Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


No Access to c;/ Tried all options

  1. #1

    No Access to c;/ Tried all options


    Helllo!

    I could really use some help here. I've tried so many online solutions to this and not one of them has panned out. I was stupid and changed the access settings to my c drive and all i need to do is change them back. I have tried so many things. I would really like to avoid wiping my computer as there are some files on there that I will not get back.

    thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You could try, Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8 , you may have to slave the drive in anther PC.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    What exactly are you trying to do? Please explain more.

    C: should be your boot drive so I don't understand how you cannot have access.

    Probably the easiest way to fix this is to do a System Restore to before you made the change.

    Also, you should backup you hard drive before doing any kind of install. That way you don't lose anything.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I do believe the OP changed some permissions and now has access issues.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Yeah, I accidentally changed some permissions and I now have no access. It seems as though there is no way to fix this without resetting my PC. I won't be messing with those options ever again. Now it seems that I can't even refresh the system.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    If you just locked that one user account out, you can likely create a new one and get access. If it was a global change your likely SOL. That's something I'm no expert on but I do know enough not to mess with them. You wouldn't be the first person to find out the hard way though, or the last.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Yeah, I'm afraid I did make it global. So stupid. Aby reasons why it's not letting me reset?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Need way more info than that? What did you try and what was the result? Specifically what error message are you getting etc.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    I simply tried resetting my PC. Tired it in safe mode as well. Doesn't give me an error code. Just says there was a problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm not sure where you go from here. You may have to do the factory restore by pushing one of the Fn keys during boot up. What make and model of PC is it? Did it come with Windows pre installed? Do you have and recovery media or installation media for it?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
No Access to c;/ Tried all options
Related Threads
I went into my power options to change some of the advanced settings and most of them are missing? I am on windows 8.1 with a week old Surface Pro 3. I want to say I read somewhere that hyper-v can cause options to be missing, but I honestly don't even know what that is and I don't have it...
Hello, I recently picked up a new 64GB MS Surface Pro 2 tablet for work, but I've run into a problem with it... I need to install some special hardware drivers for some of the devices I need to use the Surface for at work, but these drivers are for Windows Vista/7, not for Windows 8 so I...
Installing 8.1 but there are only 2 options (troubleshoot and turn off your pc) What should i do? At present i have windows 7. There is no option to install new window.
new boot options-boot options info in Installation & Setup
Even after restoring EFI partition to original after upgrading to 8.1, I have two boot options to boot into into windows. 1)Windows boot manager 2)OS from hard drive. Both boot into windows. Why this happened. Any help, Please?
Hi all I was annoyed by how Windows 8 keeps sharing folders on any network I connect to, so I did some digging on Google and found a post on how to disable network sharing. Someone also mentioned how changing Users Permissions / settings would things further, so I went ahead and changed those...
Access Denied - No Read Access in General Support
---
I've been using the same PCI card for years, and have had trouble over the years, but never like this. Ever since I installed Windows 8 it has been shaky, but I finally got my wifi to work for a while. I installed "Expat Shield", which is a ip blocker that allowed me to stream BBC for the olympics,...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook