Windows 10: New install now no permission to access any file or folders old drives

  1.    09 Dec 2017 #1

    New install now no permission to access any file or folders old drives


    I had an older PC running windows 10 which was installed on an old HDD. I finally picked up a SSD for it. I opted for a clean install of Windows 10 on the SSD. Everything seemed to go okay until I tried to access anything but what Windows installed.

    Every folder, file, etc I don't have permission to access. It doesn't matter if it was a Windows folder on the old drive or a folder of music on drive. I have never had this issue before after doing a new install. Usually I can just connect the old drives and access them without issues.

    I found the Take Ownership context menu install which seems to fix these issues, but it seems I have to do it on everything so I am hoping there is a better fix. I tried changing the security on the drives, but they are stuck in Read Only.
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       09 Dec 2017 #2

    Put it in a either a SATA to USB 3.0 or USB exernal case, you should be able to read it then unless your using some sort of encryption bit locker or similar
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  3.    09 Dec 2017 #3

    We are talking about 6 drives though so I would have to get 6 different cases. On top of that this is stuff I use on a daily basis like my Itunes library. I never encrypted it either. For example Itunes, which I did a fresh install on, can't access the folder where my music and podcasts are stored.

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  4.    09 Dec 2017 #4

    All the permissions will be for the old user even if your using the same name the sid will be different. So you may need to goto the root of each drive and take ownership depending on the drive size you can get software that converts NTFS to fat32 which removes all security and doesn't loose any data and it's simple to convert it back to NTFS
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  5.    09 Dec 2017 #5

    Samuria said: View Post
    All the permissions will be for the old user even if your using the same name the sid will be different. So you may need to goto the root of each drive and take ownership depending on the drive size you can get software that converts NTFS to fat32 which removes all security and doesn't loose any data and it's simple to convert it back to NTFS
    Thanks I will look into this. Most drives are 1-2TB since they are older drives.

    I think my confusion is because I have moved drives before between computers and never had permission issues unless they were say for the windows folder or program files. Even then it was simple to take over the folder since I am the admin and only user. This is the first time I have gotten errors just trying to enter a folder even an empty one.
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