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How do I unlock this drive that denies me access no matter what I do?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by crazlunatic, Dec 24, 2008.

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  1. crazlunatic

    crazlunatic Thread Starter

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    I set it to deny guests on a previous Vista installation but accidentally denied all including myself. Now I can't get into this drive, but I know (or think) there is a way to let me in again because I've done it before with another drive. Does anybody know what to do? Everything in that list of 4 is set to allow except for Special Permissions, which is empty

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  2. Glitchy81

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    This is probably a stupid idea, but maybe try booting into the HD?
     
  3. crazlunatic

    crazlunatic Thread Starter

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    booting into the HD? I just want to be allowed read and write access so I can manage my files
     
  4. moper

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    A previous installation??
    Click the 'Advanced' button. Click the 'Owner' tab. Change it to you, the Administrator.


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  5. crazlunatic

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    I've tried it but it shows unable to show owner
     
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