No access to an NTFS drive

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zydecomon

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Hey,

I've had this problem in the past and cant remember how to fix it.

My C: drive is FAT32. I have an H: drive that is NTFS, but I can't see it. It shows in the Explorer Tree, but no volume is show nor am I allowed access to it. I know the theory is that FAT32 cant play fair with NTFS, but I have had it successfully working in the past.

I'm thinking that it has to do with permissions, but I can't remember how to allow permission (I am always logged in as Admin).

ANyone have any bright ideas?
 

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zydecomon said:
I know the theory is that FAT32 cant play fair with NTFS, but I have had it successfully working in the past.
Not true. It is most likely a permissions problem. Take ownership of the files.
 

zydecomon

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That's my problem. I forgot how to. As it stands, I right click the H: and click on Sharing. When I click on the Permissions button it says, "This has been shared for admin purposes. The permissions cannot be set." If I am always logged under admin, shouldn't I be able to do this?

Can anyone guide me through getting access to the drive?
 

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I am assuming you are using Windows XP. You need to have the security tab present on the NTFS drive. When you have the ntfs drive open in Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options> View > Uncheck Use Simple File Sharing.
 

zydecomon

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Actually, it's 2K. I did the following (Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options> View ), but the Simple File Sharing isn't an option. Now what?
 

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zydecomon said:
Actually, it's 2K. I did the following (Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options> View ), but the Simple File Sharing isn't an option. Now what?
That is only for XP.

You take ownership from the Security tab in Windows Explorer. Since your C: drive is FAT32 you will not see a Security tab. But your H: drive is NTFS so you should see a Security tab when you right click on the drive and select properties.

Select the security tab, then click advanced button, then the Owner tab.
 
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