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Need help getting data off and laptop hard drive


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#1 steviewon

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:11 AM

Okay so Im trying to get data off my old laptop hard drive. I have a usb 2.0 IDE cable adapter and I have the IDE cable hooked up to my net book and my laptop hard drive. Where do I go from here? I read something that talked about copying the files from the laptop hard drive(the hard drive that is conected to the usb cable) to the hard drive on my laptop. I tryed this but I cant open or copy over files because of i get a pop up that reads "you dont have permission to access this folder". NEED HELP!

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:04 PM

What version of Windows was on the old drive and what is the laptops version?

Basically, you kust want to copy over your personal data.
Dont try to copy any programs as they will not work correctly
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:06 PM

You may need to take ownership of the files. The precise method for doing so varies with your OS. You can either post your OS version here or just do a Google Search for "take ownership XP" (or Vista or Windows7)




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