Can't read files on external usb drive files. Access Denied.

I have laptop that recently updated to Windows 10. Everything works fine except for the fact I can't read or write files on any USB removable media. Flash drive, Phone, External HD. I have access to the drives and I can actually create folders but If I try to open an existing file or copy it off of the drive I get the message "Access Denied" or Administrator access required. I can read the media in other PC's though.

I have tried formatting a new USB drive and I made sure that the GP wasn't denying access to the USB removable media but to no avail. I have tried different profiles both local and domain as well but I still can't figure out why I can't open files on USB media.  I

I also tried using TAKEOWN command but it doesn't work on a FAT file system.

Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?
I attached a screenshot of what is happening.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Are there events logged in the Security section of the Event Log that appear to be associated with the problem occurrences?
noxchoProduct ManagerCommented:
This is the new security trouble brought by anniversary update on Windows 10.
Are you logged in using default system account of the Windows 10?

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imij11Author Commented:
I haven't checked the Event log. I will do that and look for some clues.

I did enable the local admin account and try it from there but I still couldn't open any of the files.
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noxchoProduct ManagerCommented:
Ok, then do you have another PC to connect this drive to and try to open the files there? It might be that the drive itself went bad.
imij11Author Commented:
I can open the drive on other computers as well as the files.

I can open the drive on the laptop in question and view it's contents.  I just can't open the files on it nor can I save files to it. It's not just to a specific device. I can't open, create, or move files on any USB media. If a colleague gives me a flash drive with files on it. I can see the files but I get access denied opening them.
noxchoProduct ManagerCommented:
Ok, at least we know now that problem is on a software level. How did youtake the ownership?
Can you start a commandline as administrator and then do this:
where X is the drive letter of your external drive.
imij11Author Commented:
I tried that but it says it can't do it on a flash drive.
noxchoProduct ManagerCommented:
If you right click on any file on this drive - select Properties - then Detail (like on my example) who is the owner of the file?
imij11Author Commented:
Sorry for the delay in responding. When I check the file properties there is no owner shown. adobe.jpg.
noxchoProduct ManagerCommented:
So there is no ownership of the file.
Can you try it then again to take the ownership?
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
System requested close
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