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Old hard drive permission to open files on Vista

  1. #1


    Woodzys Guest

    Old hard drive permission to open files on Vista

    My old Win Xp Laptop broke so I'm using the hard drive as an external for my
    new Vista Laptop, but whenever I try opening files from it I'm getting
    trouble with permission.

    I have tried changing permissions on the security tab of properties but not
    having much luck, although I had a bit of luck with idividual files within
    folders but cant for the life of me work out how to set it for whole folders
    and subfolders, and now I'm going around in circles getting more frustrated
    with this whole thing.

    Anyone shed any light on a simple solution or have I got to go through
    setting the security permission for every idividual file?

    Regards

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: Old hard drive permission to open files on Vista

    I would recommend that you first try changing ownership of the drive.
    Properties
    security
    advanced
    owner

    change to yourself (be sure to check to change sub folders etc)

    Michael





    "Woodzys" <Woodzys@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > My old Win Xp Laptop broke so I'm using the hard drive as an external for
    > my
    > new Vista Laptop, but whenever I try opening files from it I'm getting
    > trouble with permission.
    >
    > I have tried changing permissions on the security tab of properties but
    > not
    > having much luck, although I had a bit of luck with idividual files within
    > folders but cant for the life of me work out how to set it for whole
    > folders
    > and subfolders, and now I'm going around in circles getting more
    > frustrated
    > with this whole thing.
    >
    > Anyone shed any light on a simple solution or have I got to go through
    > setting the security permission for every idividual file?
    >
    > Regards

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Old hard drive permission to open files on Vista

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