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Thread: Vista File Operation Error - 0x80070005, Access is denied.

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    Mark Guest

    Vista File Operation Error - 0x80070005, Access is denied.


    Wondering if anyone has insight to a blanket "file operation error"
    "0x80070005", issued any time a file is copied to the computer, under any
    Vista a/c on that pc?

    I noticed this first when using my standard user a/c.

    Absoloutely no files can be copied to the hard drive by manual operation. I
    can surf the web and the temp internet directory is still being written to,
    etc. However, if I specifically request to copy a file or for a file to be
    downloaded to ANY hard disk location, (inc temp internet files), I get that
    "access is denied" message.

    Here's the kicker; I even tried to copy files TO my USB flash drive and got
    the same error, even with my admin a/c.

    Just as some extra info, if I create a file for example using MS Word, I can
    save that file to a hard disk location, it just seems to be when I call for a
    copy/move or download of a file that the error kicks in.

    Really stuck here and can't think of any changes made to my system that
    could have bought about such a critical change.

    Hope for some help here.


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    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: Vista File Operation Error - 0x80070005, Access is denied.

    HOW TO Reset Security Settings Back to the Defaults:;en-us;313222

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    AlexB Guest

    Re: Vista File Operation Error - 0x80070005, Access is denied.

    You will have to set yourself up as administrator. read this. It is a bit
    moe than your problem pertains. It is for those who want to delete sensitive
    file or folder.

    Your error code is "Access Denied." Once you've done what is written down
    below you will not have had any problems.

    You are not the administrator and will never be. Administrator is an object.
    You can temporarily give yourselves rights to perform some operations as if
    you were Administrator, yes. Your power still will be limited. Actually you
    do not need more than that.
    In order to do what you want you will have to open "Local Users And Groups"
    GUI (either typing lusrmgr.msc in Windows\system32\ -- do not forget to open
    Command Prompt as "run as Administrator" - take a notice!!!) or if you have
    Home or Home Premium you should go thru Control panel> System and
    Maintenance>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Local Users and Groups.
    Open up thumbnail Groups, open up Group "Administrators" (nb: it is plural)
    and you will see the object "administrator" in there. Add yourselves to this
    group. Close the GUI.
    You may have a somewhat easier life from now on but it may not be enough.
    You may also need to establish yourselves as a person who has the right to
    write into certain folders if you want. Go to that folder, left
    click>>Properties>>Security tab>>Edit>>Add>>type in your name>>Close that
    window, Check checkbox "Full Control">>Apply>>OK.
    You may also need to delete Inheritance. Click Advanced. That will give you
    an option to uncheck a checkbox and the onwership rights of other objects
    will be terminated.
    Now you will have the right to do what you want in this folder and ALL its
    subfolders. You will never be denied any access. You should exercise this
    power judiciously and on a limited basis.

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