To gain access you will need to use the security tab. The open one, Permissions reads File Thank You_files ( this is one example.It does the same with any file on the hard drive) Below that it reads: Owner Unable to display current owner Change (highlighted in blue, I can click on.After install of the Anniversary update I cannot access my WD passport, the file system changed from NTFS to RAW! I moved it to another PC to retrieve my files, and it's working fine on that one running previous version of Windows 10.For some reason I can't access the files on my WD Elements external Hard drive.On Windows 7, press Windows R to open the Run dialog, type into it, and press Enter.Examine the list of disks in the disk management window and look for your external drive.You don’t say what type of attachments you are trying to open.If they include Power Point presentations or spreadsheets, you have a couple of options.
The external hard drive, a WD Elements WDBAAUDD0020HBK-01 is just out of warranty.
Here are a few possible solutions based on what you found when searching for the drive in Disk Management.
If Windows can see the drive but can’t read it, it’s possible the drive was formatted with a file system Windows doesn’t normally support.
It is plugged in to my desktop computer and is never moved from my desk here at home. The tabs are are General, Sharing, Security, Customize.
I receive an error message saying: You don't currently have permission to access this folder. I click continue and I get another error message: you have been denied permission to access this folder. The open box says: You must have read permissions to view the properties of this object. I click Advanced a new box opens with three tabs, Permissions, Auditing, Effective Access.