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Windows 7: External Hardrive and Permissions

19 Oct 2010   #1
MattDobson

Windows 7
 
 
External Hardrive and Permissions

I am having a few issues with my external hard drive and being able to access the files on there. A wee while ago somehow I accidentally removed all the permissions from the external and I was unable to access any of the files. For the life of me I have no idea how to re-enable those permissions. Is someone able to please give me a walk through on how to do it?

Oh I forgot to add some of the folders have a little padlock in the folder icon, what does that mean?


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19 Oct 2010   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Matt,
Welcome to SevenForums.

First Take Ownership.

Then as owner you can change permissions.

Now let's see if I can find the tutorials. I always do this manual way, but most prefer the ways in the tutorials.

Take Ownership Shortcut - Windows 7 Forums

And here iis a video to help you:
Accessing Local and Network Resources in Windows 7
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19 Oct 2010   #3
MattDobson

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, that seems to have done the trick! Cheers.

Edit: Maybe not I am still getting the "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" dialog box when I try to access any folders.
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19 Oct 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

That video will show you how to change permissions after taking ownership.
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19 Oct 2010   #5
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Matt,

And here iis a video to help you:
Accessing Local and Network Resources in Windows 7
The screencasts page is a nice resource. Thanks for the link!

James
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19 Oct 2010   #6
MattDobson

Windows 7
 
 

That sort of helped but I think my problem is the Inherited From Permissions. I think I need to have the permissions inherited from C: but I dont know how to apply that. All the users are set up for permissions and I am still getting the same dialog box as before.
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19 Oct 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

review the video
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20 Oct 2010   #8
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Is the external HDD formatted in NTFS or FAT32?
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20 Oct 2010   #9
MattDobson

Windows 7
 
 

NTFS. I am going to watch that video again, there must have been something I missed.
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20 Oct 2010   #10
MattDobson

Windows 7
 
 

Ok I do everything that is instructed in the video and I still get the same message popping up. What the hell is going on? It is doing my head in.
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