1.    09 Nov 2016 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Version 1607

    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

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    I need a little help to go on from here. My backup, as they are to all of us, is important.

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  2.    09 Nov 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
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    You are your username as having full control
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  3.    09 Nov 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 1,355
    Windows 10 Pro,

    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.
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  4.    09 Nov 2016 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Long Beach, CA
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    Windows 10 Version 1607
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    You are your username as having full control
    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:\
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  5.    09 Nov 2016 #5
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    Long Beach, CA
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    Windows 10 Version 1607
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    Above is a screenshot of my drives. The backup is G:\
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  6.    11 Nov 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2,258
    Windows 10 Pro X64


    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:


    Further reading:


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