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Files moved over network, get access denied when modifying

  1. #1

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1

    Files moved over network, get access denied when modifying

    Alright, so I just recently got a new computer that has Windows 8.1, compared to my old one having Windows 7. I tried to transfer all of the files/folders over to the new one over the network and everything worked just fine. However, whenever I tried to modify any of the files that were transferred from the old one such as a png or txt file and overwrite the original through the program, I was always given an error box that said "access denied."

    I'm pretty sure this is meaning that I need to get administrator privileges from the old PC, but I'm not sure how I would do that. Anybody know a solution to this? My only option is to save the version to another folder then move it to where the original one was.

    If anything else needs to be specified, just let me know.

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  2. #2

    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Hi and welcome Cheesycoke

    Try this process, probably the easiest for matters at hand. This is a tutorial by Brink about a reg add-on called take ownership.

    Just a query, are the files staying on 8.1 or are you having to transfer too and from all the time?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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