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Old 03-09-2007, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My laptop died and it apparently is completely dead.
How do I rescue my Thunderbird emails and contacts???

Bought USB drive where i attached my HDD, but cant access all the folders in there...any ideas?


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Old 03-09-2007, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are programs out there to use. One is Knoppix based on linux. Bootable user interface. But I like SuperwinPE the best. These are made by people and will also boot off the cdrom.
It will boot up like a windows environment. And it has a CD burning program built in and file browsers. You need to have an external burner hooked up though cause you have to leave the bootable CD in the CD drive.

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Old 04-02-2007, 03:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Apparently can't access the documents and settings folder 'cause I used password in my windows.
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You need to take ownership of the files and folders in question in order to gain access to them.

This is a common problem a lot of people experience when trying to access files on a hard drive, when slaved to a host PC.

Follow the instructions here: How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

Or here: How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP?

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