|I'm running Windows XP Home, and have downloaded the Microsoft program that enables the security tab on Home edition.|
I followed a step-by-step guide on another website, but unfortunately, it failed to tell me that if I deny access to "MAIN\Users" I'd be denying access to ALL of my accounts.
So, here's my dilemma. I'm locked out of four 100gb partitions, full of data that cannot be lost, so formatting is out of the question.
Here's the error I get when I right click the drive, select properties, and the Security tab: "You do not have permission to view or edit the current permission settings for (E:), but you can take ownership or change auditing settings."
I've attempted to take ownership of these partitions. It seems successful, but when I close out the screen, right click the drive I just took ownership of, and pick properties --> Security, I get the following error: "You do not have permission to view the current permission settings for (E:), but you can make permission changes."
So, I attempt to make these permission changes after adding the "MAIN\Users" group. Upon saving these changes, this error comes up: "Unable to save permission changes on (E:) / Access is denied."
I've gone so far as to download a 3rd party application called File Security Manager. It doesn't work. Same errors.