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Old 05-19-06, 10:05 PM
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HD files/folders telling me "access is denied"..

So...after fixing my last problem (thank YOU, bill_n_opus!), I have another one.

After updating the driver for my card, I installed all of the HDs and everything looked fine. All of the old drives were showing up with their original partitions and the world was a happy place...

Until I tried to access one particular drive.

It does show up in Windows Explorer, and it even shows all of the folders that are on the drive (along with some files that aren't in folders). However, when I click on a folder to open it (or click on one of the files on the HD), I get

"So & So" is not accessible. Access is denied."
Now, according to computer management, this drive is the primary partition of the HD. There are two other partitions (logical drives) on the HD. The other two are completely accessible. Just for the heck of it, I tried deleting a small 1kb text file on the drive and it let me. I also tried adding a new text file on the drive, and it let me do it.

To sum up:

The drive is there.
All three partitions are there and show.
The folders for the problem drive are showing up.
I can add a file on the problem drive. I can delete a file on the problem drive.
Yet, I can't access the folders or files on the problem drive and it gives me an error message.

Is there any way to fix this problem? Or am I SOL?
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Old 05-20-06, 07:24 PM
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Try this:

1) Right-click the problem drive in Windows Explorer and select 'Properties'.
2) Click the 'Security' tab.
3) Click the 'Advanced' button in the bottom right-hand corner.
4) Select the 'Owner' tab.
5) Click the account you are logged in with from the 'Change owner to' selection list.
6) Tick the 'Replace owner on subcontainers and objects' checkbox.
7) Click 'OK' and wait for the permissions to be updated.
8) Try accessing the problem folders again

Note that for this to work the account you log in with must have administrator status.
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Old 05-20-06, 11:01 PM
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That didn't work. But only because I don't have a "security" tab. I have XP SP 2 and the only tabs I see are General, Tools, Hardware, Sharing and Quota.

And i'm the only user on my computer, so I have admin status.
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Old 05-20-06, 11:51 PM
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OK, in that case you will need to change your folder view options to see the security option.

1) Open Windows Explorer.
2) Select the 'Tools' option from the top menu.
3) Click 'Folder Options'.
4) Click the 'View' tab.
5) Scroll to the bottom of the 'Advanced settings:' list.
6) Uncheck the 'Use simple file sharing (Recommended) ' option.
7) Click 'OK'.
8) See the steps in my last post.

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Old 05-22-06, 06:39 PM
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank YOU!

Especially since this is the HD that had my HTML files for my reviews!

Again, Thank You!

Silly that it's something this simple.
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