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Unable to save files to secondary hard drive

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August 22, 2010 6:46:33 AM

When trying to save files to a newly installed secondary HDD. I receive the following message.
"You do not have permission to save to this directory. See the administrator to obtain permission." I did not set any privacy privaleges when I installed the secondary HDD. I have multiple user accounts. 1 administrator and 2 limited users. I have installed a secondary HDD before and have not had this problem. What do I need to do in order for all users to save to the secondary HDD?
a b G Storage
August 22, 2010 1:23:04 PM

Format the drive.
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August 22, 2010 2:14:48 PM

anonymous1 said:
Format the drive.

Already tried that.
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a b G Storage
August 22, 2010 5:11:01 PM

Delete the partition then repartition and format.
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a b G Storage
August 22, 2010 5:17:26 PM

change the security settings on the drive

right click the drive in my computer
click properties
go to security
click edit
select which users you want to modify
choose the settings you want
click apply or ok

hopefully that works for you
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August 22, 2010 8:46:16 PM

jefe323 said:
change the security settings on the drive

right click the drive in my computer
click properties
go to security
click edit
select which users you want to modify
choose the settings you want
click apply or ok

hopefully that works for you


Jefe323

No luck.

No security tab/settings available under properties.
There is a Sharing tab with "Make this folder private" option unchecked. Right clicking the drive gives me a "Sharing and Security" option that has no user selections to modify.
My 1st error message when attempting to save to the drive was "folder is write-protected or has errors".
I deleted the partition and repartitioned and formatted the drive which then gave me the "Permission " message.
I can save to the drive with the administrator account. I am using XP Pro and have run with 2 HDD's previously, one for the system files and the other for user files. The system HDD (80 GB) crashed and I am replacing it with a 120 GB HDD and using a 320 GB HDD for the user files.
The 320 is the one I can't save to.
Originally I made it an extended partion with 3 logical drives.
It now has 1 120GB NTFS formatted and partitioned logical drive the remainder is still unformatted free space.
Do I need to start over and wipe both drives clean and re-install windows?
I have run chkdsk and it shows no errors on the 320 GB HDD.
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