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[Solved] Help with file and folder permissions on external drive

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I keep all of my documents and media on an external hard drive mostly for portability. The only problem is when I take it with me and plug it into my laptop I have to manually take ownership of files and folders before I can open them, and this is beyond annoying because I then have to change them back when I plug back into my desktop PC. Flash drives and stuff don't do that, so I was wondering if there is any way I could disable ownership/ grant access universally. I know it probably has something to do with it being the target of my "Documents" folder.

I use it primarily with Windows 8 and 7.

Any help would be appreciated.
    
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Right click Documents, go to properties.


Right click your save location, set as public save location.

See if that helps.
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Sorry that didn't seem to work..
    
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Are you able to add both user accounts to the permissions options?
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Well that worked. My accounts on other PCs were listed under permission entries and given access only to "this folder", so I changed that to "this folder, subfolders, and files" and it worked.

Thank you very much.
    
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