I have ran into this problem several times before. I am trying to retrieve data from a laptop HDD(laptop turns on but nothing on the screen cant hear fans running or anything just an led on power switch I reset RAM and still nothing so Im thinking failed mobo?)some files and pictures I can get to but most files say its not shared with anyone but the "system". Iv tried changing the sharing settings and nothing just get an access denied. Usually when this happens i assume the drive has to be sent off to a recovery center. But i was wondering is there a free tool or a way i can get around these locks and get into certain folders? And why can I access certain user files and documents but not others??
Thanks to all that reply!