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Windows 7: Access Denied and Can't Take Ownership on Network Hard Drive

17 Oct 2010   #1
saintsmythe

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Access Denied and Can't Take Ownership on Network Hard Drive

I have a network hard drive mapped as Z: which I have become unable to do ANYTHING with. I can't delete anything, change anything, or add anything to the drive. I just get that blasted "Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action."

The internet has provided me with a plethora of solutions to this issue, and none of them have worked.

I'm logged on as administrator.

User Account Control is totally off.

Windows 7 will allow me to neither change permissions nor ownership of Z: or any folder or file within Z:.

I try giving Full Control to Everyone and it says "An error occurred while applying security information to (file name). Access is denied."

I go into Advanced and click the Owner tab. It states the current owner of everything on Z: is "nobody," and if I try to change the owner, it says "Unable to set new owner on Z:. Access is denied."

I've tried going into command prompt and changing ownership using "takeown /f Z:" and I just get "Z: Access is denied."

I've run out of ideas. Please help.


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17 Oct 2010   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you checked permissions on the server-side of the folder that the Z: Drive maps to? Have you tried remapping the drive? Additionally, if you go server-side to this folder, what permissions are set on it? Does your account have the appropriate share permissions for this folder?
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17 Oct 2010   #3
saintsmythe

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Not sure what you mean by "Server Side."

I just tried remapping the drive, that didn't work. I went under "Network" and clicked the name of the NAS listed under "Computer" and couldn't change any permissions that way either.

I went and downloaded and installed the "Take Ownership Shortcut" that I found here, and that didn't work either. A command prompt box blinks on the screen for half a second, and the folder is still listed as owned by "nobody."
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17 Oct 2010   #4
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

By server-side, I meant on the server as I assumed this was a file server. If it's a NAS, see if you can check the permissions on the NAS itself. What brand and model NAS are you using?
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17 Oct 2010   #5
saintsmythe

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

It's a Maxtor Central Axis. I can't find any way to change permissions of the NAS itself, and, just out of curiosity, I fired up my old XP computer, but that one wouldn't let me write anything to the NAS either, so I'm guessing it IS an issue with the NAS.
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17 Oct 2010   #6
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You may want to login to the Axis' Central Management page using its software and adjust the permissions or call up Maxtor support on how to do this and they should be able to assist in getting the permissions fixed up.
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18 Oct 2010   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Usually going into the Security tab of the drive itself and enabling permissions there will allow you access into that drive. You may need to add "Everyone" to the permissions list in the Security tab. After that you should be able to take ownership of the drive. You may need to install the drive back onto the machine it was created at first.
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