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Can't acess hard disk and security options

i use windows vista..
my cousin went to my hard disk properties, security and then in the permissions i denied acess...
i can't acess the hard disk again, is says acess denied...
can't i use my windows vista without all the security.

every tab that has the security shield won't open

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  • sleeper744 Dec 06, 2008

    my laptop's mother board was unable to booth up and i sent it for repair but the parts is obselete. so i requested to take out hdd. when i tried to acess my datas after placing it in a external storage case, and hoping to retrieve back all my data from another laptop, windows say
    "you don't currently have permission to acess this folder"
    and asking me to
    "click continue to get acess to this folder"
    and say
    "you have been denied permission to acess this folder."
    and led me to security tab.
    so i did what i was prompt i'm only able to open the folders but my files are still unable to acess eg. jpeg, mp3, etc


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You need to Login As an Adminstrator then change the sercurity settings

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