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Permission Denied when accessing pictures on backup hard drive

  1. #1


    Ross820 Guest

    Permission Denied when accessing pictures on backup hard drive

    My old computer (XP) died, and the new one has Vista Home Premium. When I
    connect my old, external hard drive that I always used as just a backup to
    view/copy all my pictures (from my Nikon camera), I keep getting a message
    that says I do not have permission to acces those files. Help.....my wife's
    family pictures are in there somewhere!

    Thanks.

    Steve

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  3. #2


    Brent Carter Guest

    Re: Permission Denied when accessing pictures on backup hard drive

    You need to boot off cd like Bart PE to get those files.


    On 2/9/08 5:06 PM, in article
    7F152068-5AC8-4917-83D5-981E03C1BEED@xxxxxx, "Ross820"
    <Ross820@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > My old computer (XP) died, and the new one has Vista Home Premium. When I
    > connect my old, external hard drive that I always used as just a backup to
    > view/copy all my pictures (from my Nikon camera), I keep getting a message
    > that says I do not have permission to acces those files. Help.....my wife's
    > family pictures are in there somewhere!
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Steve

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Permission Denied when accessing pictures on backup hard drive

    Ross

    You simply need to take ownership of those files and folders. See the
    following website for the step by step procedure.

    Take Ownership of file

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "Ross820" <Ross820@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:7F152068-5AC8-4917-83D5-981E03C1BEED@xxxxxx

    > My old computer (XP) died, and the new one has Vista Home Premium. When I
    > connect my old, external hard drive that I always used as just a backup to
    > view/copy all my pictures (from my Nikon camera), I keep getting a message
    > that says I do not have permission to acces those files. Help.....my
    > wife's
    > family pictures are in there somewhere!
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Steve

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Ross820 Guest

    Re: Permission Denied when accessing pictures on backup hard driv

    Since I'm not very good at the technical stuff, and this soiunds like a Vista
    vs XP issue, could I simply plug the backup drive into my XP machine at work
    and transfer the files to a flash drive there and take them back home and
    copy them over that way? (The pictures were originally stored on the backup
    as part of an entire C-Drive backup, so they are in C:/My Documents/My
    Prictures etc. on that drive.)

    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

    > Ross
    >
    > You simply need to take ownership of those files and folders. See the
    > following website for the step by step procedure.
    >
    > Take Ownership of file
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience
    >
    >
    > "Ross820" <Ross820@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:7F152068-5AC8-4917-83D5-981E03C1BEED@xxxxxx

    > > My old computer (XP) died, and the new one has Vista Home Premium. When I
    > > connect my old, external hard drive that I always used as just a backup to
    > > view/copy all my pictures (from my Nikon camera), I keep getting a message
    > > that says I do not have permission to acces those files. Help.....my
    > > wife's
    > > family pictures are in there somewhere!
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > >
    > > Steve
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Permission Denied when accessing pictures on backup hard driv

    Ross

    The media you use to transfer the files isn't the problem. The problem is
    that the ownership of those files/folders belongs to the user account on the
    XP system.

    If the ownership procedure seems to difficult, Shawn has a much simpler way
    to do this. Go to this webpage:

    Context Menu - Take Ownership - Vista Forums:
    Context Menu - Take Ownership

    There is a file there that you can install that will add the Take Ownership
    item to the right click menu. Read that webpage, download and install the
    file.

    Connect the drive with the files you want to transfer. Right click one of
    the folders on that drive and select the Take Ownership menu item. The
    procedure will run, automatically and give your user account ownership to
    that folder and all of the files in that folder. When it is finished, you
    should be able to select the files and then move them to the folders in
    Vista.

    I would recommend placing the files in folders you create under the
    C:\Users\Public folder. This way the files will be available to all users on
    the computer. Move the files only, not the folders.

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "Ross820" <Ross820@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news32AACB4-0881-4297-B47A-3B87D8BF1175@xxxxxx

    > Since I'm not very good at the technical stuff, and this soiunds like a
    > Vista
    > vs XP issue, could I simply plug the backup drive into my XP machine at
    > work
    > and transfer the files to a flash drive there and take them back home and
    > copy them over that way? (The pictures were originally stored on the
    > backup
    > as part of an entire C-Drive backup, so they are in C:/My Documents/My
    > Prictures etc. on that drive.)
    >
    > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
    >

    >> Ross
    >>
    >> You simply need to take ownership of those files and folders. See the
    >> following website for the step by step procedure.
    >>
    >> Take Ownership of file
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Ronnie Vernon
    >> Microsoft MVP
    >> Windows Desktop Experience
    >>
    >>
    >> "Ross820" <Ross820@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:7F152068-5AC8-4917-83D5-981E03C1BEED@xxxxxx

    >> > My old computer (XP) died, and the new one has Vista Home Premium.
    >> > When I
    >> > connect my old, external hard drive that I always used as just a backup
    >> > to
    >> > view/copy all my pictures (from my Nikon camera), I keep getting a
    >> > message
    >> > that says I do not have permission to acces those files. Help.....my
    >> > wife's
    >> > family pictures are in there somewhere!
    >> >
    >> > Thanks.
    >> >
    >> > Steve
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    BirgerH Guest

    Re: Permission Denied when accessing pictures on backup hard driv

    No, the media is the problem...
    I tried to copy from my notebook (Windows XP) pictures with ownership from
    there to an USB-key.
    On the USB-key, there were no security-settings to the files, and copied to
    the Desktop (Windows Vista), they took over the ownership from the folder,
    they were copied to.
    Still - its much eysier to take over the ownership - and then you got a
    media...

    --
    BirgerH


    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

    > Ross
    >
    > The media you use to transfer the files isn't the problem. The problem is
    > that the ownership of those files/folders belongs to the user account on the
    > XP system.
    >
    > If the ownership procedure seems to difficult, Shawn has a much simpler way
    > to do this. Go to this webpage:
    >
    > Context Menu - Take Ownership - Vista Forums:
    > Context Menu - Take Ownership
    >
    > There is a file there that you can install that will add the Take Ownership
    > item to the right click menu. Read that webpage, download and install the
    > file.
    >
    > Connect the drive with the files you want to transfer. Right click one of
    > the folders on that drive and select the Take Ownership menu item. The
    > procedure will run, automatically and give your user account ownership to
    > that folder and all of the files in that folder. When it is finished, you
    > should be able to select the files and then move them to the folders in
    > Vista.
    >
    > I would recommend placing the files in folders you create under the
    > C:\Users\Public folder. This way the files will be available to all users on
    > the computer. Move the files only, not the folders.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience
    >
    >
    > "Ross820" <Ross820@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news32AACB4-0881-4297-B47A-3B87D8BF1175@xxxxxx

    > > Since I'm not very good at the technical stuff, and this soiunds like a
    > > Vista
    > > vs XP issue, could I simply plug the backup drive into my XP machine at
    > > work
    > > and transfer the files to a flash drive there and take them back home and
    > > copy them over that way? (The pictures were originally stored on the
    > > backup
    > > as part of an entire C-Drive backup, so they are in C:/My Documents/My
    > > Prictures etc. on that drive.)
    > >
    > > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Ross
    > >>
    > >> You simply need to take ownership of those files and folders. See the
    > >> following website for the step by step procedure.
    > >>
    > >> Take Ownership of file
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >>
    > >> Ronnie Vernon
    > >> Microsoft MVP
    > >> Windows Desktop Experience
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Ross820" <Ross820@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:7F152068-5AC8-4917-83D5-981E03C1BEED@xxxxxx
    > >> > My old computer (XP) died, and the new one has Vista Home Premium.
    > >> > When I
    > >> > connect my old, external hard drive that I always used as just a backup
    > >> > to
    > >> > view/copy all my pictures (from my Nikon camera), I keep getting a
    > >> > message
    > >> > that says I do not have permission to acces those files. Help.....my
    > >> > wife's
    > >> > family pictures are in there somewhere!
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks.
    > >> >
    > >> > Steve
    > >>
    >

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    Re: Permission Denied when accessing pictures on backup hard drive

    I'm having the same problem as Ross. Pics are on a Seagate Free Agent drive. I've tried a number of times to Take Ownership, and everything seems to run appropriately. But when I try to either view the pics from that drive or move them to my hard drive I still get permission error. Any ideas how to access the pics? Thanks.

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