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NTFS Partition Access

By vinay ·

I was using Windows 2000 Pro and have made NTFS partition on hard disk, where one drive had access to only administrator. I formated C: drive and installed Win XP Pro Service Pack 2. Now i am not able to get access to that Drive.

How do I access the drive or remove access control from that drive.


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by BFilmFan In reply to NTFS Partition Access

Did you also grant access to SYSTEM?

If not, remove the partition and recreate it.

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by Absolutely In reply to NTFS Partition Access

Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management. You say you formatted C:, but you didn't mention formatting the other NTFS partition. Unformatted partitions don't appear in My Computer or Windows Explorer, but you will see in Disk Management your second partition, without a drive letter or file system. It just needs to be formatted, maybe initialized, that's what XP requires. I'm not sure if there are small differences in the Disk Management interface, but I'm pretty certain it's in the place I described.

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by G.Brown In reply to NTFS Partition Access

You should be able to take back ownership of the whole drive.

Check out this article:
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP:

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by badguy@hongkong In reply to NTFS Partition Access

I know what do you mean.Because my friend had this problem before,but i forgot the solution,haha^_^
But I think a new solution,you can create a directory first,and then download KNOPPIX,it's a GNU/Linux bootable cd,burn it after finish downloading.Finally,boot it up and copy all your file to the folder that you created.
Enjoy it^^

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