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Help Taking Ownership Of Files On Hard Drive

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#1 kinneyro5


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Posted 21 August 2007 - 11:20 PM

OK, my desktop was having a problem and was down for about a month or so until I got around to fixing it. I run Windows XP SP2 on my desktop.

In the meantime, I was using my laptop as my primary computer which runs Windows Vista Home Basic.

I wanted to copy the music from my desktop hard drive over to my laptop, so I took the HD out of my desktop and put it in my external case. Once I did that, everytime I was looking through on my laptop at the files on the HD, i was having to "take ownership" of files before I could copy them. I took ownership of all my music files on my desktop's HD with my laptop, but it never let me copy them over anyway. Now that my desktop is working again, I put the HD back in it, and it runs fine, but all my music is missing and I can't find it. How do I re-take ownership with my desktop so that I can access my music files again?

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 01:04 AM

See the following Microsoft article for information on taking ownership of files:

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

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