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Hey there!

Here is my issue:


I had a desktop computer that had two physical hard drives, one for storage, and one for System / Windows stuff.

I have just moved into my college dorm here at Virginia Tech, and brought along the hard drive with all my files stored on it and gave my tower to my sister who was in desperate need of an upgrade. Back in Tampa, (for some reason) I decided to put security on the thing so my little brother would have no reason to use my computer, and now I wish I hadn't! I have tried to mess with the permissions but I cant seem to get it working.... do I have to reformat this thing? :'(

Thanks for any advice,

-Trevor
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Not sure about your hard drive problem but I go to tech too!!! Back to Newman Hall this fall again.
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Not sure about your hard drive problem but I go to tech too!!! Back to Newman Hall this fall again.
I am currently in Newman hall

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I am currently in Newman hall

o.O
Are you going to be there in the fall/what floor? I know it gets used during the summer. Room 0302 will be mine again. I'll be in Harper this Wednesday for two weeks.
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Solved problem, should of spent more than 5 minutes on google:


Quote:
Open your Computer and right click your External Hard Drive.
Go to Properties.
Click Security.
Click Edit under a quote "To change permissions, click Edit."
Click Add.
Type in "everyone" in the white box.
Then check in the box "Full Control".
Press OK.
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Solved problem, should of spent more than 5 minutes on google:




http://www.vistax64.com/vista-accoun...ard-drive.html
Google = Best tool you can get
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Are you going to be there in the fall/what floor? I know it gets used during the summer. Room 0302 will be mine again. I'll be in Harper this Wednesday for two weeks.
I am a first year student, I just moved in today.

I am on the second floor, room 207. Most likely they will put all the first year fall students together? I am not sure how it works here really.
    
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I am a first year student, I just moved in today.

I am on the second floor, room 207. Most likely they will put all the first year fall students together? I am not sure how it works here really.
You're right next to the lounge right? So just an FYI this is how Newman is laid out:
Basement = All male. Last year all they did was play video games. Kinda weird.
1st Floor = All female. Lot of skanks, haha.
2nd Floor = World Program. A lot of foreign people meaning some are cool but a lot are really weird. Also you're lucky cuz you get the kitchen (if they don't close it again) and the lounge with a tv (not really necessary as you can bring your own to the lounge to hang out)
3rd Floor = This fall a lot of people from last year will be there (me and a lot of my friends). We dominate the lounge 24/7. Every two weeks or so I bring my 32" Vizio and we watch movies. Do not plan on trying to study in there. Next to nothing will get done.

Merrick = Head RA. Tall German guy who lives on the first floor. Chill, don't really see him.
Black Bear = Tall black cop who walks the halls every now and then. Chill doesn't care too much.

Idk about the rest of the RA's because they all graduated or switched to a different dorm. I'll be in room 302 (the end room/biggest 2 person room on each floor). Any questions?? haha

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And it's all classes mixed together. No class differentiation.
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Yea your right. Walking out of my room to the left is the bathroom, to my right is the kitchen, straight on is the lounge.

What year are you?

and,
I'll try to stay away from 1rst floor.
    
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Yea your right. Walking out of my room to the left is the bathroom, to my right is the kitchen, straight on is the lounge.

What year are you?

and,
I'll try to stay away from 1rst floor.
It'll be my second year at Tech, 3rd year of college. Why stay away from the 1st floor? It's a great place to find girls to go to parties with. The only thing is make sure you keep the kitchen clean because they will close it for the year. They did it last year for almost an entire semester and it sucked. And if you drink NEVER walk back alone. That's how you get arrested, spend a night in jail, sit next to about 13 other people in for the same thing, wait for them to throw in a murderer who is about to get out, and then have to go to court/pay a fine. Also no weed (get caught once, you're gone. With alcohol you get three strikes before suspension).
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