I would recommend that you first try changing ownership of the drive.
change to yourself (be sure to check to change sub folders etc)
"Woodzys" <Woodzys@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> My old Win Xp Laptop broke so I'm using the hard drive as an external for
> 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
> 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
> and subfolders, and now I'm going around in circles getting more
> 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?