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Topic # 191240 28-Jan-2016 21:55
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Starting to get a little ticked off with Windows 10, and it's only just happened in the last couple of days.


Let me explain


I've got some music, photos and videos on a external USB HDD. My home PC running Windows 10 using the Photos, music and movies\tv apps points at the respective folders on the external USB HDD


This USB HDD also travels with me to work, where my PC there (running Win 7) can play the music via media player and through file explorer the photos and videos can be accessed.


This was all working well up to a couple of days ago.


Now, if my home PC is linked to the USB HDD folders, the work Win 7 PC can't access the folders, I get a permission error.


Any ideas on whats changed?

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  Reply # 1480942 28-Jan-2016 22:06
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Don't know the answer but I have found the Registry hack Take Ownership to be indispensable for getting around this permissions nonsense.



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  Reply # 1480952 28-Jan-2016 22:50
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Problem is on a work PC you probably cannot do things like that.


I tend to set my ext drives to everyone full access and recursive that thru the entire drive. Still gets messed up occasionally tho.



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  Reply # 1481001 29-Jan-2016 07:25
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It's not something to do with the IT people at work changing staff permissions and upping security on the work PC?  

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  Reply # 1481008 29-Jan-2016 07:37
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I've had the opposite problem, where it's the Win 10 machine that sometimes refuses to touch my USB drive while all my other machines are perfectly happy with it. Being a home PC there are no "external" security settings involved and I've just put it down to yet another Windows 10 oddity.


I've found that putting the same drive into my Mac and copying the files off and back on will "clear" the security and make them work again, but it's a step that I really shouldn't have to take.

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  Reply # 1481013 29-Jan-2016 07:51
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What is the work policy on attaching random USB drives from unknown sources?

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  Reply # 1481353 29-Jan-2016 16:44
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Further investigations reveals the Homegroup created on the home Win 10 PC is locking the content, by only being shared with the home PC.

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