Moving external hard drive to new computer - Windows 7

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daandehn

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I have an external USB hard drive with all my music on it. I recently moved to a new(er) computer. Now I cannot play any files. I get an errpr message: "You do not have permission to open this file." The security settings for the file give full control to "Administrators (ComputerName\Administrators)". I am logged on as Administrator. I went through the process with Windows to take ownership, but,,,, This is a stand alone local machine. When I look at the settings for the hard drive and look to add permissions, when I enter "owner" it shows a name "Ron" which is not me and has nothing to do with me. It says it is in a folder "(ComputerName)" Where is that folder with "Users, Groups, or Built-in security principals?" Any other helpful suggestions?
 

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I'm really not sure what you mean, What I really would like to know is: Where is that folder with "Users, Groups, or Built-in security principals?"
 
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It is here: Right click on the file > Properties > Security tab > Advanced button > Change link > Object type button
 

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There is no "Change Link". There is "Change Permissions" but it has no "Object type" button
 

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Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. If I go to a file and add permission for: "Users (ComputerName\Users) the file will play. However, if I go to the root folder and add that permission for "This folder and all sub-folders" nothing changes
 
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