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Anonymous
October 22, 2004 4:27:04 PM

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I am trying to copy files from a shared folder on my laptop to my desktop.
Both are running Windows XP. Every attempt fails because it says "Access
Denied." I am sitting at my desktop and browsing my laptop from it through
the network. Every attempt to copy the files fails because of "Access
Denied." When I look at the properties for the folder in question, Read-Only
is checked. I uncheck it and try again, but it fails again. I look at
Properties again, and the check mark has come back. This holds true for
every folder above that level, all the way up to Documents and Settings.
When I uncheck the box at that level, it asks if I want to apply the
attributes change to all subfolders, and I say "Yes." It then looks like it
goes through and makes the changes, but they do not stick. What's a fella to
do?

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Anonymous
October 22, 2004 5:36:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Read only for a folder means absolutely nothing.

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

Program Opens a File As Read-Only or Returns a Sharing Violation or "Access
Denied" Message When Opening from or Saving to a Network Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;328170

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:8E51A6B1-95C4-48D3-9827-50D7F9682F9E@microsoft.com,
Jim Speiser <Jim Speiser@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I am trying to copy files from a shared folder on my laptop to my
> desktop. Both are running Windows XP. Every attempt fails because it
> says "Access Denied." I am sitting at my desktop and browsing my
> laptop from it through the network. Every attempt to copy the files
> fails because of "Access Denied." When I look at the properties for
> the folder in question, Read-Only is checked. I uncheck it and try
> again, but it fails again. I look at Properties again, and the check
> mark has come back. This holds true for every folder above that
> level, all the way up to Documents and Settings. When I uncheck the
> box at that level, it asks if I want to apply the attributes change
> to all subfolders, and I say "Yes." It then looks like it goes
> through and makes the changes, but they do not stick. What's a fella
> to do?
Anonymous
October 22, 2004 7:19:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks for your response. Neither KB entry helped. The first one does not
seem to apply; I am copying FROM a network folder to a local one. The second
one mentions an OWNER tab or button, which I do not see.

Thx Again,

==JJS==


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Read only for a folder means absolutely nothing.
>
> HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421
>
> Program Opens a File As Read-Only or Returns a Sharing Violation or "Access
> Denied" Message When Opening from or Saving to a Network Folder
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;328170
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:8E51A6B1-95C4-48D3-9827-50D7F9682F9E@microsoft.com,
> Jim Speiser <Jim Speiser@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I am trying to copy files from a shared folder on my laptop to my
> > desktop. Both are running Windows XP. Every attempt fails because it
> > says "Access Denied." I am sitting at my desktop and browsing my
> > laptop from it through the network. Every attempt to copy the files
> > fails because of "Access Denied." When I look at the properties for
> > the folder in question, Read-Only is checked. I uncheck it and try
> > again, but it fails again. I look at Properties again, and the check
> > mark has come back. This holds true for every folder above that
> > level, all the way up to Documents and Settings. When I uncheck the
> > box at that level, it asks if I want to apply the attributes change
> > to all subfolders, and I say "Yes." It then looks like it goes
> > through and makes the changes, but they do not stick. What's a fella
> > to do?
>
>
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October 23, 2004 1:35:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

A fellsa is to ignore the read-only setting at the folder level, because
that's one of the quirks of XP. It's always indicating read-only at the
folder level, even if you've unset it and come back to look at it.
Forget it, that is not your problem.
The problem you're having is a permissions problem on the folder/files
you're trying to read/copy.
does the userid you're using on the laptop have file-system permissions on
the desktop, ie. is that userid defined on the desktop as well??

george


"Jim Speiser" <Jim Speiser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8E51A6B1-95C4-48D3-9827-50D7F9682F9E@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to copy files from a shared folder on my laptop to my desktop.
> Both are running Windows XP. Every attempt fails because it says "Access
> Denied." I am sitting at my desktop and browsing my laptop from it
> through
> the network. Every attempt to copy the files fails because of "Access
> Denied." When I look at the properties for the folder in question,
> Read-Only
> is checked. I uncheck it and try again, but it fails again. I look at
> Properties again, and the check mark has come back. This holds true for
> every folder above that level, all the way up to Documents and Settings.
> When I uncheck the box at that level, it asks if I want to apply the
> attributes change to all subfolders, and I say "Yes." It then looks like
> it
> goes through and makes the changes, but they do not stick. What's a fella
> to
> do?
>
Anonymous
October 23, 2004 1:35:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

OK, that makes sense. So here is more info:
I am able to copy other files from the laptop to the desktop with no
problem. It is JUST the files in this one folder on the laptop that will not
copy to the desktop. So the problem, I assume, is with these particular
files on the laptop. (They happen to be .mp3's, if that makes a difference).


The User ID on both computers is "JJS". I've forgotten everything I ever
learned about permissions in a workgroup environment, and it was NT anyway.
Please let me know what I need to do.

Thanks for your response!

==JJS==


"george" wrote:

> A fellsa is to ignore the read-only setting at the folder level, because
> that's one of the quirks of XP. It's always indicating read-only at the
> folder level, even if you've unset it and come back to look at it.
> Forget it, that is not your problem.
> The problem you're having is a permissions problem on the folder/files
> you're trying to read/copy.
> does the userid you're using on the laptop have file-system permissions on
> the desktop, ie. is that userid defined on the desktop as well??
>
> george
>
>
> "Jim Speiser" <Jim Speiser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8E51A6B1-95C4-48D3-9827-50D7F9682F9E@microsoft.com...
> >I am trying to copy files from a shared folder on my laptop to my desktop.
> > Both are running Windows XP. Every attempt fails because it says "Access
> > Denied." I am sitting at my desktop and browsing my laptop from it
> > through
> > the network. Every attempt to copy the files fails because of "Access
> > Denied." When I look at the properties for the folder in question,
> > Read-Only
> > is checked. I uncheck it and try again, but it fails again. I look at
> > Properties again, and the check mark has come back. This holds true for
> > every folder above that level, all the way up to Documents and Settings.
> > When I uncheck the box at that level, it asks if I want to apply the
> > attributes change to all subfolders, and I say "Yes." It then looks like
> > it
> > goes through and makes the changes, but they do not stick. What's a fella
> > to
> > do?
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 23, 2004 4:13:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Jim Speiser wrote:
> I am trying to copy files from a shared folder on my laptop to my desktop.
> Both are running Windows XP. Every attempt fails because it says "Access
> Denied." I am sitting at my desktop and browsing my laptop from it through
> the network. Every attempt to copy the files fails because of "Access
> Denied." When I look at the properties for the folder in question, Read-Only
> is checked. I uncheck it and try again, but it fails again. I look at
> Properties again, and the check mark has come back. This holds true for
> every folder above that level, all the way up to Documents and Settings.
> When I uncheck the box at that level, it asks if I want to apply the
> attributes change to all subfolders, and I say "Yes." It then looks like it
> goes through and makes the changes, but they do not stick. What's a fella to
> do?
>


I'm not a network wiz but when I get the "access denied" it usually
means the the permissions need to be reset or that the folder is not
shared to the logged in user for the machine I'm on.

--
Norm
Anonymous
October 23, 2004 4:37:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

More info:

Working on the laptop, I discovered I cannot change the share name of the
folder in question. In other words, I do not have permissions on my own
files. This DOES sound like an ownership issue. How could this happen? I
don't usual mess with settings like these.


"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Read only for a folder means absolutely nothing.
>
> HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421
>
> Program Opens a File As Read-Only or Returns a Sharing Violation or "Access
> Denied" Message When Opening from or Saving to a Network Folder
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;328170
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:8E51A6B1-95C4-48D3-9827-50D7F9682F9E@microsoft.com,
> Jim Speiser <Jim Speiser@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I am trying to copy files from a shared folder on my laptop to my
> > desktop. Both are running Windows XP. Every attempt fails because it
> > says "Access Denied." I am sitting at my desktop and browsing my
> > laptop from it through the network. Every attempt to copy the files
> > fails because of "Access Denied." When I look at the properties for
> > the folder in question, Read-Only is checked. I uncheck it and try
> > again, but it fails again. I look at Properties again, and the check
> > mark has come back. This holds true for every folder above that
> > level, all the way up to Documents and Settings. When I uncheck the
> > box at that level, it asks if I want to apply the attributes change
> > to all subfolders, and I say "Yes." It then looks like it goes
> > through and makes the changes, but they do not stick. What's a fella
> > to do?
>
>
Anonymous
October 23, 2004 9:59:43 PM

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On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 12:37:01 -0700, Jim Speiser wrote:

> More info:
>
> Working on the laptop, I discovered I cannot change the share name of the
> folder in question. In other words, I do not have permissions on my own
> files. This DOES sound like an ownership issue. How could this happen? I
> don't usual mess with settings like these.

I don't know the answer to your question but you mentioned these were MP3
files. Maybe something in the digital rights settings in Media Player needs
to be toggled? There is a microsoft.public.mediaplayer newsgroup if you
want to ask them more about DRM.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
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