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New external HD works, is recognized, but folder inaccessible


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#1 naocken

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 01:38 AM

Laptop melted down, salvaged two HDs. Bought an external case, plugged in "D:", works, information is accessible. Plugged in "C:", everything is accessible except the important stuff. All of the info under folder name "Nick" (me) is "Access is denied". I thought perhaps it was because I was always logged in as an "administrator" on the previously working laptop and that info was password protected. My problem is (if that is the case) I don't know how or where to enter the password to open the folder and remove that restriction. Any help you can offer is much appreciated.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 11:41 AM

It's just the nature of XP and Document/Settings folders. No password, no encryption involved.

Happens to most of us when a hard drive moves from one system to another...can be easily overcome, How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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