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Windows 7: Accessing files from external HD

07 Nov 2010   #1
caper1973

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Accessing files from external HD

having never done this before, I am trying to access the files on my hd (in an enclosure) that came from my desktop running XP. Currently running Windows 7 Home.
I am able to change permissions for individual folders, but find myself having to follow the same step for each individual file within each folder. It will take forever at the rate I am going, for example, a folder called 'photos': I gain permission to that folder, but then must do the same for each ind. photo in the folder, which could potentially be in the hundreds ...
My question is: Is there a way to take ownership and change permissions to the entire hd at one time so that I have complete copy, write, edit access to the external drive?

any help appreciated...

thx in advance


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07 Nov 2010   #2
kicsrules

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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08 Nov 2010   #3
caper1973

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Very much appreciated... I couldn't imagine going through each individual folder and file one by one ....

thank you
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08 Nov 2010   #4
kicsrules

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

no prob. good to know it got resolved
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