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Windows 7: Access/Permissions denied messages

10 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 professional
 
 
Access/Permissions denied messages

I am trying to transfer all my old Windows XP based folders, files, music (itunes), pics etc etc stored on an external hard drive (buffalo mini station usb 3.0) to my new laptop that uses Windows 7. Only I am confronted time and again with these "access denied", "no permission" messages. I have adjusted security settings on some of the folders (on the external drive) to take ownership (which works) but surely you don't have to do this for every folder and all it's sub folders? This would take forever particularly on music folders as I have a lot i.e. each albumn is a folder. I just want to drag and drop my old folders from the external hard drive onto my new laptop using Explorer. I have even adjusted UAC settings down to lowest level, re-booted, but this does nothing. Any ideas anyone?

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10 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

See this article on how to do this. Download and run the .reg file and a Take Ownership selection is added to the right click context menu. Very nice:

Take Ownership Shortcut - Windows 7

Right click on the root of the drive or the root folder the data is in then select Take Ownership. Let it complete, however long it takes. Then you should be able to copy anything you want.
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10 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Are you doing this as an administator? On the ''Security" tab, towards the bottom click on "Advanced" then "Change Permission" and go from there. Should be able to affect all subfolders and whatnot.
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10 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ztruker's way is a little fancier and easier, go that route, heh.
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11 Mar 2012   #5

windows 7 professional
 
 

Ok thanks x2, I'll try it and let u know.
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