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Format 80gb portable hard drive

I try to select on my computer and right click. I click format and it telss me I dont have permission to perfrm task....I've had a few friends add somethings to it, and it want allow me to delete these items or format. Any suggestions?

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Hmm.. you might need Administrative rights to do those tasks. I guess.. either you

a: logged in as administrator and do that.. or change your user account settings..

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b: take the hard drive and plugged it into a friend's working PC and format the HDD using that PC.

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You have to be the computers Administrator to change any values on any Hard Drive on your computer. Click start control panel user accounts on the users tab click the name of the computer Administrator you must have full control. Click start click to open on my computer you should see your Usb drive E: or something right click select properties there will be an array of options select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box then click permissions. Make sure all 3 boxes are ticked full control change and read in windows 7. Click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP. Click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your Usb Drive (It should be E:/ or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
Click permissions
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.

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You have to be the computers Administrator to change any values on any Hard Drive on your computer.


Click start control panel user accounts on the users tab click the name of the computer Administrator you must have full control.


Click start click to open on my computer you should see your Usb drive E: or something

right click select properties there will be an array of options select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box then click permissions.

Make sure all 3 boxes are ticked full control change and read in windows 7.


Click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP.

Click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your Usb Drive (It should be E:/ or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
Click permissions
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.


Click start click on my computer to open you should see your drive
right click then select format

another way
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management

Right click on your usb drive select format.

If you need more help with this post a reply

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click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your usb drive (It should be E:/ or something)
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click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive could be E: or something right click select properties there will be an array of options

select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box


then click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes and read in windows 7


click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP


click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your usb drive (It should be E:/ or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
Click permissions
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.



click start click on my computer you should see your usb drive

right click then select format


another way is to control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format


if you need more help with this post a reply



hope this helps

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click start control panel user accounts on the users tab click the name of the computer administrator you must have full control


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select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box


then click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes and read in windows 7


click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP


click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your usb drive (It should be E:/ or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
Click permissions
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.



click start click on my computer you should see your usb drive

right click then select format


another way is to control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format


if you need more help with this post a reply



hope this helps

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