Re: UAC prevents access to my 2 SATA drives.
I had some weird permissions problems on the data on my external drive, too
(nothing as serious as yours was). If you're willing to take the time and
risk, you could copy everything from one of the drives to the other,
reformat the now-copied-drive in Vista, and then copy (not move --
apparently moving across partitions doesn't cause the files to inherit their
new home's permissions) those files back to the drive. The permissions
"ought" to be properly set. You could then do the same for the other drive.
Make sure you have backups 7 ways from Sunday if you do such a thing.
"Smithduluth" <Smithduluth@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for all the suggestions guys; The problem was permissions on the 2
> drives... SATA had nothing to do with it... I added the user "Everyone"
> read/execute/list permissions to both drives and that took care of it...
> (Probably is not the best security, but a fix for now.) They both have
> previous Vista beta installs on them which may have messed things up. I
> obviously need to do more studying of Vista features....
> "David A. Lessnau" wrote:
>> Do they show up at all under Windows Explorer? If so, can you
>> on them, select Properties | Security and see what "Group or user names"
>> there and what permissions they have? Also, if it's possible, you could
>> consider going from there to the Advanced button and making sure the
>> Administrators and System have their (hopefully) Full permissions
>> down through "This folder, subfolders and files." Ditto, I believe, for
>> (whatever your profile name is).
>> "Smithduluth" <Smithduluth@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > My 2 SATA drives cannot be accessed with UAC turned on. They appear
>> > normal
>> > in
>> > every way in Disk Management, I just cannot display the directory with
>> > UAC
>> > on. They were originally setup using XP sp2.