'Access denied' to second hard drive ;-(

  Guybrush1 16:12 16 Dec 06
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Hi there

I woz wondering if anyone could help me. I am currently evaluating Windows Vista Final and did an upgrade install (which took about 3 hours :-( )On first boot up beside the relatively small amount of software that was incompatible everything seems fine, except for one thing. I have two hard disks. (C) & (D) and the D drive that worked fine under XP is installed and reports to be working properly but is totally iaccessable giving the message:- D: is not accessable. Access is denied. Any ideas please? its driving me mad.

Thanks in advance

Guybrush1

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:22 16 Dec 06

You probably need to take ownership of the files.
I have no idea how it is done in Vista but in XP:-

If you get Access Denied in WinXP Pro. Try “taking ownership” of the file/folder before it can be accessed. First of all go to Folder Options, View Tab and in the Advanced Settings at the end, untick “Use simple file sharing”, which will allow the Security Tab to be shown in the file’s properties. Also, in Folder options, make sure hidden and system files can be viewed.

To take ownership of the file (it’s best done at the folder level), right-click it, Properties, Security Tab, add your user name, fill in all the permissions and Apply. You can now access it.
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