Accessing old user folders?

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  1. Bigsnake

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    I took the HD out of my old computer and put it in my new one to pull files off it.

    The files I want are in my old user folder, which I did have a password on the account that I still know, but when I try to access it. It tells me, "Access Denied"

    Is the only way to put the old computer back together, start it up, and take the files I want out of the use account?
     
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    I asked a question similar to this last week, and it got locked. Its a frustrating situation. Hopefully yours doesn't get locked.
     
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    take ownership of the dir.
     
  4. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    Just guessing...

    Log in as admin, or add your user account to the admin group.

    go to the security settings on the folder and add yourself as owner. make sure to cascade the permissions down as well
     
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    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    damn speedy ogres.
     
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    we're big, but deceivingly quick ;)
     
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    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    Just saw you're from oregon.

    I live in Bend. ;)
     
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  9. Bigsnake

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    I saw that when I searched online and looked for it for the file but don't see a security tab. This is the only user account and when I log off it shows me as the administrator :dunno:
     
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    In windows explorer open "tools\folder options\view" and turn off simple file sharing.
     
  11. Bigsnake

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    k, Thanks, that worked.

    I was about to plug it back into the old computer. I just brought it in my room but thought I'd check this thread one more time. :wiggle:

    Edit: Argh, I got into the user folder but I can't get onto Desktop or My documents...

    What can I do to put this back to normal and I'm sticking it back into my old computer?
     
  12. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    You couldn't find the take ownership icon? what OS?
     
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    I saw the take ownership stuff. I got into my old user folder, but then the folders in there I couldn't access even after I had taken control of them.

    :dunno:

    I hooked my old computer back up and moved them over to the other partition, then put it back in the new computer and copied that stuff to the RAID. I'll be formatting the drive and using it as storage for stuff I don't care about.
     
  15. KungFool7

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    alright then.

    just out of curiosity, did you hit the checkbox that applies those permissions to all subfolders?

    I remember a problem in 2k awhile back where we did that, but ALL the subfolders weren't inheriting permissions or something...they didnt have the option checked.

    it was a bitch.
     
  16. Bigsnake

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    It showed them all checked but they were grayed out. I could click the Deny boxes only. Talking about the folder within the one I took ownership of.
     
  17. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    You have to take ownership and then assign the read rights to yourself - ownership isn't enough
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't see a clear walkthrough in here, so see if there's something you missed in here:


    To take ownership of the files and folders:

    Open a folder and go to tools > folder options > view.
    Scroll to the bottom and uncheck use simple file sharing > apply and ok.

    Now browse to the stuff you are trying to get into:

    Right click on the folder and go to properties > security > advanced > owner >
    Click on your login name from the list and also check the replace option at the bottom >
    Apply and ok.

    Now you should have access to everything. You may have to repeat on other folders or files.
     
  20. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    And you too missed the fact that ownership isn't enough - you have to add yourself into user rights with at least read rights. Ownership allows you to do this, but it doesn't give you the right to read the data until you add yourself.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    :rl:

    I betcha my way works.
     
  22. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Sweet - how bout a 6 month ban as the bet?
     
  23. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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  24. Bigsnake

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    I did the ownership and the full rights on the main folder.

    Then when I got into that folder there were all the other folders and I couldn't get into them.

    I assigned ownership on those folders and then the boxes for the other rights were grayed out, but showed checked. I couldn't click them. :dunno:

    Doesn't matter now though as I got the files off the "hard" way...
     
  25. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    If they're grayed out and checked, it means they're being inherited from the parent - there's no need to explicitly check them unless they're also inherintely denied as well
     

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