Hello everyone. I'm hoping that someone here will be able to help me in
Ever since I shifted to Vista, it's been a very different experience
compared to XP. It certainly feels a lot more stable and faster (believe
it or not!), but productive-wise, I find it a tad too protective.
Off to my issues. The first one being an issue regarding using an
external hard drive. I have a Seagate 500GB external drive that I use as
my main workhorse. There's a lot of files on it that I've accumulated
over the years, and I haven't been the tidiest of people.
One of the reasons I purchased the big hard drive was to undertake that
massive project of re-arranging all my photos, music, and documents in a
manner that I could pass on to my kid. :)
Alas, this was not to be. There are two particular issues that I have
with Windows Vista.
1. Every time I try to do an action, say move or rename a file or
folder, I get the message: *"You'll need to provide administrator
permission to (move/delete/rename/etc.) this (file/folder)"* or *"You
need to confirm this operation."* (afterwards the usual UAC screen comes
up asking for your permission). This only happens on files that are on
the external hard drive.
2. I always use one "view" in managing my files.
_*Detailed_View_sorted_by_File_Type*_. I cannot for the life of me, find
a setting where in this "view" is the default for all folders that I
look at. Some times when I go to some folders, the thumbnails look like
I am using Windows Vista Home Premium. The external hard drive was
bought after I got the laptop. I have tried doing a mass edit of the
attributes of all files and this has not helped me. I have tried running
Windows Explorer "As an Administrator" and the freakin' O.S. still asks
me to "provide administrator permission". I've also tried changing the
permissions to "Allow" for "Users" on the External Hard Drive under the
Computer Management tool. Again that did not do the trick.
I literally have thousands of folders with hundreds of files on a lot
of the said folders and the first time I tried soldiering through the
process almost made me insane.
Well I'm exaggerating but you get the point. :)
I just want to move/rename/delete my files in peace.
Any help is welcome, and if you have an answer, I will be most
Thank you for reading. :)
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