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Problem Accessing Hard Disk (partitoned)

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#1 nelioneil


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 06:52 PM

Hi I have one physical hard disk, partitoned into 3 hard disks and this has been the layout since i got my pc over 2 years ago.

The OS is installed on drive C, but im having problems accessing some folders in drive D, which was initially a backup drive incase i needed to restore my installation to factory settings or whatever. I accidentally moved some movies into a long listing folder in Drive D (theres a few long-named folders there). When i try to click the movies folder inside this folder, i get "D:\ is not accessible, access is denied". This also happens to sub folders in Drive D with the long wording.

When i right click the folder and click properties it says there are 0 files in the foler, which is not true.

I have full administrator rights of my pc.

I do not know how to access my files now.

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#2 nelioneil

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 07:34 PM

Bump, if anyone can help, this would be greatly appreciated

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:30 PM

Sounds like you need to take ownership of the folder, HERE is a link telling you how to do that. You might need to do it in Safe Mode.... :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:49 AM

Out of curiosity...what's the purpose of the long names?

You might take a look at some of the links at http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=X...mp;aq=f&oq=


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Posted 01 September 2008 - 04:18 PM

What's the make and model of your system?
What does it say about the D: partition in the Disk Management tool? (go to Start...Run...and type in "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter).
Have you run a diagnostic utility on the drive (usually available for free from the manufacturer of the hard drive)?
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