I have a 1TB external (USB) HDD which i used for additional data storage (mostly media files).
Unfortunately, i appear to have changed the permissions on one of the sub-folders, and this is my problem.
The PC which i used the drive on most of the time, has died. Now, putting this external drive into a new PC, i cannot access the said sub-directory (Music) as i do not have permission.
Is it at all possible to resore the permissions of this directory to the default (ie FULL access to EVERYONE with no specifically defined "owner"?
I think the problem now is that the Owner of the folder is my user account from my (now dead) previous PC.
I dont know if this helps but the permissions were adjusted (originally) on a Windows 8 PC, where i was logged in using my Micrsoft Account. Even when plugging in the drive to another Windows 8 PC (this time Surface Pro), and logging in using the same Microsoft Account, i still cannot access the files in the music folder.
Is this possible?