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External Hard Drive Issue Regarding Permission - Help?

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Over the weekend, I bought a new 4TB external hard drive just to use for my music - I transferred all of my Elvis music to the new drive. However, I'm having a little issue with the drive: When I try to make a new folder for another CD, or if I attempt to delete one that I don't need, it tells me that I need permission. However, I have to go through the routine of telling the drive to let me have permission everytime I try deleting or re-naming a folder.

What could be going on here? Is there a way to properly fix this issue so that I don't have to keep trying to regain control of the new drive?


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Re: External Hard Drive Issue Regarding Permission - Help?

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Tony Trout wrote:Over the weekend, I bought a new 4TB external hard drive just to use for my music - I transferred all of my Elvis music to the new drive. However, I'm having a little issue with the drive: When I try to make a new folder for another CD, or if I attempt to delete one that I don't need, it tells me that I need permission. However, I have to go through the routine of telling the drive to let me have permission everytime I try deleting or re-naming a folder.

What could be going on here? Is there a way to properly fix this issue so that I don't have to keep trying to regain control of the new drive?
Tony you will need to follow the steps that I have highlighted in yellow to add the permissions to your drive in the attachments below.


Right click on your drive and choose "properties" in the "security" tab click "advanced"
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Click on "change permissions"
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Choose "allow" to create folders by clicking on that line.
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reboot your system then retry your TB drive.
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Re: External Hard Drive Issue Regarding Permission - Help?

Post by Tony Trout »

Thanks, PL. I appreciate the suggestions very, very much.

EDITED TO ADD: @promiseland? It worked!! Everything's back to normal now. THANK YOU!!


"If the songs don't go over, we can do a medley of costumes!" - Elvis Presley (August 10, 1970 backstage in his dressing room before the first show of the August, 10, 1970/September 8, 1970 season in Vegas).