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Windows 7: Problems modifying my own files

06 Dec 2009   #1
sieski

W7 ULTIMATE
 
 
Problems modifying my own files

I have upgraded to W7 Ultimate. A complete install not an upgrade. I have a second hard drive that has been through a XP and vista period. I have several folders on there that I can't write to adding or deleting. Plenty of other folders that are fine. The root directory is ok too

How do I change this as it is becoming rather annoying

I should include a better description of the problem
When deleting a file i get "you will need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder"

I click the little coloured shield continue button and get "you need permission to perform this action" then underneath "you require permission from (a load of numbers) to make changes to this folder


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06 Dec 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello sieski,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Since these folders where created in another OS, they have permissions from that OS. Try this. Take Ownership Shortcut

Hope it helps.

Gary
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06 Dec 2009   #3
sieski

W7 ULTIMATE
 
 

Works
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06 Dec 2009   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Glad to hear it.
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