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Copy Files From XP home to Win 7


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#1 taxi.driver09

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

So, my dell desktop motherboard fired so I want to transfer the files to my laptop. but i keep running in to the permissions issue. So what am i doing wrong? I keep changing the permission but i'm not able to copy the files.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:45 AM

Without a more clear explanation of how you are trying to copy the files, what files you're talking about, and where everything is located it's difficult to know exactly what we're talking about. My best guess at this point is that you need to take ownership of the XP files (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421). If that doesn't do it, please provide a complete and detailed explanation of what you are trying to do and HOW you are trying to do it.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

My laptop is running win 7 64bit. The harddrive is from my dell dimensions desktop that the motherboard went bad in. I have the hard drive connected externally with usb. I'm trying to recover pics, music, text files, etc, from my hard drive.

i'll try to explain step by step of what i'm doing.

1. open windows explorer to view files

2. i'm attempting to open G:/documents and setting/rick/my documents/my pictures and i get "you don't currently have permission to access this folder" "click continue to permanently get across to this folder

http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/Rickwe76/media/access1_zps51133e39.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3

3. i click continue and get "you have been denied permission to access this folder"  "to gain access to this folder you will need to use the security tab"

http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/Rickwe76/media/access2_zps49757422.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2

4. i click the security tab and see the properties for the folder. Security tab at top is already selected. i click continue.

http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/Rickwe76/media/Access3_zps89824cbd.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

5 new screen opens and now i'm at a lose on what to do. i've tried clicking and using the RWE76/administrators and get 

http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/Rickwe76/media/access5_zpsa1bf5985.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

6. but when i close everything and try to open it (i go as far as to eject the drive and plug it back in) it give me the issue of not having permission but when i click continue, it will show me the files but i can't open, cut, or copy them.

http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/Rickwe76/media/access6_zps78f2454e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

or when i cut or copy to move to my laptop "You'll need to provide Admin permission to copy this file"  I click continue and get this

http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/Rickwe76/media/access7_zpsf35705a6.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

clicking try again just brings me back to it. 

So what did i have to do to move my files? what am i doing wrong?

I hope the images help


Edited by taxi.driver09, 24 March 2013 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

And thank you allan for responding



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:41 PM

Please follow the instructions in my first post to take ownership



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:49 PM

my laptop doesn't run xp. it runs windows 7 64bit. the instructions are for xp. would it work? the old hard drive that i'm trying to get everything off is xp.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:18 AM

Please follow the instructions in my first post to take ownership



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

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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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:11 PM

LOL - Now I understand the confusion. Thought I'd posted a link for taking ownership in W7. Sorry  --  and thanks for the assist hamluis :)



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

:thumbup2: , I've done that myself, so it was easy for me to see what was going on :).

 

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:21 AM

Thank you all. between the info and help section. I was able to understand the permission issue and take ownership of them. Now I know why I don't like Windows 7.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:53 AM

This has nothing to do with Windows 7. Permissions and ownership have been around since Windows XP - hence the need to take ownership of the XP files. Anyway, glad you're up and running and sorry again for the confusion.






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