Windows 10: Unable to access hard drive in Windows 10

Discus and support Unable to access hard drive in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I am unable to access my hard drive in Windows 10. When I right click on the drive name, select properties, select security and select advanced, I am... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by DougalDarvill, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Unable to access hard drive in Windows 10


    I am unable to access my hard drive in Windows 10. When I right click on the drive name, select properties, select security and select advanced, I am confronted with 'unable to display current owner: change. When I collect change I see ta box which asks me to select a user or group .. enter the 'object name'

    Any ideas how to make this work please? In Windows 7 I could just plug the drive in...

    Thanks

    :)
     
    DougalDarvill, Jun 30, 2020
    #1
  2. Paolo Mag Win User

    Unable to access Drives

    Hi Suneel,

    One of the reasons why you're unable to access your hard disk or an external hard drive is that these drives have been corrupted. For us to provide an accurate resolution, kindly elaborate the issue by answering the questions listed below:

    • Are you trying to access external hard drives or just partitioned drives on your PC?
    • Were there any changes on your PC before this happened like software or updates installed?

    Just to make sure, kindly verify if your hard drive is reflected in your Device Manager. Kindly follow the steps listed below to check it:

    • Press the Start button.
    • Type Device Manager.
    • Under Disk drives, kindly check if there's an error on the hard drive listed.

    We'll be waiting for your reply.
     
    Paolo Mag, Jun 30, 2020
    #2
  3. Unable to access the external hard drive after upgrading to Windows 10

    Hi Alan,

    As you are facing issues with accessing the external hard drive after upgrading to Windows 10, do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    Do provide us additional information to assist you better with this issue:

    • What is the make and model of your devices?
    • What exactly happens when you try to access the drive?
    • What is the complete error message/ error code of this issue?
    • Were you able to detect the device under Device Manager/ File Explorer?

    Step 1: As a workaround, I suggest you to do the following to detect the issue:

    • Connect the hard drive to different port and check if the issue persists.
    • Connect different hard drive to the same port and check.
    • Connect different hard drives to different ports and check.

    Step 2: If the device is not detected on your computer try to run
    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter as it checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.

    • Press Windows key from the keyboard, type
      Troubleshooting and select it.
    • Click on view all option on the upper left corner of
      Troubleshooting window.
    • Select the Hardware and Device
      options from the list.
    • Click Next to run the Hardware and Device
      Troubleshooter

    Step 3: I suggest you to check if there are any drivers with yellow exclamatory mark in the Device Manager.

    • Press Windows + X from the keyboard, click on
      Device Manager
      .
    • Right click on the detected driver, click on Properties
      and check the device status.

    Hope it helps. Try the above and update us the status of this issue with the required information, we will be happy to help you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jun 30, 2020
    #3
  4. Unable to access hard drive in Windows 10

    Am unable to access my transcend external hard drive..

    Beginning this afternoon I have been unable to access my hard drive
    When I plug it into my computer it keeps blinking and blinking light.
    Towards the tail end of the compter accessing it.
    What can i do?
     
    purplekaycee, Jun 30, 2020
    #4
Thema:

Unable to access hard drive in Windows 10

Loading...
  1. Unable to access hard drive in Windows 10 - Similar Threads - Unable access hard

  2. Unable to access data stored on external hard drive.

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Unable to access data stored on external hard drive.: I am unable to access data that is stored on an external hard drive. I get an error message that says "You don't currently have permission to access this folder." This is data I stored on this external drive. I have used this drive to store data off my computer and so off...
  3. External Hard Drive No Access

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    External Hard Drive No Access: My external Seagate Backup Plus Drive shows up as E:\ when I plug it in but is not able to be accessed. I could see under right click properties that it was an NTFS drive and the name but zero for used, free, and capacity. I could get in from the command prompt and got one...
  4. remote hard drive access

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    remote hard drive access: Hello; I replaced a hard drive in a laptop with a SSD cloned, it works fine. Bought a case for the drive removed, but when I connect it via usb, the drive powers up, and I get the icon showing a usb connection, but the drive doesn't show up in the tree. I left the...
  5. USB hard drive is not accessible

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    USB hard drive is not accessible: I just tried to access my external usb hard drive and was unable to do so. Received error message: "E:\ is not accessible - the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable". I just updated all my drivers 2 days ago so I tried plugging the drive into my laptop which has the...
  6. Can't access hard drive

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Can't access hard drive: Hi Im running w10 on an EliteBook. Local disk drive C with a capacity of 30gb is now full. There is a second drive New Volume D with 285gb capacity but despite switching where content is saved, this doesn't happen. I have tried formatting to no avail Anyone got any ideas....
  7. Unable to access hard drive after encrypting it using Bitlocker

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Unable to access hard drive after encrypting it using Bitlocker: Hi, I attached a removable hard drive with my office laptop. I mistakenly choose to bitlocker encryption. Bitlocker started encryption and stopped at 76%. After waiting for long time I removed it from laptop. After that I tried to read the data using my office laptop and home...
  8. Unable to access Samsung M3 Portable hard drive.

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Unable to access Samsung M3 Portable hard drive.: my m3 was plugged into my windows 10 laptop, and was working, i turned my laptop back on and it said that it could read the files, i tried unplugging it and other computers, it shows in device manager but doesnt appear on the desktop, ive tried uninstalling and updating and...
  9. External Hard drive not accessible

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    External Hard drive not accessible: My external hard drive was unplugged accidently. When i plugged it back into the computer, it recogonized a previous error with it and was in the process of fixing those errors automatically when it was accidentally unplugged again. Now when i plug in my external drive the...
  10. External Hard drive not accessible...

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    External Hard drive not accessible...: Hi All, External Hard drive not accessible...? I have 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim 200gb cloud Hard Drive. It was working fine on Win 7 earlier, I formatted my desktop and installed win 7 OS since then my exernal hard drive is not initializing. My external hdd was not...