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

25 Apr 2017   #31

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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


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