"You need permission to perform this action"

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by lrcite, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. lrcite

    lrcite New Member

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    Greetings,

    I downloaded a file to my desktop. I plugged in my USB external hard drive to transfer my downloaded file to the USB external hard drive. I got a dialog box telling me that "You need permission to perform this action"

    I am the only user on my computer. I have an adminstrative account. So this dialog box is telling me I need permission to drag the file on my desktop to my USB external hard drive. I do not understand why I need permission since I am the administrator and the only user on my computer.

    I am on Windows 7 with Service Pack 1.

    The file is Internet Explorer 8 for Vista. I want to put this file on my Vista Computer. I know I could go to my Vista Computer and download the file. But I am just curious as to why I get this dialog box.

    How do I get around this situation so I can put the file on my USB external hard drive?

    Thanks in advance for your help and support.

    lrcite
     
  2. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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  3. lrcite

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    Mike,

    Thank you very much. I appreciate your help.

    lrcite
     

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