I recently purchased a WD Elements (500GB; USB3.0) external hard drive for my main desktop PC. I use it to store a lot of my data. However, whenever I try to copy some of the data to another laptop, it gives me permission errors and will not let me transfer even though I am the administrator. However, not all data is affected with this. I recently copied over drivers I was downloading for my laptop while it was reinstalling Windows 7 so that the process went quicker, and those drivers easily copied from the Elements to the laptop.
I went into the security tab and changed the owner of the device to “Everyone” which I thought would fix the problem. I am wondering what the issue could be? I tried searching for a similar issue to this but found no results.