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Can't access folder on my own PC

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    Can't access folder on my own PC

    I added an SSD and installed windows 8 on it. On my old HD now my E drive are all my documents music etc from before. I can access all folder with the exception of music. I get a message that I don't have permission to access this folder.

    How can I gain access to it?

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    Hello Trevor,

    Right click on folder/properties
    click security tab
    click advanced to the bottom of window "For special permissions"
    To the top of the screen you will see the owner, click change next to the owners name
    enter "your account name" in the object name box
    click check names
    click ok
    select the replace owner on subcontainers and objects
    click apply
    click ok and shut down all properties screens
    right click on folder again, folder/properties/security tab
    select administrators in the group or use name box
    click edit
    select administrators in the group or use name box again
    select allow full control
    you should have full control now

    hope this works for you

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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