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Drive E not accessible

Hello everyone

I am using windows xp, i have earlier kept security restriction for drive E: to open only by the administrator, later on i have removed the restriction.

My windows crashed due to power failure, i reinstalled windows, but now by using administrator account, the drive E is not accessible. Its shows the following message. "E:\ is not accessible. access is denied"

When i right click on its properties,. it shows only 3 tabs general,. tools and hardware.

How can i get access back, i have my important files in them. Please help
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    One suggestion I read is to boot into Safe Mode and try to take ownership of the drive there.
    Link to instructions on how to take ownership of a drive:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
  2. Thank you very much kenrivers, that worked out :)

    But changing the permissions of each file is a tiresome work.

    Thanks once again :) you made my day :)
  3. Shivam Reckz said:
    Thank you very much kenrivers, that worked out :)

    But changing the permissions of each file is a tiresome work.

    Thanks once again :) you made my day :)


    Glad I could help.
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