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How to unlock my external hard drive

I was working with (easy hard lock) and than i lock my external hard drive
now i cant get access to my external hard drive
(the program said dont lock external hard drive but i did i didnt know that )

can someone help me please
thanks

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    i have the same problem

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SOURCE: Locked out of external hard drive!!!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

Posted on Jan 30, 2008


MLFnet
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SOURCE: i have programs within folders

If you are running Windows

  • Right-clicking the folder > "Properties"
  • You can then see what permissions you have.
  • You may need to take ownership of the files/folders.
  • You can find more information on how to do this at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
If you are running OS X
  • CTRL+CLICK the folder > "Get Info"
  • Unlock by clicking on the padlock
  • "Sharing & Permissions"
  • If you are not in the list, press the [+] at the bottom left to add your account
  • Set your Privilege to "Read & Write"
  • Press the Action Icon (the gear next to the [-]) > Apply to enclosed items

Posted on Jan 09, 2011

otacon
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SOURCE: Locked out of external hard drive!!!

Hi,

Ask the person who set up your hard drive if the contents of the driver are encrypted. Are the folder names in green?

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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SOURCE: External Hard Drive Not Regonized

Hello,
I can help you with this. Follow these instructions--> Start-->Control Panel-->Administrative Tools-->Computer Management, under the Storage section select "Disk management". Locate the external harddrive, and then change the drive letter.

Select the external drive. Right click, and select "Change drive letters and paths"-->Highlight the driveletter to change-->Click the "Change" button-->From the drop-down list choose an unused drive letter, and hit Ok.
The external drive should be recognized and accessible at this point. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank You, Raph30

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Western digital 500gb external hard drive ticking noise- Help !!!

There is a number of data recovery solutions online. Just google it. I would recommend one that sends out a static sensitive bag for transportation. But the customer service rep you spoke with, is probably right. The actuator arm has probably locked up and is failing to move back and forth reading and writing to the platters. Good luck and i feel for you with it being your new born on the hard drive.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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