Windows 10: External Hard Drive Access Denied

Discus and support External Hard Drive Access Denied in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have Iomega External Hard Drive and it is assigned Drive: F within my File Explorer. When I select it, it tells me I am denied access I follow the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ChristineSantiago, May 18, 2021.

  1. External Hard Drive Access Denied


    I have Iomega External Hard Drive and it is assigned Drive: F within my File Explorer. When I select it, it tells me I am denied access I follow the prompts but I am not sure how to populate the fields to obtain access. What do I do?

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    ChristineSantiago, May 18, 2021
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  2. Access denied in external hard drive

    Access denied in external hard drive in windows 10
     
    MANIDEEPAPAL, May 18, 2021
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  3. Location is not available F:/ is not accessible. Access is denied. External hard drive

    Hi,

    Most of the time, when your external hard drive shows that error message, it suggests that you don’t have the privilege of accessing to the disk partition. We need to get a permit to take ownership of the drive. Follow the steps below:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Right-click your hard drive, then select Properties.
    • Go to Security tab.
    • Click Advanced, then select Edit.
    • On the Owner tab, modify the ownership of the specified account.
    • Click Apply, then OK.
    Update us with the outcome so we can provide further assistance.
     
    Martin Bar, May 18, 2021
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  4. External Hard Drive Access Denied

    External Hard Drive Acess Denied on Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft community.

    We understand your situation, we will assist you.

    Method 1:
    Check whether the external hard disk is detected in Device Manager, right click on it and click on
    Uninstall the drivers. Plug in the external hard drive again so that Windows automatically installs the drivers. Check if the issue persists.
    If the issue persists, go to the External hard drive in Windows Explorer, right click on it and select
    Properties. Click on the Security tab and then click on
    Edit and click on Add and type Everyone
    and press enter. Select Everyone from the list and place a check mark in Full control. Press
    apply and ok and check if you are able to access the External hard drive.
    Method 2:
    If you are still unable to access your hard drive, I suggest you to refer to the steps mentioned in the following link and try to take the ownership and check:
    "Access Denied" or other errors when accessing or working with files and folders in Windows
    "Access Denied" or other errors when you access or work with files and folders in Windows

    Hope this helps, kindly get back to us for further assistance.
     
    Niteshkumar1709, May 18, 2021
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