“I have a 2TB external hard drive to store my backup data. Today, when I tried to access a subfolder on it, a message stating “access denied” was displayed on screen. It was working fine until yesterday and now I cannot access folders. Is there a way to gain access without the risk of losing my data?”
Problems associated with accessing files and folders on external hard drive on Windows can be due to corrupted user account, permission issues or even due to corrupted files. Here are some definitive solutions to gain access to the folders.
There are two different ways to fix the error and regain access to your folders on External hard drive. If you have a boot failure issues altogether, follow this guide to tackle external hard drive not starting up problem. Below are the methods to fix access denied error.
Once you take the ownership, you should now be able to access the folders but, there are chances that you may receive Recycle Bin is corrupted message and denying you the access. In such a case,
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