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Read/Write access to new partition

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by blue_harvester, 27 Feb 2006.

  1. blue_harvester

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Dec 2002

    Posts: 661

    Location: Belfast

    I just created some logical drives within an extended partition on my Thinkpad. I created these using the Admin account but when I log on as a normal user I get a 'Access denied' message saying 'Make sure the disk is not full or write protected'.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Otacon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 Jan 2004

    Posts: 21,923

    Location: All over

    Sounds like NTFS permissions to me (though by default users should have that sort of access). From your admin account, go to the security tab of the volume properties and allow 'Users' some control.
     
  3. blue_harvester

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Dec 2002

    Posts: 661

    Location: Belfast

    How exactly do I do this? I tried right clicking on the drive and going to the Sharing and Security option but there's no security tab on this dialog, just a Sharing tab.
     
  4. Whitewater

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

    Posts: 3,646

    Location: Blyth, Northumberland

    Open "Windows Explorer", go to "Tools", then "Folder Options". In "Folders Options" go to "View", untick "Turn on simple file sharing (recommended)" (it's the last one in the list) and click "OK". You should now be able to follow Otacon's steps above.
     
  5. blue_harvester

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Dec 2002

    Posts: 661

    Location: Belfast

    Thanks guys, got it sorted.