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Recovering files from a harddrive

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A friend's computer died. I have installed his harddrive into a USB Casing for HDDs, and it comes online with no problem. I can access most directories, but not folders within his "Documents and Settings" directoy. It shows with "The file or directory is corrupt and unreadable."

I am suspecting that it may be blocking me from seeing the directory because of a rights issue... Is there a way to overcome that? His computer was quite old.... can I install the drive into a newer desktop and perhaps boot normally and logon as him?

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. You need to be logged on with administrative privliges and take ownership of the files/folders. Here is a guide from M$: http://support.micro...om/?kbid=308421
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