HELP!!    Screwed up when i set the security of a drive.   I can not access it anymore.

Posted on 2006-03-31
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I tried to set the security of a hard drive by doing the following.   I went to the properties of the drive.  I selected the security tab and deleted everyone.  Right before I want to add user names, something happened and saved the choices.   That makes  no one was on the Name list.   Now I can't access the drive anymore even though i am the administrator.    How can I recover from that ?

Any help ?

Thanks in advance!

Question by:Dumbguy
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    put the drive in another system as additional drive and try to set permissions back that way. You may need to Take Ownership of all files and folders before you can set permissions back.

    Also try to Take Ownership first before attaching the drive to another system.

    best regards,

    Author Comment


    Actually,  The drive is one of the partitions of the boot drive.    I partition a single hard drive into four partition and logic drives.  How's it going to change the picture ?

    Meanwhile, I will try to take the whole hard drive into another machine and see if that will do it.

    BTW, how to "take ownership" ?


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    rightclick your drive in explorer
    goto security tab
    click advanced button
    select tab Owner
    select yourself as owner
    check the flag to replace owner on subcontainers and objects

    best regards,

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