Windows 7 Home Premium Problems

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
March 12, 2010 at 02:25:27
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium
I have a 1TB Freecom External Drive XS which is formatted in FAT32. I get an error "Access is denied" when I connect it to my desktop with Windows 7 Home Premium, but I can access it with my other desktop with Windows 7 Professional.
Is there something between the two versions that I'm missing here?
How can I access this external drive in my Windows 7 Home Premium?

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March 12, 2010 at 03:01:38
If the external drive has files on it that are transferred from an account on one PC, then you must take permission for this ext. drive from another account on the other PC.

You can use the following commands to take control on the ext. drive:

Just turn off UAC (User Account Control) in Control Panel/User Accounts. You can turn it on again afterwards.

With UAC disabled, it makes this operation much easier.

If you need to take ownership, open a command prompt with admin privileges and type in:

takeown /f "X:" /r /a (where X: is ext. drive)

Enclose the drive letter with spaces in quotes. /r is recursive. /a grants ownership to the Administrators group, rather than the user.

Even if you are the owner, it's still possible that you are locked out of having to change rights. To grant yourself permissions if necessary:

cacls "X:" /E /T /C /G Administrators:F

This will recursively grant the Administrators group full control.

Hope this helps.



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March 12, 2010 at 03:14:53

Thanks a lot. I will try to run those commands. I have tried using other methods to take ownership to no avail. So, I hope yours will work just fine. Cheers.


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March 12, 2010 at 06:36:39
That was a great answer! Thanks

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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