Posted 02 July 2010 - 11:51 PM
My old XP laptop crapped out last week, and without investing too much time or $$ in trying to fix it, I removed the hard drive and, with a USB adapter, it is indeed accessible (yeah!) when attached to another laptop. However, it seems that I cannot access all of the different Users' folders in Documents and Settings. I had hoped to be able to simply drag and drop the entire contents of the drive to another (program files, docs and settings, etc- naive of me?), but the transfer keeps getting hung up on certain files and says 'access denied.' This happens even when I try to copy individual User folders only.
What am I doing wrong? How can I access and copy the different User accounts' files on the old drive? Does it matter if the User is an administrator or not? Any help would be appreciated.