1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 1
    WIN 10 64BIT
       08 Dec 2015 #1

    Folders not opening

    Hi, 3 days ago I was exploring an older hard drive. When I tried to explore the desktop folder of that drive Windows Vista, it wouldn't open. It suggested that i shared the folder so I could explore it or copy files from that folder(which is what I originally wanted to do). When I did, the folders on any drive stopped opening. When I try to open any folder, it flashes white and returns to the desktop. Programs are working perfectly.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,587
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       10 Dec 2015 #2

    Hi, can you advise if you mean you can't now access folders on your own PC?

    There are permission restrictions on Windows folders when you try to access a separate Windows disk as an external disk.

    Simply search "can't access user's folders on external drive" and you'll get plenty of results.

    See e.g.
    Can't access user's folder on any external hard drive - Windows 7 Help Forums
    How To Take Ownership of Files or Folders or an Entire Hard Drive

    Hope that begins to point you in the right direction.
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