Cannot Access Transferred File

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I get the following error message when trying to open a copied file: "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

When I transfer a downloaded file (via a UNC path) from my Windows XP Pro SP3 desktop to share on a Windows 2003 Server, and then try to open the file from the server i get the above error message.  However, when I download from the Win2003 server to the Win2003 server I can open the file with no problems.

This happens even if I save directly to the share from the website that I'm downloading from.

This wouldn't be a problem but sometimes I cannot download correctly on the Server and I have to download first on the WinXP Pro SP3 machine and then transfer to the Server.

Things I have checked:

Permissions and ownership on the file properties.
I am logged in as Administrator on the Server
I am logged in as a Administrator on the XP machine. (in the Admin group)
The owner is Administrator
Permissions to Administrator for "Allow ALL"

Please help...
Question by:BUGAB00
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    Accepted Solution

    right click on file go to properties, you will see a button that says unblock, click to unblock.
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    by:Vince Glisson
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    Thank you!

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