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Can't access files from my old hard drive


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Angel420Marie

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Hi I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to access some of my files from my old hard drive. I recently got a new computer and i hooked up my old hard drive as the slave drive on my new computer. Most of the files on the drive I was able to access easily. I can't access the files that were in My Documents in the password protected account from the old one. I really want to be able to transfer my pictures to the new drive and then uninstall the old drive completely. When i right-click and click properties on the folder(s) i want to access there is no security tab - just sharing. Is there anyway I can get these files? i keep getting denied access. I'd greatly appreciate any help anyone can offer.
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

What operating system is on the old harddrive??

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the old operating system was windows xp also
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You are going to have to Take Ownership of those files/folders..

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Thank You so Much! Your advice worked like a charm! Now I have all my pictures on my new computer! I can't thank you enough! I was so desperate to retrieve my pictures. Thanks for helping me. I hope you get paid for doind this.
Angelina
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Thank You so Much! Your advice worked like a charm! Now I have all my pictures on my new computer! I can't thank you enough! I was so desperate to retrieve my pictures. Thanks for helping me. Murray, I hope you get paid for doing this.
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