External Hard Drive Files Locked as Read-Only

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by CeeGee, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. CeeGee

    CeeGee New Member

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    Hi

    I have recently bought a new laptop running Windows 7. I have an external hard drive which I used to use on an old laptop which ran Windows XP. When I plug the USB external hard drive into my new laptop running Windows 7, I can only open files as read only.

    Why is the external hard drive locked? I only have one user account set up which is an administrator account.

    Any ideas for solving this one?

    Regards

    CeeGee
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I'm not sure of all the steps but you need to change the sharing settings possibly take ownership. Do some searching on that.
    Joe
     

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