Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Vista File Permissions

I tried creating a new file on my external hard drive and I was very confused when I got a message saying it failed. It turns out Vista sets the default file permissions to not allow modifications on external hard drives.

To fix this, you can:
  • Right clicking on the drive to bring up the context menu and select Properties.
  • Go to the Security tab.
  • Click on Edit, which pops up a UAC dialog.
  • And then edit the permissions.

1 comment:

Kevin Chiu said...

You're blogging a lot about Vista.

If I hooked you up with a Mac, would you blog about OS X?