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Cant Copy a folder no matter what !

Q: Cant Copy a folder no matter what !

Hi guys,
I know there maybe already a topic here of this problem but believe me i have done everything on the internet to try to copy the Desktop folder to backup ... but it always says Access is denied
most of the folders were hidden as system files - that I fixed
All titles files and folder are green in color
here are the things I tried - XP sp3
Tried to take ownership - which i think i succeeded
give permission
Ran combo fix
tried to decrypt - access is denied
Run scandisk
Took out HDD and connected to windows 7 PC - did the same things still failed
no matter what I do The Folder just doesnt copy
Access is denied !!
any solutions ?!

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A: Cant Copy a folder no matter what !

The green color indicates that the folders are encrypted....without the proper key, the files cannot be accessed.
The question I have is how did the files become encrypted?
If encryption is the result of malware, you should initiate a new topic, following Steps 6-8 of Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - and submit the requested DDS log, along with your ComboFix log, in the forum containing the Preparation Guide.  In your new topic, please provide all pertinent details leading up to evidence/notification of the files being encrypted.
Once that is done, this topic will be closed and your new topic should be pursued to conclusion.
Thanks for understanding .
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A:Cant Copy a folder no matter what !

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A:Does it matter where you get your physical copy of Windows if your authentic?


I've found a website offering downloads of the ISO files for all versions of Windows 7 and plan on using that software

There's a zillion sites out there that sell pirated software for cheap. Just search for "Buy Windows OEM" and the top search results are usually all illegal sites. Usually these sites are run buy thieves in places like Russia.

All Windows XP Pro OEM CD's are the same
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A:Copy Folder with the same Permission

Quote: Originally Posted by zaldhie

good day to all

i just want to share my problem regarding with the folder copying with the same permissions.

here's the scenario i installed domain server in my company and create a users ofcourse and in client pc we make 2 partitions in it(hard drive) C & D on drive D i make a folder USERS with the permissions.

C Drive OS Installed and basic programs
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my problem is..

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Quote: Originally Posted by Redz

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You are just determined to make your life difficult.

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It's OK to backup by copying User folders or named User Account folder, however to copy the files back in, open each individual User folder (Docs, Pics, Music, Downloads, Desktop, etc), from the Organize tab Select All, then drag the group to the corresponding User folder in the Explorer bar at left.

Make sure you don't release left click while dragging until the Explorer bar stops unfolding and it confirms in the hypertext your destination folder.

The reason you must do this instead of paste the actual folders in is because these are System Shell folders and the fresh install will have it's own set which cannot be overwritten.. So it's best simply to copy the contents over instead.

Someone else may know a workaround that will replace the shell folders with the ones you copied, but I wouldn't want the hidden AppData folders anyway since these are a corruption path into a fresh install.

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is the only way for me to get them is to restore this previous image from the dvd's; then copy the files to my external drive; then restore the most current windowsimage backup?

any help would be very appreciated..


A:Copy WindowsImageBackup folder from the 5 DVD set To a External Drive

Hi and welcome to SevenForums!

Don't know if this will work for split DVDs, but maybe someone else knows??

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I just need to copy from C:\Documents and settings\users\rich\desktop\'folder name'

to d:\


A:[SOLVED] Copy folder via command prompt

Welcome to TSF

Go to Start and right click>explore
A window will open (tree)
Select the folder you wish and right click on it>COPY
Open MY Computer and open the D:\ drive
Right click within the D:\ drive> Select PASTE
The folder you copied should now be in the D:\ drive
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Suggests that Windows Explorer is damaged.

Assuming you run XP, then try a System File Check

Start - Run - type "SFC /scannow" and enter
Do not type the "", and make sure you have a space between "SFC" and "/scannow"

A dialogue box should appear if you get it right and advise on progress. Takes a few minutes.
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But what happens/is shown in the detail of Windows 7 :
it will probably take 23 hours (!) to finish and the speed is believe it or not 45-50 KB/s (!!!) ?
Why are these programmers lying in such a way ? If calculators would similarly work we wouldn't be satisfied I think.

If I copy with e.g. robocopy I can't see any acceleration.

If I shut off the virus scanner I also see no effect ( perhaps a little bit faster...? ).

BTW : if I copy from partition to partition I also get poor results - so 5-10 MB/s.

Is this normal ? Can I in any way tune the system to copy faster ???

A:Folder Copy by Cut&Paste : extremely SLOW

It's a bit hard to comment without knowing exactly what you're doing. But clearly on the surface of it you have a problem with your PC!. Transfer speed depend on number and size of files etc but 2-4MB/s is reasonable for a drag & drop to a USB. eg I can drag and drop a 100MB zip file in 20secs to a USB 2. flash drive/stick.
I can suggest some standard checks:
1) Check device manager for any warnings.
2) Check you HDD (Computer,Properties,Tools or chkdsk)
3) Run a speed test on your HDD.
4) Try a USB flash to USB flash copy (using different USBs)
5) Run memtest
6) Run Malwarebytes

Edit: I had to leave - but as I said in 1), 2) Check out your HDD performance. Also use the disk manufacturers diagnostic utilities. For speed check try
For other disk info (SMART data) try CrystalDiskInfo on the same site.
Sata partition to partition drag & drop copies should be on the order of 50MB/s or greater. The sequential tests from Crystal Disk info should be on the order of 100+MB/s.
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A:Copy PW protected folder/files to new system?

There are 2 ways that I would try.
The first and easiest would be to recreate same user account with same password.I imagine you may have already tried tho.
The second,somewhat more of a pain,is to change old drive back to primary.
If it was me,I would do that anyway as I prefer xppro.If you don't,you should at least be able to access and copy needed file this way.
Good Luck,
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A:Vista wont copy entire folder?

That is not the way to go. With free software, you can copy your entire hd
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
and then image back.
Or another pereferred method and it works vista to vista, I did it
Download: Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows Vista (32 bit) to Windows 7 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
Back up first, regardless of what you try.

LOL I see that you read my post on the importance of an image of a hard drive. Did you see that even I had a problem. Image is always needed and can be used to your advantage, now.
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A:WHEN I DRAG A FILE OR FOLDER, for cut it, may press any key to copy it, rather ?

Hello Lse123,

I'm afraid that I not understand what you are trying to ask. Could you please give more details on what you are trying to do or ask?

In the mean time, this may be helpful.


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A:.Bat file to copy folder from network to local pc

Obfuscating the IP address is pretty pointless. Your lan is using private IP addresses that are not routable to the Internet.

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