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"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?

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(NT) Did you try taking ownership of all of them?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2012 9:19 AM PST
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No
by Syrinx77 / November 26, 2012 9:26 AM PST

How?

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Links about. Pick one you like.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2012 9:27 AM PST
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Crazy
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??

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by pgc3 / November 27, 2012 2:50 AM PST
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How and from where did you save the photos to the drive?

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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.
Bob

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