Re: External Hard Drive
On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 09:20:02 -0700, pete359 wrote:
> I have a hard drive I took out of a laptop that crashed. When I connect it to
> my new laptop and try to open the folders I get a message that I don't have
> permission. It lets me go thru a series of steps to give myself permission
> but with over 5,000 pix of my family that is a lot of steps. Is there a way
> to give myself permission to view all folders and files? The hard drive came
> out of a laptop with XP and the new pc I am using is Vista
Select folders and apply add yourself as owner. That *should* "trickle
down" to the files within the folders.
If not, open a folder to expose the files. Then click in the portion of the
window where the files are listed and press Ctrl+A or Alt+Edit+Select All.
Next right click on the selected batch of files and use the communal
Properties sheet that will appear to change permissions.
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User