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External Hard Drive Help

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#1 weeminer


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Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:05 PM

I bought a new computer and got rid of the old one but I kept the hard drive and made it into a external hard drive for my new computer. I got the external hard drvie working but I want to access a folder I had saved on the desktop of my old computer but when I go to my hard drive->documents and settings->user1 it tells me that the folder is unaccessible. Access is denied. So its as if I'm signed into a guest account. Is there anyways to get into this or around this cause I think it's the only way to get to that folder. Thanks

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:49 AM

You may need to take ownership of that folder in order to access it.

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
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Posted 14 September 2007 - 04:50 AM

if you made my documents private on the old computer with windows xp then it's encrypted

this is one of the biggest mistakes you can ever make, when things go south or bad, that data is really in danger of being lost

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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