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Hard Drive Swap, Cant Save to it unless I run software as admin

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by shabi-ul, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. shabi-ul

    shabi-ul Regular member

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    Hi!
    So like I have this annoying problem which I hope someone can help me with. So basically Mm old computer died, I bought a new one, took the hard drive out of the old one and put it in the new one as a second hard drive. Now my problem is, whenever I want to save to that hard drive from any software, whether I'm rendering video to it, or simply just saving a document to it, I keep getting a message saying something like, I don't have the privileges or rights to save to that location. However if i run the software, for example notepad, as an admin and then try and save to that hard drive, it works and if i save to the first hard drive and then copy to the second one, I'm able to do that too. So! is there a simple fix for this rather than having to reformat the whole thing? I'm guessing its something to do with the windows ownership/user accounts as it came from a different computer.

    Im running windows 7 ultimate btw :)

    THANK YOU!
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    save any info off old hard drive then delete partition, make new partition & format it under disk management in control panel.
     
  3. shabi-ul

    shabi-ul Regular member

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    Hi!
    Never mind I found the solution on the internet, all that was needed was a simple change of a few ownership settings, did what it said on that website, its all working now!

    Thanks anyway :)
     
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    no problem.
     

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