SOLVED Windoes does not recognise files by "double click"


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I have recently carried out clean install of OS. on C:\

My documents, videos, pictures etc are on E:\
Locations are set correctly as per:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/windows-7-and-ssds-cutting-your-system-drive-down-to-size_p2/2941

While I can see them to browse, and can copy move etc. .... if I double click on an item to open I get error:

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them."

For example I double click a video file I get that error ... yet if I carry out via right click :
open with> VLC media player

It opens and runs fine.
 
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the default action of the dbl-click may not be the same as "open with VLC". When you right-click the very first OPEN is the action assigned to that file extension and should be what happens if you dbl-click. If you want VLC to be the pgm that runs then you need to go to file associations and locate the file extension of the file you are dbl-clicking and assign it to VLC.
 
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the default action of the dbl-click may not be the same as "open with VLC". When you right-click the very first OPEN is the action assigned to that file extension and should be what happens if you dbl-click. If you want VLC to be the pgm that runs then you need to go to file associations and locate the file extension of the file you are dbl-clicking and assign it to VLC.
Maybe my description was unclear ... its not a file association issue.
If I double click, video, jpeg etc. On a file which is on C:/ .... they open correctly.
No files open on E:/ by double click.
Not just video files.

It appears its a permissions error.
 

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If you are correct and it is the Permissions then simply install the Take Ownership script and then Take Ownership of all the root-level folders you created on the other drive.

Personally this is a point where I say that article makes a mistake; by not having you put them all under one high-level folder name it makes it that much harder to control permissions (to allow or deny).
 
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Yep .. that worked ... thnx ...
Will any new files or folders craeted have correct ownership ? ..... or will Ihave to keep using this process.
 
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99% sure new files created will be fine as long as they are put under the folders you already took ownership of.
 
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