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.




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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