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Permission to open folder denied.

Last Modified: 2016-11-22
Windows 10. Dell Inspiron 1500 series.
I have an external drive where I store photographs. Tried to open a folder containing photos. There was a lock on the Folder icon. When I clicked I was told I did not have permission to open that folder. What to do? (I took the photographs, I put them onto the external drive, I am the only user of the laptop etc).
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