Problem with permissions in Windows 8
Posted on 2014-09-15
I'm upgrading from a Windows XP Thinkpad to one running Windows 8. I'm very familiar with XP, not at all with 8.
I'm trying to transfer some files from old to new laptop over the Wifi. The Windows 8 machine easily recognizes the XP laptop's hard drive.
If I try to copy a file from XP to the Windows 8 machine, it says "You require permission from the computer's administrator to perform this action". I'm logged in as administrator to the Windows 8 machine. Same with the XP machine. Nobody but me ever uses either of these computers. In fact, there is only one user, me, the administrator.
If I select the XP file on the Windows 8 File Explorer and click "properties," it tells me I don't have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings.
Must say, I'm baffled. I need it to be easy to transfer files back and forth across these machines.
What am I missing?