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Denied access to NTFS partition...

By bradj1109 ·
I have a removable hard disk that has very important information on it. There are 2 partitions on it: one FAT32 (which works fine), and one NTFS.

The XP-based computer I had it attached to needed to be wiped and reloaded. After the reload, I discovered that, no matter what computer I attached it to XP or Vista, I could see the partition (it has a drive letter and everything), but was denied access to it.

Having read other posts about related situations, it seems I need to take ownership of the partition, but, when I bring up the drive/partitions properties, there's no Security tab. I've tried forcing the Security tab's appearance through the registry. I've tried using the right-click Take Ownership utility. All to no avail.

Please help me get access to this drive. I currently have the drive connected to a Vista 64-bit notebook, but could easily attach it to a 32-bit XP machine.

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I would use LINUX to recover the NTFS data

by robo_dev In reply to Denied access to NTFS par ...

http://port25.technet.com/archive/2007/05/24/data-recovery-using-linux.aspx

Trinity Rescue Kit:
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?wpid=1&front_id=12

http://www.help2go.com/Tutorials/Linux_UNIX/Why_Every_Windows_User_Needs_a_Linux_Live_CD.html

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You can take owneship this way

by IC-IT In reply to Denied access to NTFS par ...

Here is a tutorial; you must be logged on with an administrators account or runas.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html

Or use this simple registry edit;

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

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Ownership of a partition not a file

by bradj1109 In reply to You can take owneship thi ...

Thanks, but this can't help me. This information is all geared toward taking ownership of a file, not a partition (which is the case here).

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It is the same process

by IC-IT In reply to Ownership of a partition ...

Doesn't matter if it is a file, folder. partition. or the entire drive. ;-)

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You can follow the directions here

by OH Smeg In reply to Denied access to NTFS par ...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

On the XP system to get access tot he Files on that Partition provided that there was No Encryption Involved.

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Ownership of a partition not a file

by bradj1109 In reply to You can follow the direct ...

Thanks, but this won't help me. I need to take ownership of a partition, not a file.

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You don't

by cmiller5400 In reply to Ownership of a partition ...

You can't take ownership of a partition; it is in the NTFS security of the files and folders that you do this.

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You need to Take Ownership

by OH Smeg In reply to Ownership of a partition ...

Of the Files & Folders on the Partition not the Partition.

As there is currently no way to Take Ownership of a Partition or HDD with any Windows OS you are looking for the wrong thing.

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Guys right click your drive

by IC-IT In reply to You need to Take Ownershi ...

go to security then advanced.
Do you still say there is no way to take ownership of a drive or partition. ;-)

Same procedure.

Edited to add; But unless you are the only user on that system there would rarely be a reason to do the whole drive or partition.

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Problem solved

by bradj1109 In reply to Denied access to NTFS par ...

Previously, I was unable to get a Security tab to show up, when right-clicking the drive. After running a program called ZAR (Zero Assumption Recovery), which scanned the drive for errors, and would allow me to pull the files out onto another drive, the Security tab finally showed up, and I was able to change the ownership with no problem.

I'm guessing something was corrupted, and the scan repaired it enough to make the change.

Thanks for your help, everyone!

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