Local Disk Q:\ Access Denied; 0 Bytes; File System: [Blank]
After a fresh new installation of windows 7, local disk Q appeared in windows explorer (only!). windows is unable to format or delete it, or even identify the file system. my attempts to take ownership fail as i get a message saying "access denied."
how do i get rid of this drive (Q)?
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Make sure that you follow the steps below to give full control:
Let’s try giving permissions to the drive and check
Right-click the drive and select Properties.
Click on the Security tab.
Click Advanced in the lower right.
In the Advanced Security Settings window that pops up, click on the Owner tab.
Click Other users or groups.
Click Advanced in the lower left corner.
Click Find Now.
Scroll through the results and double-click on your current user account.
Click OK to all of the remaining windows except the first Properties window.
Select your user account from the list up top and click Edit.
Select your user account from the list up top again and then in the pane below, check
Full control under Allow, or as much control as you need.
You’ll get a security warning, click Yes.
Also check in Disk management whether it is showing up or not. If yes, right click on the drive and format it.
1. Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button, clicking
Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking
Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer Management. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. In the Navigation pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.
3. Right-click the volume that you want to format, and then click Format.
4. To format the volume with the default settings, in the Format dialog box, click
OK, and then click OK again.
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