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Can't save files to drives after installing windows 8 ?!


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#1 Focus123

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

Hi guys, the advice on this site is second to none and I'm hoping one of you guys can point me in the right direction with my current problem.

 

Basically I was running windows 7 x64 on my C: drive and I had 2 seperate hard drives installed as in D: and E: as storage. Now over the past day or so I done a fresh install of Windows 8, obviously on my C:, windows 8 enterprise x64 to be precise. Now when I try save any files to my D: or E: I get access denied - please contact your administrator......

 

This is very frustrating as even if I use a program live convertxtodvd to save to the particular drive it comes back with an error, basically I can't save any files to them 2 drives.

 

Ownership and permissions..... Yes I've right clicked the drive/properties/security/advanced/owner/change and I've changed it to my username as I'm the administrator.

I've given myself full control, I then went into 'group or user names, and clicked 'edit' and make sure my name was there and I gave myself full control there too, but still the same.... I'm literally stumped here :scratches head:

 

Any advice or help on this situation please ?

 

Cheers

 

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#2 Focus123

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

This is sods law to say the least but I've got it.

 

Basically I've enabled 2 other user accounts on this computer, 2 basic user accounts and I only gave them read privilages on the driver rather than full control. Also there was a group 'users' that I limited to read only, but when I removed this group called 'users' totally, I was able to save to the drives. I'm still unclear as to why because I had given myself full control and I was the admin,  not part of the users. Anyhow, I've got it thankfully as it was doing my head in.

 

Cheers guys!!



#3 Grinler

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

Glad you were able to figure it out and thanks for sharing your solution.




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