Today I was copying some foobar2000 component DLL files from my Windows XP computer to the Windows Vista tablet’s Program Files folder when I kept getting the “Destination Folder Access Denied” dialog box.

Destination Folder Access Denied

This would happen even after I allowed the process to run as administrator. I am thinking that this is a bug in Windows; either that or Microsoft needs to improve their error dialog box to be more descriptive.

Vista suggesting that I need to increase the permissions

Now, you are probably interested in the solution. To get around this, you can either change the permissions on the target folder (Google for vista destination folder access denied), or you can copy the files to a local folder (Desktop maybe?) and then move the files from there to the target folder.

I think this behavior is only specific to the Program Files and probably the Windows Folder, so it’s not a big deal for me.

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