administrator permission on a modem connected external HDD

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August 23, 2016 at 03:00:27
Specs: Windows 7, LENOVO Lancer 5A2 (U3E1)
How do I get administrator permission to make changes in files that are on an external HDD attached to my internet modem. I connect wirelessly.

The external HDD is connected to the modem so that my wife can also get wirelessly into it.

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August 23, 2016 at 04:05:35
First of all you must have a Windows user account which has administrator priveleges before proceeding as below:

Right-click the external HDD icon on your PC and choose "Properties".

Click the "Security" tab

Click on the "Edit" button.

Now click on your Windows user account name to highlight it.

Below that, edit permissions as necessary, then click 'OK'.

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August 23, 2016 at 12:24:37
You're trying to access the hdd on your wife's computer? Hard drives aren't normally connected to modems.

If you have an account on the system, just login with that. Or, ask your wife to create an account for you if you don't have one.

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August 28, 2016 at 07:35:34
The problem is that my network is not to be connected to by all computers

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August 28, 2016 at 10:13:28
Willem, I believe I'm completely misunderstanding what it is you're asking. What I'm reading is that you have an external storage hard drive that is connected to something, and you want access to the drive. You mention your wife's computer. Is the drive connected to her computer/laptop via a USB cable? Are you trying to connect to that drive (shared perhaps) over your wireless network?

Perhaps you could explain exactly what the setup is so that we might be able to help you.

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)

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August 28, 2016 at 12:28:20
I interpret his post as he has connected an external drive to his router so that users can access files.

You'd have to log into the router and check the file sharing permissions.

Can you clarify your post? If it is a router, what model?

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August 30, 2016 at 11:42:48
Aw. Router with a USB connection perhaps? Maybe the OP will return and confirm.

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