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Windows 7: I changed permissions of a drive but now 'drive is not accessible'

07 May 2013   #11
tomskii

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

On typing the first command I get access denied so I assume I don't enter the 2nd command. Or should I?

I changed permissions of a drive but now 'drive is not accessible'-cmd3.png




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07 May 2013   #12
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Do this on an administrator rights account

Try this

Click on the button type CMD inside Search programs and files . Right click on CMD under neath Programs (1) choose Run as administrator . On the User Access Control window click on the Yes button . Inside the Command Prompt window input the commands below .

CD D:

press <Enter>

Type this command

icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET
press <ENTER>
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07 May 2013   #13
tomskii

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi VistaKing

As I said before when I enter CD D: I get access denied and the command window reverts to C:\Windows\System32>

This is the problem I don't have acces to the D drive.

I'm doing it form an admin account and I even set up a new admin account to try that and I get the same.

When following your instructions though, I don't get this:

Quote:
On the User Access Control window click on the Yes button
It just goes straight to the command window.
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07 May 2013   #14
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Are you using the built-in Administrator account ? Or you created a new user account from within Control Panel . You would see the UAC window when you right click on the CMD and choose Run as administrator . Do you have UAC disabled ?
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07 May 2013   #15
tomskii

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry I don't know whether I have UAC disabled or not - I'm not familiar with that. How do I check or make sure it is enabled? I'm using my account that I set up the first time I ran windows when I got the PC.
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07 May 2013   #16
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Take a look here

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

The last image is that UAC is disabled .
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07 May 2013   #17
tomskii

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes I have it disabled. Which one should I have it set to: 1, 2 or 3?
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07 May 2013   #18
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

That's fine . I have mine disabled .

Try it on the built-in administrators account

Click on type in CMD inside the Search programs and files box right click on CMD and choose Run as administrator. Inside command prompt type in
Code:
net user administrator /active:yes
Log off from your account and log in under administrator . Will have the flower icon
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07 May 2013   #19
tomskii

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I'm now in the administrator account but I'm still getting access denied when trying to access the D drive through the command window.
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07 May 2013   #20
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Can you get me a scrnshot of D:\ Properties ? Double click on the Computer icon on the desktop or click on then click on Computer . Right click on your D: drive and choose Properties . On the Properties window click on the Security tab and use snipping Tool .
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