Windows 10: access denied to external hdd

Discus and support access denied to external hdd in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have an HP desktop with a ssd for a boot drive and I have been using an external hdd as my write to drive. An update caused BSOD and I had to do a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by geraldcudd, May 16, 2020.

  1. access denied to external hdd


    I have an HP desktop with a ssd for a boot drive and I have been using an external hdd as my write to drive. An update caused BSOD and I had to do a fresh install of win 10, now I get the access denied 0x80070005 code when I try to change where new content is saved. All permissions show as correct. Can someone help point me in the right direction?

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    geraldcudd, May 16, 2020
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  2. vamainiac Win User

    Access denied to external hdd since updates installed

    My issue is basically the same as some old posts and I have tried all suggestions with no luck.

    I am running Win 10 recently updated with a Western Digital external T2 hdd. My explorer view sees the drive on my network, however access is denied telling me to see my administrator. WD Quick View identifies the external drive as well as data contained on it with no luck to access. I have tried different cables, connections, etc with no luck. I tried adding line in regedit to take control of hdd and sub folders with no luck. This denial is recent, probably within the past 5 days following updates installed.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks much --
     
    vamainiac, May 16, 2020
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  3. David_440 Win User
    Permissions: External HDD Access Denied

    Ok I managed to do both steps successfully, but this problem has returned.

    I had access to the drive and while copying my files over, it eventually said the drive copying from, does not exist. When I went back to "This PC" I saw my harddrive has reverted back and since then had no access.

    I have disconnected the HDD, and on occasion Windows cannot disconnect "due to being in use by other programs" , when all windows/programs relating to the harddrive is closed.

    Going back to Command Prompt and re-doing these steps yields: "Error: Access denied".

    Is this some kind of virus?

    And will it be sorted out if I eventually format the harddrive?
     
    David_440, May 16, 2020
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  4. Ken 1948 Win User

    access denied to external hdd

    backup cant access external hdd after creators update

    after upgrading to creators update backup software is denied access to external wd hdd. I can access files on the external hdd using explorer
     
    Ken 1948, May 16, 2020
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