can access drive only on explorer

December 28, 2008 at 22:43:39
Specs: Windows XP SP3, Athlon 64 3200 / 4GB (off
Hi, when I insert my SD card into any of my card readers and go into My computer and click on the drive I get the error: "access is denied" however if I right-click and select Explore, I can view all the files... is there a way I can fix it to be able to view it the normal way?


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December 29, 2008 at 11:07:03
Wild guess!! Right click the drive and select 'Sharing and Security. See if you can find anything in the sharing tab that doesn't look right.

If all else fails and you don't mind using 'Explorer' instead of 'My Computer', you could create a shortcut to it on your desktop. It's located at 'c:\windows\explorer.exe'.

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December 29, 2008 at 11:56:32
Thanks aegis1 for your reply.

I indeed looked into the Sharing and security, there was only the Sharing tab, since it's a drive not a folder. Everything looked right there, permissions for everyone.

I could use a shortcut to explorer, but I'd like to know the cause and solution of the problem too.


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January 4, 2009 at 10:57:17
To fix this issue follow these steps.

1. Open the SD card via explorer.
2. Enable Hidden files and System files from tools=>folder options.
3. There will a file "Autorun.inf ".
4. Delete it.
5.If show Hidden files not works then follow these steps to show hidden files.

Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box.
Go to this key:

In the right hand area, double click hidden and change the value to 1.
Now you’re all set to go. Check it in your tools menu if the changes have taken effect.

6. when you deleted "autorun.inf" .reconnect the SDCARD and check.

Still iseeus. Reply with the findings.

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January 12, 2009 at 21:56:18
Thanks subhashchy, your answer seems the most likely solution. I actually was trying to fix my friend's SD card, and he has it right now. I'll tell him about your solution and post the results.

I meant to reply earlier, but I was caught up in something else and forgot...

Thanks again!

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