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Windows 7: Help, I restricted access to one of my disk drives

25 May 2012   #1
richdude

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Help, I restricted access to one of my disk drives

Someone help me.
I mistakenly restricted access to one of my disk drives and can't access anymore. someone pls help me.


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25 May 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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Hi, welcome to sevenforums.

What did you do that this happens? Did you change owner, did you change permissions? please explain
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25 May 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

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How did you restrict access? Through the BIOS? The BIOS would be my first idea to look for control over that.
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25 May 2012   #4
richdude

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Ok! I was trying to restrict access to the drive. I right-clicked it, then selected PROPERTIES, then SECURITY tab,
change permissions I clicked on EDIT and checked DENY for AUTHENTICATED USERS, SYSTEM, ADMINISTRATORS and USERS.
Now I can't access the drive, Please help me out.
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25 May 2012   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Richdude, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While logged in an administrator account, you can right click on the HDD, take ownership of it (you'll have to give permission first though), edit permissions to check Full control for all of the same users and groups, then click on OK to gain access again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 May 2012   #6
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richdude View Post
Ok! I was trying to restrict access to the drive. I right-clicked it, then selected PROPERTIES, then SECURITY tab,
change permissions I clicked on EDIT and checked DENY for AUTHENTICATED USERS, SYSTEM, ADMINISTRATORS and USERS.
Now I can't access the drive, Please help me out.
Did you do that for the root of the volume and then it was propogating to all sub folders? What kind of volume is it? windows system or just data?
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25 May 2012   #7
Kaktussoft

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25 May 2012   #8
richdude

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

root volume and just data
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25 May 2012   #9
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richdude View Post
root volume and just data
lucky for you it's just a data volume!

Did you never in the past change security settings on that volume? So all was default?


wait a few minutes... have to prepare things
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25 May 2012   #10
FaberTech

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