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Unable to save to external hardrive..


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ILoveDaniel

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Okay I'm really sorry if this is in the wrong place. I have been dealing with windows XP forever and today I had to get a Vista because my XP hardrive completely crashed and my brother couldn't fix it (and he's very smart with computers but now he is gone so I cannot ask him what I am about to ask you all). Okay I got an external hardrive for Christmas and had been using it woth the XP and today I plugged it into the vista. I am able to access the external hardrive folder and everything but when I try to save a download to the folder I get the error:

J:\NSSetupB.exe
You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission.



So what am I supposed to do? Please help me.
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anzenketh

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Hello ILoveDaniel,

The reason why you are getting this error is because when the hard drive was formatted it was formatted with a earlier version of the NTFS file system(Windows XP). A permanent way to fix the problem would be to copy over all the data to your Internal HDD or another external and reformat the drive.

There is a workaround though.

You can look at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931277 for the work around.

Edited by tuxmaster, 01 February 2008 - 02:07 AM.

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ILoveDaniel

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Thank you for your response. :) For now I'll have to use the workaround.
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