SD card says "F:/ is not accessible." "Access is denied."

Hello,
I'm running Windows 8, 64-bit. My drivers are up to date, I'm pretty sure. When I put my Kingston 1GB SD card in my laptop, in "My Computer" the icon pops up then quickly goes away. I click it before it goes away and it say "F:/ is not accessible." "Access is denied." I was wondering if I could get some help, Thanks!
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Hi Malik,

 

 

Generally Access Denied error message is related to permissions. If you do not have sufficient permissions to view the file/folder/drive you get this error message. I suggest you to try to take the ownership of this drive and check if it helps.

 

 

a.    Press Windows key + X and click on Command Prompt(Admin).

b.     Type in the command  takeown /f <drive_name> \ /R /D Y

 

 

You can replace the <  drive_name(F)> with the target drive name.

 

 

If the issue persists you can refer to the following Microsoft article and check if it helps.

 

"Access Denied" or other errors when accessing or working with files and folders in Windows

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2623670

 

 

Hope this helps.

For any issues related with Windows, feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help.

 

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I dont understand what your saying

C:\WINDOWS\system32> takeown /f (F) \ /R /D Y
ERROR: Invalid argument/option - '\'.
Type "TAKEOWN /?" for usage.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>takeown /f (F)  /R /D Y
ERROR: The system cannot find the file specified.

how do i write this correctly the drive is called F?

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Hi,

Right Click Start or Windows Key + X

from a Command Prompt (Admin)

To see takeown help use  takeown /?

takeown /f F:\  /R /D Y

That command gives ownership to drive F: to the current user.

If you specify /A it gives ownership to the entire Admin group which I recommend.

takeown /f F:\  /A /R /D Y

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BTW does the disk work in any other computers?

Hope this helps.
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Hi,

Right Click Start or Windows Key + X

from a Command Prompt (Admin)

To see takeown help use  takeown /?

takeown /f F:\  /R /D Y

That command gives ownership to drive F: to the current user.

If you specify /A it gives ownership to the entire Admin group which I recommend.

takeown /f F:\  /A /R /D Y

================

BTW does the disk work in any other computers?

Hope this helps.
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Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows and Devices for IT : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.

Hi, I tried this on the administrator account (after my microsoft account "doesn't have administrator priviledges") and was given an "Access denied" message. I tried the same in my AIO PC and it still didn't work.

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