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  1.    30 Jan 2016 #11
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Potomac MD USA
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Followup,
    My Book does not have Domain identified. It does have Workgroup checked. In order to access files I would need to use MIONET
    on My book, I do not have a MIONET account or login.. However, there was a tick to enable MIONET on start up. I'll see if unticking this makes a difference.
    Frank C
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  2.    30 Jan 2016 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank C View Post
    Followup,
    My Book does not have Domain identified. It does have Workgroup checked. In order to access files I would need to use MIONET
    on My book, I do not have a MIONET account or login.. However, there was a tick to enable MIONET on start up. I'll see if unticking this makes a difference.
    Frank C
    And attaching the computer and the My Book to the same workgroup (if they aren't) might help.
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  3.    31 Jan 2016 #13
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Potomac MD USA
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Still struggling
    Since Windows 10 is using HOMEGROUP instead of WORKGROUP as was the case in Vista. I changed WORKGROUP to HOMEGROUP in the Western Digital Mybook settings.
    It didn't help. I still cannot changed owner in the "bad" files and folders on the external drive. Windows cannot determine if ExternalDrive is joined to a domain. To the best o f my knowledge, It is not.
    I am going to try TAKEOWN and ICACLS using cmd prompt in safe mode with the Administrator account.
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  4.    01 Feb 2016 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Potomac MD USA
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I attempted TAKEOWN using the Administrator account and safe mode with networking.
    Access Denied.
    I think I need something like Sys Internals MOVEFILE for folders. That takes place on boot before access checks are in place
    I'll keep looking.
    Frank C
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    01 Feb 2016 #15
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    What about downloading a live Linux USB/DVD, boot from that and try manipulating the files with Linux?
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  6.    04 Feb 2016 #16
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Potomac MD USA
    Posts : 63
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Another Way


    After many futile attempts to access the externaldrive without encountering the "Access Denied" stopper.
    I went to Western Digital's Network Storage Manager tool and deleted the share from there (delete C_Drive_Share.png).
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    It did work to free up the space It shows zero files and folders (C_drive.png).
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    It had a slight disadvantage in that the folder for the Vista_C_Drive is still present in Windows Explorer(Explorer_ c_drive.png).
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    Frank C
    Also posted on Vista network forum - Access Denied - External Drive
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