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Can't access my own files

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    Can't access my own files


    I am the only user and administrator on my Windows 8.1 PC. The OS is on a 12Gb SSD and everything else is on a 1Tb HD. I can access some files but not others. The latest thing I cant place a new folder of photographs in my pictures fold on my E drive. I have used a program called Take Ownership to get access so far but even this doesn't work for this one.

    Surely there's a way of just having total access to the HD - drive E that is mine?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Appleton View Post
    I am the only user and administrator on my Windows 8.1 PC. The OS is on a 12Gb SSD and everything else is on a 1Tb HD. I can access some files but not others. The latest thing I cant place a new folder of photographs in my pictures fold on my E drive. I have used a program called Take Ownership to get access so far but even this doesn't work for this one.

    Surely there's a way of just having total access to the HD - drive E that is mine?
    I think your SSD is too small, Windows 8.1 runs full at about 30 - 40GB with no programs installed.
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    Der typo 120Gb HD theres 40GB free
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Appleton View Post
    Der typo 120Gb HD theres 40GB free
    K, that changes a few things...
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