iPod, iPad or iPhone Sync Error: “You do not have enough access privileges for this operation” – Windows Fix

You may have trouble syncing your iPod, iPad or iPhone with iTunes and receive an error that says:

The iPod “device name” cannot be synced. You do not have enough access privileges for this operation.

iPod sync error

Try the following steps to repair the problem.

1. Login to Windows with an account that has administrator rights.

2. Hold down the Windows key and press R.

3. Type gpedit.msc and click OK.

4. The Local Group Policy Editor appears. Go to the following location:

Windows 7/Vista

  • Computer Configuration
  • Administrative Templates
  • System
  • Removable Storage Access

Ensure that Removable Disks: Deny write access is set to Not configured or Disabled.

5. Restart the computer and try to sync your device again.

Windows XP

1. Login to Windows with an account that has administrator rights.

2. Hold down the Windows key and press R.

3. Type gpedit.msc and click OK.

4. The Local Group Policy Editor appears. Go to the following location:

  • Computer Configuration
  • Administrative Templates
  • Custom Policy Settings
  • Write Protection

Ensure that the Write Protect USB Removable Drives setting is set to Not Configured or Disabled.

5. Restart the computer and try to sync your device again.

Comments

  1. pete says

    I am the same with “Rob”. I have Windows XP and when i go to “Administrative Templates”, I do not see the “Custom Policy Settings”. Is there any other way to do the same?

  2. katie says

    it wont work my computer is windows vista but it wont come up with the local group policy thing :(

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