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dolface755

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Ok I am having a problem accessing some of the files on my piggy back drive. Its a little confusing so I'll see if I can explain Reader's Digest Version. We have two computers, unfortunately however the motherboard on my computer blew so while I was waiting to purchase a new one I just threw my hard drive into the other machine as a piggy back drive. My problem now is that when I try to click on My documents from my drive the computer comes up and says "Not accessible... ACCESS DENIED" I have read through the "Taking control of file/folder" postings on both this site and on Microsofts help center, and nothing that is stated there is helping. I am logged on as Administrator on this computer and on both the original drive on this machine and the piggy back. Is there any way I can gain access to these files without having to change that drive to primary drive?

Hopefully that was not TOO confusing.
But I'd much appreciate any help that could be offered.

thanks
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by piggyback I assume you mean slaved the drive to a working computer...

If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab

* For Microsoft Windows XP Professional, you need to disable Simple File Sharing, in order to see the Security tab. To disable simple file sharing, follow these steps: Click Start, and then click My Computer. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab. In the Advanced Settings section, clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box. Click OK.

To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:

* Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
* Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
* Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
* In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
* Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:

You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes.

where folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.

* Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

Edited by happyrock, 11 January 2009 - 09:01 AM.

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yes sorry I meant slave drive..... and I've tried that when I read that info on the microsoft link and in this forum and it isnt working. I still get the same Access Denied error messages. I'm using Windows XP Pro
just wasnt sure if there was another way to do this without having to rearrange the drives temporarily
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what do you mean by this...

without having to rearrange the drives temporarily


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changing the slave to primary
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