Windows 10: You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file

Discus and support You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Greetings, I am trying to copy some files from my old computer to my new one. Old computer is Windows 7 Pro. New computer is Windows 10 Pro. I'm... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by AJ448, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. AJ448 Win User

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


    Greetings,


    I am trying to copy some files from my old computer to my new one. Old computer is Windows 7 Pro. New computer is Windows 10 Pro. I'm using an external USB hard drive to do the transfer. Most files and folders are moving just fine. One will not copy from the external hard drive to the new computer. I get the following message:


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

    You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file a5f5deca-9462-4b0b-a777-41b2d05a3fdd?upload=true.png


    I click "Continue" and get:

    You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file 03561f0d-2ae6-46fc-a8f0-6a6462d5b4e0?upload=true.png


    I am the only user, and the only administrator, on both computers. Permissions are:

    You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file 69f4a816-bf13-41b5-b944-9bb1b3b29f9f?upload=true.png


    What do I need to do to copy these files?


    Thanks!

    AJ

    :)
     
    AJ448, Sep 23, 2019
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  2. Geethu B Win User

    "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, Sep 23, 2019
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  3. Pavan_N Win User
    You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file

    Hi,

    Follow the Steps below and check if that helps.

    As you are unable to transfer some files from an external hard drive to the computer requesting for Administrator permissions, I suggest you to follow the steps provided below to provide administrator permissions to the particular folder and check if it
    helps.

    • Right click on the folder and select
      Properties.
    • Click on Edit button in Properties windows. Click ok to confirm UAC elevation request.
    • Select user/group from permission windows or click
      Add to add other user or group.
    • Now under Permission section check the rights which you want to grant i.e. check “Full Control” under the “Allow” column to assign full access rights control permissions. (Generally we add ‘Everyone’ to given permission to all
      the users on the computer).
    • Edit the permission to Full Control for ‘Everyone’.
    • Click OK for changes to take effect and click ok again to exit from Properties window.

    Do let us know if you are able to transfer files to PC. Thank you.
     
    Pavan_N, Sep 23, 2019
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  4. Marby Rey Win User

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

    no administrator permission

    Hi Ryan,

    Let us assist you to have an Administrator permission. To start, follow the steps below to enable the Windows Super Administrator Account.

    • Type CMD on the search box.
    • CMD will appear at top.
    • Right click on it, then choose Run as administrator.
    • Type this command & hit Enter: Net user administrator /active:yes.
    • After you enable the Super Administrator account, log out on your existing account then log into Super Administrator account.
    • On the Super Administrator account, you can now create an Administrator account or give Administrator permission on the existing account.

    After you created an Administrator account, we suggest that you disable the Super Administrator account by following the same steps and using this command:
    Net user administrator /active:no.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Marby Rey, Sep 23, 2019
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