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I just got a new comp with windows 8, and I connected my external

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I just got a new comp with windows 8, and I connected my external hard drive(WD) that I had with my old computer, and it will not allow me to write to this hard drive. I can see the files, play the files, but can not copy any new files to this hard drive, it just tells me "destination folder access denied: you need permission to perform this action.

I am logged on as administrator, went through various settings to allow sharing, access, etc. and nothing seems to work....

Any help wouild be greatly appreciated

Nimman :

Hello there, Thanks for using Justanswer.

Nimman :

I am Nimman and I will be assisting you.

Nimman :

Let me know when you are ready.

Customer:

i am

Nimman :

Are you on the same computer now ?

Customer:

yes

Nimman :

Can you see the drive on My Computer ?

Customer:

yes

Nimman :

Right Click on that drive, Select properties, Go to Security Tab, Click on Edit button, Then Click Add button, From the coming window, Type Everyone , Click check Name , Click Ok . Enable full control on Every one, Click Apply , Then Ok.

Nimman :

Then try to copy the file.

Nimman :

Let me know the result.

Customer:

same error. "everyone" was already there and all shared...

Nimman :

Have you tried changing the ownership ?

Customer:

dont think so....

Nimman :

On the Security tab, Click Advance . Can you see Users there

Customer:

yes.

Customer:

everyone

Customer:

creator Owner,System,and s-1-5-21-(bunch of numbers)

Nimman :

Click Change Permissions .

Customer:

ok..

Nimman :

Click on Users, Click Edit.

Nimman :

Type : Allow

Nimman :

Applies to : This folder , Subfolders and files.

Nimman :

Basic permissions : Full Control .

Customer:

"everyone" has them all checkmarked, as does "System"

Nimman :

Click Advance Permissions.

Nimman :

On the everyone , Click Edit , and Select Show Advance Permissions.

Nimman :

Can you see Take ownership there ?

Customer:

I dont see any "advance permissions"...

Customer:

srry, found it

Nimman :

Have you clicked Edit button ?

Nimman :

Ok.

Customer:

dont see take ownership anywhere..

Customer:

see it now, it was already checkmarked

Customer:

they are all checkmarked

Nimman :

Ok , Go back, and Click Add button .

Nimman :

Click Select Principal .

Nimman :

Type your User name. click Check name.

Customer:

ok

Nimman :

Enable full control and Take Ownership

Nimman :

Enable everything and Click OK.

Nimman :

Then Click Apply.

Customer:

what user name is that?

Nimman :

The username of your Windows .

Nimman :

You can see it on the Start menu, top right corner. Like a name , Maybe your name .

Customer:

found it

Nimman :

Ok.

Customer:

when i did that i got a bunch of errors that it couldnt complete the action...

Nimman :

Can you see Authenticated users there?

Customer:

where at?

Nimman :

Try this , Click Add button, Select Principal , Click Advance button , Click Find now, From the list can you see your Username there ?

Customer:

yes

Nimman :

Select it and Click Ok .

Customer:

ok

Nimman :

Again Ok.

Nimman :

Now Enable everything including take ownership.

Customer:

ok

Nimman :

Click Apply.

Customer:

im getting an "error applying security" D\$recycle.bin Failed to enumerate objects in the container. access is denied

Nimman :

Can you create a folder in external drive ?

Customer:

I can create them in the drive, but not in the two folders I am trying to get acess to, that have all my music and home movies in..

Nimman :

Right click on the folder named Music. Take ownership to Everyone.

Nimman :

Right click on folder named Music, Go to properties, Security Tab, Advance, Select everyone and take ownership .

Customer:

still wont give me access in those folders

Nimman :

On the Security tab, can you see Everyone there ?

Customer:

got it, and its working! :>

Nimman :

Do the same on Movies.

Customer:

done!

Nimman :

:)

Nimman :

So it is fixed. Right ?

Customer:

you are great! I would have been messing with this for days....Yes All Fixed!

Nimman :

Please rate the answer if you are satisfied .

Nimman :

Let me know if you have any trouble .

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