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Windows 7: Plugging in an external drive to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit?

26 Apr 2012   #11

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

All files on an NTFS drive are Owned by a user, the files also have permissions attached that allow different users to process the files in different ways, Read Write, Modify, Delete, Etc.

This information is actually written to each file, and survives a change of operating system.

Because the user ID used to write this information is in a digital code that relates to a user name, it can mean that a new OS user that has the same name as the Old OS user is treated as a different user and thus does not have the rights needed to manipulate files.

This shows itself by the user seeing a "You do not have permission to access this file or folder" error, when working with a file or folder.

Depending on how the security was set on the old system you may see these errors with accessing files on the external drive, you may not.

If you do have any errors there is a tutorial on the site that explains taking ownership Take Ownership Shortcut which should be able to walk you through it.

Hopefully you will not have any issues with this, but if you do we are here to help you

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