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Cant Access Folders for Backup


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#1 shashman

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:25 PM

My hard drive crashed and so I had to get a new hard drive. Im trying to backup the pictures and music from my old hard drive onto my laptop, and I can see the hard drive when I hook it up with a data transfer cable. I am not able to access the folders in it though, whenever I click on a folder a message pops up

'you dont currently have permission to access this folder' Click continue to permanently get access to the folder'

I can click one or two folders but there are several hundreds. Moreover, even if I do click on continue to get access, I can go one level into the folder, but I am unable to access the music or picture file that is in that folder.

So how do I go about getting access so I can backup all the music and pictures

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:22 PM

What operating system? If you are using XP did you use NTFS? Were any permissions set? You may need to take ownership of the drive. Right click-properties-security-advanced-ownership- place your account as the owner- back on the permissions windows add your self with full control permission if you are not there.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:20 PM

How to take ownership of files and folders

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:59 PM

thanks guys. The first time I tried to change permissions, it didnt work. Second time, it did. Go figure.




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