Unrecognized disk drive

  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home

    Unrecognized disk drive

    I have a strange problem : one of my disks has 2 partitions (G: and H:)
    When I look at Disk Management, they are both displayed but I can only open H:
    I get a "refused access" when I try to open G:
    I open a comman windows as administrator - There I can access G:, list its content ...
    I ran Chkdsk on G: No problem detected
    I can even copy some folders from G: to another disk
    So the disk and the partition are not corrupted
    But as soon as I exit from the Command windows, the access to G: is refused (within Explorer, within a "normal" command window ...)
    Any idea to fix this ? Thanks Have a good day
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 42,536
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, please download and install Minitool Partition Wizard (free)
    Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 10.2.2 - FileHippo.com

    Launch it and expand columns as a necessary so all text is visible.
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post.

    Do you have more than one user account on your PC - or do other people have accounts on it?
    Please examine the security settings on both of G: and H: and post a screenshot of both. (Rt click drive, Properties, Security).

    Do you recall creating G: ?

      My Computers

  3. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the answer
    I checked all my disks properties and found that I had no access on the faulty drive (don't know why !)
    I added my username in the properties, gave full access and it works !
    Have a good day
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 42,536
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Thanks for letting us know - there are always new quirks and oddities..
      My Computers

  5. Posts : 9
    Windows 10

    please let me know the size of G drive and whether this happened after windows updates
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