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Windows 7: Access denied message on G drive

04 Aug 2014   #1
callemup

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Access denied message on G drive

I am attempting to retrieve files from a Sandisk Cruzer flash drive, but I get a message saying "G not accessible, access is denied."

I went to change the permissions to take ownership of the drive but there was no security tab.

I searched thru the forums and first tried the recommendation to download this:
Add-Restore_Security_Tab.reg
But nothing changed.

Then I tried to add the tab in Group Policy Editor, but I couldn't find a group policy editor.( I have Windows 7 Home Premium)

I am not very well-versed in computers so I don't want to go any further on my own. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!!


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05 Aug 2014   #2
skyred5

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi there. Just to check with you, does this happen to all USB drives or just this particular flash drive? Might need to check on the format; NTFS, or FAT32.
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05 Aug 2014   #3
callemup

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi! Thank you so much for responding.

This happens with all USB drives. I show the format to be FAT32. What does this mean and how do I fix it?
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05 Aug 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by callemup View Post
Hi! Thank you so much for responding.

This happens with all USB drives. I show the format to be FAT32. What does this mean and how do I fix it?
FAT32 has no "file permissions" so it's really strange. All usb sticks/drives have the problem?

Since when is this problem? Did you install special software afterwards?
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05 Aug 2014   #5
callemup

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

This actually had been a problem since I bought this laptop almost 2 years ago. I just haven't taken the time to really try to fix it because I haven't needed to.

I haven't installed any special software in relation to my USB flash devices. I hope I understood your question correctly.
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05 Aug 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So you go buy a flash drive, put it in this laptop and it gives you an access is denied message, very strange.

Can you plug this same flash drive into another computer ?

What happens then ?
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05 Aug 2014   #7
callemup

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I know, it's driving me crazy that I can't figure this out.

I just put it in another computer and it pulled up all the files normally. It is installed with Windows 8, though. I don't know if that makes a difference.
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05 Aug 2014   #8
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Hi

Just a thought but does anything work when connected to this USB connection? You may want to check that the USB port is enabled within Device Manager?

Regards
UKMedia
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05 Aug 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Shouldn`t make any difference what you hook it up to, it should work.

So something`s up with that laptop, UKMedia may be on to something.
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05 Aug 2014   #10
callemup

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi, UKMedia. and ADDRam.

It's surely an error with my laptop, but I checked the USB ports, all are enabled. I think all I should have to do is take ownership of the drive ,but I cannot figure out a way to get the security tab to show up.

Thanks!
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