Cannot copy <filename>: Access is denied

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by ganonman, May 20, 2006.

  1. ganonman

    ganonman Guest

    This is a problem that cropped up suddenly without me being aware of
    installing or changing any settings on my computer or laptop.

    On Computer I have XP home
    On laptop I have XP Pro with simple file sharing enabled

    I have two extra hard drives in my pc, J: and K:

    The problem is I cannot copy files from my pc to my laptop over my wireless
    network, I get the error Cannot copy <filename>: Access is denied. - Make
    sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not
    currently in use.

    This is where it gets confusing:

    From my pc I cannot copy anything on to my laptop's share from my K:
    although I have been doing it for a long time, but I can copy anything from
    my J: still.

    From my laptop I cannot copy anything recent from a particular folder from
    my pc to my laptop, but I can with some older files in that same folder
    (seems to be more of a problem with avi files). I can copy from any other
    folder on my pc's share as long as i use my laptop to do it. This
    inconsistancy is whats confusing things.

    First of all obvious thing out of way, my disk is not full, read-only, or
    write protected. The files I am trying to copy are also definitely not read
    only and I have used software to ensure there is no other program locking the

    I have done nothing regarding changing permissions on files so I can't see
    why that will be the reason either.

    Lastly another recent problem which may be unrelated I'm just mentioning it
    in case it helps, I can no longer save Word documents directly to my USB pen
    drive, it says it cannot create the file. But I can save them to my local
    disk then move them to the drive. This is not the problem I need answering
    at moment though, I'm just saying in case it helps with the other one.

    Thanks in advance for any help
    ganonman, May 20, 2006
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