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Windows 7: Folder not accessible on external hard drive

09 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7, Super OS 9.10
Folder not accessible on external hard drive


I keep my music on a 500GB external hard drive (no, it's not full...), along with cd images and other random stuff. I installed Windows 7 Professional on both my desktop computer and my Dell Mini 9 Netbook, enjoying it thoroughly. However, I can't access my music folder on my external hard drive when i plug it into the netbook. I initially had the external hard drive plugged into the desktop, so I'm guessing there's a permissions problem.

What I want to do is completely make the folder accessible to everyone. I don't want any restrictions on it whatsoever. How do I do this? I'm a Windows XP Home person, so I know nothing of file permissions.



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09 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


Have you tried Taking Ownership of the folder?

To share it, right-click on the folder, and click on Advanced Sharing. You should have no trouble figuring it out from there, but if you do, we will be happy to help you.

Hope this helps,
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