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xcopy - destination folder becomes a hidden system folder - why?

Q: xcopy - destination folder becomes a hidden system folder - why?


I've created a batch file containing the xcopy command to copy the entire partitioned drive to a folder on an external hard drive. However, when it is executed it works fine but the destination folder, called Backup, becomes a hidden system folder. Does any one know why this is the happening. I'm performing the xcopy on my parents computer, which is on win7.
Code is as follows:

REM This copies the intire H drive (Laptop Parition) to G drive (Segatemega Drive)
xcopy H:\ G:\Backup /D /E /C /R /I /K /Y


A: xcopy - destination folder becomes a hidden system folder - why?

Not my forte but I believe adding the attribute to remove hidden and system would work. Not sure about the syntax, but since you seem to have a handle on it, something like:

xcopy H:\ G:\Backup /D /E /C /R /I /K /Y
attrib -h -s G:\Backup

Microsoft Corporation

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I got a virus on my pc, and the windows foulder became a hidden system foulder
I then scanned it with norton, it removed the virus, and now it wants me to reboot, is it safe to reboot?

A:Virus made the windows folder a hidden system folder

go ahead reboot. also do a full scan with Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer malware bytes free version and post back

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When I type a letter it automatically goes to My Documents folder, then I have to manually move it to another folder I have created that is on my desktop (business letters). Can I format WORD to automatically send anything typed on WORD to this new folder I have made?

A:WORD - changing the destination folder from My Documents to another folder

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Let me start from the top a few weeks ago I started getting the following error when renaming a file on the desktop "The destination folder or path would be too long..." yadda yadda, I have searched every where and even tried solutions that fix other similar issues but not the same Issue, I should also mention the fact that I am able to rename folders using command prompt and able to rename files normally, but it doesn't like me renaming ANY folders anywhere on my system not even directly on the C;\ Drive, I shall also copy and paste my dxdiag so you can see my system info

System Information
Time of this report: 10/18/2014, 11:52:45
Machine name: D1-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: BIOSTAR Group
System Model: N61PB-M2S
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1992MB used, 6194MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Display Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems ... Read more

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Destination Folder Access Denied
You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder.
<Folder/Sub-Folder Name>
Date created: <Creation Date>
I get this dialog files whenever I try to modify (copy, delete or edit) contents of the "C:\Program Files" folder or its sub folders. When I click the Continue button, everything goes on fine without any problem. Some programs give write errors when I try to modify a file inside Program Files with them (e.g.; Notepad++ gives write error when I try to edit a text file inside one of the sub-folders of the Program Files folder).

I'm the only user on this computer, and I'm already the administrator who installed this Windows. There is no other OS installed on this machine.

This problem has been occurring for a long time. At first I ignored it, but later it started to became bothersome. I don't remember how have it started, or what had I done before it first appeared.

What can I do to stop Windows showing me this dialog box? I want to freely modify contents of any directory in my computer. This is a home computer, I have no social privacy concerns.

(OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Up-to-date)

A:"Destination Folder Access Denied" when modifying Program Files folder

You could try disabling UAC.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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...on external hard drives. is there a way to take control on the whole drive? (TONS of folders on 2 different drives that i'd like to rename, etc here and there.


A:"destination folder access denied" on folder/file rename

Hi BleepingCrazy,

You can try taking ownership of the drive instead of each folder.

Hope this helps,

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ok, i've been trying to move this folder for a while now and it just won't work. i've given every user all the privileges to edit the folder, but i still can't. i've tried deleting files from within the folder and they delete, but then re-appear again???

this is the first time i've encountered the problem.

what can i do? nothing seems to work. it's an important folder with 90% of my work in it.


A:"Destination folder access denied" whenever I try to move a specific folder?

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Hello my name is kslim

So I don't know when since my computer's hidden folder doesn't hidden anymore
the folder should be in semitransparent but it doesn't look like it
I've check the folder option and yet it didn't solve the problem

Any help would be grateful for me

A:Folder Option problem - Hidden folder is not Hidden

Hello kslim,

You should be able to use step 5 or step 7 in Option Two below to set the folder's attribute to hide.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

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Hi, I have gone into folder options and checked show hidden files and folders and unchecked hide pretected operating system files and on the drive letter level and tried it further into the folder structure yet they never show up in explorer and whenever I go back into view folder options the do not show hidden files and folder options is checked instead of the show hidden files and folder which I had selected and applyied. What else can keep you from seeing these folders? Thanks /Craig

A:No hidden or system folder will display

Click Start/Run,type regedit then press Ok
Navigate to the following registry key:

Now right click on,and delete the value "CheckedValue" in the right hand window.

Now create a new "DWORD Value" called exactly CheckedValue in the right hand window.
Double click on CheckedValue.
In the opening 'Edit DWORD Value' box,set the 'Value data:' to 1

Press Ok,exit regedit,restart your pc.

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Well... I thought I was secure, lol...

My router has a built in firewall, furthermore I've got the adware, spybot, NAV, spywareblaster and Sygate firewall on my system... however, it has come to my attention that there is some hack activity going on within my system... namely within:
The folder is very well hidden... given that I already display all hidden folders on my system, I am only able to access this entering the path in the explorer address bar

There is a FireDaemon.exe within this folder, and a SVCHOST.EXE file within this folder... needless to say the scans do not turn these up... so my question is what am I to do!!??

I need to secure my system...

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Hi guys,

Ran into a bit of a problem that I cant see to get around. Hopefully someone can help me out here.
I was working on an androidstudio project and had to install an emulator which required me to go into the AppData path in c/. Long story short, I couldnt find it so I played around with some settings in the properties of c/users/"myuser", namely the attributes "Read only" and "Hidden" attributes of the folders themselves and the folders/files within them. Now there is a bunch of files and folders which are "missing" (Hidden) or "readOnly" from my desktop and my folders . Some real clusterf**k of a problem Basically I would like to find out if there is a way to revert my user settings since I cant really tell at surface level exactly what is hidden or what has been changed to read-only.

So far I have tried to a system restore to no avail as well as trying to revert my changes but I cant seem to make that work either.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:System folder c/users files are hidden

Like your name. You're like me, smart enough with just a bit of danger attached.
Go here,,and change folder to show hidden

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A:Hide hidden system files in single folder

I figured it out. Thx

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A:Hidden folder within Program File Folder

Go to search by the start button, type the name, then right click send to documents, then drag to desktop. You will have a short cut that you can use to access.
Once accessed, right click, properties and find the path.

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"C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget" F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings /i

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A:Cannot get Xcopy or Robocopy to copy folder

xcopy /h /e "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget" F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings /I

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A:different destination folder

Most programs have a place to change the default save directory. Look for program options under file or tools. If that doesn't work you can always specify a different save location and it should always go there during the program session.

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A:Destination Folder

There is a solution offered to a similar problem here:

It may be worth a look

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Have spent days trying to find any information concerning my problem, but had found none that helped.

The actual problem is that my .NET Framework 1.1 stopped functioning after I have created a second user on my PC and blocked the both of the drives (/:C and /) in order to stop Guests from browsing it. Before that, there were no problems whatsoever.

To fix the problem I have followed all the guides that I have been able to find on Microsoft Site and also sites like this one. I have managed to remove .NET Framework from my Add/Remove Program list (update disappeared by itself later). Then I have tried reinstalling it by downloading all the possible versions from 1.0 to 1.1.4. Could not install any of them due to the fact that the setup doesn't initialise and instead gives me a message saying "Cannot change to destination folder". Obviously the updates are not working becaue there is no 1.0 or 1.1 installed.

Have tried downloading the Windows Installer Clean up tool, but no luck there either. The same message is popping up.

Have tried installing other programs, not Microsoft related, worked fine, no messages.

For the first time in my life I have hit the wall while working with windows, is it the case of reinstalling the whole thing?

Thank you in advance

A:Cannot change to destination folder.

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A:Can Not Change To Destination Folder

Seems that the download went wrong somewhere,you need to set a folder where you want it downloading to before you download (I always find My Documents a good place) bet would be to uninstall and try again ....have a look here

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So after never having a problem downloading a program or game to my computer, out of the blue I am trying to download a 22meg game from, a site I goto on a reg basis, to a folder I always download to, has not changed since I have had this computer, now allofasudden when the game is almost downloaded I get 'destination folder access denied', and this is happening to any site i go to now.Did a setting get curpted or changed without my knowing or a windows update change things? I am running vista home premium sp2 with 4g of ram, I use nod32 antivirus and have spybot also

A:destination folder access

Your post suggests you have a bug. Here is the link to the forum where you can get help. Here.

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When I try to select the destination folder where setup will install files, which is C/Program Files\ Internet Postage. This is the message I get: is having difficulties installing to the destination folder. Please select a different destination folder. What do I do? I've tried other folders and it will not install to any of them. Thanks

A:installing to destination folder

If you have a previous install of uninstall it, in Add Remove Programs, and restart the computer. Browse to C:\Program Files\ (if that file exists) and right click it and delete it. Do a Search for any other folders and delete them. Try the install again, and let it install to the default folder it wants to install to (don't browse to the folder, don't try to install it to a different folder, )

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Sorry if this is a repeat post but I?ve found so much about this issue that I?m bewildered & haven?t found a Fix. I?m 65 & legally blind so searching the net isn?t as easy as it used to be.
I have one of a kind Family pics that if lost are gone forever so I back them up on 2 ext HD?s in case 1 HD goes bad.
I keep getting the error message; File Name(s) Would Be Too Long for the Destination Folder.
Does anyone have a fix for this or at this point I would be willing to buy an easy to use program.
Thanks in advance, Mike.

A:File Name(s) Would Be Too Long for the Destination Folder

From what folder do you want to copy from?
to what folder do you want to copy to?

How do you read by the way if you're blind? Are text on screen (websites, error messages) be spoken? Very interesting to know. And how do you type?

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Hi Everyone,

This is a small part of a huge ordeal that I have gone through today with the error "Destination Folder Access Denied" that I want to try to explain as it may lead to help with larger issues.

I have a few folders in my "Music" folder, two of which are "Amazon MP3" and "Civ". When I try to rename either of them or move them to the desktop (I have no particular need to now, but I could in the future) I receive an error: "Destination Folder Access Denied" with the subheading "You need permission to perform this action" and the equally useless options "Try Again" and "Cancel".

I have figured out how to get this to stop, but only temporarily. Inside Amazon MP3 is a folder called "Vladimir Horowitz" (the composer of this piece of music). Inside that is "Horowitz Plays Chopin_Volume 2". Inside that is the MP3 file of the actual music. So, I have found that if I cannot rename Amazon MP3 or move it, this works: I go into Amazon MP3, then into Vladimir Horowitz, which contains Horowitz Plays Chopin_Volume 2, and rename Horowitz Plays Chopin_Volume 2 to "1". I then right-click in that folder to select "undo rename", so it returns to its original name. I then go up into the Amazon MP3 folder and rename Vladimir Horowitz to "1", and then undo the rename. Then I go into Music, select Amazon MP3, and I can rename it and move it now!

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A:Destination Folder Access Denied

It does sound like a permissions issue, but you have specifically asked not to go there , so I will not.
What I would do, since it works in safe mode is suggest a clean boot.
If it works in clean boot, you can follow the instructions to find the cause.
Safe Mode works with basically just drivers, so its not a drivers issue. Clean boot works without any start up programs, anti virus etc. Lets hope it is some software that is the cause of the problem
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
To be on the safe side you may also want to run a full anti virus scan and download and run an updated, full scan of malwarebytes.
If none of these ideas work, try a system restore from before the problem started.
System Restore - How to

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Dear forum, hello. I have some questions as I am kinda noob at these things.
1. About the 1st to 3rd thing in the log. That things. I play this MMORPG game called C9 and at the launcher, it freaking shows me this and multiple pop-ups(pop-up of those 1st 3 things in the log). Like why??:
 virusmaybe.png   361.9KB
Of course I choose no. The other people in the game said they don't have these pop-ups. Problem is....
2. ...I CAN'T find the destination folder!! I showed all the hidden files to access AppData, but there's not even a folder called "INETCOOKIES"!!! I scanned these every day, deleted it every day and they STILL come back. What the heck??
3. And how common is SQLITE? It seems to pop up no matter where I go? How common is Spyware in general?
Thankyou in advance.
SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
Generated 10/24/2015 at 00:57 AM
Application Version : 6.0.1208
Database Version : 12129
Scan type       : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:59:07
Operating System Information
Windows 8.1 Home Single Language 64-bit (Build 6.03.9600)
UAC On - Limited User
Memory items scanned      : 835
Memory threats detected   : 0
Registry items scanned    : 50144
Registry threats detected : 0
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A:Destination folder untraceable & SQLITE?

Hello Cherant and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is Satchfan and I would be glad to help you with your computer problem.
It appears that you do indeed have adware/spyware and this will affect your computer, not anyone else’s as it is not connected to the program you are trying to run.
Regarding SQLite entries, these are quite normal.
Let’s try and clean this up but first please read the following guidelines which will help to make cleaning your machine easier:
please follow all instructions in the order posted
please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear
all logs/reports, etc. must be posted in Notepad. Please ensure that word wrap is unchecked. In Notepad click Format, uncheck Word wrap if it is checked
if you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification before proceeding
the fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
please reply within 3 days. If you do not reply within this period I will post a reminder but topics with no reply in 4 days will be closed!
Please DO NOT install/uninstall any programs unless asked to.
Please DO NOT run any scans other than those requested
===================================================Note: Please run these in the order given in the instructions.
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I have a similar question. I got a new computer recently, and I am trying to move some mp3 files from my old hard drive (running Windows XP) onto my new system (running Vista 64x). Currently I have my old hard drive plugged in via USB from a PocketBoy. I was able to locate the files, but when I try to move them, I keep getting a message prompting for permission. Then after 1 layer of security, I get another message telling me "Destination Access Folder Denied" "You need permission to access this folder"
Can anyone help me? Which setting do I need to change to allow the transfer?
Thanks for any help you can provide. My apologies if this thread is redundant.

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I edit my external HD sometimes to change names of my files & I get this message.
Destination Folder Access Denied, then I have to click Continue, then in user accounts control it says windows needs your permission to continue & I have to click Continue again. XP didn?t give me this run around, what?s the deal with Vista? I?ve searched but can?t find a fix for this.
I?m the Admin & can?t understand why Vista is treating me like a child & making me double check what I tell it to do. Isn?t my computer a PC or is it now owned by Vista!! That?s frustration coming out but I have other small issues about user unfriendly Vista where XP was user friendly.

A:Destination Folder Access Denied

This is the new feature of Vista. Its controled by the User Account Control system and tries to act as another security layer. There have been many complaints about it being too in your face and Windows 7 version will be calmed down somewhat.

You could follow the Administrator Account and User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level tutorials.

Make sure you transfer your Documents and pictures etc from your current account before switching to the administator account and then transfer your files to their new home.

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I wasn't sure where to put this question but hopefully someone will redirect me.

Router: Asus WL-500G Premium V2
External hdd:WD elements desktop 2.0 2TB, NTFS

I tried to read/write files on the hdd when direct connected with usb to a computer. And that works fine.

Now I connected the hdd to the router,locally named EMYLINK, with USB.
Now I can see my hdd as a shared subfolder, part1, under network in windows 7.

The recent written files I can read. But when trying to write to the hdd I get the following error message.

"Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action."

When connected by usb to my computer I changed the permission for the hdd so that everyone can do everything. Just to see if it made any difference but it didn't.

I also have another hdd,part0, connected which works fine through the network.
WDE1U5000, FAT32, a few years old.

Might this be a problem caused by NTFS. Or is it some OS changes of the permission I need to do?

Enlight me!
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
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Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3958 Mb
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A:Destination folder access denied!

Sorry to say this, but have you configured this with HomeGroup? Try starting from scratch with HomeGroup and make your LAN with that, it'll be easier for P2P and file transfers/cloud storage, hop this helped.

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Hi All,

I am experiencing problem,, when trying to copy folders and files to a further drive, as certain filed are not copied, but a message is received saying : "The file name(s) in the destination would be too long for the destination folders. You can shorten the file name, or try a location that has a shorter path".
Both suggestions given in the message do not practically work for me / wil be impractical, as this involves more than 100 files and folders. Previous suggestions i found on some blogs,where to download a windows update from Nov 2014, and to install a hotfix for this problem (for windows 7 though only !). Both did not work. Please give further advise as available, e.g. is there a similar hotfix for windows 8 or windows 8.1 ?

Thanks for your time and help,


A:The file name(s) would too long for the destination folder

Historically files were named in an 8.3 convention, 8 characters for the name, the period/dot and up to 3 characters for the extension. With the advent of Windows 95 we got LFN/Long File Names that could be up to 255 characters. With the 8.3 the root of a drive could hold up to 512 files, adding Directories [renamed to Folders since Win95] allowed many more files to be in the Folders. With the LFN system the total files allowed in the root of a drive was reduced to about half because both types of file names had to be saved. The limit on LFN length applies to both the root of a drive and a Folder on the drive. All this is pretty basic, can get more complicated.

Might look at this MSDN page:

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Hello. Like many others, I am getting the "Destination Folder Access Denied" warning when I try to download/save anything. I'm also getting the "Windows needs administrator permission" warning. I am the administrator. I am the only user on this computer and mine is the only user account, and it is set up as the admin. Does anybody have any help/suggestions?


A:Destination folder access denied

Hi, nora535, and welcome to the forums.

*where* are you trying to save the files to?

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hi I moved the contents of a backup video dvd onto my laptop into its video folder. It was VIDEO_TS AND AUDIO_TS. Now i am trying to move those two folders into one folder with the name of the movie. The audio one moved in fine but the video one gives me this message that reads Destination Access Folder Denied. You need Permission...
I need some help

Thanks you in ahead

A:Destination Access Folder Denied

Try Taking Ownership of the Folder or use Unlocker.

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I downloaded Comodo antivirus protection onto my vista homa basic laptop on recomendation of family but it proved to just be a big mess up and i swapped to another anti virus instead but It wont let me delete the folder after uninstalling it, I have tried turning user account control off and have also tried changing the ownership and even looked to see what permissions i do have, I have full controll over the folder yet everytime i try and delete it i just end up with the error note saying destination folder access denied, and that i do not have permissions to delete this file I don't know what to do I have tried everything I have found through forums too but nothing please help me

A:Destination Folder Access Denied

You can try a utility like Unlocker or LockHunter. You can get them free. Or the av program may require a "removal tool" or "cleanup tool" to get it all off your system. I would try both. Some of those av don't go away quietly. Check the web site for a removal tool.

Another trick is to log out, then log back in. Sometimes that will get what's holding the file or folder to let go of it.

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My wife has just gotten a new computer with Windows Vista on it. I'm a little uncomfortable with the "Easy Transfer" so I mapped her "My Documents" folder from the old computer as a drive on the new computer. I then started trying to copy some of the files to the new computer. I am continually getting a "Destination Folder Access Denied" on many of the files. The strange thing is that some of the files will copy, yet others will not. I have full admin privileges on both computers. Any thoughts.



A:Destination Folder Access Denied

Ok, I've discovered something. I am looking at the folder on the old computer (running XP Home) from the new computer (running Vista Home Premium). When I right click the files and go to properties->Security, the files that I can't copy say "You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission setting". While the files I can copy show me a list of Groups or user names and a permissions box. My guess is that somehow the permissions on the SOME of the files on XP got a security set to them, but I have no idea how or how to change it.


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Yes, the horrific permissions error.

I have two accounts on my win 8.1 laptop, both are admins. I'm trying to move a couple of JPG's from one folder (owned by admin 1) to another (owned by admin 2). It copies the folder, but it can't copy the JPG's inside. Says I need "permission to write to this location". I mean, I literally just MADE that folder myself, and I checked the properties, I have all rights (I'm admin!) AND I own the destination folder and everything in it.

The weird thing is, I tried to move about 10 folders this way (error happens regardless of where you move it, I tried Documents, Pictures), and six of them were moved with no problems (JPG's included). Just these four give me issues for no clear reason.

EDIT: just tried moving a file from admin 2's "Pictures" folder to the destination folder, this worked with no problems. I think the problem is moving a file belonging to one admin to a folder belonging to the other.
I logging in to admin 1's account and tried to move it that way, but nope: got error 0X80040A47: No error description available.

A:Destination folder access denied

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Member gil777t suggested I post here as it might be a bug problem I am facing. I download a file from any site, when it is almost down I get 'destination folder access denied' and inside the box 'you need permission to perform this action'.I checked permissions and my name under admin had full, under users it didn't so i changed it to full with the same result.I have never had to change permission as I am the only one on this computer.I am running vista home premium sp2.I have run malwarebytes and spybot with nothing picked up
wasn't sure if I should post a hijackthis logfile until it was requested

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Computer\Local Disk(C
Programs Files
Program Files(x86)

Ok I should not have a Folder listed Program Files(x86) considering when i did my windows vista ultimate update i chose 64 bits not 86.

I tryed to get rid of it but it keeps telling me Destination Folder Access denied

I have UAC Turned Off due to my program Slysoft AnyDVD .It resorts in problems if i have it turn on.But Surely that isnt the problem,Anybody knows how to follow through with the delete

A:Destination Folder Access denied

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Hi there,
I'm getting this very annoying problem (i've had it countless times before, too) where a folder I am trying to delete/overwrite a file in is refusing me access. I get the error message "Destination Folder Access Denied". The folder was created by an installer for a program (it's in program files), just now, by me, with me logged in. I am the only account on the computer, and i'm an administrator.

Now the basics and usual stuff is out the way, here's what i've tried. I've tried giving me ownership (it was previously set to "System" or something). That didn't work. Under the "Security" tab of the folder properties, everything is ticked for "Administrators", as well, so I really can't see why the hell Vista isn't allowing me full access to a folder, created and owned under my login (heck, i'm the only account on this pc!). Highly frustrating and illogical, but I've come to expect that from vista now.

I'm hoping someone can help me through this extremely frustrating problem!! Thanks guys

A:Destination Folder Access Denied

Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

1. Being an adminstrator does not = being THE administrator.
Which OS? Which version if Vista? Which SP?

How have you fixed this, in the past?

2. Did you try this method?

3. Have you tried programs such as Unlocker?

4. Or other methods suggested here?

5. How about using an UBCD?

Keep us posted.

Best of success.


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Maybe someone can help with this too. When trying to copy a folder from a memory stick to my external HD it says Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action. No doubt its something similar to my last post, but I can't seem to get around it. Any info would be great. TIA BTW I have 2 memory sticks and only one came up with this.

A:Destination folder access denied

Hello Nick,

Are you able to save the file to the desktop first, then save it to the external drive location?


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I'm trying to delete some files from Steam. However, I'm frustratingly greeted with this damn message "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action."

Permission from who? I'm the only account/admin on my computer. This is not the only time I have received some kind of error message reporting to me I need permission/higher access--it's also happened when I tried to "Immune" my computer from known viruses using Spybot - Search & Destroy.

Can anyone help me please? Thanks!

A:Destination Folder Access Denied

Originally Posted by Chrisdizick

I'm trying to delete some files from Steam. However, I'm frustratingly greeted with this damn message "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action."

Permission from who? I'm the only account/admin on my computer. This is not the only time I have received some kind of error message reporting to me I need permission/higher access--it's also happened when I tried to "Immune" my computer from known viruses using Spybot - Search & Destroy.

Can anyone help me please? Thanks!

To this there was reply in another category. You can find that reply at the following link:
Destination Folder Access Denied

Hope this may be of some use to any other users!

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I know that this only comes up when something is trying to write to the folder (in this case "etc")

I'm guessing that something is trying to modify my Hosts file.

Windows 7 64bit
Vipre antivirus
Lavasoft ad-aware
Spybot S&D

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hi All,

Have a problem moving files from my laptop to my desktop. They are on a Homegroup, both running Win 7. When I try copying files from my laptop to my desktop, and I initiate this on the laptop, I get an error saying "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action." But if I initiate the same file copy from my desktop, then it works fine. Any suggestions? thanks

A:Destination folder access denied

Quote: Originally Posted by Envy17

hi All,

Have a problem moving files from my laptop to my desktop. They are on a Homegroup, both running Win 7. When I try copying files from my laptop to my desktop, and I initiate this on the laptop, I get an error saying "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action." But if I initiate the same file copy from my desktop, then it works fine. Any suggestions? thanks

If you can copy files from the homegroup network, but not move them, then the source computer is sharing it's file over the homegroup with read-only access.

Check the homegroup settings on the computer you're trying to move files from...

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Backing up an entire SSD to large HDD using a copy command. I received the following message indicating that 50,000 files are too long.

Can anyone explain this situation and what I must do different?

A:File name too long for destination folder?

Filenames can be up to 255 characters and total pathlength should not exeed 260 characters.

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Hello TSG!

Today i was installing OFFICE 2007 one of my friends PC,
Problem is that

" OFFICE 2007 installing in C: drive Automatically"
i want to change the installation directory to another drive,
No option is coming up Just installing Everything by itself


A:Solved: Change Destination Folder

well I've got the solution
Thanks for doing Nothing

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Help: I'm trying to copy the recovery partition to a second hard drive on my system and copy runs for a while and towards the end I get destination folder access denied and have to skip to continue or cancel. I just got vista home premium x64 a few weeks ago and I've never had a problem like this on XP Pro. Thanks

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I'm trying to delete some files from Steam. However, I'm frustratingly greeted with this damn message "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action."

Permission from who? I'm the only account/admin on my computer. This is not the only time I have received some kind of error message reporting to me I need permission/higher access--it's also happened when I tried to "Immune" my computer from known viruses using Spybot - Search & Destroy.

Can anyone help me please? Thanks!

(Please forgive the post in 2 different categories).

A:Destination Folder Access Denied

Originally Posted by Chrisdizick

I'm trying to delete some files from Steam. However, I'm frustratingly greeted with this damn message "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action."

Permission from who? I'm the only account/admin on my computer. This is not the only time I have received some kind of error message reporting to me I need permission/higher access--it's also happened when I tried to "Immune" my computer from known viruses using Spybot - Search & Destroy.

Can anyone help me please? Thanks!

(Please forgive the post in 2 different categories).

Question: from which folder are you trying to delete files? Anything in "C:\Program Files", "C:\Program Files (x86)" or "C:\Windows" is generally more protected than they where in older versions of Windows.

If the files you are trying to delete in a different folder, then perhaps you are having trouble because they are still open by Steam? In many case, when a program open a file, it "locks" it for exclusive use until it is closed. Try shutting down Steam and then try and delete again.

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Hello everyone, I hope you can help me solve this problem:

You'll see, when I send a picture file from my android cellphone, it automatically gets transferred to "My Pictures", although I have specified the BT destination to a different folder. If I try to send any other file type, it gets sent to the destination I specified. Is there any way to prevent image files from being sent to "My Pictures"?
Thanks in advance

A:Bluetooth destination folder trouble!

I don't use Bluetooth,but I'll suggest you to use this tool for data transfering from your Android device.
FJ Software Development

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Hi everyone!
Im new to this forum, and was hoping i could get a little help here with this.
Firstly, specs/OS etc as most forums want that..

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
CPU: AMD FX-8350 @4.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
MoBo: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
Ram: 16gigs Patriot Viper 3 1600mhz
GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning Boost Edition
HDD's: Adata Premier Pro SP900 128gb + 3T WD + 3x WD 2T + 500gig
PSU: Huntkey 900w PSU
Case:AEROCOOL Strike X

How my drives work..Obviously, OS is on the SSD.. 500GB is sort of a Net drive where if i go to a lan people can dump things in there then i sort out to one of the other drives later on.

Ohk problem time now. When i copy stuff TO the 500GB .. all is fine, works as normal .. But any of my other drives, im getting "Destination Folder Access Denied" ( not sure how the attachments work here but i attached a screenshot. ) If i click Continue in the box, it will copy to the other drive as per normal, but why am i having to provide this Administrator permission every time i copy something from one drive to another? My account is the Admin account. How can i stop this popping up all the time? I have changed UAC settings to never notify but still get this problem. Most annoying.
I do hope someone can help with this problem


A:Destination Folder Access Denied

i've seen your issue posted on a couple of sites. After taking ownership, Access Denied still Appears.

From one site;

1. Control Panel > User accounts > Change UAC settings - drop the slider to the bottom
2. In start screen pres win key + S, type 'Local Security Policy' search and press enter
3. Go to Local Policies > Security Options, scroll to the bottom and find 'User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode' to Disabled
4. Restart PC when prompted
5. Re-add your user account to Temp permissions and re-enable the option from step 3
I cant tell you its going to work.

Here is another

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I'm trying to install iTunes. When I run the installation, it says the Destination Folder is the D drive. When I click "Install" it says that the D drive is full. When I click "Change" to change the Destination Folder to something else, it says "The volume D is currently unavailable." I want to install iTunes on my external hard drive, which is F. Does anyone know how to fix this? Or how to change the Destination Folder so the default is my C drive? I have Windows Vista Home Premium.

Thank you!


A:Installing iTunes / Destination Folder Problems

hi maggie and welcome to the forum first is your main drive or is it your recovery partition as most times the main hdd.also when your downloading and asked where you wish the download to be saved you need to navigate to computer then find your external access it and point the download to there i also found this which may be of some help you need to scroll through to posts 4 or 6 to get the info hope it helps

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Good Evening....haven't been here in awhile....and I've missed y'all.

Here is my problem/question for now:

I have a folder on my desktop (I made it and put some of my pics into it)...well, now I want to delete this folder, and it will not delete, (it won't let me delete). I am running Windows Vista. on a HP computer (Dell monitor).

Anyhow, I always get this message:
Destination Folder Access Denied (across the top in blue)

The body of this message says "You need to confirm this operation"
then the name of my folder: JH Wildlife
date created 9/25/2011 10:05 P.M.

then below that it has 3 choices
continue skip cancel

I click Continue

Then a new window opens: It says:

User Account Control (across the top in blue)
and in the body this time it says
Windows needs your permission to continue

If you started this action continue.
File Operation
Microsoft Windows

and my choices are:

continue or cancel
I click Continue and the cycle starts all over again with DESTINATION FOLDER ACCESS DENIED
with 2 choices:

Continue & Cancel
and this goes on over and over and over.

I am the only one that uses this computer here at home...and the only one with access to it anyhow....
How do I get this folder and any others that I have and no longer want?
Is there a setting that I can change so I don't have to go thru this every time i want to delete something on my desk top? ( a folder I created)
Thanks in advance for any help y'all can giv... Read more

A:Solved: Destination Folder Access Denied

Try Unlocker.

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So here's the scenario.

i have a media server set up where i store all my media files so they are shared with my household.

The problem is that when i try and do anything in the shared folder (mapped as a network drive) i get a "destination folder access denied: you need permission to perform this action).
All OS's is Windows 7 Pro.

Heres the setup.

single shared(called Shared) folder with subfolders where the administrator group is owner and the user credentials i use to log on the mapped network drive with are member of the administrator group. every member of the household have a different username.

i have tried disabling UAC, adding the user directly to the folder with full permissions and still no dice.

Am i missing something? i am able to play the media files but if i want to edit a file or make a new folder i get the access denied error.


Kind Regards


A:Windows 7 Destination Folder access denied

Wups... think i found the error.

Even thou im using connect with other credentials when i setup the mapped network drive it looks like windows is using the guest account for some reason.

Ill test and post my findings.

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I?m trying to move a word doc to a shared document file on my network. The reason for moving it is so that I can print it. Windows 7 is not compatible with my old printer.
Whenever I try to move the word doc to the shared documents file on the network I get this message. ?Destination Folder Access Denied? ? You need permission to perform this action?
How do I fix this issue?

I don't see a search box so I posted a new thread.

A:[SOLVED] Destination Folder Access Denied

You are trying to transfer a file that the destination computer does not allow network computers to write to the folder you are sending it to. To fix this the computer with the printer (which I assume is where you are sending it) must have file sharing set up. Which can be enabled in the Network and Sharing Center, from the start menu or the Control Panel. File sharing is turned off by default for security reasons. Also some Anti-Virus programs can interfere with File Sharing.

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Hey guys,

I'm new to forum posting so bare with me. We just purchased a new office computer and it came equipped with windows 8. Everything seemed to set up wonderfully as I connected back up to the server we have here in the office that is running Windows 2008 Server. I set up my printers, I mapped the network drives I needed.

The problem I am having is that the mapped drives seemed to be "read-only." I can view and open all files, but I cannot save or create new folders on the drive. I have not changed anything on the server, as far as user settings or permissions because everything was working smooth on the former computer that ran WinXP. I'm just at a loss and I don't know what to do.

I've read around numerous forums with no luck. I have checked the "manage your credentials" to ensure I have the proper Windows Credentials loaded as one forum suggested. I have tried a couple other things, but I cant seem to figure it out. Below you will see a screen shot of what I keep running into.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

A:Help: Destination Folder Access Denied - Windows 8

Are you logging in as the same user you were using on the Xp machine? If so, is that user set up with a roaming profile or redirected folders?

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Hello everyone. Im having this issue when ever I try to transfer a file from one folder to another my PC. Im using Vista 32bit with SP2. If I try to move a file from one folder to another it always gives me the following message. "Folder Access Denied" Below that it says; "You need to provide administrator permission to move to this folder", Below that will be the folder name and date. Below that will be a continue, skip and cancel option. I cant still transfer this file, but only after pressing Continue, then ok on another screen. Its more of an annoyance then anything.

This seems to only happen when moving files among folders on my second hard drive, which is drive D. If I move a file from one folder on drive D to a folder on drive C I do not get this error. One thing I also noticed is if I have a RAR file, Im unable to extract it to my D drive, I have to extract it to my C drive then move it to my D drive. Im sure it has to do with the permissions on the D drive, but I have no idea how to change them. Does anyone know what I can do to correct this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Destination Folder Access Denied When Trying to Transfer

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My computer is running extremely low on memory, so I've decided to delete loads of files to empty it. However, I've found a major problem: When I try to delete these files, it tells me I do not have permission. This issue mostly appears when trying to delete program files.

I read a topic on here saying that I need to change security settings away from the administrators. I've checked multiple places, and this is a common reoccurence from moving files from XP to Vista. But I'm not moving any files over, I'm trying to delete files from Vista without any contact from XP. I've tried changing many security settings, mostly who gains control over each file, but it still doesn't work. This is a major problem as my computer is going very slow and I need to download some programs for college work.

Has anyone else experienced very similar problems to me? Mostly, due to the fact that they're not copying files from XP.

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Hello all,

I have a brand new Toshiba E105 Satellite with Windows 64 Home ed. My old satellite has XP. I have a Maxtor external drive that I use to backup data. I tried to copy my backup file to my new computer from the Maxtor and was mostly successful. Unfortunately, there are a bunch of photos that I could not transfer. They are just like the other photos that did transfer but for whatever reason, these won't. I get the famous "Destination folder Access Denied-you need permission to perform this action" message.

I have been perusing the forums and have tried disabling UAC, adding admin privileges and permissions to both the new computer and the maxtor all to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Destination Folder Access Denied-Moving Files

Originally Posted by Sadietheferret

Hello all,

I have a brand new Toshiba E105 Satellite with Windows 64 Home ed. My old satellite has XP. I have a Maxtor external drive that I use to backup data. I tried to copy my backup file to my new computer from the Maxtor and was mostly successful. Unfortunately, there are a bunch of photos that I could not transfer. They are just like the other photos that did transfer but for whatever reason, these won't. I get the famous "Destination folder Access Denied-you need permission to perform this action" message.

I have been perusing the forums and have tried disabling UAC, adding admin privileges and permissions to both the new computer and the maxtor all to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

It is a permissions problem. If you go to the folder that contains the photos and add your user to the owners group with modify permissions you should be able to copy/move them. If not right click one of the files and see who the onwer is



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I have scoured the internet for weeks for a resolution to this problem to no avail. Please someone help! I'm running Windows 7 Pro.
I recently built a new gaming PC with 100% new parts except my old internal 2T WD HDD I moved from my old computer. With this new PC I bought a SSD to load the OS and other small documents and frequently used folders. I want to use the HDD to save larger
files like games, videos, pictures, music, etc... Currently my PC recognizes the SDD as the primary drive which is fine, that's what I want. And although it recognizes the HDD and I can drag things into the HDD, it ALWAYS asks for permissions, "Destination
Folder Access Denied" and I just hit the "Continue" button that has the administrator shield. I am logged in as an administrator and the problem has nothing to do with the UAC settings (I've tried them all anyway just for good measure). What
is going on here?! It's becoming a serious problem as I can't drag any music from my HDD to itunes preventing me from updating my music selection. I can't automatically save any video I record from gaming to the HDD because any and all recording software refuses
to recognize the HDD as a saving destination. In fact, I can't directly save anything to the HDD, it always has to be moved manually after saying to the SDD. It's like my computer recognizes the HDD as a foreign drive or something. Do I have to wipe the HDD
and re-partition it or something???

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I tried to search for the problem below

I have installed avast AV program on windows 7 64 bits when I tried to copy a file from My Document to the "Avast" folder a message pop up "Destination Folder Access Denied You need permission to perform this action"

I have already changed the ownership for "Avast" folder and sub containers and objects, but still no luck

I logged in as a user (let us say username called : forum) who is part of administrators group


A:Solved: Windows 7 Destination Folder Access Denied

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I have a Win 7 Pro and a Win 8.1 Pro and an XP computer all on the same wired home network. I want to do simple file sharing like copy, move, delete, rename, replace. This has been just fine with my Win 7 and XP computer for many years, but when I recently got a Win 8 computer, I started having lots of network problems with the simplest types of file sharing.

I can do anything with the XP computer, receive or send files to the Win 7 or Win 8. But I get this error when trying to copy a file from Win 8 to Win 7 or copy from Win 7 to Win 8

destination folder access denied - you need permission to perform this action

Sitting at the Win 7 computer I can select a mapped HD from the Win 8 and successfully copy a file from Win 8 to Win 7. But I can?t copy a file from Win 7 to Win 8

Sitting at the Win 8 computer I can select a mapped HD from the Win 7 and successfully copy a file from Win 7 to Win 8. But I can?t copy a file from Win 8 to Win 7 In each of these situations I can only copy, I can?t move, delete, etc.

Remote desktop works fine with all 3 computers. I've worked for hours on a solution on Google and have tried some things like choosing properties for my boot and data HDs and giving full control to everything in the list.

Before I even started this process I had UAC set to minimum on both computer and now have even used a regedit on both computers to disable UAC. Nothing works.

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A:Win8 + Win7 network- destination folder access denied

Most folks may not want to hear this but having a mixed network I went the simplest way although it cost about $150 when I did it. I have 3 different versions of Windows [Win7, Win8.1, Win10TB] on 3 Desktops wired to my Router and 8-port Switch and can add a 4th [Vista] plus I have a wired Linux Desktop. I have an HP Officejet and an HP Laserjet connected via cable to the Router. A 'biggie' is the NAS/Network Attached Storage drive, 1TB, and all computers can have read and write access. My wife and I also use Wi-Fi connected Notebooks, mine are Windows, Linux and a MacBook Pro, hers is Win8.1. Any computer I install the printer software on can use the printers, she loves the Officejet for printing recipes.

Having the NAS has made a big difference in what I do, especially with downloads, as I am not continually having to futz with Network settings, just map the Public Folder on the NAS.

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I have amassed hundreds of files that I cannot delete. Generally, the ones that have been on my computer for a long time, I am able to move around, but not to the Recycle Bin and I can't delete them permanently. I've read through hundreds of Google results telling me that I need to turn off or turn on User Account Control, or go into the properties of the file and take ownership of it. Sometimes those techniques (and many others, for example, a forced delete through Command Prompt) work, but only on a few files. Sometimes the problem goes away with a reboot. Sometimes it's as simple as moving it to another directory before deleting it. Sometimes it goes away with time or a whole lot of messing with it. But in the end, I go through enough files each week that I'm left with an inordinate amount that refuse to be deleted.

I originally had UAC off. I figured that there was no point in having it off, so I ended up turning it back on. There has been no difference. Files could not be deleted beforehand, and still, I am unable to delete them now. The same errors come up either way. The only difference is that when UAC is on, there is an extra step before the error where it asks me to continue, as is UAC's purpose.

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A:Destination Folder Access Denied (You need permission to perform this action.)

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A:File restore error, Destination Folder Access Denied,

But what was the name of the program or file? Could be one of us could help but that information is needed. In other words, don't keep it secret.

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Hi All,
I've recently setup a clean install of Win10 onto a new system.
Prior to this I backed up my 'Users' folder from the old setup (also Win10) onto my d:\ drive, on a second HDD.
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Searching for a newly created document that is located in 'My documents' on c:\drive results in it being called up as existing in:
c:\users\neil\documents (where it actually lives)
d:\users\neil\my documents
d:\documents and settings\neil\documents

How best can I disassociate the d:\drive backup 'Users' folder from my system folders ?
Thanks for the assistance.
Cheers, Neil

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Hi All,
I've recently setup a clean install of Win10 onto a new system.
Prior to this I backed up my 'Users' folder from the old setup (also Win10) onto my d:\ drive, on a second HDD.
Now that the system is up and running, I've noticed that the backup 'Users' folder is being 'seen' by Win10 as a system folder, resulting in my inability to rename it etc.
Searching for a newly created document that is located in 'My documents' on c:\drive results in it being called up as existing in:
c:\users\neil\documents (where it actually lives)
d:\users\neil\my documents
d:\documents and settings\neil\documents

How best can I disassociate the d:\drive backup 'Users' folder from my system folders ?
Thanks for the assistance.
Cheers, Neil

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I have domain user account, with user home folder located on samba share.
When I try to make new folder into my home folder i got following error:
Unable to create folder "New folder" File system error (65535).
An unexcpected error is keeping you from creating the folder. If you continue to recieve this error, you can use the error code to search help with this problem.
Error 0x8000FFFF: Chatastrophic Failure.
However the folder is being created. How to solve it?

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Hello I hope you can help, you have before and that was great!

I have had no problems since you last helped me but I ran a Spyware Doctor scan and found around 30,000 .exe files that were obviously some kind of trojan. I tracked them down and found them in the System Volume Information folder where I the system restore points get filed. I went into safe mode, activated permissions to get into the folder and deleted all of the files. This worked for a while then they just reapeared again!

I found somewhere that someone said to just deactivated the system restore service which again worked but hasn't corrected the problem.

I have just run another scan and it again has found over 30,000 files (around 2gb of data) in the RECYCLER folder (which I understand in the deleted files area).

Can you help me firstly get rid of them and help me find what ever it is that is causing these problems and get rid of that forever!

I really rely upon and need my laptop for work and this is seriously slowing things down.

Can someone help?!

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Hi guys this is my first post and I have a rather tedious problem.Upon bootup system 32 folder and local C: folders are open. I have tried a system restore but it's telling me that it cannot complete one.I have ran hijackthis and this is my log.Hope someone can be of assistance. thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 17:37:46, on 27/05/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\sstray.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:&#... Read more

A:Local C folder and System 32 folder open on boot up

Hello thistle2 and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see that you are running msconfig in /auto mode which means that you may have selectively removed some items in the past from the startup procedure. This can hide malware from us when we are performing a fix, so we would like you to reenable those startup entries by doing the following:Please click on Start, then Run, and type msconfig and then press Enter. When the window opens you should be on the General tab. Click on the Normal Startup item. Then press ok until you are out of the program. It will ask you to reboot so reboot normally.Now please create a new Hijackthis Log and post it here as a reply. I will review it when it comes in.OT

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Where in VISTA HOME BASIC file structure , are the Outlook emails (files) ?
If the pst files are in a hidden folder or are hidden how can be seen or search for ?

A:If the pst files are in a hidden folder or are hidden how can be seen or search for ?

Hi Ise123

my Outlook.pst is located at

AppData is a hidden folder

Control Panel
Folders Options
View Tab
Check "Show hidden files and folders"
Hope this help

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Dear Friends,
I want to restrict access to my pc... so that no one can delete, add, or make any change in my system drive ... which is c:. even no change in registry and policy is expected. Means I want to make c: a readonly drive, except the changes windows makes in it.

Can anyone please advise me, how can i do it?

A:restrict changes in C:, windows folder, system folder

Hello ismail,

not really sure you can do that but what you can do is

1 put a good password on the BIOS / you will have to enter the BIOs to do this

2 put a password on the hidden (administrator account ) in safemode & set it for private

3 put a password in your account & set it for private

4 then create another user account as a administrator / now follow these instructions and remove all rights to the account that you just created

administrative right / user contols

when you power on your system start tapping the (F8)key & keep tapping it until a screen is revealed that gives you the options

safe mode
safe mode with comand prompt
safe mode with network

and many others

you will want to select (safe mode ) then enter

then a screen with all types of codes will scroll down

then you will get the welcom screen stating that windows is loading

then you will get the user log on screen

here you will have a list of all users and a hidden (administrator account) you will need to log onto this account

then you will get a window that is notifying you that you are loging into safe mode on this account / you will check the box & then select ( yes / okay / apply )

then the account will compleatly load

once loaded you will want to select start / then select (my computer ) by right clicking it / then you will want to right click on the icon for your harddrive icon/ local disk / from the drop down menu you wi... Read more

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One of my user's folders has disappeared from the folder C:\Documents and Settings in Windows Explorer, and can only be displayed if the 'Hide protected operating system files' box is unticked in Folder Options - View.

This probably means that the user's folder has, somehow, been set as a system folder.

How can this be reset so that it displays correctly, ie when the 'Hide protected operating system files' box is ticked.

A:[SOLVED] User's Folder Set As A System Folder?

Problem solved by setting the folder attributes to -s -h from the DOS prompt.

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My friend (we'll call him David) created for some sick and twisted purpose a folder path that contained 107 (no joke) folders within folders, something in the order of, "C:\folder\folder\folder\folder\..." David is now unable to delete the folder directory. When he tried to delete it, it says "Are you sure you want to move the folder and all its contents to the recycle bin? (yes, yes to all, or no)." He clicks "yes to all" or "yes", and it says, "The folder contains items who's name is too long for the recycle bin. Do you want to permanently delete it?" He clicks "yes" or "yes to all" again and it says, "Cannot delete z: Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path and filename."

Anyhow, does anybody know how to delete this file? Any assistance would be greatly apreciated.

A:How do I delete very long folder directories? (C:\folder\folder\folder\...)

open a command prompt,
type rmdir c:\folder /s

(assuming "folder" is the name of the main folder)

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First, please forgive me if I have overlooked this issue in the many searches I have performed thus far.

I would like to know if anyone has a way to change all folder icons within a single folder to one specific icon without performing each one individually. I have over 1,400 folders within a master folder of which I would like to change the child folder icons. I really don't wish to perform this on a folder-by-folder basis.
This is not a Default Folder Icon Change inquiry. This is simply all child folders within a single master folder. I would also be interested if the change would affect all folders of a specific type. Windows 7 does allow the 'setup' of a folder to be distributed (details view with selected details, order, and column size for example) but the icon did not distribute as well.

Any suggestions?

A:Bulk Change All Folder Icons in Single Folder or Folder Type

First, a little bit of theory. What happens when a person sets a custom icon for a folder in Windows 7?
1. Attributes of a Folder change to Read-only (of the folder, NOT content!).
2. A hidden system file created inside that folder, which contains a link to the icon.

Thus, having such file as model, it is possible simply copy it across desired folders, and change attributes of those folders correspondingly.

Secondly, having this idea in my mind, I have put all of my little knowledge of Batch files together and created a script.
BEFORE script is started the following is needed to be done:
Master folder needs to be selected and a custom icon applied to it.

1. Script is placed inside that master folder and launched.
2. First, script checks if hidden system file with custom icon settings is there.
3. Secondly, script looks for subfolders and start changing its attributes.
4. Thirdly, script copies this settings file to all subfolders of current master folder, including all levels of subfolders.

For 100 folders it took about 21 seconds, for 200 folders with different levels of subfolders it took about 57 seconds on my laptop.

I have included remarks (comments) in the source code for better understanding what is going on.

UPDATE: Original file deleted. Script was not meant to be applied to system folders.
Please check a newer FIXED version at this post.


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I did search and find nothing helpful.

I have a USB external drive. Somehow a folder on it is now a "operating system" folder. Whenever I plug in the USB drive I have to click on Tools -> Folder Options and uncheck the box "Hide protected operating system files" on the View tab, or I can not see the folder.

How do I set it as a non - "operating system" folder?

On the properties tab of the folder, the hidden attribute is ticked and greyed out so I can not untick it.

Any ideas?

Best regards,


A:folder missing - system folder?

What is the actual name of this folder?

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I recently hid a folder, and I can't figure out how to unhide it. Can someone tell me how to simply un-hide it? I miss it
Thanks <3​

A:hidden Folder

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Alright so here's the prob...

First off I've got vista home premium, and there's this folder, named "!", in my user directory that I can't see, and I already chose to display hidden files and folders. The path is supposed to be C:\Users\myname\! and I have proven it exists because when I try and create a new folder named "!" in my user directory, it says that this folder already exists, and gives me the option to merge it.

Once I merge it, it dissapears. I've tried opening command prompt and typing "DEL C:\Users\myname\!\" and it asks me am I sure, and I put "Y" and hit enter. After hitting enter the blinking line goes down one space and I can't type anything or do anything further, I have to close command prompt.

I'm stumped
Thanx in advance for any help.

A:A TRULY hidden folder

The only mention I can find about a folder with an exclamation point is having to do with an ipod and/or itunes. Do you have either one?

FYI, when searching, you have to spell out "exclamation point" because search engines do not recognize the symbol

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Hello All,

I have selected to make a folder a Hidden Folder on a partition of mine. To access the folder I type in the directory in Windows Explorer. However, this location then shows up in the Address Bar of Internet Explorer.

How do I prevent the Address Bar of IE from displaying the folder location?

Thank you everyone in advance.

A:Hidden Folder

Have you tried deleting the Internet Explorer History? If that doesn't work, you could always try My Computer. Also you could try going into the folder that your hidden folder is in, click on Tools>>Folder Options, go to view and check "Show Hidden Files and Folders". This will allow you to see the folder and browse its contents. Just make sure you change the setting back otherwise the folder will be able to be seen.

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A:where is this hidden folder?

Quote: Originally Posted by bardos



Why not just search for crashdumps? the %localappdata% means C:\users|your user name\local\appdata\crashdumps. You will also have to check make all folders/files visible in cpanel

If you are looking for DMP files created when your computer crashed they wont be there.
Let us know if you need help


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I have try with the method provided at
everytime i delete CheckedValue..a new CheckedValue is automatically created with value=0...

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Hello Good day to all members and officers here. .

i have a problem on my pc im using Windows Xp Sp3 my system of course located on Drive C and my games located on my Drive D, now my problem is i can't see all files and folder on specific drive which is my drive D even though i set the folder option to show all hidden files and system files, i can see all hidden on my drive C but on my drive D i can't see anything but when i tried to view properties of my drive D i can see the used space and free space. . and when i tried to find target of my any game i can see the folder or files, but when i directly double click on my drive D or open the drive same thing happen i can't see anything. . .

im sorry for my poor english. . .

thanks in advance i hope someone can help me out on this problem. .

A:Hidden Folder

Is the D: drive a separate physical drive, or a logical (partition) drive ?

Is this XP Home or XP Pro ?

Have you been infected with malware ?

Is it possible the reason why you can't see these files is because they have been deleted ?

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I can't find the following folder in Windows Explorer. I've been told this is because the folder is hidden:

Please help, i dont know what to do next.



A:Hidden Folder? Help

Hello Sophie,

What is it exactly that you're trying to do? The link you posted - - is for a download, rather than being the name of a folder you'd expect to find on your computer.

However, to display hidden folders, go into your control panel and double-click on the Folder Options icon. (If using Vista, change the control panel view to Classic.)

In the Folder Options box, click on the View tab. Under Files and Folders is a subheading, called Hidden files and folders. Select "Show hidden files and folders," click "OK," and you should be good to go.

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i turned a folder to hidden and how would i recover it?

A:Hidden Folder

1. Open My Documents
2. Click on tools
3. Click folder options
4. Select the view tab
5. Under the advanced settings, there is an option called 'Show hidden files and folders'
6. Select it and click apply.

That's it.

To unhide a hidden folder, right click on it, select properties then uncheck the box next to hidden.

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Tried To Uncheck 'do Not Show Hidden Folder' In Folder Option In My Computer But When I Click Ok And Return To My Computer I Dont See Any Hidden Folder. I Return To The Option And See The Option Which I Have Unchecked To See The Hidden Folder Has Automatically Been Checked And So I Cant See The Hidden Folders. Whats The Problem?? I Also Checked The ' Show Protected Windows Files' But No Change Appears.

A:Hidden Folder

Go to kellys-korner and scroll down to line #30 Windows XP Doesn't Save User Settings
Instructions to run regedits at top of web page. If that doesn't work.
Download and install HJT, do a system scan and save a log file. Copy the entire contents of the log and paste it in your next post.
I would advise you to click on the triangle on the right and ask a mod to move this to the Security forum.

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Has any one else noticed that under docs & settings the Local settings folder has become hidden. I keep unhidding it but the next time I look it is hidden again. Just a bit of an inconvenience at times but I can always get around it.
I wonder if microsoft have done it in one of their updates! Does anyone know how to unhide permanently?

A:Hidden folder

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Hi guys.
I recently installed the program my lockbox. For those unfamiliar with it, its a piece of free software that hides a selected folder on the user's computer and only displays it after a passowrd is input.

My problem is when I tried removing it, i had some problems and it didnt uninstall properly. The program locks the folder by default unless a password is entered. So even after the uninstall I still cant access the folder.

Any idea?

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As Amazing Andrew said about how to make a secret folder they hidden from keyloggers, can keyloggers find them in windows xp?

A:Hidden Folder?

A keylogger works in a different way, It records keystrokes. You can in theory beat a keylogger by using the on screen keyboard.

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I am using Win XP. I do not want to have to sign in to my desktop with a password. However I do want to make 1 folder private with a password. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

A:Hidden Folder

How to make folder private in windows xp.

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I would like to create a .bat to copy files from source folder to destination folder.
Some files in source folder already exist in destination folder (Same name)
What I would like is that files existing in destination folder to be rename to f.eks filename_BAK.extension.
Source folder include. FileOne.asp - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt
Destination folder include. FileOne.asp - (NO FileTwo) - FileTree.txt
Result. FileOne.asp (version from source)(Existing renamed to FileOne_BAK.asp) - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt (version from source)(Existing renamed to FileTree_BAK.txt)
Now in desination folder.: FileOne.asp - FileOne_BAK.asp - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt - FileTree_BAK.txt
Files in source folder are placed in different folders, but in same structure in destination.

Kind regards
Søren Kromann

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Whenever I try to create new folder in my one of my system drives it is displaying "Unable to create the folder "new folder"". File system error(65535). Previously I was able to create/delete files.
Now every thing i want to do is getting failed (create/delete/modify).

A:Unable to create the folder "New folder" system error 65535

I would try a scan with MalwareBytes Antimalware. A couple of years ago I had something similar where I could not delete any files using Explorer. MBAM picked up the registry hack and fixed it.

The free version works just fine for scanning. A "Threat Scan" should be enough to pick if off if it's a Registry nuisance.

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a friend of mine hide his folder with hiding program (one HD divided to 2 partitions C & D, windows is on C and the locked folder is on D)

now the hiding program doesnt responde ..

and he cant view or open the folder

i thinked about

1. removing the program so the protection expire.

2. reinstalling Windows or formating the C partition, again i think the protection will expire if so..

i dont realy sure about these solution's ( i whink it may cause the folder to be hidded for good

do you have any suggestion or fix??

A:how to exposure a hidden folder

If the program is not responding, try uninstalling then re-installing.
Without knowing what program it is, can't give much more than that.

The forum rules won't allow us to give too much help; most of these programs require a password, and trying to bypass that is against the rules.
That said, some of the simple ones just move the folder into the System Volume Information folder, in a cryptically named folder. A search for a file you know to be in that folder can often find it. You'll need to add your user account on the Security tab for the System Volume Information folder to gain access to it. (Right click | Properties | Security)

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I'm trying to update this texture mod for this game emulator I use however when I removed the the texture mod, the game still had the textures from the mod.

I later discovered that it also puts the textures in a cache folder so I need to also remove it from the cache folder. The only problem is, the cache folder is hidden.

I already tried enabling 'Show hidden folders' from the folder options but it is still hidden.

How do I unhide the cache folder.

A:Hidden Folder - Can't Unhide

What emulator is this? Where is the cache folder located?

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I noticed a public folder on my windows 7 computer that my xp does not. it is a hidden folder, named public desktop. what exactly is this? why doesn't it show up on other computers? is there a need for this? can I delete it?

A:hidden folder - public?

I would say if its not causing issues, then I would just leave. I think that folder is for public sharing of documents.

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Opening Windows Explorer I have 2 windows. In the left window if I click the
+ sign next to a given drive, all the folders in that drive appear. In the right window the folders also appear;however, 1 of them seemed 'greyed out'.
I highlite the folder in the right window and go to properties and see that it is shown as 'Hidden'; however, it too is greyed out. How do I make this so it isn't hidden?
I used the cmd command to go to dos. I went to the drive in question and did a DIR. That folder does not show up. What command would I write to change the attribute. The folder in question is this:

Appreciate any help.

A:Hidden File Folder

Unless I am missing something in your post- Click on tools at the top of
the page then: Folder Options>View> check- view hidden files and folders and then apply or ok.


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can any one tell me about these hidden folders (.files) ?
they are same name as my pictures !
check this picture

how can i remove or prevent create these are folders ?

A:what are these hidden folder (.files) ??

Hello alilabaf, welcome to Seven forums.

Where did you find these folders/files?
What folder were they contained in?

Just to help us out a little.

Normally you should'nt delete hidden folders (Hence why they are hidden) and also i doubt very much you could stop these from being created.

But we do need a bit more info as to where you came accross the said folders/files.


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This isn't as easy as it sounds. I checked "Show Hidden Files" And I unchecked both "Hide blah system files etc."

So I go to my second hard drive D... And I see the Recycler folder. I click on it, and it shows me four recycling bins with really long names and weird letters and numbers that nobody in the world understands.

I click on each one of the recycling bins held in the "Recycler" Folder, and they are empty. But I want to retrieve files from them that I know are there.

How do I know they are there? My McAfee scanned for viruses, and I was watching and reading the scanned folders and files with my hyper speed vision. I noticed it said:
Scanning: D:\Recycler\...\BlahFolder\Blah.jpg etc etc etc

While in each recycling bin, I once more went to Tools > Folder Options > View. And verified the settings there.

I'm sure microsoft has reasons for keeping their own deleted files from the public. And I know about some rmdir/s commands to delete directories and remove them for good. But I want to possibly recover them. It wasn't important before because I put it out of my mind that the files were lost forever. But there are some important family pictures that I believe are only in those files which I thought I lost.

Thank you for your help.

A:C:\Recycler Folder Hidden

I don't know of a free method of retrieving those files, by Norton Utilities has a toll that allows to recover previsously deleted data(what you need to clear) and to Empty Norton Protected Files.

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Hello:  I wanted to delete every fragment of AVG TuneUp, and thought I had done so, both with manual means and via the tool they claim removes everything.  I ran a scan recently to check if all my stuff was up to date, and voila, a component of AVG is still there.  Furthermore, I ran a FRST scan to see where it's located and it's in a hidden folder (not cool). Tried to research how to unhide it and nothing works.  I don't want to venture into FRST fixlist territory or the registry because I don't know what I'm doing.  Thanks for any guidance.   Windows 8.1 by the way.
If the FRST and Addition texts are needed, I'll load them. 

A:Cannot show certain hidden folder

Did you use the method here to unhide hidden folders?

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