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Windows 7: External Hardrive and Permissions

20 Oct 2010   #11

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Now let's see yo managed to take ownership.

The drive letter of the external drive is ?

Let's verity that you are actually the owner.

WIN E | right-click on the external drive | choose Properties | Security tab |
Advanced button |Owner tab

Now who is shown in the "Current Owner" box?

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20 Oct 2010   #12

Windows 7

Ok the drive letter is "I". The owner is myself Matthew Dobson.
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20 Oct 2010   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Now go to an elevated command prompt.
win |type cmd | right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator

type TAKEOWN /F I:\ /R

That's going to make doubly sure that you are the owner
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20 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7

I think I got already!! Finally.

Thankyou very much for your help, it has been VERY much appreciated!!
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20 Oct 2010   #15

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Glad to have been able to help.
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