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Locked out of external hard drive!!!

I own a simpletech 400GB external Hard drive. I can access the hard drive but can't access any of the folders (access denied). I let someone at my job set it up for me and they messed up the security settings. Now the security tab doen't even show up under the property tab. What can I do to get full access to all of my data on the hard drive? Please help I have the exact same problem with my Simple Tech Drive. Where you ever able to find a solution and access your files on the external drive from another computer other than the one the security permissions were written on?

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

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The Security tab can be disabled. You'll need to go to Folder Options and disable the "Allow simple sharing of files" checkbox. (or something similar, I have Dutch Windows so I had to translat). If they are disabled the Security tab will return.

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Hi if you are locked out and cant acess any files then the chances are you have had a virus at some point as this can cause havoc with hd you could try a data recovery programme but if this dont help then the only thing you can do is format and start again

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Locked out of external hard drive!!!

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