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    Unable to do any operations with the documents on C drive in Windows Vista

    When I try to copy, paste, delete or save any documents on the C:\ drive on my PC running on Windows Vista, I keep getting the error message “Error 0x80070522: A required privilege is not held by the client”. I tried doing a restart on my PC, but the error still persists. What are the troubleshooting steps for resolving this error?



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    Re: Unable to do any operations with the documents on C drive in Windows Vista

    First of all, take the ownership of the C drive and see whether it resolves the issue. Right click on the C Drive for that and select ‘Properties’ from the start up menu. Press the ‘Security’ tab afterwards and click on the ‘Advanced’ button. The next step required is to click on the ‘Owner’ tab and click on username or administrator under names list. Then, click on the ‘Edit’ button and click the check box near “Replace all existing inheritable permissions on all descendants with inheritable permissions from this object” option. Press the ‘OK’ button and click the ‘Yes’ option while you are asked to continue. When the permissions are replaced, press the ‘OK’ button and see whether it is possible to do anything with C drive documents. If this does not work, then disable UAC on your system. Click the ‘Start’ button on the desktop and type msconfig into the start search box. Press the ‘Enter’ key afterwards and type in the password or click ‘Continue’ button if prompted for administrator password or confirmation. Click on the ‘Tools’ tab and press the ‘Disable UAC’ button. Press the ‘Launch’ button and wait until the notification bubble appears on the screen saying the UAC is disabled. Click on the ‘OK’ button and restart the PC.

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