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Allow copying from network to protected OS folders

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Allow copying from network to protected OS folders


    Hey guys,

    I'm searching like crazy but I can't seem to find a solution. I like to disable to protection that prevents me from copying files from a mapped network drive directly to \Windows\etc. I need to copy the file to a local drive first and I find that annoying.

    I've already disabled zone security warnings and the open file warning but this one I can't seem to find.

    And please don't preach security to me, I'm aware of the risks and I'd like to decide for myself what I can and can't do, thank you :P.

    Thanks for the help!

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You would have to make an Admin share, rather than a Homegroup share. Enable the administrator account and give it a simple password, then use that account in Advanced File Sharing. Give it ALL permissions. Use that account to access the Windows 8 system when you map the System drive.

    I've always used this kind of MS networking for LAN's and it's never prevented me from moving stuff into my windows folder from a remote machine.

    Let me make a screenshot of my share

    Click image for larger version

    There you go, you can add either "Administrator" or "AdministratorS", the settings are in "Permissions" - Give these users all three permissions.

    PS - Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thanks, but I think you misunderstand.

    I'm not copying to the network, I'm copying from the network. Windows 8 is not allowing me to copy something to C:\Windows\system32 if the source is network. If I copy it to my desktop first, it works fine.

    Ps. I'm not using homegroups, I use advanced sharing. I'm admin locally, and admin on the shares as well.
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It won't let you drag something in from a network drive TO your windows folder?

    Ok I see what you mean. Is it giving you THIS error?

    Click image for larger version

    I've never tried it like that, and I have both PCs set up with sharing the exact same way. But you are correct, it is not allowing it to me moved directly into the Windows folder.

    I'd just go to the second system and drag it to your target system from there.


    Edit - It will not allow me to copy from the remote drive to ANY protected areas of my System drive, and it gives me THIS error when I try:

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Exactly, I just don't get that popup because I've disabled and tweaked a few other things as mentioned in the OP. But essentially, that is the problem right there.
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  6. #6


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Do it the reverse way. Windows 8 has some really irritating security settings on system files and folders.



    I lookd up https://www.google.com/search?q=0x80...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    and I found a few "solutions" let me check them out, the MS solutiuons never work.
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    What do you mean, the reverse way?
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  8. #8


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Go to the system from which you want to copy from, and copy it into your remote windows drive from there, I just did it here, and I was able to. I copied something from my computer into the Windows folder on my other system.
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  9. #9


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Something someone said here:

    Is It Correct????

    Is your UAC set to the lowest possible setting on all machines?

    Also, it seems like you are describing default behaviour, there really is no way to change it to give you access the way you want:

    Creating a new file in C: drive gives error 0x80070522 Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Last edited by XweAponX; 26 Jul 2013 at 15:57.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thanks, appreciate the help.

    Honestly I'm not sure what happened, but it's working. It still asks me to provide administrator permission which is fine, but clicking 'Continue' now copies the file, whereas in the past it woudn't even popup and just do nothing. On my other system it still gives the 'location not found' popup like you had above, but it could be I still need to run the zone security and open file warning scripts.

    I'm sorry I can't provide details as to what fixed it, I've not done anything ... I was asleep for the past few hours :P.
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