XP reinstalled 2nd HD Access Denied

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Rizzo, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Rizzo

    Rizzo Guest

    I reinstalled XP now I can't access my secondary drive. The only way I could see the contents is through the backup utility, which I could restore but NTFS prevents me from accssing it.

    Like most of us here, I have my whole library in this drive :(

    What can I do?
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Can you see the drive in windows explorer? It is possible that you only need to set xp to use all drive letters.

    Welcome to the forums Rizzo. :)
  3. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    If you get access denied errors, you may have to take ownership of the folders. Log on as Administrator (if you are running XP Home boot to safe mode). Open Folder Options and disable "simple file sharing"(Last option on the view tab). Next right click the drive or the folders you can't access in explorer > sharing and security > security > advanced > owner. Change the owner to your username and check "replace owner on subcontainers and objects". Last reenable simple file sharing again.
  4. Rizzo

    Rizzo Guest

    I could see the drive in explorer. I will try your suggestion. I tried to log in as Admin in safe mode but I did NOT do the steps. I will try tonight and see if this will work.
  5. Rizzo

    Rizzo Guest

    Woohooo! Thanks alot Yoyo.