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@pashadede wrote:

when trying to copy files to external drive f ,message says requires administrator permission


 

We do not know the type of "external drive f" nor how the drive is connected to your computer.

 

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I would guess that the external drive is some form of USB or network connected storage device and that you need write permission to the folders / files on the device.

 

If the drive is a network connected storage drive the supports its own (simple) Operating System, then you can expect to be required to map the drive to your computer and to provide a login userid and password to gain initial access.  It may also be necessary that the drive folder (that you are trying to access) needs to be "Shared".

 

 Map_Network_Drive_2A.jpg

 

If the drive is a USB (or network connected storage system) without its own Operating System to provide you access to the contents, then you can expect that the data (folder / files) on the drive must be either "shared" to everyone or that you either own the contents or have the appropriate permissions (read / write) to control both the folder(s) and any files.

 

 

In General, permission might be granted if your computer account is of the type "administrator" and if the account is recognised on the external drive as such.

 

It might be necessary for you to "take ownership" of the contents (folder / files) on the external drive.  This might be the case if the original contents were owned by an account on another computer (to which the external drive was previously connected).

 

 

Assuming you at least have Read Access to the data on the drive, you can check the security details and perhaps give your computer account access (add the userid / name) or you might be able to take ownership of the data on the drive.

 

There are many articles that may be helpful -- two examples:

 

How to take ownership and get full access to files and folders in Windows 10

 

Different / Related:

Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Windows

 

 

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