Can't open NTFS hard drive Tags: Security Ntfs Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: June 24, 2012 3:07 AM in Windows XP Share samuibob June 24, 2012 12:22:30 AM Hello, I cannot open a hard drive or any of it's files. Tried security tabs , moving to shared documents, etc. The hard drive was password protected, and I, wondering if this could be part of the problem? More about : open ntfs hard drive | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove nhasian June 24, 2012 3:07:29 AM yep if you dont have the password to decrypt the drive then you need to format it to use it. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows XP>Can't open NTFS hard drive> Related ressources: ForumExternal Hard Drive randomly changed from NTFS to RAW? ForumCan't format hard disk drive to ntfs ForumHow to reformat a Wester Digital hard drive to NTFS Forumhelp: hard drive lost ntfs partition ForumI cant open my slave hard disk ForumMy buffalo external hard drive wont let me open my files says it needs formattin ForumBSOD, NTFS drive , now can't see anything on it ForumAccessing files created in Ubuntu (on an NTFS drive !) from Windows 7 ForumCan't format 3-TB internal / secondary hard drive ForumCan't Reformat my external Hard drive ! ForumCan't format my external hard drive . Should I wipe it? ForumLogical Drive problems - 14.5TB raid6 under Win7 x64 NTFS Forumencrypted files ( NTFS EFS) on external USB drive ForumAuthenticated Users' NTFS Permissions ForumI cant open partition after reinstallation windows 7 ForumCant open my external hard disk drive ForumI cant open my external hard disk drive ForumCan\'t format 500gb samsung hard drive in caddy ntfs ForumGetting past administrative password ForumBuy a 128 gb flash drive More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !