Reinstall Windows dealing with NTFS permissions
October 21, 2009 2:58 PM Subscribe
I'm a few weeks away from rebuilding my PC with Windows 7 and need help understanding how to deal with NTFS permissions.
posted by chrisch to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a few weeks away from rebuilding my PC with Windows 7. I'm currently using the release candidate of Windows 7 with the following drive configuration:
C:\ - Windows and applications (some data)
D:\ - data drive (including "D:\My Documents\")
Q:\ - external backup drive (Drobo)
All drives are formatted with NTFS and backups of selected directories to Q:\ are done with rsync. I've noticed that some directories on Q:\ are not accessible by the Guest account, meaning that permissions are not consistent on that drive. The machine isn't on a domain.
My plan is to wipe C:\ and reinstall Windows, and leave D:\ and Q:\ alone. My questions are:
- How do I reinstall and prevent ugly situations with NTFS file permissions (i.e., permission denied)?
- Is there a best practices guide for syncing to my backup drive to ease future accessibility from another computer?