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(Solved) - Unable to access WD passport

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  • Started 7 years ago by InDiSent
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InDiSent
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Hey guys,

My windows 7 RC1 wont read my WD passport. XP reads it just fine. Windows 7 says that access is denied. Any ideas?

Posted 7 years ago
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ScottW
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InDiSent, access is denied could be due to permissions. But I have accessed an external drive that I use in XP and Vista using Win7rc with no problems. So, I guess that the drives shows up in Device Manager and Disk Management, yes? What operation causes the "access denied" message?

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InDiSent
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You the man!!! It was the permissions. Weird because it worked before.

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ScottW
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Thanks -- love the easy ones. So, how did you fix it? Did you happen to examine the permissions first to see what it said? I have a feeling that I'm going to run into the same issue eventually.

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InDiSent
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Yeah, i looked at the permissions first. In Win 7 Beta it just worked. I did a clean install to RC1 and there was a lot of things that didn't just work anymore. Slowly they started working after each update.

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