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    c:\ not accessible

    I just started getting a message every time I try to use windows explorer to look at the c: drive -- c:\ not accessible

    and it isn't.

    I'm using windows 8

    suggestions?

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    A little more detail please. Are you getting the UAC "Access denied" message? How are your "View" settings in Folder options?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    J.E.,

    Is this computer by any chance dual booting? If so is the C:\ drive the one with the non-booted copy of windows? HTH
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    no to dual boot question

    attached file has screen shots of (1) error message that I get when clicking on the C: drive in windows explorer and (2) the folder settings (I reset to defaults)

    Also, this is an office laptop that has been used by others lately, so I'm not sure what changes may have been made.

    Thanks
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    Right click on the C drive in Windows explorer and select properties. Click on the security tab. What permissions are set when you highlight Administrators and Users?

    Jerry

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    J.E.

    Could you please post a screen shot of the Disk Management screen, e.g.
    Diskmanagement.JPG

    Please make sure you adjust the upper section by dragging the divider so that all drives are visible also adjust the right side so the entire (all partitions) disk is shown for each HDD/SDD.
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    A snapshot of Disk Management might help also, and what type of user account is it? It looks like it has something to do with permissions.

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    Right click on the C drive in Windows explorer and select properties. Click on the security tab. What permissions are set when you highlight Administrators and Users?

    BINGO!
    That was it. Don't know how permissions got changed, but they're back where they were
    Thanks!

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    Happy to hear it worked.

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