Windows 10: New Win 10 computer--Unable to access files on backup drive from XP PC
New Win 10 computer--Unable to access files on backup drive from XP PC
I went to the drive manufacturer (Seagate) to ask about the above and they told me I had no rights to the files and needed to establish them. Gave me a URL Take ownership of files and get full access in Windows 10 to gain rights.
However, as often happens, the procedure deviated a little from reality (I guess due to updates that were not followed by the site) so I kept going. Came to a point where it asks me to tell it the name of individuals or groups I wanted to grant rights to, and I simply lack information to choose anything from there, to make something up or whatever. Here is a screenshot
I need a little help to go on from here. My backup, as they are to all of us, is important.
You are your username as having full control
That screenshot does not show your Seagate drive. Post a screenshot of your disk management. I am thinking that your problem will be as easy as assigning a drive letter to your Seagate drive.
Thanks for your reply. I don't understand what you said, though, nor what it means since I have no access to the drive. Which is, btw, G:\
Above is a screenshot of my drives. The backup is G:\
Assuming you're a member of the "Administrators" group of users on your device:
Right click the start button and open "Commend Prompt (Admin)"
Paste the following command line into the opened shell:
takeown /F G: /A /R /D Y
where G: is the drive letter of your Seagate drive.
If you need to grant other users access permissions then here's tutorial:
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