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Windows 7: External Hard Drive Problem


17 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
External Hard Drive Problem

I have an external hard drive and I plug it in and the computer recognizes it and it appears in My Computer as drive J, but when I try to save something to it I get the following error:

Quote:
J:/ Passwords 3.png
You do not have permission to save in this location
Contact the administrator to obtain permission
Would you like to save in the My Pictures folder instead?
I'm logged in as administrator and have never gotten this error message before help!

Edit: If I drag the file from the My Pictures folder to the J: drive it ask me to give administrator permission to copy it and I do and it copies it just fine.

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17 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Well,
First you should be saving to the root of the J: drive.

haven't you setup folder to place your files in.

It could also be due to permission problems. if the first suggestion doesn't work, simply post back.
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17 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I was trying to save it to the root of the J: drive.
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17 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Still having problems!
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17 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Bump!
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19 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Bump!
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20 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Is it a USB external?

If so, have you tried other ports?
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20 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes and yes I have I just get the same problem.
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20 Nov 2009   #9

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

You could try this solution :
Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management

Right click on the drive in diskmanagement, or computer folder - properties - security - advanced - owner - edit - then change owner to yourself.
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