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How To Get Ownership of files and folders?


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I have been trying to back up my E Drive contents onto the wife's hard drive thru the network, she made a folder for me under the root of her drive and shared it properly. It shows up on the Network Places and I can open it.

Then I go and run BackUp (first had to install it from the CD, since XP Home Edition does not install this feature automatically). When I run the back up wizard, it tells me that :

Backup file name cannot be used
Please insure that it is a valid path with sufficient access.

It is a valid path cuz I can access the folder normally...
Sufficient Access-I have no idea how to fix this if it is the problem

I have posted a few replies in other threads that sort of pertain to this, but thought it best to have a clear thread for this. Any and all help is appreciated...
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Are you logged on as an Administrator or as a power user ?
you must have one of these to have full file access
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Are you logged on as an Administrator or as a power user ?
you must have one of these to have full file access

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At present I am the only person using this computer, haven't even had the guest account on...
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Go Start > control panel > user accounts double click on this icon
does it show you as an administrator
When you start the backup wizard what option do you choose on the
What do you want to backup screen (3rd screen)

Edited by peterm, 17 September 2005 - 03:26 PM.

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Go Start > control panel > user accounts double click on this icon
does it show you as an administrator

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yes I am shown as administrator
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You are backing up to your wife's computer are you running the backup from your computer or from her computer. if from yours can you run the backup from her computer and backup network places
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I am trying to run the back up from my computer, on the wizard I am using the advanced version and click on my whole E drive since she has the room for it but once I click the back up button the message comes up that I should check for sufficient access
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can you back up just 1 file or folder ?
wife's computer xp home or pro
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don't make any difference whether its 1 file or the whole drive, get same message...all puters on our home network use XP Home
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ok my guess is the file share on the folder is not setup right
I know you can see the folder but can you save a word file or excell file
to the folder, because you can see it does not mean you have write privillage.
Click on the folder once to highlight the right click > propertities>sharing
is there a tick next to allow network users to change my files if no put a tick in the box also on the same tab underneath the tick box it should say
windows firewall is configured to allow this folder to be shared with other computers on the Network.
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None of your files are encrypted are they?
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Hey is the computer u want to back up from a Tower as i was thinking maybe u could slave the hard drive to your wifes pc and do a back up direct from hers
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Taking Ownership in XP
http://support.micro...1&Product=winxp

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I managed to get my files over to the wife's puter by her copying all the files over, then I deleted them from my drive, a bit time consuming but got the job done. Then I ran Diskeeper again and it came back just peachy. Now I will copy them all back to my drive again and delete them from her computer once they are safely back home. Also by doing this move around, hopefully all the various files will be all together now when they are copied back...thanks guys for all the help and ideas. Hopefully my machine won't freeze up anymore now that all my files are together.
BTW: I clicked on a link on the site here, for RegistryFix (trial version) it came back with all kinds of problems that of course it would only fix a few of until you purchase the product...is this a good product and should I bother to get it or is there a better one to fix up all possible probs in the registry etc?
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Taking Ownership in XP
http://support.micro...1&Product=winxp

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When I right click on a file and then click Properties, I don't have a tab "Security"
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