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Old 07-08-2007, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, my friend and I built a new computer and I used my old hard drive and DVD/CD drive. The problem is that my sister wants her photos but, she didn't back it up into a data disk. The hard-drive works as a slave on my friend's computer, but some how I can't access my sister's files. It tells me that I can't access it because it has a lock to it. Can this lock still be on because my sister locked me away from her computer awhile back? I'm a newbie at this so please explain it to me clearly. I tend to mess up a lot. Well if you're wondering what I'm running up inside my tower, it's:

430W Antec Earthwatt Power Supply
PNY nVidia GeForce 7300GT
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Intel Core 2 Duo - E6600 @ 2.4gHz
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Hopefully I get some reply soon, I really need help.
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Plug the HD into another computer and copy the files from there.
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Already tried. It only shows the files I've downloaded. I can't access my sister's files.
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What do you mean the files that you downloaded? Did you format the drive and install windows already?
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Alright, when I still had my VAIO, the files that can only be seen is the programs I downloaded on my VAIO. I'm trying to get a hold of my desktop documents but it's not working. I did not format the drive and install Windows because I need to get the files that's in my HD.
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What files do you see in HD?
they should go along the lines of Documents and Settings, Programs Files, Windows, etc...
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Yeah, it's like that. I see my sister's main file, but when I double-click it, it tells me that I'm unable to access the file because of a lock of some sort.
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Did your sister have a password on her account before you took out the drive?
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No there was no password on her account before I took my HD out.
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Try This. Post a screenshot or before and after clicking the file.
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