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Old 05-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My old PC died so I bought and set up a new one. I have loaded most of the programs on the new HDD including pulling off data from the old HDD (ie its temp folder) but now, I want to pull data from the old HDD that is contained within dpcuments & settings/user/my documents.

When I click on the user though, it tells me I have no access. I have set up my new computer similar to the old one. It has only one user (admin) and a guest account. If I cannot gain access to this folder on the old HDD then I will not be able to copy over all of the office documents, all of my pictures and all of my music. Also, I am using Mozilla thunderbird for my email and those emails are in this part of the HDD folder as well.

Any ideas on how I can gain access to the documents & settings part of the old hard drive?

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Old 05-19-2008, 01:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You have to take control of htem. Gain Ownership of the files. They were password protected I am guessing. google for taking ownership of files and folders. You will find what you are looking for.
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Google is your friend: "Access is Denied" error message when you try to open a folder
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Thanks, that did just the trick and now I have all of my data back
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No problem, glad you got it working.
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