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Windows 7: How do I set access permissions SSD(Win7 Pro64) to HDD (XP SP3)

18 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 (on C), Windows XP PRO SP3 (on E)
How do I set access permissions SSD(Win7 Pro64) to HDD (XP SP3)

I have just added a SSD with a clean install of Windows 7 Pro 64 to my Dell XPS 630i. I designated the SSD as my C drive and kept the original 500GB HDD as a slave under XP Pro SP3 (as drive E) for use as data storage. The issue I am having is accessing those data files. I have administrator access (sole user) but I get an incorrect permissions message when I attempt to access any of the HDD files. How should the permissions be designated?

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18 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Have a look at this Microsoft article.

Troubleshoot "access denied" when opening files or folders

If you try and share files between two different operating systems, Windows has security measures in place to stop you using the files unless you set up sharing options in the first place.
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18 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 (on C), Windows XP PRO SP3 (on E)

The article seems to be written toward Vista but I did try the solutions but I still am receiving the denied permission message. I can see the folders on my E (HDD) drive but if I attempt to access a file in them (eg view a picture) it says incorrect permissions. My apologies if I sound repetitive just am frustrated since the HDD has all of my media and document files.
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18 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

I'm out of ideas on this one, so I'll try and get you some more help.
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18 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Try this in an Elevated Command Prompt
icacls E: /grant username:(F)
where username is the name of your user. For instance, I would use
icacls E: /grant Mike:(F)

More secure is:
icacls E: /grant "Authenticated Users":(M)
You need the quotes for the Authenticated Users. :)

Authenticated Users is a group on your system. It consists of the users on your system who exist and have privileges to use programs on your system (which is usually all users). Users from other systems will be denied access.

You should also have
icacls E: /grant Administrators:(F)
icacls E: /grant System:(F)
icacls E: /grant Users:(RX)
F is full access
M is modify and delete access (which is essentially full access without the read and execute)
RX is read and execute so you can open files but not do anything with them like move or delete them.

Authenticated users will inherit the Users permissions to read and execute and also have modify privileges, so essentially full permissions.
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 How do I set access permissions SSD(Win7 Pro64) to HDD (XP SP3)

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