My old laptop died and I removed the hard disk and plugged it into an external USB 2 housing and connected it to a different machine. I was hoping to be able to explore the old disk and copy some data over to the new machine. I can see the contents of the external, and open and copy over quite a bit of stuff, but some folders won't expand to let me get at their contents (ie Documents and Settings/my name).
Before the old laptop finally konked out, I remove the password login so that it would boot up to the Desktop without going through Ctrl+alt+del and password routine thinking some files might get locked, but that didn't do it. Any ideas?
And always thanks!
(Edit to include XP Pro SP2 on old drive and on new machine)
Edited by danmax, 25 September 2007 - 05:52 PM.