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Accidentally removed all authorised users permissions

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#1 Janine23


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:31 PM


On my laptop I have two user accounts - admin and a normal user account. In my attempt to block access to one partition of the hard drive for the normal user, I stupidly removed all permissions for authorised users for that particular partition, so that now I get an Access Denied error when I try to access it, even as admin.
How do I fix that?
And as a bonus, once it is fixed, how do I do what I originally wanted to do? (ie make it so the admin can access and use the K: partition, but the normal user cannot access it)

Thank you!

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:26 AM

Is this Windows home premium or Professional? You need to take ownership of the drive with the administrators account then you should be able to re-add the authorised users security group. To take ownership right click on the drive and select the securities tab. Click on "Advanced" and select the owners tab assign the ownership to the administrators group. When you have taken ownership you can go back to the security tab and re assign permissions to authenticated users. To block the other users you can remove the "users" group and explicitly grant Administrators all permissions.
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