Windows 10: Unable to copy anything to external storage devices (No permission)

Discus and support Unable to copy anything to external storage devices (No permission) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I have a PC in my office running Windows 10 Pro Version 1803. Whenever I try to copy anything from that PC to a pen drive, hard disk,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by lolcocks, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. lolcocks Win User

    Unable to copy anything to external storage devices (No permission)


    Hello,

    I have a PC in my office running Windows 10 Pro Version 1803.

    Whenever I try to copy anything from that PC to a pen drive, hard disk, anything, I just get an error saying "You need permission to perform this action"

    Even if I check permissions of the files as well as the pen drive I am trying to copy to, the permissions say that "Everyone" has "Full control"

    Why is this happening?

    Even group policy has not blocked external storage devices.

    Is there some other setting I am missing?

    :)
     
    lolcocks, Feb 11, 2019
    #1
  2. Pavan_N Win User

    How to provide confirmation popup while copying any file on external storage?

    Hi Pratap,

    Please answer these questions to assist you further.

    • Is your computer connected to Domain network or Windows server?
    • When you say "confirmation popup while copying files to external storage" are you referring to admin permission to copy those files to user?

    Thank you.
     
    Pavan_N, Feb 11, 2019
    #2
  3. Update Assistant does not detect External Storage Device

    I am currently facing an issue with the update assistant. The problem comes from the prompt as seen from this webpage

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...-10-freeing-up-space-to-install-latest-update

    The issue is in "Step 2: Connect an external storage device". It says to
    "Connect your external storage device and wait until you see it in the drop-down list" but the external storage device already connected to my device (and shows up on My PC) is not shown on the drop down list. Can you help?


    Unable to copy anything to external storage devices (No permission) c6321704-8541-466f-88a9-ab5e75fbdf04?upload=true.png
     
    Haziq Jamaludin, Feb 11, 2019
    #3
  4. Gino Des Win User

    Unable to copy anything to external storage devices (No permission)

    Unable to copy or del from external drive

    Hi Kinjal,

    Regarding your issue with the Recycle Bin, you can use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files. For steps on how to run the System File Checker tool, check the following link:

    Use the System File Checker tool
    .

    Regarding your issue with needing special permissions when deleting or copying files from your phone to any external drive, let's try to isolate the issue by providing us the information below:

    • Are your phone and external drive connected to your computer at the same time?
    • Have you tried copying the files first to your computer then to the external drive?
    • What is the exact error message that you receive when deleting or copying files?
    • What is the name and model of your phone?

    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Gino Des, Feb 11, 2019
    #4
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