Restrictions on external hard drive not allowing access



Rick70115
07-10-2005, 02:05 AM
I have and external hard drive that responds with the following message when
I click to access the files in Windows Explore "This operation has been
cancelled due to restriction in effect on this computer. Please contact you
system administrator."

When I boot in safe mode and log in as administrator I can access the drive
without any issues. I am using WindowsXP home edition.

I must have reset something but I'll be darned if I can figure it out. Any
suggestion on what I need to do?

Thanks

WTC
07-10-2005, 02:06 AM
"Rick70115" <Rick70115@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:106E3B13-5E39-48E8-B735-3647D92835F6@microsoft.com...
>I have and external hard drive that responds with the following message
>when
> I click to access the files in Windows Explore "This operation has
> been
> cancelled due to restriction in effect on this computer. Please
> contact you
> system administrator."
>
> When I boot in safe mode and log in as administrator I can access the
> drive
> without any issues. I am using WindowsXP home edition.
>
> I must have reset something but I'll be darned if I can figure it out.
> Any
> suggestion on what I need to do?
>


Make an registry edit in your User Account.

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Locate "NoViewOnDrive" and delete this key.

--
William


Restrictions on external hard drive not allowing access