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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by PreludingCorpse, Feb 10, 2007.

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  1. PreludingCorpse

    PreludingCorpse Thread Starter

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    OS:Vista Ultimate 32bit
    Mobo:Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe
    CPU:AM2 Athlon 64 X2 FX Dual Core 5200+
    RAM:8G Kingston DDR2 800Mhz
    GPU: Gigabit Nvidia Geforce 8800GTX(non SLI)
    HDD:2x 160G Raid C:\ Main
    HDD:1x 500G D:\ Storage
    Optical:Memorex mega Blueray/DVDRW


    Ok here is what happend, i wanted to put "Username" on D:\ so if i had to reformat my main drive my stuff would be safe. Knowing Vista is different and has problems i tested it first (lucky for me) so here is what i did:

    *Open "Username"
    *Right click Contacts
    *Click Properties
    *Click Location
    *Typed D:\Username\Contacts
    *Click Apply
    *Dialog"The folder "D:\Username\Contacts" does not exist. Would you like to create it?" Click Yes
    *Dialog"Do you want to move all of the files from the old location to the new location?
    Old location: C:\Users\Username\Contacts
    New location: D:\Username\Contacts
    We recommend moving all of the files or you will see two ‘Contacts’ folders inside the ‘LordRaiden’ folder in Windows Explorer." Click Yes
    *Dialog"You need to confirm this operation." Click Continue
    *Dialog"Windows needs your permission to continue." Click Continue
    *Now my contacts is successfully located at D:\Username\Contacts
    *Open "Username"
    *Contacts folder is still there but the icon has changed from the default blue Contact folder to the Blank Yellow folder
    *Open Contacts in C:\Users\Username
    *Folder is empty
    *Decide that i don't like it
    *Open D:\Username
    *Right Click Contacts
    *Click Properties
    *Click Location
    *Type C:\Users\Username\Contacts
    *Click Apply
    *Dialog"Do you want to move all of the files from the old location to the new location?
    Old location: D:\Username\Contacts
    New location: C:\Users\Username\Contacts
    We recommend moving all of the files or you will see two ‘Contacts’ folders inside the ‘LordRaiden’ folder in Windows Explorer." Click Yes
    *Dialog"You need to confirm this operation." Click Continue
    *Dialog"Windows needs your permission to continue." Click Continue
    *Error>You do not have permission to perform this action
    *Click Ok
    *Open D:\Username
    *Right Click Contacts
    *Click Properties
    *Click Security
    *Click my Username
    *Click Edit
    *Check Full Control
    *Click Apply
    *Click Location
    *Type C:\Users\Username\Contacts
    *Click Apply
    *Dialog"Do you want to move all of the files from the old location to the new location?
    Old location: D:\Username\Contacts
    New location: C:\Users\Username\Contacts
    We recommend moving all of the files or you will see two ‘Contacts’ folders inside the ‘LordRaiden’ folder in Windows Explorer." Click Yes
    *Dialog"You need to confirm this operation." Click Continue
    *Dialog"Windows needs your permission to continue." Click Continue
    *Error>Cannot create folder
    *Open C:\Users\Username
    *Right Click Contacts
    *Click Delete
    *Dialog"Are you sure you want to move this folder to the Recycling Bin?" Click Yes
    *Dialog"You need to confirm this operation." Click Continue
    *Dialog"Windows needs your permission to continue." Click Continue
    *Error>Access Denied, You do not have permission to perform this action
    *Right Click Contacts
    *Click Properties
    *Click Security
    *Click My Username
    *Click Edit
    *Check Full Control
    *Click Apply
    *Click Ok
    *Right Click Contacts
    *Click Delete
    *Dialog"Are you sure you want to move this folder to the Recycling Bin?" Click Yes
    *Dialog"You need to confirm this operation." Click Continue
    *Dialog"Windows needs your permission to continue." Click Continue
    *Error>Access Denied, You do not have permission to perform this action
    *Open D:\Username
    *Right Click Contacts
    *Click Properties
    *Click Location
    *Type C:\Users\Username
    *Click Apply
    *Dialog"Do you want to move all of the files from the old location to the new location?
    Old location: D:\Username\Contacts
    New location: C:\Users\Username
    We recommend moving all of the files or you will see two ‘Contacts’ folders inside the ‘LordRaiden’ folder in Windows Explorer." Click Yes
    *Dialog"You need to confirm this operation." Click Continue
    *Dialog"Windows needs your permission to continue." Click Continue
    *Contacts was successfully moved but now i have a big problem
    *"Username" is now "Contacts"
    *All Links/Paths are now broken
    *Nothing will run without getting errors having to do with temp files stored in "Username"
    *The Path is now C:\Users\Contacts
    *This path also exists now C:\Users\Contacts\Contacts>Folder is empty
    *C:\Users\Contacts\Contacts>Folder contains all "Username" files such as Pictures/Music/Videos
    *C:\Users\Contacts> Also contains all "Username" files such as Pictures/Music/Videos

    Someone please respond and tell me how to

    >Get rid of the empty Contacts folder i donot have access to
    >Put Contacts back in "Username"
    >Get "Username" to be "Username" again and not "Contacts"

    I am the only user on this pc, i am admin and have full access. If you need anymore info please ask, i will be checking this thread every hour.

    Thanks.
     
  2. PreludingCorpse

    PreludingCorpse Thread Starter

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    System Restore fixed it. ... phew.
     
  3. unbidden

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    Glad to hear restore worked; for future reference, here is how to take ownership of a file or folder in Vista:

    To take ownership of a folder
    1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.

    2. Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.

    3. Click Edit. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    4. Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.

    5. If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in this folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.

    6. Click OK.
     
  4. PreludingCorpse

    PreludingCorpse Thread Starter

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    if you read my steps youll notice i did take ownership and it still denied me access
     
  5. AJ 1

    AJ 1

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    I know this is an old topic, but I thought I would post a fix for this anyway. Maybe it will be able to help someone doing a search for this problem on Google.

    The first thing you need to do is disable simple file sharing on the XP machine.

    1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
    2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
    3. In the Advanced Settings section, clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box.
    4. Click OK.

    Okay, now that that's done do this.

    1. On the XP machine, right click the folder that you're trying to copy from and click the Sharing tab.
    2. If you haven't already, click on the Share This Folder radio button, and then type the name you want the share to show up as. I just left the default.
    3. Now click on the Security tab.
    4. In the box, click on Everyone, and in the box below make sure that Full Control is selected in the Allow column.
    5. Click Advanced. In the Permission Entries box under the name column, click the entry that says Everyone. At the bottom of the screen, there is a box you can click that says. "Replace permission entries on all child objects......." MAKE SURE THAT BOX IS CHECKED. This little box is the cause for three days of misery for me.

    Click Okay all the way out of the menu selections, and now you should be able to move any file from the folder on the XP machine to the Vista machine.
     
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