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Error copying file or folder "through share folder"

I am getting following error when i am copying some files & folder from share folder at windows server 2003 , the server is recently demoted to workgroup environment , the user machine is also in workgroup mode,
Everyone full permission on share
Everyone full permission on NTFS security as well.

still getting the below error.

Error Copying File or Folder "Cannot copy ----------------- : Access is denied.
"Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use. "
Microsoft Legacy OSWindows XPMicrosoft Server OS

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When setting permissions make sure in advanced page to check the box that says that you check to replace permissions on all. Do this on source files and folders and target. You can use xcopy /c/s/e to copy from a prompt to continue copying with out stoping if the files are in use or corrupt.
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Might want to verified Windows doesn't think these files/folders are still open.  I have had issue in the past where they got stuck as open files when in reality they were not.

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Its work out for me after creating a new folder at other drive on same server and copied the data into new folder and then share it again on network.

lionelmm your solution were closed, creating a folder on the same drive didn’t work out, it could be because of inherited permission. Thanks
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