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Using my old laptop HD as external drive

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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
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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.

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