I get "Access is denied" when my 1st windows 10 computer tries to access files on my 2nd Win 10 computer.

What permission should I use on 2nd computer's files?

I added my account to files of 2nd computer, and this appears as:

<my name> (<name of 2nd computer>)\<my name>

BACKGROUND DETAILS... 1st computer maps 2nd computer to O: on 1st computer without problem. I can use file explorer on 1st computer to access all files on 1st computer.

But I have a batch .bat backup file that uses robocopy to copy files from 2nd computer to Q: on 1st computer, which is my mapped external hard disk.

When this batch attempts to copy files from O: (2nd computer) to Q: I get "Access is denied".

  • You need to either take ownership of the folder that contains the data you want to transfer or add your user to the ACL. You are getting a permission error due to the fact, the user you are trying to access the data with, did not exist on the other installation. – Ramhound Dec 6 at 14:59
  • You refer to the computers as 1st and 2nd. In the title the 2nd reads files that exist on the 1st; in the question body it's the other way round. To avoid confusion please make this consistent. – Kamil Maciorowski Dec 6 at 16:17

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