Windows 10: Need to copy IE11 History to new PC - Access Denied

Discus and support Need to copy IE11 History to new PC - Access Denied in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Bought a new laptop and I need to copy my IE11 history from the old PC to the new one. I can't seem to get past the access denied message box when I... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by boweasel, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. boweasel Win User

    Need to copy IE11 History to new PC - Access Denied


    Bought a new laptop and I need to copy my IE11 history from the old PC to the new one. I can't seem to get past the access denied message box when I try to open
    c:\users\(user)\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\content.ie5

    I just want to put the history on a thumb drive to be transferred to the new W10 laptop.

    :)
     
    boweasel, Feb 16, 2017
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  2. Destination folder access denied - You need permission to perform this action

    I have just purchased a new PC and have connected an external hard drive to it, which I also used on my old PC.

    I am trying to copy a file to the external hard drive from the new computer's C drive but every time I get the message "Destination folder access denied - You need permission to perform this action".

    I am the owner and the administrator of both the new computer, the old computer... in fact, everything! How can it deny me access and how can I solve this problem?
     
    thecynicalmonk, Feb 16, 2017
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  3. GregJJ Win User
    "Access permission denied" when trying to download Java using IE11

    The website I was trying to access displayed a message that when using IE8 or higher that compatibility view needed to be turned off. As it turned out that was incorrect. I'm using IE11 and needed to turn compatibility view on. Thanks everyone.
     
    GregJJ, Feb 16, 2017
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  4. Cliff S New Member

    Need to copy IE11 History to new PC - Access Denied

    As long as you use a Microsoft account, IE11 syncs, if you have it turned on in Settings/Accounts/Sync your settings/ Internet Explorer settings:

    Need to copy IE11 History to new PC - Access Denied [​IMG]


    It works from Win10 to Win10, and from Win8.1 to Win10.

    If you are using a Local account, sorry I can't help then*Sad
     
    Cliff S, Feb 16, 2017
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  5. boweasel Win User
    This is absurd. I'm using a local account, but even though I am the Administrator of that account, I am fricking DENIED access to copy my very own internet explorer history to another computer. What are you saying? Does Microsoft own this information? Not me? I was not aware I was in some rental agreement with them. Do they own the music I created and put on my old PC? Do they own my family videos?

    What is going on? This cannot be the final word on this subject.
     
    boweasel, Feb 16, 2017
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  6. I'm going to go on a limb here and say you are trying to access the history location though the wrong path. I'm not at a computer right now else I would give you tge right path.
     
    logicearth, Feb 16, 2017
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  7. boweasel Win User
    I'm sorry. I left out a folder on the path - it's actually
    c:\users\(user)\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\content.ie5
     
    boweasel, Feb 16, 2017
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  8. Krawk Win User

    Need to copy IE11 History to new PC - Access Denied

    Actual path to the content.ie5 folder on my PC is:
    C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Low
    Trying to open the Content.ie5 folder gives me access denied and it tells me to use the security tab to fix this error. When I open the security tab I even try to edit permissions for "Everyone" to full control and then I get an error when applying permissions.

    Or is that the wrong location?

    If I right click the Windows folder inside this nested chain I can get the security tab loaded, then click Advanced, then select my username and select "replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" but I don't have the balls to accept this. Will this fix the access problem or break something?
     
    Krawk, Mar 28, 2017
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  9. f14tomcat Win User
    Believe you need to take ownership first. See this tut...
    Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
     
    f14tomcat, Mar 28, 2017
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  10. Krawk Win User
    Thanks bud...
    If I right click the Windows folder inside this nested chain I can get the security tab loaded, then click Advanced, then select my username and select "replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" but I don't have the balls to accept this. Will this fix the access problem or break something?
     
    Krawk, Mar 28, 2017
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  11. f14tomcat Win User
    If you take ownership of that folder, it gives ownership all the way down the chain. You shouldn't have to mess with the Advanced at all.
     
    f14tomcat, Apr 5, 2018
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