"You'll need to provide admin permission to move..." - problem


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    "You'll need to provide admin permission to..." - Problem/Need Help


    I took out a drive from from an old machine (circa 2007-2009). Machine died but the drive is fine. I plugged the drive into a BlacX USB drive docking station, and trying to copy/move files from this drive to my NAS. I'm getting "You'll need to provide administrator permissions to copy this file" message.

    So what do I need to do in order to change the rights/permissions on the directories and files, on the drive that was probably associated with Windows 7, so that I can copy or move them?

    Keep in mind that I'm a Mac user, so might need a little bit of hand holding, and maybe step-by-step instructions. Also, the machine that I'm using to view and try to move the files is a Windows 10 box.

    Thank you in advance!
    Last edited by orbatron; 03 Aug 2018 at 19:31. Reason: Changed subject line
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    orbatron said:
    So what do I need to do in order to change the rights/permissions on the directories and files, on the drive that was probably associated with Windows 7, so that I can copy or move them?
    Welcome to TenForums @orbatron

    The permissions of that drive are associated with accounts that existed in the old Windows 7 system, but don't exist in your Windows 10. Taking ownership of the files, folders, or even the whole drive should give you access.

    Keep in mind that I'm a Mac user, so might need a little bit of hand holding, and maybe step-by-step instructions.
    Fortunately TenForums has plenty of step-by-step tutorials, Option Four in this tutorial is probably the easiest method to try.

    Change Owner of File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 10
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    Thread Starter
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    Thank you for the welcome and the link. I tried the how-to steps 3 times, but can't access the files still. Any other suggestions please?
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    Thread Starter
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    Actually it worked on the 5th try! Thank you!
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    orbatron said:
    Actually it worked on the 5th try! Thank you!


    Taking ownership should normally be sufficient. But For tricky files, once you have ownership you can add yourself to the list of accounts with permissions and give yourself Full Control.
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