Extracting data from laptop hdd in desktop


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Very sadly my laptop has decided to die :( I have called the warrenty people and they will take it back and fix/replace which is great.

However I have an enormous amount of work and irreplaceable files i have bought an IDE cable that allows me to plug my laptops 2.5" HDD into my Desktop machine. Ive hooked it all up and i can access the drive :)

However my main user account that was on my laptop was password protected, and if i try to access that users documents and settings i get an access denied message, i have tried through CMD but i had no luck :(

I really need to save this data and I'm hugely grateful for any help you can give me