Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Drive sharing problem

Last response: in Windows 7
Share
December 1, 2012 4:58:37 AM

So I build my new system but I have a hard drive from the old system with all my data (music, videos, pictures and documents). No matter what I do I can't take ownership of this drive or get the proper permissions! When I open up the permissions or owners tab in the properties sub-menu for the drive I don't see my current username as an option. If I manually type my username in it doesn't accept it?

I took ownership and set up permissions no problem for another older drive no problem, but this one remains stubborn.

Any ideas?

More about : drive sharing problem

December 1, 2012 5:06:39 AM

Here are some pics to let you know what I'm talking about.




See, I can't select my new Windows 7 username as the new owner of this drive because the choice doesn't appear!? I managed to get the D drive sorted out no problem. These drives are the same amke and model.
m
0
l
December 1, 2012 5:08:04 AM

In case it's too hard to see in the pics, the security tab of both D: and E: are shown above. The choice of group or usernames is different for each Drive?
m
0
l
December 1, 2012 9:10:00 AM

Use a Linux distro to copy the data to a fresh FAT32 HDD and then format/repartition the one you're having trouble with. Then copy the data back if need be.
m
0
l
!