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Windows 7: Old Seagate ext hdd on new Win 7 64-bit computer, no folder permission


17 Dec 2012   #1

Migrating from XP Pro 32 bit to 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Old Seagate ext hdd on new Win 7 64-bit computer, no folder permission

I have plugged my old Seagate external hdd into my new Acer with Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. I am trying to pull files on to the new computer. It says I don't have permission to access the folders. How do I go about getting that permission while it is plugged into the new computer?


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17 Dec 2012   #2

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YOU want to get access to ALL files? Or EVERYONE must be able to access ALL files?

Or do you only want to have read access to copy the files?
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17 Dec 2012   #3

Migrating from XP Pro 32 bit to 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I alone need access to copy all the files to my new computer so I can later open, read, write to those files. I cannot open the folders as of right now.
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17 Dec 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geercom View Post
I alone need access to copy all the files to my new computer so I can later open, read, write to those files. I cannot open the folders as of right now.
What is drive letter of the disk?
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17 Dec 2012   #5

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In Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
icacls G:\
replace G with actual drive letter. Post output
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17 Dec 2012   #6

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In elevated command prompt:
Code:
become owner of everything under G:\
takeown  /f  G:\  /r  /d  Y
reset the permissions. includes subfolders
icacls  G:\*  /reset  /t  /c  /l  /q
set permission to inherite. includes subfolders
icacls  G:\*  /inheritance:e  /t  /c  /l  /q
Of course replace G: with actual drive letter. Post results
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20 Dec 2012   #7

Migrating from XP Pro 32 bit to 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Using command prompt strings you recommended

It looks like this is working. With the first string, I am seeing a quick run through everything with Success at the beginning of each line. I will run the next string and then the next one and post the results.

And I will have this information.

Thank you very much.

David
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20 Dec 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geercom View Post
It looks like this is working. With the first string, I am seeing a quick run through everything with Success at the beginning of each line. I will run the next string and then the next one and post the results.

And I will have this information.

Thank you very much.

David
most likely some folders fail! "system volume information" for example. That's a folder for system restore. Ignore that folder
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20 Dec 2012   #9

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Great thank you
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