Friday, August 17, 2012 5:19 PMI have a laptop with Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition installed. I recently attached an external hard disk and copied a backup at it. Yesterday trying to make it as secure as possible I removed the Owners permission and the administrator's and kept only the permissions of my user without noticing that I didn't had permissions to create files and folders. Now, I am at the unpleasant spot of being able to see all the files and folders to that disk but I cannot create anything else, not being able to add users and permissions for the disk. Except from copying all the disk to another (since it is almost 1TB), format and copy back, is there any other way to restore lost permissions?
Friday, August 17, 2012 5:42 PMThank God, by changing the ownership of the disk and giving it to my current user, I was able to give the user back full permissions and now I am able to create files and folders again.
- Marked As Answer by ArgiDio Friday, August 17, 2012 5:42 PM
Monday, August 20, 2012 3:54 AMModeratorGlad to hear that the problem was fixed. Thank you for sharing your experience. :)