1.    11 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10

    How to ensure drive/folder/file permissions are correct?

    I have:

    • Drive 1 - SSD (boot)
    • Drive 2 - HDD (storage)
    • Drive 3 - HDD (storage)
    • Drive 4 - External HDD (storage)

    I have reinstalled Windows several times over the time I've had drives 2, 3 and 4. I believe the "life" of the drives has spanned from Windows 8, to 8.1 and now to 10.

    I have always only been the single user of the PC.

    Sometimes, when I try to move files between drives, I get a message stating I need to be an administrator to continue. I can simply click Continue (or OK, I don't quite remember) and it transfers just fine.

    How can I ensure drive/folder/file permissions are correct on all of the drives?
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  2.    11 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 238
    windows 10

    The permission is just the uac if you copy files ok then it's set right
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  3.    11 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    The permission is just the uac if you copy files ok then it's set right
    I have (and have always had, since the Vista days) UAC completely switched off.

    The dialogue is a permission dialogue, not a security one.

    Extra information:

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