I restored an old Vista C: drive backup image to a new disk under Windows 7. How do I set permissions so I can browse files and directories, and delete at will on the added drive? Whenever I try to add full control privileges I get an "access denied" error for each object in the directory tree.
First, take ownership of all files on the new disk. Run from elevated Command Prompt:
takeown /r /f <path>
<path> with the actual path to your files (for example,