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Moving files / No permission random files/folders

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Khorask, Aug 26, 2010.

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  1. Khorask

    Khorask Thread Starter

    Sep 17, 2006
    Just bought a new HDD and moving large amounts of files and folders.
    It appears that 'random' folders and files on my old hdd wont move to their new destination because I dont have permission to move them ?

    The only way I can get them to move is to go into file->properties->security.. assign myself as an owner, then add myself to group/users and give myself full control.

    If I do this to a 'folder' it gives me permissions errors about the 'files' inside the folder (i.e does not propagate downwards) so I have to do it to files ONE BY ONE which is taking ages and ages to move stuff...

    why the hell have i lost ownership of seemingly random bunches of files ? and is there an easier way to get it back ?

  2. Mollie


    Nov 2, 2002
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