Allowing Access To All Drives In Recovery Console

The Recovery Console is normally used when you are unable to recover your computer using Safe Mode and other startup options. For example, you can use it to access volumes that can not be accessed when you are in Safe Mode. It allows you to run basic commands to identify problem device drivers and files.

Typically the Recovery Console gives you limited access to your computer. By default, you are only permitted to access specific drives and folders. However, you can change this by editing the local security policy.

  1. Click Start and click Control Panel.

  2. Double click Administrative Tools.
  3. Double click Local Security Policy. The Local Security Settings window will appear.
  4. Under Local Policies, select Security Options.
  5. Double click Recovery Console: Allow floppy copy and access to all drives and all folders.
  6. Click Enabled,
  7. Click OK.
  8. Close the Local Security Settings windows.

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