access denied to external hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by ruanv, Sep 26, 2008.

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    ruanv Guest

    I am trying to access my external hard drive, but keep getting "F:/ not
    accessible, access is denied". I can change the name of the "F-drive",
    but not access. This is happening even thu I am in Administration
    I have recently accessed the same external hard drive to change
    security settings to all the files so that all users have full control.
    Was this a mistake to do?
    there are very important data there that I need to access for my I look at datarecovery software? or is that not gonna get
    me anywhere?
    Please help.
    ruanv, Sep 26, 2008
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    Brandon Guest

    I just had the same thing happen to me, and have many files that I need to
    retrieve. Any help would greatly help both of us.
    Brandon, Oct 5, 2008
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    Flavius Guest

    1.Check do you have this problem in safe mod
    2.Diagnose disk in looking for errors
    3.Check you don't have some viruse
    Flavius, Oct 7, 2008
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    Yun Zapata Guest

    i have the same problem, but only on windows vista, on my xp pro machine, the
    hdd works just fine, and in every other xp machine i've pluged it into, but
    not on a machi that has vista, what ca it be?
    Yun Zapata, Oct 15, 2008
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    Steve Guest

    Same thing with me, only this happend to my C: drive. What should I do to
    gane control again, do you know?
    Steve, Jan 11, 2009
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    Sep 19, 2009
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    Access denied to RAID disks

    I also have this problem. I have a Dell Inspiron 545 and an external RAID drive partitioned into two volumes called SAFE and BIG. The computer shows both volumes but will only allow me access to SAFE. It says "Access is denied" when I attempt to open BIG. Any ideas?
    Kevan222, Sep 19, 2009
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    aleqsie Guest

    I had the same problem a while ago.

    Here is my solution:

    Open your Computer and right click your External Hard Drive.
    Go to Properties.
    Click Security.
    Click Edit under a quote "To change permissions, click Edit."
    Click Add.
    Type in "everyone" in the white box.
    Then check in the box "Full Control".
    Press OK.

    This makes the hard drive usable by everyone (all users and differen
    It should do it, as i tried it with my friend.
    aleqsie, Mar 13, 2010
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