Can't change permissions or take ownership of Local Disk D:/

fredlee66

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SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
I need help changing permissions and taking ownership of my Local Disk D.I have denied all permissions to my Windows Vista Local Disk D,and now I cannot change the permissions or take ownership even as an Administrator.System Restore didn't help.The disk is marked "Access Denied" and when you go to its properties,you find the following:

General: Access Denied
All spaces 0 bytes


Sharing: Not Shared


Security: Current owner---Unable to display current owner
When I click to change ownership to Administrator,I get "Unable to set new owner on Access Denied (D:). Access is Denied"
Same results when I go to Advanced.



Please help me!!!.I don't want to lose my documents on the Disk.
 
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Try activating Vista's hidden administrator then taking ownership.

The hidden administrator is the most powerful user, so remember to disable it after you have finished with it.

A tutorial from the How To Geek:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/

btk1w1

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What is your local disk D?

The operating system is usually C (it is on mine)

One of my DVD drives is D... I won't get ownership to that for any CD / DVD inserted unless it is a RW disk.

Other D drives are system recovery / restore drives. There is no need to take ownership of this partition.

What does your D drive represent?
 

btk1w1

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Try activating Vista's hidden administrator then taking ownership.

The hidden administrator is the most powerful user, so remember to disable it after you have finished with it.

A tutorial from the How To Geek:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/
 
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