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I need help with my External Hard Drive


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el_rata_y3k

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ok this is the whole story
i sold my laptop but before i sold it i backed up all the computer image into an external hard drive.
ok i have the image but it soesn't boot on my desktop computer so i am still ok
i boot up my desktop and i have my external hard drive like an additional storage with all my files.
but when i tryed to copy documents from "my documents" from the external hard drive into the desktop it won't let me because i had a password on my laptop. I know the password but i do not know how to copy the items even if i know the password because it simply tells me that i cannot copy it. Can anyone help me with this?
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wannabe1

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Hi el_rata_y3k...

You may need to Take Ownership of the files to move them.

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ok this is the whole story
i sold my laptop but before i sold it i backed up all the computer image into an external hard drive.
ok i have the image but it soesn't boot on my desktop computer so i am still ok
i boot up my desktop and i have my external hard drive like an additional storage with all my files.
but when i tryed to copy documents from "my documents" from the external hard drive into the desktop it won't let me because i had a password on my laptop. I know the password but i do not know how to copy the items even if i know the password because it simply tells me that i cannot copy it. Can anyone help me with this?



Thanks I'm doing it right not i hope it works
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el_rata_y3k

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Oops i quoted the wrong message
but thanks i really apreciate it
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el_rata_y3k

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I tryed taking ownership but it did not work maybe is because i had an administrator password on my laptop. I know the password the only problem is that it doesn't ask me for one it just restricts me from copying the files into my pc
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