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Windows 7: No access to folder in external drive

15 Jan 2012   #1
ytenheimer

Windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
No access to folder in external drive

Hi all.

I'm new here. Glad to be here. :-)

I have an external hard drive I used to have as a secondiary internal drive on an older pc. On it, there's a lot of photos and music files.

I need to access them now from my laptop. The hard drive is now an external drive on a Logilink. It runs otherwise smotthly, but I don't have access to certain folders. The folders I need to use have no password protection (I haven't made any,, at least) and are not hidden.

I try to accces them i Windows Explorer: Pictures, Music directly and via the user folders. No access from any users. I have not used any loginsor passwords on my old pc or laptop.

In W.Expl: There's a "shortcut" symbol on the folder icon, and on other folders on the drive there's a lock symbol on their folder icon. No acces to any of them.

When i right-click and try to change access right, it tells me that the folder can not be shared.

How Can I gain access to my folders?

Please help.


Best regards.

Y.


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15 Jan 2012   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Hi ytenheimer. See how this goes.

Take Ownership Shortcut
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16 Jan 2012   #3
ytenheimer

Windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Tahx, H.D.

Does not compute. Still no access to those particular folders (docs, pix, music - Dokumenter, Billeder, Musik, as they are called in Danish).

:-)
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16 Jan 2012   #4
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

What do you mean by 'does not compute?' 'Take ownership' in stalled but did not work? Or you could not get 'take ownership' installed at all?
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16 Jan 2012   #5
ytenheimer

Windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, I was not precise. I installed the program, it worked alright. Seems that I got access to some folders on the external drive, but not the three "important ones". They still don't allow me to gain access. These folders all have icons with a little shortcut symbol on them.
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17 Jan 2012   #6
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

If the folders haves a shortcut arrow on them then they are not the folders with the files. They are only shortcuts. If you right click on a folder it might give you a hint of where the actual folders & the files contained in them are located.
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