I agree that this indicates that SYSTEM has full access.  so the problem must be something else. is the path name very long?  Condor has difficulty with path names longer that about 260 characters for some operations. Also Condor doesn't use UNICODE for path names internally, so it can fail to properly handle pathnames containing characters that can't be represented by the ASCII character set. -tj On 8/15/2011 10:32 AM, Tomas Lidén wrote: Thanks for the tip. I ran cacls on the directory and got the following (with my translation from Swedish Windows ;-)):   BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)F NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)F machine\me:F CREATOR OWNER:(OI)(CI)(IO)F   It looks like SYSTEM has full access to me. Does it look ok to you?   /Tomas   Från: condor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:condor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] För John (TJ) Knoeller Skickat: den 15 augusti 2011 17:02 Till: condor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx Ämne: Re: [Condor-users] transfer_input_files do not copy directories on Windows XP   try running the CACLS tool to get the ACL's on the directory.  does the SYSTEM process have read and traverse access? you should see something like this:      > cacls foo      c:\path\to\foo NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)(ID)F                                 BUILTIN\Administrators:(OI)(CI)(ID)F                                 machine\you:(OI)(CI)(ID)F -tj On 8/15/2011 5:48 AM, Tomas Lidén wrote: I tried upgrading to 7.6.2 but still get the same problem.. /T     On our system we can use transfer_input_files to copy files but if we specify a directory we get   ERROR: Can't open ".."  with flags 00 (Permission denied)   It does not matter whether we specify a trailing slash or not. Any help in resolving this would be much appreciated!   We’re running $CondorVersion: 7.6.0 Apr 16 2011 BuildID: 327460$ $CondorPlatform: x86_winnt_5.1$         _______________________________________________ Condor-users mailing list To unsubscribe, send a message to condor-users-request@xxxxxxxxxxx with a subject: Unsubscribe You can also unsubscribe by visiting https://lists.cs.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/condor-users   The archives can be found at: https://lists.cs.wisc.edu/archive/condor-users/  _______________________________________________ Condor-users mailing list To unsubscribe, send a message to condor-users-request@xxxxxxxxxxx with a subject: Unsubscribe You can also unsubscribe by visiting https://lists.cs.wisc.edu/mailman/listinfo/condor-users The archives can be found at: https://lists.cs.wisc.edu/archive/condor-users/