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Windows 7: Windows 7 blocking my music files

28 Dec 2013   #11

win7 64 Ultimate
MP3 file permissions on Win7 cannot play files from old OS drives

I have the same problem, must be related to Win7, i have found that any files copied over from old hard drives (old OS) do not play and in properties i see the Unknown Account s12-151 or whatever it is, i have 2 accounts listed, i found out these are old user accounts from earlier operating systems. I have tried removing them but now i get a locked sign on the MP3 file and cannot play it at all! it tells me to add permissions, i get to the bit where i can tick boxes but it won't let me, i click them but they will not tick, this is after i have clicked on edit to get to the clickable bit, it's weird.
I find another screen which asks me to assign a new owner yet gives no clickable list to assign one, so u have to look in the help file which is a watse of time, i try to list my own username and it will not accept it or not recognize it i should say.

I'm now stuck with hundreds of mp3's i cannot play!!
Any ideas on how to fix this?? I also want to get rid of any old Unknown user accounts from ALL files on my PC in one foul swoop if possible.

I do not use itunes it's devil sporn!! it has deleted my gigantic music archive last year and i will never forgive them, after plugging in a ipod and signing up with itunes it deleted everything no warnings!! of course this is exactly what they want.... i only realized they had gone 6months later by which time recovery software was useless. I will never use itunes again and do not recommend to anyone.

If anyone knows how to fix the permissions prob and batch process all files please help! THANKS

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28 Dec 2013   #12

win7 64 Ultimate

I found the answer to my own problem (by the way i noticed there was an advert placed in the bottom of my last post as a TIP with a link, I did not put this hear! and did not recommend that software, have no idea what it is....)

The fix for getting all your files to play again is here: (works fine on win7)
Context Menu - Take Ownership
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