An error occurred while applying security information to: J:\ Access is denied. After going from Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit one of my USB drives is not accessible.

So far I have tried the solution I could find, and the suggestion everywhere I look is to set the owner, however, I get this error message when I try to set the owner!

In Disk management the volume looks like a healthy NTFS disk.

The problem is that I can't see any files or folders on the drive after changing OS.
At the computer overview it shows the disk has 93GB free of 931GB size.
If I open the drive in explorer it sais: "The folder is empty"
If I dir from cmd:
 Volume in drive J is LaCie
 Volume Serial Number is 280D-B6F2

 Directory of J:\

File Not Found


I have even tried to enable and log in on the Administrator account to try to set the owner by rightclicking on the drive, Properties->Security->Advanced->Owner->Edit. In here I have tried both selecting Administrators, and my user, checking "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects". All efforts lead to the same error message as initialy described.

Further more I can add that in the Security tab The Administrators group shows as having full access.

Please tell me what I can do to get access to my files back? Or what aditional information is required to solve my problem. thanks.


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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 9,128 Applies to:
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