Storage forum


"Permissions" to open my own files

by Syrinx77 / November 26, 2012 8:22 AM PST

Windows 7
Using a WD My Book Essentials external HD & I'm trying to access my photos on it. Trouble is, when I see the thumbnails, they've all got this generic picture on them & clicking on them gets me this pop up message telling me I don't have the correct permissions to access this file location.

How do I fix/ change this?

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: "Permissions" to open my own files
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: "Permissions" to open my own files
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
(NT) Did you try taking ownership of all of them?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2012 9:19 AM PST
Collapse -
by Syrinx77 / November 26, 2012 9:26 AM PST


Collapse -
Links about. Pick one you like.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2012 9:27 AM PST
In reply to: No
Collapse -
by Syrinx77 / November 26, 2012 11:19 AM PST

This is a real pain. I've checked several of the links, & had Googled around & most said the same thing: Right-click on the folder/file, security tab, owner tab, add the name, etc, etc. Did it all. Still won't open the files.
I managed to open *one* photo. But I Know I don't want to have to do one at a time.

Why did this happen in the 1st place & why is it so difficult to just enable what I need??

Collapse -
by pgc3 / November 27, 2012 2:50 AM PST
In reply to: Crazy

How and from where did you save the photos to the drive?

Collapse -
Remember to add this to the root or top folder.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2012 3:14 AM PST
In reply to: Crazy

IE, the entire drive.

Sorry about this being that way. Blame the idea that we can have permissions and more.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


$16,000 used SUVs

Whether you like your SUVs cute or capable, or some blend of the two, we've got a wide variety of choices in Roadshow's first collection of Editors' Used Picks.