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Problem with administrative rights on second hard drive

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Problem with administrative rights on second hard drive

    Hello all. Im really hoping someone can help me with my problem.

    My computer is setup with two hard drives. My primary is a 120gb SSD and my secondary is a 1tb SATA. I use my secondary for all my data. Many times when I try to set a program to use that hard drive for storage, for example my camera software, it tells me I cant because I need administrative privileges. The same thing happened why I try to set my wifes iTunes account to store data on the secondary hard drive. We both have administrative rights so I dont understand whats going on. Can anyone recommend a solution to fix this problem? I dont want to go back to Windows 7 because I actually like Windows 8, but if this type of problem continues I just might.

    I appreciate any help that can be provided.


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  2. #2

    Windows has always had this since windows vista.

    It's annoying, but you should be able to continue after the access pop up.
    (the one that asks for admin permission)

    Windows 8 has a new smart screen filter that I find even more annoying than the admin access pop up.

    It won't let you open a file or program downloaded from the Internet if there is no signature. And there is no way to open it unless you disable smart screen.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64

    The root of any drive in Vista or higher is protected as a high-integrity location. Therefore, if you're trying to store data on a new drive, the program would likely have to create a folder there, which would only work if run as administrator. Assuming you're talking about installing something or creating a folder for the first time (and not using on a daily basis), you will get a prompt. As ProtoType says, however, you should be able to OK the prompt and continue without further prompting to that location (again, unless you're trying to write data to the root of the drive, which would continue to prompt no matter what).
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