very frustrating - moving/deleting files from a vista volume in xp

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by favian, May 30, 2008.

  1. favian

    favian Guest

    Someone please help!

    I cannot move or delete files from my secondary hard drive anymore, I
    managed the hard drive volume in windows vista before I reformatted my
    primary hard drive back to xp. Now, I am assuming all the permissions on
    those files on my secondary hard drive are still there, so now I cannot
    modify any of those files.

    What should I do? I cant reformat my primary back to vista, what can I do to
    reclaim or reset all the permissions
    for the files in that drive.

    Everytime I try to do something I get this

    "access is denied"

    "make sure the the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is
    not in use"

    I have check all those things
    I even have third party application like 'unlocker' installed to make sure
    no processes are using those files.

    any help is appreciated!!

    thanks in advance

    favian, May 30, 2008
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    Dzomlija Guest


    The "Access Denied" problem is there because the security permissions
    on your secondary drive where set using the user accounts of your old
    Windows installation. Now that you have formatted your primary drive and
    re-installed Windows, all the user account identifiers related to those
    security permissions have changed, hence the "Access Denied" errors. As
    far has Windows is concerned, you don't have permission for view those

    If you follow the tutorial
    "" you
    should at the very least be able to add your current user name to the
    permissions list, and remove the now invalid identifiers as well.

    Hope that works for you.


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    Dzomlija, May 30, 2008
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