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Windows 7: Cannot save files onto logical drive (partition)

26 Oct 2014   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Cannot save files onto logical drive (partition)

My new external HDD has 3 logical drives
- no Primary partitions

The three logical drives are J,K, L + one unallocated area
Cannot save files onto logical drive (partition)-my-partitions.png

I cannot save files directly onto any of the logical drives

Cannot save files onto logical drive (partition)-access-denied.png

I can ...
1. create folders directly onto the drives
2, not save files directly onto the drives
3. save files into folders on the drives J, K, L
4. save files directly onto C:\ but not directly onto J, K, L drives
I am a newbie to partitioning and using Mini-Tool to create partitions
- determined to work it out for myself but now I need help

Q1:What have I done wrong ... or what am I missing ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Well; one of the quirks with windows 7; is that even if your user name is set as administrator; you need to "add" your user name to the administrators group in order for you to obtain full access because for some odd reason; Microsoft decided to design the default access for administrators so that even with being a admin; unless your user name is a member of the actual admin group; then you will probably get errors like that. Try assigning your user name to the admin group then try and save and see what happens.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2014   #3

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Thanks matts6887

Would I apply the "user" (me) to each logical drive, or just the first drive "J"

And how do I do that ?
- the last time I did anything with privileges was about 2 years ago

If the HDD is connected to another PC I would have to establish "me" as part of that machines admin group ?

This is my first dalliance with changing security privileges ... on trainer wheels
Group or user names (list) ... "Full Control" settings
Everyone:- Allow [ ] | Deny [ ]
Creator Owner:- Allow [ ] | Deny [ ]
System:- Allow [x] | Deny [ ]
Administrators (Owner-PC\Administrators):- Allow [x] | Deny [ ]
Users (Owner-PC\Users):- Allow [x] | Deny [ ]
... why all these variations of "Security" ?
Can these be thinned-out, or are they all "required"
- this is an external HDD with 3 logical drives J, K, L
It is not imperative that I save files directly onto drives, I can live with the current protocol, of saving into folders
- now very curious as to why the zealous security settings by default
- I have a mutant "why?" gene

Thank you ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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