File access permission

  bahati0ne 11:52 25 Sep 2011
Locked

Hi, I have copied my photos to a portable hard drive for backup purposes and can see them and print them but I do not have permission to copy or move them to another location either on the remote drive or to my pc. The file permission is owned by root (Unix User\root). I have tried altering this via the file or its folder properties but once again I do not have permission. I have tried this on my desktop (windows XP)and my laptop (windows 7). I am the administrator on both PCs.

  Forum Editor 11:59 25 Sep 2011

"The file permission is owned by root (Unix User\root)."

Really? That's an indication that the files were on a Unix server, and if that's the case the file owner has to modify the permissions using the chmod command.

  bahati0ne 12:20 25 Sep 2011

How do I run chmod please.

My remote hard drive goes via a Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station.

  bahati0ne 18:07 30 Sep 2011

problem resolved by plugging hard drive direct to PC

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best Black Friday Deals 2017

How modern book design was influenced by illustrated manuscripts

Best Black Friday Apple Deals 2017

Les meilleurs logiciels de montage vidéo gratuits (en 2017)