Fix computer permissions?

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  1. Aether Lion
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    So, I have my whole music collection on a 4TB external HDD. On any computer I plug it into, whenever I go to listen to some of the certain albums, or search a song, they won't come up in search results or anything until I manual go into each folder and click "Continue" to gain permissions. Even then, some songs don't work due to permissions. There are a LOT of folders. Is there any way I can just batch remove the permissions entirely so I don't have to repeat it for every PC I use this on? I don't need 'em. It's been a stressful day already and not being able to listen to my mopey music is extra...well...stressful.:mellow:
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    The same happened to me using a normal Account. Login as Administrator and try again
     
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    There is only one account and it's an admin. Thank you though.
     
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    Then try to take Ownership over the Folders
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    Aether Lion GBATemp's Pet Lion

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    I've used the "take ownership" a lot in the past. I have it. But I have to repeat that every time with every computer? It doesn't work for all of the sub-folders, the deeper ones I have to go into and do manually one at a time. I can't just batch remove the needed permissions entirely for all computers somehow?
     
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    I don't know. Try to do it with the complete drive like here:

    It seems to overwrite all permissions
     
  7. Joom

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    Code:
    icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET
    Open a Command Prompt, cd to the drive containing your music, and run that (as an administrator). The problem with using NTFS on an external drive is that it stores file permissions for each user that touches it. So when you hook it up to a different computer, the permissions get fubar'd. Running take ownership won't fix this either. Also, if you value your music, stop storing it on an external drive. You're gonna end up losing it when a bad sector comes along. Might be tomorrow, might be in four years. Take it from someone that lost around 10,000 songs and 200 movies and shows. I used an external for a few years as an NTFS home directory that I could use between Linux and Windows, and then one day poof. Half of everything I had was gone. They're not designed to last. I recommend signing up for Google Music. They let you upload 20,000 songs for free that can be played anywhere. If you want to invest the money, you can get a NAS and run a media server at home and then install something like Subsonic or XAMPP and just stream your music from wherever you are.
     
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    Right now I have:
    http://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop-...ie=UTF8&qid=1464536191&sr=8-1&keywords=WD+4TB

    I am supposed to have?
    http://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Persona..._1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464536152&sr=8-1&keywords=NAS

    Wouldn't they both eventually wear out from reading data anyways?
     
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    A NAS (or even just a regular, extra desktop that serves as a media server) will last longer due to the drives not constantly being unplugged and plugged in elsewhere. And since the connection type isn't USB, the power source is much more reliable and faster. But yes, drives do fail eventually. They're not indestructible. Though USB externals go out fairly quickly and should not be relied on. Also, I would avoid anything from Western Digital and Seagate. They're notorious for failing fast. I recommend Toshiba, Hitachi, or Samsung.
     
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    I somehow accept the belief, that external WD drives fail, but I don't believe, that external Samsung drives are good xD
    Also, do you know approx. how fast do external WD drives fail? I shutdown my computer before unplugging the external harddrive, because I'm running Linux from it.
     
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    Samsung is better than the former at the very least. I don't know an approximate amount of time to give the drives, but it's not long. Also, running an OS from one will speed up the process as well as slow down general operations of the system. There's entirely too much I/O going on to be properly handled over USB. With the rising popularity of SSDs, internal hard drives are becoming very inexpensive. You can get a decent 1 TB drive for about $40 nowadays.
     
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    you 're still logged to torrent client that keeps resetting the settings of the files and folders downloading or already downloaded, remove the torrent out of your client list (also it's illegal to upload these files since copyright, so be aware what you post)
     
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    Well, I hope if it dies, then it dies instantly, so data recovery would still be possible. Also, I lost my trust in flash storage, since every flash storage I have (except the one I have in the 3DS) is corrupted. Some of them are ~10yr old, some of them are only a few months, but all of them are corrupted, so that's why I want to use a HDD, because I need a lot of constant (re)write operations. And I got my WD HDD for 70€ (40USD is ~36EUR), so it's a very good price. Where do I find those? Is it a HDD for that price, or an SSD? Because I need a HDD.

    Also, sorry for derailing the thread a bit :wtf:
     
  14. Aether Lion
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    I mean I think discussing the types of drives that should be used is kind of related in a twisted way so you're fine.
    Couldn't I just plug this into the USB port on my router and share it over the network and therefore have it be safer? :P
     
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    *facepalm* Don't speak when you don't know what you're talking about. It's better to seem bright than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    It might last a little bit longer, but I still wouldn't trust it that much. Like I said, Google Music is a viable, free solution. They don't care where the music came from, and won't go "HURR DURR U DIN'T PAY 4 DIS". I've used it since the public beta came out and it's been really handy.
     
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    Now that you said, I *just* noticed, that there's an USB 3.0 on the modem the ISP gave us :rofl2:
     
  17. Aether Lion
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    I mean but of course all of my music is legal. ;D Yeahyeah....legal af....
    Like I dunno I have a backup of all of my important stuff, so I should be fine.
    My music collection is MUCH larger than 20,000 songs. :P It's like 200GB or so.


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    It's a link to Google calm down.
     
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    ikr you were just kidding :P
     
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    Take ownership then give Everyone modify permission.
     
  20. Joom

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    No. I already answered with what to do. Take ownership will not fix the problem. This is issue is caused by the NTFS filesystem itself. I really wish people would read the entire thread before posting.