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F: Drive "Access Denied"

By stevenraj
Jun 28, 2007
  1. Hi, When i pluck in my usb Storage drive, It auto detects and the F: drive pops up. When click the F: drive, it says "Access Denied". Can't even access to any folder. Confirm Storage drive and USB is working fine. Help pls
    Pc config
    Acer veriton 5900
    Win Xp Sp2
     
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Do you have a Lock switch on your jump drive?
     
  3. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

  4. stevenraj

    stevenraj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thks for ur reply guys
    firstly i do not hav any lock switch

    secondly for ownwership when i right click
    F:\ It shows General, Autoplay, Tools, Hardware
    Where to find the properties and security tabs
    Still trying
     
  5. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    What options does right clicking the drive give you ?

    Try accessing it in safe mode.
     
  6. stevenraj

    stevenraj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Fyi, i just boot my system in safe mode and to my surprise i can access the drive. But when i boot it in normal mode i couldn't access. Wat does that mean? When in safe mode it also give "General ", "Autoplay", "Toolos", "Hardware"
    options. Seems like i am closing in
     
  7. stevenraj

    stevenraj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh i forgot to tell u guys that initially when i got this PC i did not hav any of this problems. It is just that recently i dun know wat i did that this things happened
     
  8. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    Disable Simple file sharing and (as suggested above) Take ownership of the files.
    By disabling Simple File Sharing, you will see a Security tab when you right-click the drive.
     
  9. stevenraj

    stevenraj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did as wat mike says Disable Simple file sharing and take ownership of the files. But i can only access to the security tab in C: drive only. Others
    unable to. I did start in safe mode. wat else should i do?
     
  10. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    What are the options in the whole menu.Not just the properties menu.
    Is there an "open" or "open as" ?
     
  11. stevenraj

    stevenraj TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The options in the whole menu are, Open, Explore, Search, Autoplay. Clicking
    the Open , Explore shows Access Denied.
     
  12. rexal

    rexal TS Rookie

    try right-click F: drive (F is your flash drive or USB drive) then choose open or explore
     
  13. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 658   +174

    Same thing

    I have the same problem that when i doubleclick a usb storage drive letter i get an "access denied" message.

    Now to recap, cant take ownership because 90% of usb drives are FAT/FAT32 which does not support NTFS security.

    Rightclick and explore does work.

    This all started 2 days ago after installing Autopatcher 07 June ed. (autopatcher.com, its a util that installs a lot of windows hotfixes like ms auto updates)

    I've tried looking again and again and can't find anything that could cause this, any help would be much appreciated.
     
  14. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 658   +174

    Same thing

    Ugh browser got stuck sorries, delte this please
     
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