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cannot modify files on ext drive

By aguy
Jul 31, 2007
  1. Hi,

    I have an external hard drive which I used on a win xp system. I was the admin on that machine. I moved on to a win 2000 machine now, just as a user. The files that I had created earlier have for some reason become read-only. The files that I create now give me full access. I am not sure what is happening, I am the "owner" of the hard drive but it does not let me modify the earlier data. Could someone help me out?

  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    You have to take ownership,HERE
  3. aguy

    aguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    On right click over folder name and properties, I do not see a "security tab". I see general, sharing, customize. I noticed on the general tab under attributes, "read-only" was checked. I unchecked it and pressed OK and yes to apply to all subfolders. After it was done, I rechecked the attributes and "read-only" was checked again! I am not sure what is happening.
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