I posted this a few days ago and put it in the wrong section.
I have a windows 7 operating system and a Seagate 1gig external hard drive.
I ended up with the google redirecting virus which I have now cleared up. In the prosecc I reinstalled windows. Which locked me out of the hard drive. I went in and it still shows the owner as me but still couldn't get in. So I added everyone to the list and I can now get in but some of the files are still hidden. When I go in and try to take it back over as administrator it runs through the files I can see them being taken over and it says its successful. But when I try to view the hard drive it says access denied again.
At this point I'm at a loss.
Any help would be gratefull.