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Windows 7: saving data from another hard drive

24 Apr 2011   #1
7up

windows 7 pro
 
 
saving data from another hard drive

I do this quite often and I am very annoyed. Everytime I connect a hard drive [xp, vista, or windows 7] and try to access it I get the message that I don't have the right to view it.

I have to use the "take ownership" feature. I am an administrator so what gives.

running windows 7 professional with microsoft security essentials and windows firewall


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24 Apr 2011   #2
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Are the files on these hard drives you are connecting yours? Did you originally create these files?
Are you installing/connecting these hard drives to your motherboard, SATA connector, or by USB?

If you did not create these files on the PC that you are trying to open/view them on this is as it is supposed to be. All the data on those drives has permissions set be another username and PC. Until you change the permissions and or add your username to grant you permission to view/open/whatever you will get this message.
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