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Changing permissions on external hard-drive

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#1 Computer Neophyte

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:49 AM

Hi all of you out there who know a heck of a lot more about these things than I do!

I have my old hard drive in a 2.5" SATA to USB enclosure and can see all of my old information but can not access it. Yes, this must seem moronically simple to most of you out there but I can not get it sorted out.

Could anyone explain to my simple self:
1) How to change or adjust the permissions so that I may get the wanted information off the hard drive?
2) Perhaps how I could "clean up" this hard drive and then use it as a back up and/or glorified memory stick?

My current system is a very basic HP 550 running Vista. The old hard drive came out of a Dell Inspiron 1750 running Windows 2000.

Many thanks!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:09 PM

You cannot access any of the data there?

In any case, try one of the following links: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=t...take+ownership+


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