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#1 Ragtop69GS

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:07 PM

I added the drive from my old system ( was my old xp boot drive)(NTFS file system) the system see's it and assigned a drive letter (J), but when I access it I am getting a lot of "User access control " popups asking me to change ownership of each and every file I try to open this is driving me nuts! All I want to do is transfer my email addy's , favorites and picture files and some other data. I tried importing them and everything seems to be in extensions that Vista will not accept !?

Is there a way to give me permission over the whole drive ? Again, I'm running Vista Home Premium 32 bit


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:12 PM

You'll have to take ownership of the files on that drive. To do this you'll have to launch Windows Explorer as an Administrator. To do that, click on Start and type "windows explorer" (without the quotes). At the top of the search window will be an entry for Windows Explorer - right click on it and select "Run as administrator"

Once in Windows Explorer, right click on the drive in question and select Properties, then select the Security tab, then select the Advanced button, then select the Owner tab.

Then click on the Edit button, place a checkmark in the box that says "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects", then double click on your account name, then click on Apply.
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:05 PM

John,
You da man ! Thanks for the help. Your instructions worked perfectly.


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Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:25 PM

Glad to hear that it helped.

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