Solved trying to create a new folder, don't have access rights

May 24, 2013 at 17:56:20
Specs: Windows XP
Can't create a new file on a flash drive--get a message about not having access rights. But, I can open existing folders and files and save any changes. This is a recent problem; hasn't been an issue in the past.

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May 26, 2013 at 06:16:20
If you do want to transfer the files it is quite easy to do it "all at once" - just the waiting time for them to copy over.

Go to any folder or file you see on the Flash Drive, give it one left click. Now hold the Ctrl key down and press the 'A' key at the same time. This will highlight everything. Right click any of the highlighted files and select Copy from the dropdown.

Finally make a folder somewhere to take the contents of the flash drive. Open it, right click and select Paste. Everything will now copy into this new folder. Ensure the contents look right before formatting the flash drive.

Check the flash drive out by making a temporary folder. If it is OK copy back your files and folders using the same approach as already given.

This is all "very" easy - it just takes lots of words to explain things with computers.

It is possible that your flash drive is on the way out.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



#1
May 24, 2013 at 21:30:09
I think your drive slightly locked with security and u dont have the fully control right.Try formating ur drive and try again....

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#2
May 25, 2013 at 12:38:10
Copy your folders and files onto the HD. Right click the flash drive and format it then try to create a folder on it. If this works copy your folders and files back onto it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
May 25, 2013 at 13:42:10
This might help:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

If that doesn't solve the problem post back the exact wording of the error message.

Could the drive possibly just be full?

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#4
May 25, 2013 at 21:49:48
Thank you Ron, Derek, and DAVE. It's a 1 GB drive and only about a quarter full. The exact message is: <The folder 'xxxxxx.xxx.x' could not be created. You may not have access privileges to create a new folder in this location.>

I went to answers.microsoft and got as far as <properties>, but there wasn't an <edit> button.

I hesitate to format because of the work in transferring files . . . or maybe I just don't know the efficient way of doing it.

I swear, I getting too old to figure this stuff out :(


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#5
May 25, 2013 at 23:02:24
Don't think you have given us the EXACT error message.

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May 26, 2013 at 06:16:20
✔ Best Answer
If you do want to transfer the files it is quite easy to do it "all at once" - just the waiting time for them to copy over.

Go to any folder or file you see on the Flash Drive, give it one left click. Now hold the Ctrl key down and press the 'A' key at the same time. This will highlight everything. Right click any of the highlighted files and select Copy from the dropdown.

Finally make a folder somewhere to take the contents of the flash drive. Open it, right click and select Paste. Everything will now copy into this new folder. Ensure the contents look right before formatting the flash drive.

Check the flash drive out by making a temporary folder. If it is OK copy back your files and folders using the same approach as already given.

This is all "very" easy - it just takes lots of words to explain things with computers.

It is possible that your flash drive is on the way out.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
May 26, 2013 at 09:36:25
Yup, johnw, that's the exact wording except I substituted xxxxxx.xx.x for the actual file name I was trying to create.

derek--thanks for the process of transferring folders and their contents . . . . not complicated when explained that way. I formatted the drive and still can't create a file! Guess I'll just buy a new flash drive and copy the folders to it.

40 minutes later: wait, wait I just formatted again and now it's accepting new folder. i dunno, must be magic.

Thanks everybody for getting me back on track.


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#8
May 26, 2013 at 11:00:34
Flash drives seem to have such a short lifetime they should be thought of as being disposable and used for temporary storage only. If it wasn't a software setting that caused your problem then it must have been the drive itself. Fortunately a couple of formats seem to have fixed it for now.

DAVEINCAPS - Made with REAL high fructose corn syrup.


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#9
May 26, 2013 at 14:36:29
Glad to hear you are out of the wood (for now at least). DAVEINCAPS makes a good point.

Wait and see how things shake out then if you care to select a Best Answer on this thread it will get marked as solved.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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