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Access Denied in CMD & Moving Windows.Old files.

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  • Alright so I'm fixing up my old computer after a Windows 7 SP1 install failed on him and made his computer unable to boot. When trying to move the windows.old files through
    move /y c:\Windows.old\Windows c:\

    move /y "c:\Windows.old\Program Files" c:\

    move /y c:\Windows.old\ProgramData c:\

    move /y c:\Windows.old\Users c:\

    move /y "c:\Windows.old\Documents and Settings" c:\
     
    I consistently get Access is Denied errors. UAC is off and I have tried other policy and registry editing to get it to go away. Any help/info would be appreciated.
     
    Also, is there a better way to recover the windows.old files and put them into the curent windows files? I did a updated installation on it, and have the Windows.old Files just sitting there, waiting to be implemented.
     
    Again, thanks ahead of time, and any responses are appreciated.
    domingo, 24 de abril de 2011 22:50

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  • How exactly are you trying to do this? Since you mention UAC, are you attempting to do this from within Windows?

    Please try to explain your scenario of how you're trying to move the files.

     

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    Stephan Schwarz.


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    lunes, 25 de abril de 2011 0:22
  • On Sun, 24 Apr 2011 22:50:36 +0000, Mistar Killar wrote:

    Alright so I'm fixing up my old computer after a Windows 7 SP1 install failed on him and made his computer unable to boot. When trying to move the windows.old files through
    move /y c:\Windows.old\Windows c:\

    move /y "c:\Windows.old\Program Files" c:\

    move /y c:\Windows.old\ProgramData c:\

    move /y c:\Windows.old\Users c:\

    move /y "c:\Windows.old\Documents and Settings" c:\  
    I consistently get Access is Denied errors. UAC is off and I have tried other policy and registry editing to get it to go away. Any help/info would be appreciated.
     
    Also, is there a better way to recover the windows.old files and put them into the curent windows files? I did a updated installation on it, and have the Windows.old Files just sitting there, waiting to be implemented.
     
    Again, thanks ahead of time, and any responses are appreciated.

    Windows.old files are from a previous installation. Did you do a clean
    installation and are you trying to move installed programs from one
    installation to another?

    If so, you can not do this. Beside the program files themselves,
    almost all programs have many needed entries and references to them,
    in the registry and elsewhere; if you just copy the program files, you
    will not have any of those entries and references. Your programs need
    to be reinstalled into the new installation from their original media.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    lunes, 25 de abril de 2011 17:01