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Windows 7: Backing up data before a clean install - permissions

10 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Backing up data before a clean install - permissions

Hi,i own 2 HDD's one for installation and a media drive. Last time i reinstalled i had huge issues gaining permissions to my media and ended up deleting about 600gb of data. After recently trying out windows 8 i was stupid enough not to data my data and thought win8 would install onto a partition i made for it. I recovered my windows 7, but encountering lots of problems, so i think its time for a clean install. Is there a way to keep my permissions on my media drive for my new install? I don't have an external drive.

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10 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Follow these steps to perfectly Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM or Clean Install Windows 7,
then from the Administrator account rightclick on the Media HD partition(s) to Share them.

If iit continues to cause trouble then install this Take Ownership Shortcut
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