Windows 10: copying a file when i'm not recognized as administrator

Discus and support copying a file when i'm not recognized as administrator in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'm trying to copy a configuration file from one drive to another. I get the message that I don't have priveleges to copy even though I am the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by DOUGLASVAUPEL, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. copying a file when i'm not recognized as administrator


    I'm trying to copy a configuration file from one drive to another. I get the message that I don't have priveleges to copy even though I am the owner/administrator on the computer. What can I do to copy this file?

    :)
     
    DOUGLASVAUPEL, Jan 7, 2020
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  2. temp02 Win User

    Java.nio.file - Copying files

    You can't copy a folder, thats why it generates an exception (you are trying to copy a folder using a copy file function).
    You probably need to list all the files inside that folder and copy one by one
     
    temp02, Jan 7, 2020
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  3. Wozzer Win User
    Java.nio.file - Copying files

    Issue was the above, so thanks temp02.
     
    Wozzer, Jan 7, 2020
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  4. Geethu B Win User

    copying a file when i'm not recognized as administrator

    "You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file"

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I understand that you have an issue with copying files from expansion drive to the computer.
    I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    To understand the issue better, I would need more information from your end.

    • Is the issue specific with a file?
    • Did you tried copying the file to a different location?
    This issue could have occurred due to these reasons:


    • Permission issue.

    • Damaged files.
    I suggest you to try the steps under the section Issue 2: I cannot access, change, save, or delete files and folders
    in the following article and check if it helps.

    "Access Denied" or other errors when accessing or working with files and folders in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2623670

    Note:

    1. Applies to Windows 10.

    2. You may need to be logged on as an administrator to change file and folder permissions.

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Jan 7, 2020
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