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"you'll need to provide administrator permission to (do this action)"

Hi all;
So today I plugged in my external hard drive went to rename/move some files around and for the first time I got
"you'll need to provide administrator permission to (do this action)"
I am just wondering what I can do to get rid of this for 2 reasons, it is very annoying, but even more since this message has come up on the computer my media manager is unable to see any of the new files I am putting on the hard drive (D-Link Boxee)
This is now happening with ALL the files on the external hard drive not just the new files. But it has not affected the files on my computer.

Thanks for any help in advance......


I hope I got this in the right section.
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  1. Best answer
    Have you looked at the permissions on the drive? If not, do the following"
    1) Right click on the drive
    2) Click on Properties
    3) Click on the Security tab
    4) Check to see if your user name appears under "Group or user names"
    5) If it does, click on your name and see what permissions you have under "Permissions for users"
    6) Give yourself full control of the drive
    If your user name does not appear on the list of "Group or user names"
    1) Add your user name by clicking on Edit
    2) Click on Add
    3) Add your user name
    4) Click on OK
  2. kenrivers said:
    Have you looked at the permissions on the drive? If not, do the following"
    1) Right click on the drive
    2) Click on Properties
    3) Click on the Security tab
    4) Check to see if your user name appears under "Group or user names"
    5) If it does, click on your name and see what permissions you have under "Permissions for users"
    6) Give yourself full control of the drive
    If your user name does not appear on the list of "Group or user names"
    1) Add your user name by clicking on Edit
    2) Click on Add
    3) Add your user name
    4) Click on OK


    Champion got it working
    thanks heaps
  3. lampybc2 said:
    kenrivers said:
    Have you looked at the permissions on the drive? If not, do the following"
    1) Right click on the drive
    2) Click on Properties
    3) Click on the Security tab
    4) Check to see if your user name appears under "Group or user names"
    5) If it does, click on your name and see what permissions you have under "Permissions for users"
    6) Give yourself full control of the drive
    If your user name does not appear on the list of "Group or user names"
    1) Add your user name by clicking on Edit
    2) Click on Add
    3) Add your user name
    4) Click on OK


    Champion got it working
    thanks heaps


    Glad I could help and am glad you got it working.
  4. In my memory card it is not showing that security tab in properties of memory card. what to do? and it is not working in my windows 8 but working in windows 7.
  5. techno_crat said:
    In my memory card it is not showing that security tab in properties of memory card. what to do? and it is not working in my windows 8 but working in windows 7.


    For the best hope of getting an answer you should post your question as a new thread. When you post add any error messages you are getting when you try to read the card on a Windows 7 machine.
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