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How to troubleshoot Drive Letter is not accessible error message

This is one of the most annoying problem that viruses leave behind. What actually happens is that the f-reaking virus disables your permission to access the drive. So once you have cleaned the virus Follow the steps below to access your permissions and change them. Note that you can only do this if you are logged in as the administrator.
1)Right-click on your drive and click properties.

2)Click on the security tab

3)Click on the Advanced button

4)Click on the owner tab

5)Click the edit button

6)Select administrators(if you want to allow only admins to access that files) or ALL users if you want to grant access to non-admins as well and then check the box replace owner on subcontainers and objects and click apply.
7)A message will pop-up asking you to confirm. Click Yes.

8)You will be notified that you have been allowed access. Close my computer and open it again and you should now be able to access it.


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Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions.What's annoying about this message is that sometimes it has nothing to do with permissions at all! Here's a couple of possible ways to fix it, depending on your system.
Note: First, restart your computer in Safe Mode (only XP and Vista) and see if you can open the file or programs in question. If so, it's not a "real" permission issue, it's a program or process on your computer that is giving the error.

The best solution that has worked for most people is to simply uninstall Internet Explorer enhanced security configuration.
Method 2 - Turn off anti-virus or firewall If you are having this issue in Windows XP or Windows Vista, then your problem is probably related to an actual permission issue.
Norton Internet 200X, Bitdefender, AVG anti-virus, Trend Micro 200X can all cause this problem. If you have any of these programs installed, make sure to disable them and test it you can run programs, open files, etc.
If so, then you'll have to either use a different program or find something on the Internet about to how to configure your software to not interact badly with Windows.
The same thing can also happen with an overly aggressive firewall. If you are running Comodo firewall or something similar (other than the basic Windows Firewall), then disable that also.
Method 3 - Unblock the file If neither of those two methods worked, the file may be blocked by Windows. Note that this is only for Windows Server 2003 and higher.
When you copy an EXE file from another computer to a Windows Server 2003 box, there is what is called a blocked property set on the file. This is due to the increased security on servers.
Right-click on the file and choose Properties. You'll see a button called Unblock at the bottom.


Method 4 - Real permissions issue Finally, you may actually have a permissions issue. In this case, make sure you are an Administrator or you are part of the Domain Admins group if you are in a domain.
Also, you can try right-clicking on the file and choose Run As. Then type in the Administrator credentials and try to run the file. If you are able to run it, that means you account is not setup properly or is not in the rightuser group.

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