Especially reply by hamluis to post by BRETMJ1 on 17 May 10
I have the same problem except my HD was infected with AV Security Suite. Was in a Dell GX270 running XP Pro (thought to be SP3). Put that HD in a USB case and connected to another GX270 running XP Pro where it is now E:. I am Administrator (w/o password) on both PCs and there are no User accounts. Disk properties says ~53 GB is used but the file list shows only ~12.6 GB.
Simple File Sharing is disabled on both C: and E: drives. Went thru the Take Ownership procedure on the E: drive. Administrator with Full Control is now exactly the same on both drives. All the Allow items on the Security-Advanced tab for both drives are checked. Have you any ideas on how I can get at the hidden 40 GB of folders and files? (I have not changed anything on the infected HD but I have a Ghost image of it. Image is ~51 GB.)
Screen dump is attached.
Suggestions will be greatly appreciated.