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Cant copy and paste

Last response: in Windows Vista
August 19, 2009 10:04:18 PM

Really annoying problem,

Fresh install of Vista SP2 ultimate, cant copy a file from desktop into the documents folder or anything similar! Can copy files to desktop though.

Error : 'You need permission to perform this action'. WTF!?

Account is an administrator account..

I have tried the 'take ownership' fix where i applied a reg entry and can now shift + right click a file and press take ownership of the directory, i did it for the whole users directory no luck. - Makes me mad im having to do this just trying to copy a file!

I have tired the fix of finding windows explorer in the start menu and right clicking and pressing 'run as administrator' as well.

Many thanks if anyone can help out.

More about : copy paste

August 19, 2009 10:05:39 PM

Edit: Permissions for the directory im trying to copy into seem normal as well.
August 19, 2009 11:47:56 PM

This is just a shot in the dark...

have you tried disabling UAC?

Also have you tried using the hidden administrator account to achieve this, I think it gives even higher administration privileges.
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August 20, 2009 9:33:45 PM

Try right clicking the file and use "Send To" My Documents instead.
April 15, 2010 1:58:07 AM

i dont know, but i have the same problem. just restarted my computer and everything works well after that.

-Nhoel of