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UNABLE to write to the root directory of ANY external HDD


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#1 Moltres Rider

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:25 PM

I have three 180GB External HDDs hooked up to my computer and they ALL experience the SAME issue!!! I CANNOT write ANY files to the root directory of the drive!!! ALL programs results a some kind of "permission denied" error or another!!! I HAVE to create a sub folder before I can write ANY file!!!!!!! There is NO OS installed on any of these external HDD drives!!! they just have a bunch of pictures and stuff backed up... and Google is getting NOTHING when I search the problem!!!!!!! How do I get anything to write to the root directory of these drives???



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:11 AM

That kind of seems like a good thing to me... save clogging up the top branches of your hd's with files.

 

But it seems you are pretty keen on doing it. Have you checked the disk user permissions?



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 04:55 AM

That kind of seems like a good thing to me... save clogging up the top branches of your hd's with files.

 

But it seems you are pretty keen on doing it. Have you checked the disk user permissions?

How do I check Disk User Permissions???



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 04:16 PM

user accounts>select user>properties

 

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right click hard drive>properties>security tab>select  user






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