Windows 10: Administrator account - incomplete activation Solved

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  1.    30 Jan 2016 #11

    Followup,
    My Book does not have Domain identified. It does have Workgroup checked. In order to access files I would need to use MIONET
    on My book, I do not have a MIONET account or login.. However, there was a tick to enable MIONET on start up. I'll see if unticking this makes a difference.
    Frank C
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  2.    30 Jan 2016 #12

    Frank C said: View Post
    Followup,
    My Book does not have Domain identified. It does have Workgroup checked. In order to access files I would need to use MIONET
    on My book, I do not have a MIONET account or login.. However, there was a tick to enable MIONET on start up. I'll see if unticking this makes a difference.
    Frank C
    And attaching the computer and the My Book to the same workgroup (if they aren't) might help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    31 Jan 2016 #13

    Still struggling
    Since Windows 10 is using HOMEGROUP instead of WORKGROUP as was the case in Vista. I changed WORKGROUP to HOMEGROUP in the Western Digital Mybook settings.
    It didn't help. I still cannot changed owner in the "bad" files and folders on the external drive. Windows cannot determine if ExternalDrive is joined to a domain. To the best o f my knowledge, It is not.
    I am going to try TAKEOWN and ICACLS using cmd prompt in safe mode with the Administrator account.
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  4.    01 Feb 2016 #14

    I attempted TAKEOWN using the Administrator account and safe mode with networking.
    Access Denied.
    I think I need something like Sys Internals MOVEFILE for folders. That takes place on boot before access checks are in place
    I'll keep looking.
    Frank C
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    01 Feb 2016 #15

    What about downloading a live Linux USB/DVD, boot from that and try manipulating the files with Linux?
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  6.    04 Feb 2016 #16

    Another Way


    After many futile attempts to access the externaldrive without encountering the "Access Denied" stopper.
    I went to Western Digital's Network Storage Manager tool and deleted the share from there (delete C_Drive_Share.png).
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    It did work to free up the space It shows zero files and folders (C_drive.png).
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    It had a slight disadvantage in that the folder for the Vista_C_Drive is still present in Windows Explorer(Explorer_ c_drive.png).
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    Frank C
    Also posted on Vista network forum - Access Denied - External Drive
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