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how do I get "permission to access a folder" on an external hard drive

#1
I recently had to replace my vista Home Premium operating system. I have my photograph stored on two external hard drives. I am able to access the music and documents on the external hard drive, but not the photographs. When I try to open a folder I am given the message that I do not have "permission to access this folder". How can I be granted that permission to ALL the photo folders ( app 50) on that hard drive at the same time? Very aggravating situation !!!:zip:
 
#2
I recently had to replace my vista Home Premium operating system. I have my photograph stored on two external hard drives. I am able to access the music and documents on the external hard drive, but not the photographs. When I try to open a folder I am given the message that I do not have "permission to access this folder". How can I be granted that permission to ALL the photo folders ( app 50) on that hard drive at the same time? Very aggravating situation !!!:zip:
One tutorial that might help you :
Permission : note - it applies to both Vista and Win 7
Sharing and Permissions - Windows 7 Forums

By the way, is this the message you saw ?
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If yes, what would happen if you clicked Continue ?
 
#3
Yes, that is the message that I get. When I press "continue" I am then taken to a number of different windows to allow me to access each folder in my pictures folder. I store app. 5000 photos and this is a very laborious process. So, I was hoping to get "permission" to access all the folders in my pictures folder at one time.