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    Permissions for external HD

    I'm trying to archive some old stuff off our MS 2008 Standard DC to an external HD. However, it's not playing, I get preparing to copy or move it whizzes through a few files then nothing happens and the action bar vanishes.

    The external is set to full permissions for Everyone - do I need to set it's permissions differently?

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    That doesn't sound like the sort of behaviour you get from a permissions problem. Are you 100% sure the hard drive isn't broken.

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    Thanks K.C.

    No the HD is fine.

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    I'm guessing it's formatted in NTFS?

    If there's nothing on it, format it as new and try again.

    If there's lots of data on it, run Scandisk and see if it detects any errors.

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    Thanks for the suggestion Michael,

    I'm pretty sure that's not the issue though. I have managed to move some individual folders with no problem at all. The one I want to move though is a mighty folder of some 40GB in size. Oddly, it's sitting in one of my teachers profiles at the moment making her log on slow, she doesn't need the data but I'd rather archive it than delete at this stage.

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    Try taking ownership of the folder, then applying admin permissions to the root of the folder. Now replace permissions on all child objects.

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