Access Is Denied Error When Overwriting Read-Only File

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When you attempt to copy a file from your desktop computer to yourHandheld PC (H/PC), you receive the following message if a file with thesame name already exists:
This folder already contains a read-only file called '<filename>'. Would you like to replace the existing file?
If you click Yes, you may receive the following error message:
Cannot copy <filename>: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use.
This behavior can occur if the file on your H/PC is marked with the Read-Only attribute.
To work around this behavior, remove the Read-Only attribute from the fileon your H/PC before you attempt to overwrite it. To do so, follow thesesteps:
  1. On your H/PC, double-tap My Handheld PC.
  2. Locate the file that you want to overwrite, tap the file, and then tap Properties on the File menu.
  3. Tap the Read-Only check box in the Attributes section to clear it, and then tap OK.
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information herein the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
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Article ID: 169372 - Last Review: 01/10/2015 11:11:58 - Revision: 2.0

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