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Windows 7: Have lost permission for access to mounted drive


19 Oct 2012   #1

Window 7 Professional 64
 
 
Have lost permission for access to mounted drive

Hi
I have lost the ability to access a mounted drive.
Previously, I would mount the drive and it would immediately open, saying it was Q: shared drive...). I have never had a problem before.

The drive is from a True crypt encrypted file - I can mount the drive by entering the password to True Crypt, no problem. It mounts, shows up as local disc Q:, but when I click on it, it will not open and I get a message saying 'You don't currently have permission to access this folder'.
When I follow the directions to security, and access the properties, I add my user name and tick full control but it the says:
An error occured when trying to share Q, access is denied. The shared resource was not created at this time.
I have also tried giving permission to 'Everyone' but the same thing happens.

Please could I have some help - it would be much appreciated!



(This is complicated by the fact I have been having other problems today. Basically,
I used HP Support Assistant to download updates for my laptop, since then I cannot open the devices and printers box - it just hangs and does not populate. I have done system restores, followed instructions from this forum about turning on bluetooth support, printer spooling, resetting explorer, but nothing has worked. I have then gone to open this mounted folder and found it doesn't work.
Getting rather stressed about the whole thing.)


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19 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Perhaps this will help.

HDD sharing
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19 Oct 2012   #3

Window 7 Professional 64
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion but I have been trying that method - I change the permissions, go back to the 'advanced sharing' box, click on apply, then I'm told access is denied. Not sure how else to approach it.
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19 Oct 2012   #4

Window 7 Professional 64
 
 

Found the name of the drive on another user account as it looked before when mounted - 'Q: Microsoft click-to run 2010 (protected)'. I chose Q: at random to mount the encrypted drive.
I just googled click-to-run and realise that choosing Q: was probably unfortunate as it means something in relation to click-to-run (I had no idea about what the click-to-run meant, it just appeared that way the first time I mounted the drive, which worked, so I didn't think it mattered)
Is the choice of the Q drive causing the problem here?
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19 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vickyj93 View Post
Thanks for the suggestion but I have been trying that method - I change the permissions, go back to the 'advanced sharing' box, click on apply, then I'm told access is denied. Not sure how else to approach it.
So then can we assume that you have allowed for access with the Sharing permissions tab and also the Security tab?

Then typing in Everyone in the Advanced permission settings, rather than just your User name, just like the tutorial is showing?
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19 Oct 2012   #6

Window 7 Professional 64
 
 

So then can we assume that you have allowed for access with the Sharing permissions tab and also the Security tab?

Then typing in
Everyone in the Advanced permission settings, rather than just your User name, just like the tutorial is showing?[/QUOTE]



I did change the permission for everyone rather than just my user name.

Re. the Security Tab, nothing comes up with that label.
When I select the Q: local drive and it tells me access is denied, the line 'To gain access to this file you will need to use the security tab' comes up.
When I click on the security tab link, the Properties box for the drive opens. but only with tabs called General, ReadyBoost, Previous Versions, Customize, Tools, Hardware and Sharing. There is no security tab.
I have been going into the Sharing tab to change permissions etc.

I went back to the original file before it is decrypted and checked the security settings - it has full control for all users. I don't know if that is helpful/relevant?
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