You need to place the old hard drive in a external Enclosure. Your machine is trying to boot on the old drive, so that is why you are getting the error message. When you boot up with your computer, and go to click on the external drive, you will have to change the security settings, so that you have access to the folders on the old drive. See below how to change security settings on the old drive.
You may need to modify the permissions of the folders and/or files. Please refer to the link listed below for more information about this:
Folder and file permissions
Here are the steps to modify ownership and permissions:
- Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
- Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
- Click Edit, and then do one of the following:
· To change the owner to a user or group that is not listed, click Other users and groups and, inEnter the object name to select (examples), type the name of the user or group, and then click OK.
· To change the owner to a user or group that is listed, in the Change owner to box, click the new owner.
4. If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
5. Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?
All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.
Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
6. Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.
- An administrator can take ownership of any file on the computer.
- Assigning ownership of a file or a folder might require you to elevate your permissions using User Access Control.
This is the same thing, but a little brief in how to do it.
Plug your external hard drive into your computer and wait for it to load.
Open your external hard drive. Go to "My Computer" and double-click your external drive, which should be located under "Devices With Removable Storage."
Right-click on a folder in your external drive and select "Properties." This opens a pop-up window that allows you to make changes to the folder's security settings.
Click on the "Security" tab located at the top of the window.
Change the permissions for the folder. You can choose from a list of permissions ranging from "Full Control" to "List Only." "Full Control" allows anyone to read or write to the folder. "List Only" only allows users to see the files inside the folder, but not read or write to the folder. Choose a permission to change the security settings of the folder.
Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the window to save the changes to permissions. You have now successfully changed the security of a folder on your external drive.