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    Hard Drive Restrictions

    OK I recently installed a new hard drive in my computer to be used for data storage. When I installed it Windows XP automatically detected it and made it work, and I formatted it using NTFS. It seems to work fine when I'm logged on as Admin, but when I log on using a restricted account I cannot save to the disk. It says access is denied.

    Can someone tell me how to enable anyone to read and write to the disk?

    Thanks in advance.

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    move the user to a power user account is the easiest method, you can do this by doing the following....

    Start >> Settings >> control panel >> Administrative tools >> computer management >> Local Users and Groups >> Groups.

    Right click on power users and select properties, select add at the bottom and type in the name of the user.

    Click apply and then ok, to check it worked, come out of the groups and go into users, right click on the user name you added an select the member of tab at the top, this should then show them as a member of the group, reboot and then login as the user and see if that has solved your problem.

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