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Windows 7: External Drive can't access

22 Jan 2016   #1
davereisinger

windows 7 professional
 
 
External Drive can't access

I accidentally (a stupid thing) denied permissions to everybody on the external drive (dumb) and now I can not access the dr. I can not access the properties security tap. I downloaded a file "take ownership file", but doesn't work. It's my backup drive. can any body help? Also I tried to access on another computer, didn't work.


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22 Jan 2016   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you have data on this drive, boot a Puppy Linux usb stick or DVD and copy off all your data onto another media. I think Puppy Linux may include a function to NTFS format this drive; if not, you can usb or dvd boot any one of several partition management utilities to force out old partition and to bring in a new partition. I use Acronis Disk Director, however, there are several great choices. MiniTool Partition manager within MiniTool Power Data Recovery, free or fee, is another such utility.
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22 Jan 2016   #3
davereisinger

windows 7 professional
 
 

Ths for responding RolandsJS. Right after I posted I when back into the ext dr properties and into the Advanced and clicked into the owners tap and I was able to change ownership of the ext dr. Then I was able to access the ext dr's properties and change the permissions. I don't no why I didn't try that before I posted. o well thx again RolandJS
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23 Jan 2016   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Dave, I thought your info was such a good reminder, I saved it as a text file:
ext dr properties
Advanced
owners tab
change ownership
Then
ext dr's properties
change permissions

Thanks for posting your solution!
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