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By Obersturnbanfuhrer ·
Recently I've formatted partition C containing WinXP Pro. Then I reinstall a fresh copy of the same WinXP Pro onto that partition. On the same HDD, there are 3 other partitions which are D, E, & F. Partition F has been set as PRIVATE.
After the OS reinstallation has finished, I can't access to partition F (as Administrator logon), because it has set as PRIVATE partition/folder. Then I recreate the username that I've used to access the partition. The recreation of the username is exactly as it used to be, plus the same password. But still I can't access the partition. Why? I've logged on as exact username & password, and still the access is denied. Is there something I missed out about this? Please help. Thanks.

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by Obersturnbanfuhrer In reply to Access Denied To Partitio ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by wcp In reply to Access Denied To Partitio ...

You need to login as an account with administrative right and take ownership of the partition (or directories).

Open Windows Explorer

1. Make sure ?Use simple file sharing? is unchecked from Tools |Folder Options | View.


2. Right click on the partition | Properties | Security | OK | Advanced | Owner and highlight the username (yours) and checkmark on ?Replace owner on subcontainers and objects? | OK | Yes | OK.


3. Close and open Windows Explorer. Now you can access the partition and all subdirectories.

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by Obersturnbanfuhrer In reply to

Thanks a million, that was what I was looking for, "Simple File Sharing"

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by Phillologist In reply to Access Denied To Partitio ...

I once had situation where I lost administrative right to my unit. What I did was to get a new HDD and installed the Same OS. When I finally set up the New HDD. I clicked on the previous drive and took ownership. So I suppose you could do the same in your case I think its similar.

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by Obersturnbanfuhrer In reply to

Seem like expensive way of taking over admin right.

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