External hard drive permissions/security problem

  kdroche 10:06 19 Sep 2013
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I have a external hard drive that I use with my PC (Windows 7) and I have recently got a laptop, How do I make it so I can use the hard drive on both, like take files, pictures or music or films and move them to the laptop, same with when a friend wants a song or film, how do I change the permission or security so I can use it where ever or whenever I want to use it other than my PC, I have tried loads of things and no luck and it is probably an easy fix. please help

Thank you.

  T I M B O 10:33 19 Sep 2013

Some routers have a USB socket, have you tried plugging your external drive in there?

  kdroche 11:08 19 Sep 2013

Router doesn't have a usb port

  Press Man 11:09 19 Sep 2013

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  Woolwell 12:39 19 Sep 2013

I have an external hard drive which I switch between desktop and laptop and do not have to set permissions etc. I use it like a memory stick. Have you password protected your harddrive? Which make and model is it?

  kdroche 17:02 20 Sep 2013

it's an ADATA SH14

  lotvic 17:36 20 Sep 2013

Just plug it in and laptop will find it and list it in 'My Computer'(same as Woolwell says in his post)

  rdave13 17:43 20 Sep 2013

I don't know if this has any bearing on the problem but the users manual states that it is formatted to the FAT32 system but that shouldn't make a difference I don't think. When you plug it in to another PC does it show up in Disk Managment? If it does try assigning a letter to it.

  Woolwell 18:16 20 Sep 2013

It should be just plug and play on both desktop and laptop. I assume that it works on the desktop. It draws power from the USB port. Have you tried a different port on the laptop and checked its power settings? What is the laptop's OS?

  Woolwell 18:16 20 Sep 2013

It should be just plug and play on both desktop and laptop. I assume that it works on the desktop. It draws power from the USB port. Have you tried a different port on the laptop and checked its power settings? What is the laptop's OS?

  Woolwell 18:18 20 Sep 2013

Sorry about the double and late post. All seemed ok at this end apart from a slow post.

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