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Can not access files from old hard drive...


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BumpSkillz

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I have a new laptop and I bought an adapter to plug my old laptop HD into my new laptop using a USB cable. My new laptop recognizes it perfectly and I can get into it, but it will not allow me to access ANY files in the "My Documents" folder of my admin user account.

I'm hoping there is a way to "unlock" the folder so I can get my files out of it. Does anybody know?
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does it give you a "do not have required permssions" or something to that effect?
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Yeah, it says it is "not accessible" and "Access denied."

It is all the files I had under my OLD user account on my OLD hard drive, so I'm sure it's protected in some way. But surely there has to be a way around it. I need some of those files.

If I try to copy the folder over, it says: "Make sure the disk is not write-protected."

I CAN access any files that are not part of the Windows folders, but not My Documents. :tazz:
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right this is because even if your user is named the same the UID is different. there are some utilities that would work... check out www.ubcd4win.com

it will give you the instructions to compile a bootable version of windows that would let you get in there and burn those files on cd
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I appreciate the help, but I read through some of the info on that site and couldn't figure out what I need to DL or what I need to do in order to accomplish what you say I can accomplish.
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check out the windows knowledgebase at microsoft.com. they have a step by step on how to take ownership of the files.

actually I just looked it up, go here
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That did the trick perfectly!

Thanks a lot for your help.
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