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Windows 7: Access to harddrive is denied

24 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7100
Access to harddrive is denied


for some reason I am getting Access is denied when trying to access the hard drive (c.

can you please help.


My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 May 2009   #2


It depends on where you are trying to access and what you're trying to do. What exactly are you trying to access?

For example, copying/deleting/modifying files in C:\Windows, program Files etc will usually give you a UAC prompt. Deleting/modifying protected system files will give you "acces is Denied"

You could always try taking ownership or giving yourself "permission" to that file/folder.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7100

I get that message once I double click the C: drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 May 2009   #4


That's strange

So the entire c:\ drive is inaccessible?

Is this the drive that you have Seven installed to or is Seven on another drive?

Is your account the administrator account?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 build 7100

it is the main and only drive that I have on this PC.

and I login with the only account that created since the beginning of the installation and it is shown as administrator.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2009   #6


I'm sorry mate, I really don't know what could be the issue
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 build 7100

thanks for the taking the time to help.

I reinstalled them and it works fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2009   #8

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit

I had the same problem with mine, it was a virus by my pc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7

I have this same problem, and I kind of know what the problem is, however, I still cannot access my D: drive. It is the hard drive where Windows 7 beta is installed. I can dual boot to Windows 7 beta still, and I told it to share my drive, but when I load up Windows 7 Ultimate, I try to double click on the hard drive, and it keeps saying Access Denied. I tried to go to the security tab and allow access, and it says it did it, but I still cannot access it! This happened before when I installed Windows 7 beta and still had XP on dual boot, but this time I can't access the hard drive!!
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