Importing Outlook 2002 exported .pst file (using XP, to USB drive), into Outlook 2007 (runing Windows 7... file copied to this laptop, under My Documents). File access permission denied.

.PST file Laptop #1:

  • Exported from Outlook 2002
  • Using XP
  • Saved on portable USB drive

    .PST file Laptop #2:

  • runing Windows 7
  • into Outlook 2007
  • file saved under My Documents, on Laptio #2
  • .pst file "Share" set to "Owner/User (Administrator), Everyone, Group - Full Access"
  • File it self can not be changed from "Locked" to "Read" or "Read/Write" or special premissions; by adding user to this file.

File access permission (still) denied.

Idea: It has to be an issue with "changing ownership or security permissions"

Question Info

Last updated March 19, 2018 Views 750 Applies to:
You don't want to set sharing permissions (the file isn't being shared); you need to take ownership of the file.

A. Check the permissions of the file or folder the file is saved in and take ownership:
1. Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions you have.

To take ownership of a file or folder:

1. Right-click the file or folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
3. Click Edit. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
4. Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.
5. If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in a folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
6. Click OK

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