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Ive recently installed XP and I have a externalhdd that wont read

I had Windows Vista and it inexplicably crashed (imagine that). So I searched the retailers far and wide for a copy of xp and to much delight I found a copy of Professional. Well thats all fine and dandy but my E: drive says my access is denied. I know it has to do with all the ownership and atrribute BS that has to do with vista but I was wondering if there was any way to bypass that because I have very critical info and programs that I need. Please help my ease my mind!!! By the way I'm technically savvy so use your "gifted" words freely!

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  • davidkelly20 Jan 20, 2009

    I tried the unlocker software and it didn't work I guess a cmd line fix is the only way to do it. Thanks for trying though.

  • davidkelly20 Jan 21, 2009

    Need the cmd line stuff

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Check Sharing & User Permissions Vista loved to set user access rights on drives. This forum may help.
http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/f-access-is-denied/158482.html
If this does not help let me know. I will help you do it the old DOS way. Good Luck.

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