James98 21:10 20 Feb 2014

I need major help! i installed windows 7 after having 8.1, windows .old is created. i usually drag and drop my files from there onto my current os. so my pictures ill put onto my windows 7 pictures. but this time it wont let me see all of my pictures saying i dont have permission but im admin? i really need all my pictures back:( im on windows 7 ultimate. thankyou in advance

  lotvic 17:15 21 Feb 2014

You need to 'take ownership' of the folder/files click here

  James98 20:09 21 Feb 2014

@lotvic some work, some dont- most have a padlock nexts to it. how do i remove that padlock?

  lotvic 22:01 21 Feb 2014

It's still a permissions/file properties thing. The lock icon means the drive, folder, file etc. is not shared. Try this click here

  James98 16:50 26 Feb 2014

@lotiv hey sorry for the late reply but it isnt working:(, still got all the issues. most pictures cannot be opened saying i havent got the permissions but other photos im aloud to open? i dont understand :(

  James98 16:53 26 Feb 2014

@lotvic sorry actually, just done it and most have come back im getting afew 'access denied'

  James98 17:00 26 Feb 2014

@lotvic right after searching ive managed to get majority back, one or two are showing up saying i dont have permission but i think its all fine now:) thankyou !!

  lotvic 11:12 27 Feb 2014

Thanks for letting us know, glad it seems to be fixed now :)

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