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Cannot copy a file from PC A to PC B in homegroup ??

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 pro

    Cannot copy a file from PC A to PC B in homegroup ??


    Hi! I'll try to be schematic, brief and as clear as possible.


    • I have two PCs, A and B.
    • I have set a Home Group.
    • Windows 8.1.


    Working in PC A: I can copy a file from PC B into PC A but if I try copying a file from the computer I'm in into the other one I get a message saying
    "Access to the destination folder denied. You need permission to perform this action."
    Why is this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello ThunderRoad, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    See if this may help for the computer you are copying to.

    • Add the Public folder to each library. For example, the "C:\Users\Public\Public Videos" to the Videos library.
    • Make the added public Videos folder the default public save location for the Videos library.


    Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

    Library - Set Default & Public Save Locations in Windows 8

    Afterwards, see if you are able to copy the folder over.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 pro


    Hey Brink thanks for the quick answer! ^^

    I had some trouble adding a public folder to the library in one of the PCs (no idea why) but managed to do it eventually and now it works like a charm. Thanks a lot for your solution!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. Glad it could help.
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