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Windows 7: Can`t modify file


24 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 
Can`t modify file

I have external hardisk (portable drive) i want modify file in my portable drive, but windows 7 can`t save my file . If i use flash disk i can modify file in my flash disk. what windows 7 don`t recognize external hardisk / potable drive? Give solution for my problem.


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24 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckids View Post
I have external hardisk (portable drive) i want modify file in my portable drive, but windows 7 can`t save my file . If i use flash disk i can modify file in my flash disk. what windows 7 don`t recognize external hardisk / potable drive? Give solution for my problem.
cAN YOU EXPLAIN THE PROBLE IN MORE DETAIL. WHAT ARE THE ERROR MESSAGES. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO, ETC

KEN
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24 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckids View Post
I have external hardisk (portable drive) i want modify file in my portable drive, but windows 7 can`t save my file . If i use flash disk i can modify file in my flash disk. what windows 7 don`t recognize external hardisk / potable drive? Give solution for my problem.
cAN YOU EXPLAIN THE PROBLE IN MORE DETAIL. WHAT ARE THE ERROR MESSAGES. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO, ETC

KEN
I have files on external drives that I need to access and update. made a small change and then I was not allowed to re-save to the same folder with the same name. Ctrl+S popped up a 'file save' dialogue box and when I navigated to the folder on the external drive and tried to overwrite the original I got Permission Denied. I use windows 7 Home Basic...
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24 May 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

when you plug in your external hdd, that's will pop up at computer. right click on it. and see you have security permission set to everyone.
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24 May 2010   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckids View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckids View Post
I have external hardisk (portable drive) i want modify file in my portable drive, but windows 7 can`t save my file . If i use flash disk i can modify file in my flash disk. what windows 7 don`t recognize external hardisk / potable drive? Give solution for my problem.
cAN YOU EXPLAIN THE PROBLE IN MORE DETAIL. WHAT ARE THE ERROR MESSAGES. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO, ETC

KEN
I have files on external drives that I need to access and update. made a small change and then I was not allowed to re-save to the same folder with the same name. Ctrl+S popped up a 'file save' dialogue box and when I navigated to the folder on the external drive and tried to overwrite the original I got Permission Denied. I use windows 7 Home Basic...

Much better thanks. Sorry aboout the caps before. Who owns the files on the HD? Were the files created in a different OS?

ken
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24 May 2010   #6
ryo

 
 

How to Take Ownership in Windows 7

1. Locate the file or folder on which you want to take ownership in windows explorer
2. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Context Menu
3. Click on Security tab

4. Click on “Advance”
5. Now click on Owner tab in Advance Security Settings for User windows

6. Click on Edit Button and select user from given Change Owner to list if user or group is not in given list then click on other users or groups. Enter name of user/group and click ok.

8. Now select User/group and click apply and ok. (Check “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects” if you have files and folder within selected folder)
9. Click ok when Windows Security Prompt is displayed

10. Now Owner name must have changed.
11. Now click Ok to exist from Properties windows
Once you have taken the ownership of file or folder next part comes is Granting Permissions to that file/folder or object.
How to Grant Permissions in Windows 7

1. Locate the file or folder on which you want to take ownership in windows explorer
2. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Context Menu
3. Click on Edit button in Properties windows Click ok to confirm UAC elevation request.
4. Select user/group from permission windows or click add to add other user or group.
5. Now under Permission section check the rights which you want to grant i.e check “Full Control” under the “Allow” column to assign full access rights control permissions to Administrators group.

6. Click Ok for changes to take effect and click ok final ok to exit from Properties window.


maybe this can help you Pal..!!
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24 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckids View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

cAN YOU EXPLAIN THE PROBLE IN MORE DETAIL. WHAT ARE THE ERROR MESSAGES. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO, ETC

KEN
I have files on external drives that I need to access and update. made a small change and then I was not allowed to re-save to the same folder with the same name. Ctrl+S popped up a 'file save' dialogue box and when I navigated to the folder on the external drive and tried to overwrite the original I got Permission Denied. I use windows 7 Home Basic...

Much better thanks. Sorry aboout the caps before. Who owns the files on the HD? Were the files created in a different OS?

ken

No Problem Friend... Yes.... file ceated from another OS... before use windows 7 I use windows XP Profesional. Why if use flash disk file can be modify altough from windows XP.
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24 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
How to Take Ownership in Windows 7

1. Locate the file or folder on which you want to take ownership in windows explorer
2. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Context Menu
3. Click on Security tab

4. Click on “Advance”
5. Now click on Owner tab in Advance Security Settings for User windows

6. Click on Edit Button and select user from given Change Owner to list if user or group is not in given list then click on other users or groups. Enter name of user/group and click ok.

8. Now select User/group and click apply and ok. (Check “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects” if you have files and folder within selected folder)
9. Click ok when Windows Security Prompt is displayed

10. Now Owner name must have changed.
11. Now click Ok to exist from Properties windows
Once you have taken the ownership of file or folder next part comes is Granting Permissions to that file/folder or object.
How to Grant Permissions in Windows 7

1. Locate the file or folder on which you want to take ownership in windows explorer
2. Right click on file or folder and select “Properties” from Context Menu
3. Click on Edit button in Properties windows Click ok to confirm UAC elevation request.
4. Select user/group from permission windows or click add to add other user or group.
5. Now under Permission section check the rights which you want to grant i.e check “Full Control” under the “Allow” column to assign full access rights control permissions to Administrators group.

6. Click Ok for changes to take effect and click ok final ok to exit from Properties window.


maybe this can help you Pal..!!

Thanks you... but not simple.... just for one folder or one file... I want free modify and update file like windows XP..... why windows 7 not freedom??? Help me....
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24 May 2010   #9
ryo

 
 

maybe you can disable UAC, just type UAC in the start menu of control panel of search box.
if that's not solved. so the simple one is my post before take ownership of file or folder.

cheers
Ryo~
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25 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

I will try it.........
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