraded to Windows 10, however, I keep getting the error I mentioned above (in the subject line). Robocopy complains that some file or directory on the **destination** drive is unreadable, and sure enough, I am unable to delete the file. I've tried both File Assassin and File Unlocker. File Assassin complains that it cannot see the file. File Unlocker claims to delete it, but I still see it in Windows Explorer, even after rebooting. The only way to get rid of the file is to boot in safe mode and delete it.
Problem is: this keeps reoccurring in different places in the filesystem !!!
Relevant facts:
* It occurs on *both* of my backup drives, which suggests to my mind that the problem is not with the backup device.
* Again, it occurs with different files in different places. There's no detectable pattern as far as location.
* CHKDSK reports no problems on any of my disks
* SFC reports no problems on any of my filesystems
For now, I've settled on the following work-around: I tell robocopy to ignore read errors:
For EX: robocopy g:\data q:\data /mir /R:0 /W:0
So now robocopy runs to completion instead of hanging, but it reports FAILURES.
I am worried about my data and would appreciate guidance and suggestions.

Answer:Windows 10 robocopy ERROR 1392 (0x00000570) file or directory is corru

Have you disabled Fast Startup?

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I'm trying to migrate a robocopy based backup from XP (where it does work) to Windows 7.  The backup job simply copies a directory on the local PC to a network drive on the file server using a batch file which contains the following:
robocopy "C:\projects" "N:\backup" /e /s /r:1 /w:1 /log+:backuplog.txt
The user account it is running under has full access to the network drive (N:).  When I run the batch file directly from the command line it works perfectly.  It also used to work without issue on a Windows XP machine.  UAC is disabled.
Whenever the task runs it fails with the error code 0x10.

Answer:Robocopy fails as scheduled task in Windows 7 with error code 0x10

10 (0xA) The environment is incorrect.
I would reciommend using UNC paths (\\server\share\folder\) instead of mapped drives and specifying full paths in quotes whenever possible (not backuplog.txt, but "c:\logs\backuplog.txt"MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP

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I've upgraded my home network file server to Windows 7 from XP.
The server houses all the media and photo files.
When it ran on XP, I had no trouble adding/deleting files on the serer from another computer on the same network.
But with the upgrade, I can read but cannot write or delete files on the server from another computer.
I've tried the file Properties - Security tab, but there seems to be no way to add a user from another computer.
Hours of search on the internet hasn't helped either.

Can someone enlighten me?

Answer:[Ultimate] How do you gant another LAN user permissions?

Hi! Take ownership of the folder

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I despair with my pc.
I bought a second hand HP Pro 3515 windows 7 pc last year. I have never been happy with the layers of complexity surrounding anything I try to do with it For example, I have been trying to install Google sketchup on it. I receive error 2203 when I try to install it, which indicates that i don?t have privileges to my own program files. Yet some other applications do install ok. Likewise I am not permitted to uninstall certain applications, but not all.
I am signed on as an administrator. It is the only user account
My C drive shows I have total control of all files folders and sub folders. But program files are a subfolder of my C drive. When I look in program files properties, it says I don?t have total control . When I try to change the setting , I am not permitted. ?trusted installer? A windows component , is the only entry with total control.
I don?t know why it needs to be this complicated, I only want to do simple things . I am the owner , administrator, and sole user of my computer. I would change it to windows xp if I could, but the machine does not support xp it seems. And I am not permitted to install xp mode.
Can someone help me to break its defiant spirit please?

Answer:[SOLVED] How can I reset my user permissions

Hi you could try enabling the hidden admin account to make change but remember to disable it when your finished 3 Ways to Enable Administrator Account in Windows 7

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I reverted back to a last known working config, from the safe mode menu, after I got malware that I couldn't get rid of. It was a good one. Power loss and everything. Now, my user profile, we'll call 'Ray', has errors when trying to access anything from mIRC, to Firefox, PaintBrush, SpyBot, Adobe, etc... and anything in between. I get the pop-up that looks like this(I can't screenshot on that profile, sorry):The pathnames in the title look correct. I can't access regedit, I can't access system from the Control Panel. I've checked google for 2 days now and I have found nothing helpful, other than "Does that profile have admin permissions?" and the answer is yes. From profile Admin, I can see that Ray has admin permissions. I've had people suggest environmental variables, registry changes in the CDM key (which I don't have in local_machines for some reason).Sorry I can't follow most the rules with pasting logs from the programs you've requested. They won't work on that profile. I am running Windows XP SP2 on an HP laptop.As a side note, my scrolling on the touchpad no longer works on that profile either. Minor in comparison. I'm sure I can fix that later.I'm a stay at home dad, so should be able to respond pretty quickly, as I will do the same thing I did yesterday; sit at the PC and Google the same question 100 different ways!

Answer:User Profile Permissions broken (I think)

I would try following the steps in this guide:

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