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Schneemann

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Long story short, I've had some major computer problems and I'm going to have to reformat my C: drive. I can still access my stuff from the Recovery Console and I was hoping to have it copy onto my external hard drive overnight and reformat when I got home tomorrow. However, it appears that the copy command doesn't support wildcards or directory copies. Is there any way to get the files I need onto my external drive without having to manually copy every single one?
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Yeah, plug the hard drive from the broken computer into the computer you are using now as a slave and move the files over to the external hard drive, which you would also have connected to this computer.
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Alright, I did that and managed to copy some of my stuff, but whenever I try to access My Documents (which is where most of the stuff I need is) I get "Access is Denied."
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You need to take ownership of the files. The link below will help you do that:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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