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Access to folders denied on external Hard drive


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#1 Yorkie

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:20 AM

Hi,

My Laptop recently died and I have some important info on the Hard drive so I bought a 2.5" IDE external caddy enclosure for it so I could access my files. I connected it up and can access other files and folders on the hard drive.

My problem is that I cannot access the "My Documents" folder where all my important info is stored. When the hard drive was in my laptop the "My Documents" folder was set to "Keep the folder private" mode.

So now when I try to access the "My Documents" folder it says"access denied".

Does anyone know what I can do to access this folder?


Thanks for your time...

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:46 AM

Yours is a routine situation :thumbsup:, there's an easy resolution.

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

Thanks Hamluis...

I followed the link and instructions and can now access my files/folders...

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:08 PM

Glad you resolved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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