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Windows 7: Directory Username Problem

09 May 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

hi Darkstar, well, when i do this (in a wierd roundabout way as ill explain below) it works like this:

basically, all my files are on a sperate partition, labelled D:\Music, D:\Pictures etc.

when i had to reinstall technically it was a different user accessing those folders, so the first time i accessed them it asked for permission, after that everything worked fine.

to use the OP's analogy, i replaced the old cup with my own cup but had to give windows permission to do so first

generally, permissions are done on a per folder basis, not a per file, so if the original files are moved to a folder that you have permission to access there should be no issues, you may just need to provide permission to access the original (wrongly named) folder to start off with

hope thats clear enough....

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10 May 2010   #12
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