1.    15 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 10

    Can't take ownership of external hard drive


    I have an external hard drive and when i try to open it, it says access denied..
    when i try to see the ownership, it says unable to determine owner.
    When i try to change the ownership through various methods like cmd promp takeown or by going to the properties of the drive, it says unable to set new owner, access is denied...
    Please help!!
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  2.    16 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,133
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    See
    External Hard Drive Access Denied [Solved] - Windows 7 - Storage
    - sounds similar

    What's the history of the external drive? Has it had Windows installed on it? Is it encrypted?
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  3.    16 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    See
    External Hard Drive Access Denied [Solved] - Windows 7 - Storage
    - sounds similar

    What's the history of the external drive? Has it had Windows installed on it? Is it encrypted?
    The underlining issue is the same.. However, the hard disk was never encrypted nor did it ever have windows installed on it..
    However, when i try to follow the steps given in the post, it still does not allow me to change permissions as i stated in the post itself..
    Somehow, even while using the Administrator acc built in of windows, i am not able to regain control of the hard drive..
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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