I have two hard drives, a C drive and a D drive. The C drive contains all the important program files while the D drive contains documents, music, and games. While messing around with permissions, I accidentally locked everyone—including the administrator
account—out of the D drive. This happened when I right-clicked the D drive -> properties -> security -> edit, selected “users”, and then checked the "deny" box under each setting.
After realizing I locked myself out, I tried to access the security tab again, but when I pulled up the properties window… the security tab wasn’t there. I tried doing a system restore (twice!) but it didn’t work. I also tried to fix it by allowing file sharing on the D drive, but it wouldn’t allow me to implement the changes (“An error occurred while trying to share D. Access is denied. The shared resource was not created at this time.”)
Whether I try to access the D Drive as an administrator or User, I get the same result: “D:\ is not accessible. Access is denied.”
How do I fix this?
I don’t know if it will help, but here’s some extra information:
While I was messing with the permissions, I also locked a test folder in my C Drive (the folder was empty, but I wanted to know to what extent the permissions worked). I right clicked it-> properties -> security -> edit, selected “users”, and then checked the "deny" box under each setting. Then, when I realized I locked the administrator account out of the folder, I right clicked it -> properties -> security -> edit, selected “users”, and then checked the “allow” box under each setting. It worked and I was no longer locked out of the folder. But while that method worked with the folder, it didn’t work with the D Drive. When I checked the properties of the D drive, there was no “security” tab.