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Cannot copy .SCR file

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Wakenaam, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. Wakenaam

    Wakenaam Thread Starter

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    Friends: Somehow my favourite screensaver got deleted and I am trying to copy it from another PC. I copied the .SCR file from this PC to a floppy, but when I try to copy this file onto the System32 directory I keep getting the message it cannot be copied. Any ideas how I can fix this? The website I got the screensaver from is no longer available. Windows XP Pro. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. fairnooks

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    The only thing I can think of is permissions. Are you trying to do this from an admin account and do you have any security software that might be blocking system folders from access?

    Also, can you copy it off the floppy somewhere else first like your documents, and then try moving it to System32?
     
  3. blaqDeaph

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    Are you running as a Limited User or Administrator?
     
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