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Problem Acessing Files from Old Hard Drive Using SATA to USB Adapter

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#1 zdenochara


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Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:36 PM

I have an old hard drive that I wanted to get some pictures off of. I connected the SATA to USB adapter and everything was working fine, until I tried to view the files and was getting "access denied". I changed the permission/owner settings on the files, but that didn't work. The only way I can view pictures is by selecting them one by one and changing the permission/owner settings, and that would take forever. It doesn't work if I change the settings on the My Pictures folder. Is there anyway I can access these pictures without changing the permission settings one by one?

Thanks for any help.

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#2 Allan


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Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:40 PM

you need to take ownership. Do a Google search for "Take Ownership "OS"" where "OS" is the OS you have installed on your system.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:11 AM

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

Windows 7 Take Ownership - http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-take-ownership-grant-permissions-to-access-files-folder-in-windows-7.htm


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