moving files that win 7 says you can't...

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by stevae, May 2, 2009.

  1. stevae

    stevae New Member

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    i just wanted to know if there is a way to move a file that win says you don't have permission, or privileges to move? i certainly gave myself admin privileges when i setup my user account, and turned off all user account funcx's, but still have win 7 telling me that i can't move a file, or that i need admin priv., even though i am the admin.
    anyone know how to overcome this...?
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Click the file or directory, an dchoose properties. , then the Security tab, click Edit, select your username in the list and check the box for full Control.
     
  3. whoosh

    whoosh Cooler King
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    Yes . that should do it :)

    Have you tried this for extra help ?

    http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
     
  4. stevae

    stevae New Member

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    yep. i love unlocker, but have only used it for deleting something that win won't otherwise let me. i will look further into its abilities. thanks!
     
  5. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Good idea whoosh,

    I've got that on my system as well.

    Nice to cleanup those index.dat files that grow to over 2MB in size.
     
  6. whoosh

    whoosh Cooler King
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    Hey ty :) Its a good bit of kit :)
     
  7. Kevj

    Kevj New Member

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    MS issued an update the other day that resolved this problem with folder security permissions, check your windows update, if it hasn't already been installed, it'll be waiting there :)
     
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    whoosh Cooler King
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    Hey thanks good news :)
     
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    No problem happy to help :)
     

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