Hard Drive Access Denied

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  1. dryfire

    dryfire New Member

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    My 300Gb SATA HD is "Access Denied". It has Windows 7 OS, boots and the applications open files. The files cannot be accessed for copying and pasting to another drive. This is a dual boot system that has been stable for months. Intel MB, CPU, 8 GB RAM.

    As a second drive in the dual boot/Vista setting, the HD is 'Access Denied" It is recognized correctly in the BIOS.

    How do I unlock it, as an exercise. It is completely backed up so file loss is not an issue but I am not ready to format, nor do I thing it is a physical problem.

    TIA Jim dryfire@bellsouth.net
     
  2. textureDnB

    textureDnB New Member

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    You probably need to take ownership of the drive.

    Go to the drive in computer -->right click -->propertied --> security tab, near the bottom click advanced --> owner tab --> click edit-->select your name -->click OK
    hopefully that is all the holdup is.
     
  3. dryfire

    dryfire New Member

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    That did it, many thanks.

    Jim
     

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