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Old December 15th 13, 01:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Ron Hardin
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Default Permissions on USB hard drives?

I want to replace a FAT32 external HD with a much
larger NFTS HD, owing to finally filling up 160GB
after 8 years.

The problem is that NTFS has permissions for
userid's, and the codes for a single user differ
from machine to machine.

If you write it as rhh on machine 1, you can't
write those existing directories as rhh on machine
2, presumably owing to the userid numbers not
matching.

The ugly way around it is to set the permissions
on all directories to 777 (in linux-talk, in
reality in Cygwin under XP), but that leaves all
the directories writeable by anybody.

Is there some better XP trick?

I use it for backup but want to be able to move it
around.
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Old December 15th 13, 06:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
David H. Lipman
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Default Permissions on USB hard drives?

From: "Ron Hardin"

I want to replace a FAT32 external HD with a much
larger NFTS HD, owing to finally filling up 160GB
after 8 years.

The problem is that NTFS has permissions for
userid's, and the codes for a single user differ
from machine to machine.

If you write it as rhh on machine 1, you can't
write those existing directories as rhh on machine
2, presumably owing to the userid numbers not
matching.

The ugly way around it is to set the permissions
on all directories to 777 (in linux-talk, in
reality in Cygwin under XP), but that leaves all
the directories writeable by anybody.

Is there some better XP trick?

I use it for backup but want to be able to move it
around.


If the files are on NTFS which need "permissions", take ownership and give
yourself full access priveledge\s.

Are any of these files and/or folders showing in the "Green" colour ?



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