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#1 1up2down

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 03:08 PM

Hello Everyone

Having booted the computer, I am trying to gain access to folders on my second hard drive that is faulty but I am denied access because of the password. is there any way around this. Thanks to anyone who can help

Tony

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:26 PM

If you sign on as administrator or with an account that had administrator rights you should be able to access everything on the computer.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:48 PM

Hi Enthusiast

I am the administrator but I need to access folders on a drive that will no longer boot. That drive I installed as a slave and hoped to get into the folders using another OS on the new Master drive. trouble is, those folders are password protected and will not open for me. By what your saying, do you mean that if I use the same password on the Master drive, I will be able to access the folders in the other slave drive. I'll give that a try anyway, nothing to loose by trying. Thanks

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:45 PM

Hi again

I tried using the same password on the Master drive but no joy. Can I just add that it's only the 'My Documents' folder I can't open.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 08:26 PM

What happens if you put the slave disc in as the master? Will windows boot? Does that drive have an operating system on it?

What version of windows is it? You may be able to put it in as the master drive and access the data using a boot disc so you can transfer the data to your new drive.

Have you tried using windows explorer to transfer folders on that drive to your new hd?

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 11:05 PM

Hi again Enthusiast

Some good questions there.

OK, Yes there is an OS on that drive and It's Windows XP Home Edition
When attempting to boot to it as a Master drive, you get an error message saying NTLDR is missing. I've tried various methods to repair this such as going to repair consule as advised. But this only works with full versions, not with Restore disk installations.

No I haven't tried opening the folder using Windows Explorer but I will try that right now. Thanks very much.

Tony

OK, tried that, same thing with Windows Explorer

Edited by 1up2down, 08 April 2005 - 11:12 PM.





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