How to Fix a File Permission Error

By Nina Nixon

Common to Windows Vista-based operating systems, file permission errors typically occur when a shared folder fails to be saved to the network. You may receive the following message prompt: "There has been a network or file permission error. The network connection may be lost." When this happens, you must make an edit to the registry to fix it. While this situation certainly brings some annoyance, you can work around it.

Step 1

Click the "Start" button. (Note: If you would like to use the Microsoft Fix-It registry wizard to automatically repair the registry, go directly to step 12. Otherwise, follow this step and proceed through the remaining steps until the registry is modified.)

Step 2

Type "regedit" in the "Start Search" box to bring up a list of programs. Next, select "regedit" from the "Programs" list.

Step 3

Click the registry subkey "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc\Parameters."

Step 4

Select the registry subkey "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Csc."

Step 5

Click the "Edit" menu and select "New" and then "Key."

Step 6

Type "Parameters," and then press "Enter."

Step 7

Click the "Edit" menu, and select "New" and then "DWORD Value."

Step 8

Type "FormatDatabase" press "Enter."

Step 9

Click the "Edit" menu, and select "Modify."

Step 10

In the "Value data" text box, type the number "1" and then click "OK" and close out of the Registry Editor.

Step 11

Restart the computer. If you still receive a file permission error, proceed to step 12.

Step 12

Click on the link "Microsoft Fix-It - Registry Wizard" provided in the Resource section.

Step 13

Click "Run" to start the wizard. Follow the prompts to repair the error.