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Windows 7: hard drive "access denied"

11 Oct 2012   #1

windows ultimate x 32
hard drive "access denied"

Hope this is the right place to post if not please excuse.
I HAVE A hdd in another macine that won't let me access it.It shows this hdd on boot up also in disk management it shows as healthy,active,etc.Ihave checked ownership & permissions & all were correct.I downloaded a file recovery program & had it recover some of the files BUT when viewing the jpg files my image viewer couldn't handle them said wrong format.I tried several more viewers with same results.Not much good to recover files you can't use.I googled file recovery & it seems that $100 is about as cheap as you can get out if you hire some one to do it.Can't afford that but some of the pictures go back several years (mostly family) & I REALLY want to recover them.I know these details are skimpy but if anone has
ANY info such any thing to try or recovery freeware to try I have orderef a new hdd & will inatall it upon arrival so if anyone needs more info I can furnish it then .All help is greatly appreciate.

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11 Oct 2012   #2

openSUSE 13.1 64bit

Try running Ubuntu Live cd on the machine with the errant hard drive; Linux is a little less fussy about drives and may give you an opportunity to see and recover your photos.
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11 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

I presume that that HDD is a second internal drive on that machine.

It will help a lot if you can post the screenshot of the Disk Management on that machine so that we can explore the possibility of getting it recognised. That will obviate the necessity of a recovery.

If you are keen on recovery then as Nigsy suggested you can try a Linux Live CD/pendrive. You can refer to the nice tutorial by Golden here Peppermint3 - Create Live CD/DVD/USB To Use For Emergency Backup

In any case please do post the screenshot.
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11 Oct 2012   #4

windows ultimate x 32
Hard drive "access denied" #2

Couldn't find the other post so started new thread

The bad drive is F

couple more things.The effected computer has only 1 hdd & it is the bad one so I'm bouncing back & forth to use another computer.I also changed the drive letter no joy then pulled the hdd & installed it into a usb case but no help there either.Here is the disk manage
Hope this helps.

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11 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Change the active flag of your F partition.

How to change active partition without removing data from partition?
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