Windows 10: Second Hard Drive Root Directory "Access is Denied" Solved

  1.    12 May 2017 #1

    Second Hard Drive Root Directory "Access is Denied"


    I'm having a weird issue. I am unable to access the root directory on my second hard drive. Clicking on it just brings up a dialog box with error message "F:\ is not accessable. Access is denied. I can still access all the folders via shortcuts or the address bar, and my files are all still there. It's just the root directory.

    The drive was transferred from a previous PC during an upgrade and I had to take ownership of the drive to use it, but I've done this with this exact drive plenty of times and never had a problem.

    I should also not that I had tried using AsRock XFastRAM which makes a partition to use to speed up RAM performance, though I'm not sure what drive it chose and I have since disabled that function. The drive also contains a hibernation partition.
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  2.    12 May 2017 #2

    Welcome to the forum it's likely that either ASRock or hibernate file has set it to system to protect files so you won't have permissions on it
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  3.    12 May 2017 #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    Welcome to the forum it's likely that either ASRock or hibernate file has set it to system to protect files so you won't have permissions on it
    Any idea how to fix it?
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  4.    12 May 2017 #4

    Well, one can try to usb or dvd boot with any Linux and use its file manager to delete hyberfil.sys (hibernation file) and re-powerUp. If ASRock is still in the way, I'm not sure what to try next, maybe Safe Mode and uninstall ASRock?
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  5.    12 May 2017 #5

    Hmm. Yeah. I'll give both those a try tomorrow. Thanks.
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  6.    12 May 2017 #6

    What are the permissions on it you should be able to view them?
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  7.    14 May 2017 #7

    Samuria said: View Post
    What are the permissions on it you should be able to view them?
    Oh, shoot. I didn't think to add myself in the permissions. Admittedly, I was pretty tired the other day. But that fixed it.

    Thanks for your help!
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