Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Plugging in an external drive to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit?

26 Apr 2012   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

All files on an NTFS drive are Owned by a user, the files also have permissions attached that allow different users to process the files in different ways, Read Write, Modify, Delete, Etc.

This information is actually written to each file, and survives a change of operating system.

Because the user ID used to write this information is in a digital code that relates to a user name, it can mean that a new OS user that has the same name as the Old OS user is treated as a different user and thus does not have the rights needed to manipulate files.

This shows itself by the user seeing a "You do not have permission to access this file or folder" error, when working with a file or folder.

Depending on how the security was set on the old system you may see these errors with accessing files on the external drive, you may not.

If you do have any errors there is a tutorial on the site that explains taking ownership Take Ownership Shortcut which should be able to walk you through it.

Hopefully you will not have any issues with this, but if you do we are here to help you


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
Reply

 Plugging in an external drive to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD when plugging in flash drive (red herring?)
One of my customers reported that they plugged in a usb flash drive and the system blue screened. It took several restarts to get to a useable state. I checked the event log and took a look at the mini dump files and it looks to me like it might be a video or network driver issue (rather than a usb...
BSOD Help and Support
Memory Management BSOD right after plugging in new external HDD
After I've finished upgrading to the latest version of Western Digital SmartWare, I plugged in my new external HDD. A memory management BSOD appeared immediately. Technical Information from kernel memory dump: *** STOP: 0x0000001a (0x0000000000041790, 0xfffffa80008fa0f0,...
BSOD Help and Support
Multiple BSODs after unplugging and plugging in flash drive.
Dual Core Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Toshiba laptop. My daughter was working on a Power Point project for school. She went to plug in her flash drive and it didnít seem to load the drive up. She unplugged it and then plugged it back in. We got a BSOD. We restarted it and it BSOD again. I tried some...
BSOD Help and Support
Administrative Event ID 11 Shows After Plugging In USB Flash Drive
Event ID 11 (Warning) = Disk Controller Device = SanDisk Cruzer, 8GB, Formatted FAT32 All USB Ports affected. The device works perfectly. Any ideas on how to eliminate the warning ?
Hardware & Devices
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 in an External Enclouser
Hey All, So let me give you the run down of what I am trying to accomplish. I have to go away for a week or so, and wanted to bring my Computer with me. Since, my computer is a desktop I purchased an External Hard Drive Enclosure (Link: Newegg.com - SilverStone TS07B Aluminum / Plastic 3.5"...
BSOD Help and Support
Plugging a USB drive into a USB port made it erase..?
Today my friends little brother plugged my usb drive with important school papers into a messed up port and when I plut the usb into another port it says you need to format the drive when i go to computer>mange>disk management it says RAW is there any way I can recover the files without formatting...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:48.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App