Among all the given instances, the ‘drive is not accessible, access is denied’ are one of the commonest errors. So next, we’ll focus on a step-by-step guide for how to fix the ‘drive is not accessible access is denied’ error in Windows 10. The solution also works for other Windows platforms.
Fix the ‘Drive is not accessible. Access is denied’ error
Usually, when your external hard drive shows the “Drive is not accessible. Access is denied” error message, it is because you don’t have the privilege of accessing your disk. So, to fix the issue, you have to take ownership to get permission in Windows Explorer. To do it:
Right-click on the inaccessible hard drive, select Properties. Go to the Security tab, hit Advanced, then click the Edit button. On the Owner tab, modify the ownership of the specified account.