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Windows 7: How to remove access denied

21 Oct 2014   #1
bobsscgirl

 
How to remove access denied

I think when I recently installed RegCurePro I started something with regard to my external hard drive. I had to have my external hard drive detached when I boot up. So in a sense I have been used to dealing with the external hard drive.Upon the installation of the RegCurePro I started getting the access denied msg. when I tried to open anything on my hard drive. I have uninstalled RegCurePro but am still getting the msg. My husband has copied all the files on my external hard drive to his pc and I will be reformating the external hard drive and transferring my files to it. Question what if I still get the access denied msg.? Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated!


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21 Oct 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You could try talking ownership of the entire external drive. An easy way to do this is to add a Take Ownership selection to the right click drive context menu:

Take Ownership Shortcut
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22 Oct 2014   #3
bobsscgirl

 
How to remove access denied part 2

Future help needed. Suggestion did not work????
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22 Oct 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Were you able to take ownership of the external drive?
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22 Oct 2014   #5
bobsscgirl

 

I got the option to take ownership to appear in the drop menu. Unfortunately the problem still exists. I have verified that I am the administrator on my computer. I appreciate your assistance.
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23 Oct 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Once the option is available, you to use it to take ownership of the external drive by right clicking on it in Windows Explorer and selecting Take Ownership.
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23 Oct 2014   #7
bobsscgirl

 

I am sorry I was not specific in my last message. I did use it to attempt gain ownership. I still get the error msg.
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24 Oct 2014   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Formatting the drive (use quick format, that's all that's needed) should definitely fix the problem.

You might also think about doing a System Restore to before you installed RegCurePro.
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24 Oct 2014   #9
bobsscgirl

 

Thank you for getting back to me. I was wondering if my registry might have been corrupted when I installed RegCurePro? By the way I agree backup would have been a good step, but we all know about hindsight! Would the quick format be effective if my registry is affected?
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24 Oct 2014   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Registry should not have anything to do with the problem as far as I can see.

Try it, see what happens.
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