A reader asks why his new Win10 setup can’t access an old drive’s data, when an XP system can.
Plus: Annoyed by the too-frequent “Defender needs to scan your PC” messages? Here’s help.
File transfer runs into permission issues
Roger’s Win10 setup was working fine — or so it seemed.
- “I have two caddies for my laptop, one with Windows XP on a standard hard drive and the other with Windows 10 (upgraded from Win7) on an SSD.
“To copy pictures from the old drive to the SSD, I thought it would be fastest to take the XP drive out of the caddy and put it into an external USB reader. I’ve done this with Windows 7 and had no problems.
“At first, the XP drive was recognized by Win10, but the OS wouldn’t let me see it. I had to set permissions to view the contents.
“Even then, image thumbnails wouldn’t display, and my FastStone image viewer said my RAW and JPG files were in an unrecognized format.
“Copying the JPGs to my Windows 10 drive yielded the same issue.