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tetley

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Ok, I have Vista Ultimate edition and had a problem with it recently booting to the desktop. I could only get there in safe mode and to make a long story short, I figured it was easier to start fresh rather then fix the multiple problems that popped up. So decided to put in a new hard drive and do a clean install of vista on that instead...with hopes of just copying my personal settings (ie. email, bookmarks, etc) from my old hard drive to this new one once everything was operational. So I did that...install a clean install of vista on to this new hard drive and it works perfectly. Then re-connected my old drive as a second (slave) drive. But unfortunately, I cannot access the User files on that old drive because it says I don't have permission etc. Plus I figured I could have just used the Transfer Files & Settings wizard but that program seems to assume you're transferring from an old computer that is still operational to a new one. How do you go about transferring the personal files from a second drive to a new one without doing a clone copy? And how do a regain complete control of that second e-drive so I can access ALL the data on the drive and transfer what I need?
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Cybertimber2007

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Was Bitlocker enabled on your old drive, and did you have a password on the account.

Edit: Ok try what Wannabe1 said below me first. I hadn't thought of that.

Edited by Cybertimber2007, 14 July 2007 - 08:55 PM.

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wannabe1

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Hi tetley...

Navigate to and right click on the file or folder you want to recover and choose "Properties". Click the "Security" tab and grant your user name or your Administrator group full permissions. You should then be able to recover the data.

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