Windows 10: External Hard Drive Administrative Rights

Discus and support External Hard Drive Administrative Rights in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Oh goodness. I know. Here it goes again. Trust me, my situation is different. I have two external drives of which I am having trouble accessing/copying... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by midnightatom, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. External Hard Drive Administrative Rights


    Oh goodness. I know. Here it goes again. Trust me, my situation is different. I have two external drives of which I am having trouble accessing/copying or moving folders to another drive. The error is 'You don't currently have permission to access this folder.'

    And now here is where my situation is different (names changed for security)

    Drives started off on Computer Name: Adam login name: L: abbheart@hotmail.com
    Computer login changed to L: goo@gmail.com
    Computer rebuilt and Computer Name: Sprocket login name: L: goo@gmail.com <------ it was here where I started to have errors of same as above.
    That computer wound up having to have some parts to be replaced.
    Moved two drives to another computer with yet another name of Harkness login name: doctor who
    And now I cant even come closer to accessing above folders, even when making changes in the security tab to Sprocket/goo@gmail.com or L: abbheart@hotmail.com.

    Is there a way to just reset all permissions to zero, sign in as admin some how and reassign all affected folders and hierarchies to the current name and login?

    :)
     
    midnightatom, Apr 28, 2019
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  2. Marco Gav Win User

    unrecognised external hard drive on Windows 10

    Since you already reinstalled the drivers of the External Hard Drive, let's run the
    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter as it can resolve your concern. You can do that by following these steps:


    • Press the Start button.

    • Type and select Troubleshooting.

    • Click on View all on the left panel.

    • Select and run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.



    If the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter doesn’t resolve your concern, we suggest that you change the letter of the External Hard Drive. You can do that by following these steps:


    • Press the Start button.

    • Type and select Control panel.

    • Select System and Security.

    • Select Administrative Tools, and a new window will appear.

    • Double-click Computer Management, and a new window will appear.

    • Select Disk Management that is located under
      Storage
      in the left pane.

    • Right click on the External Hard Drive that is not showing on the File Explorer.

    • Select Change letter and network path, and a new window will appear.

    • Select Change, and choose the letter that you want for the External Hard Drive.



    After changing the letter of the External Hard Drive, we suggest that you reboot your laptop for the changes to take effect.



    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards.
     
    Marco Gav, Apr 28, 2019
    #2
  3. 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, Apr 28, 2019
    #3
  4. Remon Ont Win User

    External Hard Drive Administrative Rights

    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, Apr 28, 2019
    #4
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