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Cannot Open Folder on External Hard Drive - Windows 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just purchased an HP Pavilion All in One with Windows 10. I have an external hard drive with all my pictures and stores

    business documents. This is one folder for my Ho Association that I cannot open  . Did change properties on that one, and was able to open, but now cannot opens any subfolders " you don't currently have permission to access this folder".

    Went through same process again, but when I open the folder to access the doc, it just give ma a blank page and nothing

    shows up. This is very frustrating as these are business documents and need to be accessed on a daily basis.

    Would appreciate your assistance.

    Monday, November 28, 2016 4:41 PM

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  • Take the ownership of main and child files/folders and then add permissions. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:53 AM
  • Hi ,

    Please right-click the whole folder, check your current permission under security tab, try to take full control permission.
    Or we could implement it using command line,  take administrative ownership using “takeown /f” command then grant administrators full access using “icacls” command to this Documents folder.
    For example,
    takeown /f Path_And_File_Name
    icacls Path_And_File_Name /GRANT ADMINISTRATORS:F

    Best regards

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    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:29 AM
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