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Old 01-02-2014, 07:25 AM   #1
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So I have a copy of VMWare Workstation that I had been given from my certificate course and I've decided to install it on my laptop. Now I am trying to get my XP Pro machine going and I am getting this error (See picture below). When I was in the course I used a seperate external HDD to what I store everything else on. Why is this happening?



I've just moved it to the HDD on my laptop and it seems to work.
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That happened because you apparently don't have write/execute permissions on the file/folder on the external. Hence it worked when you copied to the local laptop.

Open a command prompt as admin and issue the following commands (where y equals the external drive letter)

takeown /F "y:" /A /R /D Y

xcacls y: /T /E /G Administrators:F

This will Edit (/E) all (/T) the ACLs on the drive (so you don't lose access elsewhere) and grant Admins on your Local PC Full permissions (/G Administrators:F)

Both will take some time to complete depending on how much data is stored on the drive.
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All done and worked, Thanks iPwn...
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