Cannot Access Files Copied over an Infrared Port

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After you use infrared ports to copy a file between two computers, you may not be able to access the file on the recipients computer.


This issue can occur if you do not log on to the computer with Administrator or Power User rights.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows 2000.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.


When you use an infrared port to copy a file, access rights are explicitly set to allow only Administrators and Power Users to gain access to the file. When you install the fix, permissions are inherited from the parent folder.


Article ID: 257365 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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