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Access-denied error trying to paste data from a user account to another.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Hockey Is Erick, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. Hockey Is Erick

    Hockey Is Erick Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to transfer the data from my administrator user account (C:\Documents and Settings\Owner) to a new administrator user account (C:\Documents and Settings\Erick). But, when I try to paste the data from the Owner folder to the Erick folder, I get an access-denied error for some folders during the transfer process. I tried using the XP Home Safe Mode Administrator account to perform this task, but same result. How do I complete the data-transfer process?
     
  2. Hockey Is Erick

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    I figured it out, but after copying the data from the Owner user account to the Erick user account and logging onto the Erick user account, none of my settings or registry tweaks were applied to the Erick user account. Did something go wrong?
     
  3. jmwills

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    This could happen if the original account had removed inherited permissions.

    What you need to do is "Take Ownership" of the files. Access is granted by SID not by account name. As an adminisatrtor you can take ownership of any files and grant yourself access and rights.

    Google the phrase "Take Ownership of Files" your answer is there.
     
  4. Hockey Is Erick

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    Yes, I did that. Most of my data made the transition except settings. And I'm wondering why.
     
  5. jmwills

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    If you took ownership of that folder, you have full control. No questions asked.

    A program named RoboCopy will transfer Files and Settings from one machine to another. I think it is free.
     
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