Access Denied Hard Drive Recovery Software
If you receive the “Location is not available – Access Denied” error while trying to open a folder in Windows or double-clicking a certain drive, read on for tips on how to diagnose the problem and retrieve files. There are several reasons for this error:1. Partition table is corrupted, system unable to read partitioning information.
- Partition table is corrupted, system unable to read partitioning information.
- Encrypted folder/drive, or incorrect permissions.
- A virus infection may also cause such error.
How to Fix the Access Denied Problem
1. Diagnose the disk you are having trouble with.
Click Start, select Run and enter “chkdsk x:/F” (x being the volume letter). Or you can enter “chkdsk x:/F” directly into the search bar. Tab Enter to start the disk check process. This command requires your disk to be locked. If it failed to lock the disk, system will ask you if you want to run the disk check next time you start the computer.
Never power off the computer while checking is in progress! Damage could be done to your disk if you do so! This interface will automatically close when the checking is done. Then, try to access your folder or drive to see if the problem has been solved.
2. Change permissions
Right-click on the volume and select Properties. Switch to Security tab, under Group or user names, highlight your user account name. Click Edit.
Tick Full control, Modify and other options with a check mark under Allow, then Apply. Click OK to leave. Recheck the status of issue to see if you can access the files now.
3. Perform a full-scale virus scan
Scan your whole system with your favorite anti-virus software. After the full scan, restart the computer to check if the problem has been solved.4. Utilize a recovery software
4. Utilize a recovery tool
If the above methods all failed, try a professional data recovery tool to scan the inaccessible hard drive.
Step 1. Free download and install H Data Recovery Software. Launch the software and select the Partition Recovery module. Alternatively, you can also use the Universal Recovery module, which will deep-scan for all missing files.
Step 2. Select the hard drive or other storage devices that are experiencing the “location is not available error” and click Next to scan. When the scanning is done, you can browse the result and filter the content by file names or file extensions.
Step 3. To recover files, select from the list and proceed to choose a safe directory to save them to your computer.
After you get your files back, format the disk partition and check if the issue have been solved.