I have a Windows 7 pc. My old one was running xp. I have a Seagate external HD that was hooked up to the old pc, and now to the new one.
When I access the external now and attempt to delete folders, or maybe add something to a text file and save, I'm basically told I can't.
I'm guessing this has something to do with the fact that most of these files and folders were created when I had my xp machine? Have tried to go into permissions and make changes, but don't really know which ones I need to make to fix this. Everything I try yields the same result...NO-CAN-DO BUDDY! This is my computer and these are my files...Please help if you can. Thanks.
The best change to try in Permissions is to click the Owner tab and take ownership of a folder, ticking to include sub-folders as well. That should work even if XP had a passworded account but applying the changes may take some time.