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i have tried everything to access my westren digital external hard drive but its not working , i have even bought a new computer out of frustration and still it wont open , what to do ? my life is in 2TB WD !
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  1. So the computer does not recognize it when you attach it via USB and plug in it's power source?
  2. What are the symptoms of this drive not opening?

    And if I may be so crass....this is why we have backups and multiple copies.
  3. Darren Kitchin said:
    So the computer does not recognize it when you attach it via USB and plug in it's power source?


    it recognize it as a disk , i can even see it on my computer but when i click open ,, it says access is denied !
  4. Shrouq said:
    Darren Kitchin said:
    So the computer does not recognize it when you attach it via USB and plug in it's power source?


    it recognize it as a disk , i can even see it on my computer but when i click open ,, it says access is denied !


    What was the last thing you did before this occurred?
  5. USAFRet said:
    What are the symptoms of this drive not opening?

    And if I may be so crass....this is why we have backups and multiple copies.


    i allowed access from properties - security but still cant access !
  6. USAFRet said:
    Shrouq said:
    Darren Kitchin said:
    So the computer does not recognize it when you attach it via USB and plug in it's power source?


    it recognize it as a disk , i can even see it on my computer but when i click open ,, it says access is denied !


    What was the last thing you did before this occurred?


    cleaned up my computer (registry - errors) and restarted it !!
    and then i thought maybe coz my laptop is old and crap ..
    so i bought a new one and still !
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    My Computer --> right click on the drive (e.g. F: ) --> Properties --> Security tab --> click OK if security message appears --> Advanced --> Click Add --> Then select "Select a Principal" and make it your username --> Ensure all tick boxes ticked, except "Only Apply these permissions..." --> Click OK --> Click OK --> Click OK --> Restart if asked and then attempt to acces the drive.


    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/drive-not-accessible-access-is-deniedwestern/e5d64981-6999-40f3-872e-3eb65535d3df

    here's microsoft's version!
  8. Darren Kitchin said:
    My Computer --> right click on the drive (e.g. F: ) --> Properties --> Security tab --> click OK if security message appears --> Advanced --> Click Add --> Then select "Select a Principal" and make it your username --> Ensure all tick boxes ticked, except "Only Apply these permissions..." --> Click OK --> Click OK --> Click OK --> Restart if asked and then attempt to acces the drive.


    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/drive-not-accessible-access-is-deniedwestern/e5d64981-6999-40f3-872e-3eb65535d3df

    here's microsoft's version!


    it kinda worked had to change a thing .. thankx so much it worked :)
    but why i cant rename it :(
  9. Shrouq said:
    Darren Kitchin said:
    My Computer --> right click on the drive (e.g. F: ) --> Properties --> Security tab --> click OK if security message appears --> Advanced --> Click Add --> Then select "Select a Principal" and make it your username --> Ensure all tick boxes ticked, except "Only Apply these permissions..." --> Click OK --> Click OK --> Click OK --> Restart if asked and then attempt to acces the drive.


    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/drive-not-accessible-access-is-deniedwestern/e5d64981-6999-40f3-872e-3eb65535d3df

    here's microsoft's version!


    it kinda worked had to change a thing .. thankx so much it worked :)
    but why i cant rename it :(


    Hmm I'm not sure I'll look for an answer in the meantime, if you found any response to benefit or solve your issue please mark it as the solution for any future people who visit the forum
  10. Darren Kitchin said:
    Shrouq said:
    Darren Kitchin said:
    My Computer --> right click on the drive (e.g. F: ) --> Properties --> Security tab --> click OK if security message appears --> Advanced --> Click Add --> Then select "Select a Principal" and make it your username --> Ensure all tick boxes ticked, except "Only Apply these permissions..." --> Click OK --> Click OK --> Click OK --> Restart if asked and then attempt to acces the drive.


    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/drive-not-accessible-access-is-deniedwestern/e5d64981-6999-40f3-872e-3eb65535d3df

    here's microsoft's version!


    it kinda worked had to change a thing .. thankx so much it worked :)
    but why i cant rename it :(


    Hmm I'm not sure I'll look for an answer in the meantime, if you found any response to benefit or solve your issue please mark it as the solution for any future people who visit the forum


    found it .. dont right click and rename it ..
    open properties then name it .. then restart r computer ..
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