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2TB HDD somehow corrupted

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Not sure if right section but here it goes anyways.

I had a water cooling mishap so my desktop had a large number of forced shutdowns, but after I thought I had all my issues sorted out I suddenly can't log into the desktop, so I re-install windows (something I have meant to do for some time now) but the disk is now accessible except for my old users folder (1TB in that folder alone) which windows won't get into, I haven't tried Linux yet but I will as so as I create a live USB stick, My question is is there any way I can get access to the HDD again without copying ALL my data off it and formatting it then copying it all back?
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You should be able to right click on the drive/folder, click properties, then go to the security/permissions tab and then add yourself to the user list making sure to check allow full access below. Click Ok/Apply and you should be all set.

You may need to go into advanced and check the "apply to all child objects" if you can't get more than a folder deep into the drive.
Edited by DarkPhoenix - 9/27/12 at 7:03pm
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That is why I converted my old 965BE platform into a server with Raid 5. I have lost 2 2TB HDDs both to hardware failure. Luckily I learned from the first failure, and had a backup when it happened again.

I still keep a 2TB in my main rig, now I network drives and copy over important stuff to my server. I also keep external backups of my most important data.

I would try connecting the failed drive as a external or secondary, and get as much data off as possible. You can add yourself via permissions.

I would also set it up where you move all of you user folders to a secondary drive, that way you can reinstall windows and keep all of your music/documents etc.

Which can be done by right clicking the folder->Properties->Location Tab
Edited by BeerPowered - 9/27/12 at 7:18pm
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Originally Posted by DarkPhoenix View Post

You should be able to right click on the drive/folder, click properties, then go to the security/permissions tab and then add yourself to the user list making sure to check allow full access below. Click Ok/Apply and you should be all set.

You may need to go into advanced and check the "apply to all child objects" if you can't get more than a folder deep into the drive.

I already tried that, IDK what to do and I am not interested in trying to re digitalize all of my music and movies...

Still working on the linux try, Being lazy and will probably wait until tommorow
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I already tried that, IDK what to do and I am not interested in trying to re digitalize all of my music and movies...
Still working on the linux try, Being lazy and will probably wait until tommorow

Try enabling the hidden super admin account and logging in as that. See if that will give you permissions.

Run command prompt as admin, and type "net user administrator /active:yes" no quotes.
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