I tried setting the owner, but am only able to do so if there is a disc in it (it complains if it is empty), but the settings do not stick (if I immediately open the security dialog after setting it, it is empty again).I tried setting permissions, but that gives an error.After chatting for 1 hour 40 still no further other than some services which should have been running were not so he suggested starting services and check windows update.download, install and do a reboot and see what happens.There are some files and folders that are meant only for Administrators to access, if you are not an administrator then you cannot access it and will instead get Access Denied error.
All new drives so did tortuous route install win7 - upgrade to win 8.0 all worked then started acting up.
If I open an elevated command-prompt, I am able to access the files.
Also, if I kill Explorer and run it from an elevated command-prompt (thus giving Explorer elevated permissions), then I can access the files from Explorer.
earlier version of Windows) may be more problematic due to (more) restrictive security in the newer version of Windows, and/or security modes, access tokens, etc., that differ between the two systems).
ou may have more success installing on the machine with the newer Windows version and accessing the older machine/version's files over the network.