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Windows 7: Transferring files from external hard disk


21 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Transferring files from external hard disk

I have built a new pc. I have my OS on a SSD drive(C) and media files on a 500gb Seagate hard disk (D). I have mp3 files backed up on an external hard drive . I coonected this hard drive via USB to my new pc. Opened up the music folder and tried to drag and drop the fiels to drive D.Quite a few transferred before I got the following message
'You'll need administrator permission to perform this action' clicking on continue brings up another pop-up box;
'You require permisssion from the computer's administrator to make changes to this folder'
I can't then proceed any further
Anyone got any ideas


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21 Jan 2012   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi mackemwonder, Welcome to the forums. You need to take ownership of the files Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums hope this helps you
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21 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mackemwonder View Post
I have built a new pc. I have my OS on a SSD drive(C) and media files on a 500gb Seagate hard disk (D). I have mp3 files backed up on an external hard drive . I coonected this hard drive via USB to my new pc. Opened up the music folder and tried to drag and drop the fiels to drive D.Quite a few transferred before I got the following message
'You'll need administrator permission to perform this action' clicking on continue brings up another pop-up box;
'You require permisssion from the computer's administrator to make changes to this folder'
I can't then proceed any further
Anyone got any ideas
Curious.....
Why don't you drag and drop the Folder instead of laboriously transferring individual files ?
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21 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Tried that but it transferred folders and subfolders but not the files in the subfoilder
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21 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mackemwonder View Post
Tried that but it transferred folders and subfolders but not the files in the subfoilder
Strange. I have Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit as well.
I just went to my ext. hard drive, drag my pictures folder which has sub-folders and sub-sub-folders ( total 247 MB ) back to my Pictures folder in my Computer.
I did not lose anything. All there.

t-4-2
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21 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes very strange any other folder I could just drag accross it just affects my mp3 files. I've foumd a way around it but it means changing permissions on each folder
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21 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mackemwonder View Post
Yes very strange any other folder I could just drag accross it just affects my mp3 files. I've foumd a way around it but it means changing permissions on each folder

I hate to say this..... something is NOT right with your computer.

I just went to my music folder which is stored in my ext. hard drive.
There are 1843 items, 5.06 GB.
Under the music folder, there are sub-folders of individual singers, instruments etc. I also have a wav format sub-folder which has , you guess it, sub-folders of indv. singers and instruments.
I drag the entire folder to my Music Folder in my computer. No sweat.
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21 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yeah I 'm thinking the same hey ho
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