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Local HDD asking for admin permissions after format

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    Local HDD asking for admin permissions after format


    This problem occurs on a local, non-USB HDD.

    I recently formatted my computer, installing Windows 8. And I realized one of my HDDs was acting weird. It doesn't allow Chrome to save files, it asks for UAC permissions when I try to delete, move or rename files. I looked it up, decided it was about ownership and permissions. Permissions were already set, full control. But ownership was wrong so I fixed it, rebooted my computer and problem still persists at the moment.


    When I right click and go to the properties of a folder, it says "Read only". When I uncheck it and Apply, it "applies" it to the subfolders with a loading bar but it still remains "Read only".


    Any ideas? I hope this isn't asked too often, I searched but couldn't find any satisfactory topics.


    Thanks in advance.

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    I actually just solved the problem, sorry for posting this but here is the solution:

    Don't take for granted that Windows understands you are in the authenticated users, administrators or users group and gives you full control. Add your username specifically by editing the permissions for your HDD and give yourself full permissions.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Local HDD asking for admin permissions after format
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