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    I recently rebuilt my desktop and installed Windows 7 on a fresh hard drive and also kept an older hard drive with just My Music and My Pictures. I dragged and dropped My Music and My Pictures to new internal hard drives; then tried to delete the old folders, but get a "You require permission from S-1-5-21-etc. to make changes to this folder". I right clicked the folder, went to properties,went to Security; and see the S-1-5-21-etc. account; but don't know what to do without messing something up. I'd appreciate any thoughts. Thanks for your consideration.
    Also, if i wanted to Move the folder (not copy..which drag and drop seems to have done) how would i do that from one hard drive to another?
    Thanks for helping a newby to Windows 7.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by David F. Credo View Post
    I recently rebuilt my desktop and installed Windows 7 on a fresh hard drive and also kept an older hard drive with just My Music and My Pictures. I dragged and dropped My Music and My Pictures to new internal hard drives; then tried to delete the old folders, but get a "You require permission from S-1-5-21-etc. to make changes to this folder". I right clicked the folder, went to properties,went to Security; and see the S-1-5-21-etc. account; but don't know what to do without messing something up. I'd appreciate any thoughts. Thanks for your consideration.
    Also, if i wanted to Move the folder (not copy..which drag and drop seems to have done) how would i do that from one hard drive to another?
    Thanks for helping a newby to Windows 7.
    Dave

    Hi David and welcome

    the "S" account os from the old OS?drive. In order to move or copy it you should take ownership of the folder. You can either add your self to that account or go into advanced and change the owner

    Ken
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    Well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems
    Take Ownership howtogeek.com

    I have had to resort to the cmd line to approach this in the past, made $500 doing this recovering someones files one day but it took all day

    simple reg tweak Take Ownership which may or may not do this that will appear on the right click
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
    @="Take Ownership"  
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""  
      
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]  
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant *S-1-5-32-544:F"  
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant *S-1-5-32-544:F"  
      
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]  
    @="Take Ownership"  
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""  
      
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]  
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant *S-1-5-32-544:F /t"  
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant *S-1-5-32-544:F /t"

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