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April 19, 2021
4:38 pm
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June Genis
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My question is a follow-up to what I asked on YouTube this morning about moving photos from a zipped file to google photos.  I found the zipped file but when I right click on it and then click on Extract All  I get a pop-up message saying “You’ll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file” but when I check my Account I am the owner and administrator.  What’s going on?

April 20, 2021
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It happens when files are copied. You need to change ownership in the file properties.

 Fix “Need administrator permission to copy this file/folder” error and copy files
  1. Take the Ownership of a File or Folder. Open “Windows Explorer” and locate the file/folder, right-click on it and select “Properties”. …
  2. Turn off UAC or User Account Control. …
  3. Enable the Built-in Administrator Account.

I hope that works for you.

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April 21, 2021
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I tried accessing Properties from the Windows Explorer icon in the task bar but I’m not seeing something called User Account Control.  What tab is it under? On the Security tab I see System, Owner, and Administrator.  I think it it saying they have access as the only thing I can check for any of them is “Deny”. All three seem to be set to Allow, Full Control. I tried selecting Disenable Inheritance but that didn’t change anything.

April 21, 2021
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If you are the admin, you might be able to click OK, or Extract, or whatever the action button is – while just ignoring the error message. Give it a shot.

April 21, 2021
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Nope.  When I got the first error msg (after clicking on Extract) I clicked Continue and got a new pop up that said I needed permission.  Interestingly it said that I needed permission to access the extracted file which was a brand new file that should automatically belong to me so I still have no idea who is in control of what.

Specifically it said: Destination Folder Access Denied. You need permission to perform this action.”

April 21, 2021
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Would you mind giving us a copy of the .zip file and let me try?

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April 23, 2021
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Chris already asked for that but gmail wasn’t able to attach it either.  When I check Properties from Explorer it says the zipped file is 35.5 MB but when I try to attach it to an email it says it is empty and the size is 0. Here is what Properties says about the file type: Compressed (zipped) Folder (.zip).

Even weirder, I see a different list of files when I open Pictures from Explorer than I do when I try to do the attach.  When I double click on any of files in Explorer that I created during multiple tries at this I see a list of the files in the zipped file all of which are identified as JPG but when the window opens for attaching in gmail not all of those file name appear.

I know this is hard to follow from a verbal description but most of it are things that don’t copy and paste.

April 23, 2021
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Perhaps the file is corrupted somehow. 

Can you request the person resend the .zip file? Or even a single photo to see how it works.

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April 23, 2021
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I’ve already asked if he can just email me the zipped file but haven’t heard back yet.  Something is definitely off about that file but if it were corrupted I don’t think I would have been able to open the individual pictures in it.  Of course, I still haven’t figured out where it thinks it put the copies of those pictures that it seemed to allow me to create.

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