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Windows 7: Can't Access External HD To Change Security Permissions

25 Apr 2017   #31
BlueberryGoose

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Guys ok I know for some this was ages ago!



But hot damn just spent the last 4 hours on this and solved it! THANK GOD!!!!!!



So just wanna big up astroX ;


External Hard Drive - Microsoft Community

Andy K on this link as he insight helped me I tried to leave feedback but couldn't.



[Solved] WD my passport USB external hdd now shows up as local disk



And also big up to dsperber!



Can't Access External HD To Change Security Permissions - Windows 7 Help Forums



He adds something very key here the "/R"....



So taking all these sources together, this is what I did:



I installed this jazz a) WD_SES_Driver_Setup_x64 (the driver was missing, just googled this and downloaded and installed it.)

Then did this To fix this, you can follow these steps:

1. Click Start , click All programs , and click Accessories .

2. Right-click Command Prompt and click Run as administrator .

3. In Administrator: Command Prompt window,

4. Type * note don't put in bloody brackets and don't forget /R as that applys permission access to everything!

takeown /F (external drive letter) /R and press Enter.

5. Type

CACLS (external drive letter) /G Administrator:F and press Enter.



(I didn't actually do Step 5 just to let you know)



THEN IT WORKED! AND I WAS DANCING IN MY ROOM WITH JOY!! "SAYING IN YOUR FACE" (but noone was technically there ahah)



Peace & Love



BG


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