Windows 10: all photos on external drive have suddenly been designated "owned by everyone"

Discus and support all photos on external drive have suddenly been designated "owned by everyone" in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I keep many personal things on an external drive along with about 1 1/2 million pictures dating back to before the year 2000. I was going through some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Todd H2, Nov 28, 2023.

  1. Todd H2 Win User

    all photos on external drive have suddenly been designated "owned by everyone"


    I keep many personal things on an external drive along with about 1 1/2 million pictures dating back to before the year 2000. I was going through some this week and noticed every single picture now says owned by "everyone". I do not share; I do not use the cloud or one drive and gave access to no-one. However, A.I. took over all my files on C-drive two weeks ago and gave itself admin privileges to everything on my physical computer. I managed to revert that but am now wondering if A.I. is also accessing external drives without permission and making my photos pretty much public ownership?It see

    :)
     
    Todd H2, Nov 28, 2023
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  2. External drive

    Hi Richard,

    There are several factors that can cause your external drive to not read DVDs even though the system is recognizing the device. This could be caused by a driver that needs to updated or corrupted files. For us to resolve your concern, kindly answer the questions
    below:

    • Just to confirm, the device that is not working properly is a external DVD optical drive?
    • Were there any recent changes or updates installed on your computer?
    • Have you tried to plug the external drive to a different port on your computer?

    As a initial recommendation, we suggest that your run the built in troubleshooter in Windows 10. Kindly refer to the steps below:

    • Type “Troubleshooting” in the Search bar and press Enter.
    • Click on “View All” in the top left corner.
    • This will display the list of troubleshooters which are built-in in the computer. You can click on
      Hardware and Devices from the list and you can run the troubleshooter.

    This will check for common errors that affect hardware on your computer and attempts to correct them.

    We look forward to your response after completing the steps.
     
    Jordan Dom, Nov 28, 2023
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  3. Remon Ont Win User
    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Nov 28, 2023
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  4. all photos on external drive have suddenly been designated "owned by everyone"

    Help with external hard drive

    Hi Debbra,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    I appreciate your interest in windows 10 and also for trying the troubleshooting steps to fix the issue. I understand the inconvenience you faced. I will certainly help you with this.

    I would suggest you to plug in hard drive then check in disk management you can see the drive or not.

    Follow the steps to check Drive in Disk Management.


    • Go to the Control Panel then click on the
      Administrative Tools. .

    • Under the Administrative Tool Click on Computer Management.

    • Click on Disk Management and check the External Hard Drive.

    Also check in BIOS whether External Hard Drive is listed or not.

    For help with the BIOS settings, refer to the computer manual or contact the manufacturer.

    If it doesn’t work then, I would suggest you to update BIOS for updating BIOS contact Lenovo Support.

    Follow the link:

    http://support.lenovo.com/in/hi/

    Disclaimer :

    Modifying BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings
    can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.

    Thanks.
     
    Preeti Patel, Nov 28, 2023
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