We face different errors in different situations. In this technology dependent world, we are still not satisfied with the storage devices. Our needs are increasing day by day, the person who uses 500GB hard disk is upgrading to 1 TB or 2 TB hard disk. Why? because everyone wants to store their memories in the form of photos and videos. What will happen when your hard disk shows an error message stating "Partition access is denied" how will you try to open your partition?

Mistakes and problems are common in everyone's life. If there is a problem, there will be a solution to overcome it. Yes, you can solve this partition access denied error using some simple methods. The reason for this error may be due to improper removal of the hard drive, power surges while doing any tasks such as copying or moving, playing any files which is saved on the partition. The virus is another reason for this error; it will affect your partition and make it inaccessible. If you do not have a proper permission to access the drive or if the file is encrypted, if your user profile becomes corrupted then you will see the same error message "partition access is denied". If your hard disk has any physical damages and bad sectors, etc., it may block your access to the affected partition.

Most of the people will think that formatting the partition is the one and the only solution for this error. When you format your partition, you will lose the whole data stored in the partition. In such cases, again you need to search and find out a partition recovery software to recover the whole partition. There are some methods to solve this error without formatting the partition. Please follow the steps as mentioned below.

Method 1

Step 1: Open my computer and right click on the partition, which shows the error "partition access is denied" and click on the Properties.

Step 2: Choose the security tab and choose the option Advanced.

Step 3: Click on the Owner tab, if you are using administrator account, click on the administrator from the list. Otherwise, select your username from the name list. For taking ownership of the contents of the folder, select the change permissions button.

Step 4: Click on your account and select edit option, then choose the permissions. After giving the permission click on OK button and check whether you are getting the access to the partition.

Method 2

If you didn't get the access to the partition by applying the first method, the go through the second method.

Step 1: Click on the windows icon (Start Menu) and search for command prompt. Right-click on it and select Run as Administrator.

Step 2: Type the command: chkdsk/r and boot it in safe mode. Now you will get the access to the partition.

Method 3

Step 1: Right click on the partition, which shows the error and select the properties.

Step 2: Click on the Tools tab.

Step 3: You can see an error checking option, click on the Check button, it will start scanning your partition and fix the errors. Click on the Ok button and check whether the partition is accessible or not.

Now, you can solve the issue using the three methods mentioned above. Please ensure that the backup of important files is done on a regular exercise, if you have a backup then don't need to worry about file loss issues. Protecting your computer using quality antivirus application will help you to protect your files from virus attacks and malware threads. It is better to use online storage feature to save your hard disk space and it will help you to access your files from anywhere if you have internet connectivity.