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Trying to retrieve media files from old hard drive


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IUBiff

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Hello guys, newbie here. I recently bought an E Machines computerafter my HP was killed in a lightning strike. I have installed the old hard drive into my computer and am currently running it as a slave to store music and what not. What I would like to do is retrieve all of my old music, but I cannot find it on the hard drive. I don't know if this is due to the fact that I had my profile password protected and privatized, or that they just mysteriously disappeared. Is there a way for me to get my old music??????? Thanks for any help.
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Was the old hard drive running a different OS, or have you formatted it recently? Otherwise it should be there :s
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Well, I was running it under Windows XP Pro. This new comp. came bundled with XP Home. I haven't formatted it recently. THis is what I have tried. I open up the drive, go to Documents and settings, and try and open"Biff"(my user name). A dialogue box pops up saying that the folder is unaccessible. The only reason I can think of is because it is password protected and all of the files are privatized.
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OK, so I did some searching and it looks like this has happened to someone else. He was then recommened to a site the told him how to regain ownership over a file. THe directions didn't work for me. It is saying that access is denied, and I have no way to get on the hard drive and change the password protection. I can view all of my program files, but no documents. I conneceted the old HD to the primary cables, and changed the jumper position to master, and I couldn't even boot up Windows, my computer just kept restarting. I have no idea what is wrong with it and need to access these documents. THanks.
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THanks for the help. (Sarcasm) I went over the instructions that I found earlier and got it to work.
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I have recently had the same problem, with trying to put a old hard drive in a new system. Did you ever get it working??? I have 30 gig of music i could do with.


thanks loads rob.
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