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    Denied permission


    I have upgraded from an Hp Envy 14 Beats edition to envy dv7 beats. the 14 had windows 7 and the new dv7 windows 8. My Problem is i coppied my pictures folder to a portable hard drive and when I try to access the folder on new computer it denies permission. I restored to envy 14 to out of the box so I could sell it. so the pictures are no longer on it. I took ownership of file and that let me open the folder but then i have same problem with subfolders and if i take ownership of that I have to do it with each individial picture. I know how to take ownership of folder and all contents on windows 7 but on windows 8 it seems to be different. Unless I am missing something. and i can not go through and take ownership of each folder and then each picture within as I have thousands of pictures. I'm sure I'm missing something right under my nose but cant figure it out. Can someone please help Thanks

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Lancen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if using the tutorial below to add "Take Ownership" to the context menu will make it easier to take ownership and set access permissions to "allow" you "full control" of a folder or file as needed by right clicking on it.

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    windows 8


    That was awsome! Thanks so much Shawn worked perfect.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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