Last updated on 7/10/2020
How to fix H:\ not accessible access denied error in Windows 10/8/7 that says external hdd/usb flash drive/sd or c/f/d is not accessible access denied error?
Answer: Free download and install inaccessible hard drive file recovery tools - iCare Data Recovery Pro to recover data off from external hard drive/usb/sd when they has disk inaccessible access denied error to ensure the safety of data at the most. And then you may follow the guide with 5 ways to fix the corrupted disk.
Video - how to fix drive not accessible access denied for hard drive, pen drive, sd
Download iCare Data Recovery Pro to restore inaccessible files from usb hard drive/flash drive/sd/cf memory card with access denied error on a PC or laptop.
Please select Deep Scan Recovery mode to scan your drive that reports access error.
SOLUTION 1: Simply remove the disk and then reconnect your disk to the PC again that sometimes may work, or connect with another usb port.
SOLUTION 2: Run chkdsk to repair the drive. (please note some users feedback on the internet that they used the chkdsk and found they lose some files in the end, not all files got lost, just partially. )
SOLUTION 3: If failed with solution 2, go to the "Properties" by right clicking the drive. Then Add permission to offer access for current user.
SOLUTION 4: Change the drive letter of the drive.
Right click your computer, select manage -> choose 'Disk Management', right click the drive that is not accessible, select 'Change drive letters and paths' option, and then asign a new drive letter for this disk.
SOLUTION 5: If all this do not work, you may format the drive.
Download link and tutorials on: hp usb disk format tool guide
The error may happen due to the following causes