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Can't transfer files from old HD =[


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soggyrice

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I just installed a fresh copy of WinXP on an IDE hard drive. Although, I want to transfer some files from my SATA that has a corrupt installation of WinXP on it. I can't transfer files within user's folders (like subfolders and files within C:\Documents and Settings\soggyrice)

Is there any way I could access them?
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wannabe1

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Hi soggyrice...

Can you see the files you want to recover on the old drive and just can't recover them, or can you not find the files at all?

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oh I can see them fine..

It's just that it gives me:
"Cannot copy ___: Access is denied Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use"

The only way I have access to that hard drive is through Safe Mode...but I'd rather not because it contains my old drivers from Intel and I'm using a A64 system now.
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You may need to Take Ownership or, if you used the same username on the new drive...look at this Microsoft Article.
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problem:

I don't have those options available such as The Simple/Advance file sharing

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Have you tried to take ownership of the files?
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:whistling: got it! thank you
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Glad to help! :whistling:
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