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Access denied to external Hard Drive

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro x86 WMC

    Access denied to external Hard Drive

    OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x86 WMC
    External Hard Drive: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex (No external Power Required)
    Problem: I can't access my External Hard Drive.
    See The Screenshot Below.
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    Solution Applied:
    Drive letter changed. (Not Worked)

    Also tried Properties - Security - Advanced - Owner to Everyone. (Not Worked)

    Checked the HDD in another PC Windows 8.1 x64. (Not Worked)

    I connected the HDD then I installed the "Better-Explorer" through that i can access my external hdd normally but If I Reboot my PC then same Problem with the "Better-Explorer".
    & If I install The
    "Better-Explorer" Then if I connect my HDD Then from the beginning i can't access the HDD.

    In Tune-Up Utilities Their is Disk Explorer through that I can explore my Ex HDD Drive. I right clicked on my drive from Tune-up & checked the disk for error and then repaired it (Windows Error checking tool) and then reboot my PC but it is still the same.

    I will really appreciate any assistance as this is really starting to annoy me. I am also not very proficient with this matters so please bare with me. Thanks in advance
    Last edited by rijurocker; 29 Dec 2013 at 13:16.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello rijurocker, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You set the owner of the O: drive to Everyone, but did you also set access permissions to give "Full control" to Everyone as well?

    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

    Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8

    To make doing both easier to do:

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Access denied to external Hard Drive
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