Windows 10: How can I give permission to move a protected folder to myself?

  1.    10 Dec 2017 #1

    How can I give permission to move a protected folder to myself?

    So I'm trying to move a folder from an external hard drive to my desktop, but when I try that, it says that I need permission from my own account, does anyone know how to fix this?
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       10 Dec 2017 #2

    You should have sufficient permissions to move a folder TO your desktop, but what about the permissions of the folder on the external drive? Do you have permission to move it FROM that drive?

    If you had created that folder on another PC (using an account on that PC that's the same name as your account on this one) then the 'other you' needs to give permission - and that 'other you' account doesn't exist on this PC. Take ownership of the folder and try again.
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  3.    10 Dec 2017 #3

    Make sure that this folder does not have an application that is running in the background or has a file it it that is open.
    Then, as stated, Take Ownership of the folder or drive to move it to your computer.
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