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Old 04-08-2012, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings! I am a very new member here and I'd love to get a couple questions answered. I appreciate all of you and I thank you in advance for all your help.

I recently had my Toshiba Satellite A665 call it quits. The motherboard is beyond repair and I'm looking for another computer to use. I managed to pull the HDD from the laptop, for its in very good condition. Now, I want to get the information off it, but I had a password on the user account. The system that was on the HDD was Windows 7 Home. I am currently on my back up computer which is also running Windows 7 Home. The information on this HDD if critical to my school assignments as well as my bank accounts and records. I really hope someone can help me. Thank you so much!
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So, you can't get into the User folder? Did you try to take ownership of it? Take Ownership of a File or Folder
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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perhaps try running off a linux live CD, such as Slax. You can do it of a memory stick if you don't wont to waste a CD. That should at least allow you to retrieve your data.
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He can do it right in Windows. I think you meant a flash drive.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Flash Drive, memory stick, same difference.
I was assuming that he was unable to access the hard-drive in windows, but I suppose that he doesn't actually say that...
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I've always known a memory stick to be RAM. I rather knew it as pen drive, flash drive, etc.
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MoM is right, just take ownership in windows.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've always known a memory stick to be RAM. I rather knew it as pen drive, flash drive, etc.
I always called it a stick of RAM :P. I think the confusion originates from here, although really that's not even necessarily a flash drive.
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Thank you so much! This is what I needed to do .
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