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Old July 22nd, 2022, 12:14 AM
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Angry Windows 10 Locked My Personal Files

I gave me aging laptop a Windows 10 Home refresh.

When all said and done, it took a bit to figure out, but one of my folders on one of my externals will not let me edit/etc my files. It is a folder of personal stuff. Spreadsheets, images, videos.

I have three images showing permissions of the folder:
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/m7f3ly05vkmaz/perm

I can not seem to remove the permissions to edit my own files again. I had no problems two days ago before doing the refresh.

EDITED - I can copy files (only tested a few spreadsheets) to another external, even the main drive, and I can edit/delete/etc. However, I can not copy hundreds of gigabytes worth of files to test.

EDITED - Found another folder under the same external D:\ drive that is having the same issues.

Any thoughts?

Thank you.

Last edited by CyberTrek; July 22nd, 2022 at 02:34 AM.
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Old July 22nd, 2022, 02:15 PM
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when you say you gave your win10 a refresh, do you mean you reinstalled it? If so, you need to take ownership of your folders and files.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-t...ers-windows-10
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Old July 22nd, 2022, 04:21 PM
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Yes.
I pulled my externals, had W10 format and reload a fresh image down. System been slow and my last refresh was ages ago. So, booted into a clean Windows. Reconnected my externals, and ran into this.
I actually uploaded new images from today in that link. I think the issue is permissions from the root drive, D:, but Windows will not let me modify them to make changes push down to all content on drive to match.
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Old July 22nd, 2022, 06:03 PM
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I did Method 1 of this page, and I think it has worked. I did it on the root folder of D and testing it out.

https://softwarekeep.com/help-center...-on-windows-10
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