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Installed Windows, Admin prompt when accessing old files

  1. #1


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1

    Installed Windows, Admin prompt when accessing old files


    I recently installed Windows 8.1 on a new drive but can no longer easily access my files on another drive that had those files under Windows 7. Many programs crash whenever they try to write to those drivers and so on, when I try to open a folder it prompts me to hit the Continue button using admin privileges.

    How can I fix this?

    e: I found a solution I think here: After Upgrading, all my programs require Admin Privileges? [Solved] - Access Data - Windows 8

    I'm going through it now and will report my findings.

    e2: Seems to work!

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  2. #2


    So you took ownership of the entire old drive, right?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1


    Yup. I just followed the instructions there and it worked swell-ly.
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  4. #4


    Good, glad you got it working. Thanks
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Installed Windows, Admin prompt when accessing old files
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