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Windows 7: Help! I locked my data drive!


19 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Help! I locked my data drive!

Hi, looks like I am in some trouble. I was trying to limit access to my hard drive (D on the guest account, so i logged in as admin and went to security on properties and denied full control and users. But now even my admin account can't access the data drive. it says access denied. and the security tab is not there any more when i click properties. How can i fix this problem?
ps. i have two hard drives (NTFS both) and the one i locked is not C:, but another i set aside to put data in.
Thanks in advance!


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19 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

See if it works in safe mode, using this administrator account
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
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19 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

not it didn't. is there any other way?
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19 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

On what permission entries did you put DENY Full Control on?

You might try running these from an Administrator command prompt:
Code:
takeoen /F [Drive]: /A
icacls [Drive]:/grant Everyone:(F)
Maybe work may not.
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19 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

cloud is my computer name...
so i denied full control on Users(CloudWUsers).
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19 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

takeoen /F [Drive]: /A
icacls [Drive]:/grant EveryoneF)
command promt denies them saying that it doesnt recognize it...the drive letter for the hard drive i locked is D:.
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19 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I hope someone can help you resolve this issue but as you have probably learned it is best to stay away from the 'Deny' permissions.

It is very rare that the 'Deny' permission is required, usually just not adding a user or removing a user from the security group will be enough.

This may help with understanding NTFS permissions (see the Allow vs. Deny Permissions)
NTFS Permissions Overview & Restrictions.

Hope this is sorted for you soon.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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19 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You are going have to wait for me to set up a test machine to find a solution. Cause there is no way I'm going to try messing with deny permissions on my production machine.
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19 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
I hope someone can help you resolve this issue but as you have probably learned it is best to stay away from the 'Deny' permissions.

It is very rare that the 'Deny' permission is required, usually just not adding a user or removing a user from the security group will be enough.

This may help with understanding NTFS permissions (see the Allow vs. Deny Permissions)
NTFS Permissions Overview & Restrictions.

Hope this is sorted for you soon.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
If this isn't sorted by tomorrow then i will ask the NT guys a work for you and come back with any suggestions.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You are going have to wait for me to set up a test machine to find a solution. Cause there is no way I'm going to try messing with deny permissions on my production machine.
Wise Decision
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19 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

logicearth, how long would it take for you to set up the test machine? and JDobbsy1987, pls do. there are projects and other documents i need asap that are in that drive...
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