Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:56 AM
I'm having a bit of an issue pulling files from a hard drive, and wasn't sure if this belonged in this area, or the internal hardware section.
Some months ago my old laptop died, most likely a motherboard issue, and I purchased a new computer (Windows Vista). The hard drive from the old computer remained intract, and I realized after adding my backup files to my new comp. that there were still some files on the old computer that I wanted, but had not had backed up on my memory stick. (mainly pictures, some documents). To retrieve these files, I got an ATA-usb adapter so i could attach my old drive to my current computer and copy the files over. I had no problems until I went to transfer the files, at which point I was told i did not have permission to access the file source.
Unfortunately, these files were stored in my administrative user account document folder, which was password-protected (Windows XP); and now I can't access the files through the adaptor as I'm not "logged in. I need to know if there's any way I can bypass this requirement, or get the hard drive on the USB to log me in, so to speak.
Thank you for any assistance.