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cavedeamon
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lost permissions

I need help. Some how I lost permissions to my flash drive. I cannot access any of my files on any computer. Can anybody help me. It is a portable hard disk formated in NTFS. Thank you for any advice you can give. I also don't know enough to use linux to recover the files.

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What do you mean by 'lost

What do you mean by 'lost permissions'? Is your system setup so only admins can access ums devices, while you only have a user account? Please explain the problem in greater detail.

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well have u tried slax --->

well have u tried slax ---> www.slax.org easiest linux to use viabootable CD!!!
thats why removables should not be formated with ntfs people can set permissions on them (really unsecure in portable enviroment)hope that helps Smile

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permissions

Thanks for replying so fast
I lost permissions as in when I open a subdirectory I get an error saying I don't have permission to access folder, Access denied.

I will try the linux distro this weekend

Thanks again

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It's a hard disk, not a

It's a hard disk, not a removable device.

Anyway, NTFS supports both Windows-style and POSIX-style permissions and Windows will honor them. The only way I know of preventing it from honoring the permissions in Windows (and possibly other OSes) is to convert from FAT or FAT32 to NTFS using the Windows utility convert.exe with the /NoSecurity switch. You should be able to access all files on the disk with an admin account. I wish I knew another way because I need to make my first partition the same way. I converted my USB stick a while ago, and have not had problems, even with only guest permissions.

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backwards

can this command run backwards from NTFS to FAT32 or FAT?

This might be just what I need
thankk you Bahamut

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I dont think so

Its pretty much of a one way ticket.

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Right. If it could, I would

Right. If it could, I would have simply converted to FAT32 and then back to NTFS with the /NoSecurity switch to remove permission checks on my first partition.

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Thanks for all your help

Thanks for all the fast advice. I was able to slowly transfer all my data to a smaller flash drive then format my hard disk and restore all my data with linux.

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Send it back

this is a common issue with flash drives. it means that the drive has maulfunctioned. send it back th the manufacturer and get a new one

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