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Windows 7: Unable to see files

10 Oct 2010   #1
RUDYO16

Windows 7, 32 bit
 
 
Unable to see files

I just upgraded my PC to Win 7, using new HD as a Master and my old HD (Win XP) as a Slave. I cannot open the files on My Documents ( Pictures and Music) on the Slave, is telling me that I need Adm. access in order to see the files, I get the access for all the folders in the HD, and when I open the files the pictures are all the same generic blue mountain, and the music plays but no sound. Any idea why?.


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10 Oct 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

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10 Oct 2010   #3
RUDYO16

Windows 7, 32 bit
 
 

I am the Adm. in the PC, Why is asking to get Adm. Access?. and why does not see the normal pictures?.
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11 Oct 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RUDYO16 View Post
I just upgraded my PC to Win 7, using new HD as a Master and my old HD (Win XP) as a Slave. I cannot open the files on My Documents ( Pictures and Music) on the Slave, is telling me that I need Adm. access in order to see the files, I get the access for all the folders in the HD, and when I open the files the pictures are all the same generic blue mountain, and the music plays but no sound. Any idea why?.
hello..at the first sentence, you say can't open the files and at the last sentence you say when you open the files. see my bold text..
so which one? you can open the files or can't..
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11 Oct 2010   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RUDYO16 View Post
I just upgraded my PC to Win 7, using new HD as a Master and my old HD (Win XP) as a Slave. I cannot open the files on My Documents ( Pictures and Music) on the Slave, is telling me that I need Adm. access in order to see the files, I get the access for all the folders in the HD, and when I open the files the pictures are all the same generic blue mountain, and the music plays but no sound. Any idea why?.
Hi, welcome to the forums :)

The problem you're experiencing is that your old files are assigned to a different Admin user. Use the link in post#2 to allow you to take 'Ownership' of the files/folders so that you can copy/view them correctly.


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14 Oct 2010   #6
RUDYO16

Windows 7, 32 bit
 
 

I have allready Adm. access for all the folders, the only problem is now that all the picture files are the same generic blue montain when I open (in all the folders,pictures since year 2000) and the music plays in silence.
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14 Oct 2010   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You've unlocked the hidden admin account?
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14 Oct 2010   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

One other thing ... you may have a security app that's blocking those files. Simply put, they came from another machine and it's protecting your machine against an unknown file.
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14 Oct 2010   #9
RUDYO16

Windows 7, 32 bit
 
 

I was under the impression, that Win 7 is less severe than Vista, apparently not. I have now the Slave as an external HD connected via USB, still the same. If I did the same in XP, was never a problem. I cannot re-install my old XP, to save the files outside of My Documents. I have an old PC and installed fresh XP and I am using the old HD outside (External HD) and now XP is telling me that I don’t have access to the folders. So I believe Win 7 did damage to the files now. XP never had that problem before. I don't know were to look for the hidden Adm. account.
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14 Oct 2010   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Scroll down to enable hidden Administrator
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
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