Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Drive Security Settings - Vanished


  • Please log in to reply

#1
blrjohn07

blrjohn07

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 55 posts
Dear Friends,

By mistake or without understanding i have changed some of my drives security settings. some access permission etc i have changed. Now i can not access the drive.The security tab is vanished from the drive's properties. Please help

any drive properties are like this

Posted Image

After I messed up now the drive properties is like below

Posted Image

No security tab :)

Datas are very important in this drive. How can i get them back. Requesting my friends here to help me out :)

Edited by blrjohn07, 26 February 2010 - 12:54 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Ferrari

Ferrari

    PC SURGEON

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,939 posts
What about if you go to the sharing tab?
  • Right Click the Drive, i.e C:
  • Select Properties
  • Click on Sharing Tab
  • Click Advanced Sharing
  • Click Share this Folder
  • Click Permissions
  • Make sure "Everyone" is highlighted
  • Tick on Full Control

I'm not the best at these things, but no one has replied to your topic. Does doing the opposite of this help?

How to remove(in your case enable it) Windows Security Tab:
  • Click Windows Orb
  • Click Run...
  • Type or copy and paste gpedit.msc
  • Double Click User Configuration
  • Double Click Administrative Templates
  • Double Click Windows Components
  • Double Click Windows Explorer
  • Double Click "Remove Security Tab"
  • A Window will open
What is it set to? Enable, Disabled, or Not Configured. In your case, set it to Disabled. Does this help?

EDIT: Are you sure it was always there? What about a system restore to a previous date?

Edited by Ferrari, 26 February 2010 - 04:58 PM.

  • 0

#3
blrjohn07

blrjohn07

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 55 posts
Hi Ferrari,

Really appreciate that your effort to help me out.

First option didn't work. It showed below message

Posted Image

Second option, It was set to Not configured. I set it to Disabled. It didn't work

Now trying to do system restore

Edit : System Restore I don't have old enough restore point.

Is there any other way i can solve this ?

Edited by blrjohn07, 01 March 2010 - 10:00 AM.

  • 0

#4
Ferrari

Ferrari

    PC SURGEON

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,939 posts
Removed instructions, I will add another reply after some research. Sorry. I'm currently looking for a way to edit the registry, my first instructions were for Vista, I need to confirm same registry path for Windows 7.

Edited by Ferrari, 01 March 2010 - 04:43 PM.

  • 0

#5
blrjohn07

blrjohn07

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 55 posts
Ferrari,

No problem at all. Take your time. I am so worried for my data :) Lets see how things go

Cheers!
  • 0

#6
Ferrari

Ferrari

    PC SURGEON

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,939 posts
Ok, I've done some double checking, and the fix for Vista is the same for Windows 7. Before editing the registry, it is always best to back up your registry just in case.

Step 1. Back up your registry with ERUNT. Tutorial for Installation and Use HERE.

Step 2. Now go to THIS link, and download the Restore_Security_Tab.reg file. It's very simple, save it to your desktop, double click the file (or right click, merge) and agree to all prompts. It will seem as nothing has happened. A restart is required for the changes to take affect. Take a look at the below image for step by step instructions.

EDIT: And don't worry, as long as your drive is working which I think it is because you can see it under "Computer" there are ways to get to the data outside of Windows via Puppy Linux Live CD. Lets just try to get it working the way it is supposed to first so you don't have this problem in the future.

Posted Image

Edited by Ferrari, 02 March 2010 - 02:25 PM.

  • 0

#7
blrjohn07

blrjohn07

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 55 posts
Dear Ferrari,

Thats really a good effort. Right now I am not in home. Will be back at evening. Will definitely check and let you know.

Seems i m lucky to get expert friend like you.

Note : Shall we try to be good friend ? :)

Edited by blrjohn07, 02 March 2010 - 10:27 PM.

  • 0

#8
Ferrari

Ferrari

    PC SURGEON

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,939 posts
I got your message. Before we try the Puppy Linux CD, are you able to see the folders on the drive, but it just won't let you access them? If so,

Try this, http://www.howtogeek...-menu-in-vista/

Puppy Linux will involve copying and pasting the data onto another external hard drive, flash drive, or some other media like CD/DVDs. It won't really solve the problem as I'm sure you would like to keep the data on your computer, right?

I have also sent a message to a knowledgeable staff member here to see what he has to say. He may make a reply in the topic.

Edited by Ferrari, 06 March 2010 - 12:09 PM.

  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP