Re: "you need permission to perform this action" copying a file
This might be the answer I'm looking for.
I'm logged into Vista as the administrator (only the one account was setup
Anyway, for the first time since installing Vista, I decided to connect my
7-in-1 card reader and empty my flash card from my digital camera as there
were some photos I wanted to send.
Vista recognised it as a "USB 2.0 Card Reader" but doesn't have any drivers
loaded for it so I can't access the photos. Tried asking it to update the
driver, giving it permission to go on-line. No luck.
So I then stuck the card reader into my Ubuntu box and copied the photos to
a directory called "Photos" and then to a sub-directory called "Max" (for the
photos from my camera) and a sub-directory called "Lesley" (for the photos
from my wife's camera).
I then went back to my Windows machine and found this directory (Photos) in
my mapped network drives and tried to copy it (not move it) to the Vista
desktop. This bought up a dialogue box saying "You need permission to perform
this action", along with the name of the file. The only options are "Try
again" (which fails), "Skip" (which defeats my purpose) or "Cancel" (the only
I then thought it might be something to do with Vista protecting the desktop
so I tried copying it to a directory within my Documents but had the same
lack of success.
I then thought I might be still be able to email the photo, so I tried to
attach a photo by navigating to the network drive and selecting my photo but
that didn't work either.
Why won't Vista let me copy files from a network drive? Oh, and does anyone
know what I can do regarding a driver for my generic 7-in-1 card reader that
it recognises as such but can't find it's own driver for?
Thanks in advance.
I just went to the network drive and tried to copy just a photo by itself.
No luck. Then double-clicked on it (as it was listing the files by name) to
view the photo and Windows Photo Gallery opened with a message saying "Photo
Gallery can't open this picture because you don't have permission to access
the file location." - And yet Vista allows me to navigate in Explorer to see
the files within that directory, so it does let me access that file location.
> The problem was that the network permissions were set to 'list' but
> not 'read'. Apparently, I was barking up the wrong tree with the
> permissions on the Vista side. The new error dialog through me off.