Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Using my old laptop HD as external drive


  • Please log in to reply

#1
debo3381

debo3381

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
Im using my old laptop HD as an external drive but I am unable to access the files in my user folder. It say something like "not authorized." I removed the windows password before I swapped drives. I need to find away around this without swapping HD's again because I stripped the screw and am unable to remove the HD.

I use Windows Vista SP1 on both drives.

Thanks in advance, Debo
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
Normally you just go into the account and Vista should re-assign the permissions automatically. Did you boot into Vista on the old drive on the old laptop before you removed it or was that not possible?

Edited by Neil Jones, 29 January 2009 - 04:39 PM.

  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP