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    IOmega External Hard Drive Problem?

    I recently bought the 500gb external hd from comet and was really pleased with it.
    Problem is I can't access it any more, keeps coming up with
    'Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them'
    I've tried it in different usb ports but still the same.
    Any ideas appreciated!

    16 Comments

    Tried a different USB lead?

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;4053609

    Tried a different PC?



    Yes works fine

    Original Poster

    Shengis;4053652

    Tried a different USB lead?



    Yes same problem

    Right click on my computer
    click manage
    click disk management
    look and see what the status of the drive is,

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;4054293

    Right click on my computerclick manageclick disk managementlook and see … Right click on my computerclick manageclick disk managementlook and see what the status of the drive is,


    Healthy, active, primary partion Fat 32

    Have you tried simply restarting your PC ?.

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;4054547

    Have you tried simply restarting your PC ?.



    Yes about 5 times now seems very odd just stopped working????

    Try right clicking on the drive,
    then properties
    security tab
    Edit button
    if you are the administrator then every thing but
    special permissions should be ticked as allow

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;4054679

    Try right clicking on the drive,then propertiessecurity tabEdit buttonif … Try right clicking on the drive,then propertiessecurity tabEdit buttonif you are the administrator then every thing but special permissions should be ticked as allow



    Don't have a security tab, got general,tools, hardware ,sharing,ready boost ,customise

    cycleman;4054754

    Don't have a security tab, got general,tools, hardware ,sharing,ready … Don't have a security tab, got general,tools, hardware ,sharing,ready boost ,customise



    Are you ,logged on as administrator ?

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;4054784

    Are you ,logged on as administrator ?



    Yes...I think so same as I've always done, can I check?

    Sorry you were right i was looking at it as an internal drive,there are no security settings for a usb drive,

    Are you saying it works fine on another computer?

    Can you try another drive or usb thumbdrive in order to see if your PC is allowing you access to anything else via usb,

    Original Poster

    Ok Guys thanks for all your help, don't quite know what happened but tried system restore as far back as I could go and now working:thumbsup:

    Glad to hear it
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