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E:\ is not accessible. Access is denied

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 pro 64 bit

    E:\ is not accessible. Access is denied


    Thanks in advance for any help.
    I originally had a RAID 1 and windows 8 pro 64 bit installed. I had a boot error and could no longer boot into windows. I purchased two new HDDs and created a RAID 1. Loaded Windows 8 Pro with no problem. Then I added the original two HDD so as to retrieve data. I went into the RAID BIOS and took the old HDD off RAID configuration. I then disconnected one of the original RAID HDD and now have only one of the old HDD connected to the motherboard.

    In Disk Management, the disk I am trying to access is listed as DISK 1 and divided into System Reserved (D, 350 MB NTFS, Healthy (Active , Primary Partition) and (E 931.17 GB NTFS, Healthy (Primary Partition). But when I try to access the E: drive, I receive the following "E:\ is not accessible. Access is denied."

    ANy help in getting access to E: would be greatly appreciated. I would like to retrieve data.

    Thanks again.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Thira, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You may just need to take ownership of and setting permissions to "Allow" your account "Full control" of the drive and it's contents to have access afterwards.

    (easier option via context menu)
    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    (manual option)
    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 pro 64 bit


    thank you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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