Found an old HDD. Installed on current setup. Tryed to 'explore' drive - access denie

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  1. Papa Sil

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    d. Access denied :p

    Anyhow, I found an old hard drive. I set it up in my case. It was recognized and all that by the computer. When trying to explore the drive, it'll let me in places like Program Files, but when I tried to go into Documents and Setting > [My Name] It says, E:\Documents and Settings\[My Name] is not accessible. Access is denied.

    Que la fuck? Where did I go wrong and how the hell do I access my own stuff :mad: :mamoru:
     
  2. Papa Sil

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    Oh and, the spacing between the two hard drives is minimal, but that is how the case was set up to screw the drives into place. Should there be a decent amount of space between the two drives? I don't know... Just seems logical
     
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    you have to take ownership of the drive, its under sharing and security tab
     
  4. CodeX

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    Who did you steal it from? It's encrypted, your SOL if you can't get the keyphrase from the person who locked it
     
  5. CodeX

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    or that, whichever lol, I never screw with the built in "security" features, kind of pointless if they're that easy to get around.
     
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    In less there is important stuff just reformat.
     
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  8. Papa Sil

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    I right clicked on the drive, went to Sharing and Security... Now what :p

    I seriously appreciate the help thus far, I'm just totally ignorant when it comes to stuff like this
     
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    There might be important stuff :hsugh:

    That's what I'm trying to figure out :hs:
     
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    you try checking for PW and what not? or try hard drive recovery?
     
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    There is no prompt for a password. As I said, there are certain areas in which I am able to view of the hard drive. When attempting to view Documents and Settings\[My Name] is when I receive the "access denied" prompt.

    What would I use hard drive recovery for?
     
  12. deusexaethera

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    Uh, it's not encrypted, it's just that his user account isn't granted permission to view the data. Taking ownership with that machine's administrator account will fix that right quick.
     
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    Then go to the Advanced... button, then select the Owner tab, then select Administrators as the owner, then choose to reset the owner on subcontainers and objects, then click OK.
     
  14. CodeX

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    Yeah like I said I have never messed with the built in security stuff in windows, or user accounts or any of that garbage
     
  15. glamdering

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    you can get into all files and folders even if there locked with a HDD recovery as long as disks spin
     
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    Thanks a lot for your time so far, but I'm not seeing what you're trying to detail here.

    I right click on the drive. Go down to Sharing and Security. From there, I'm brought to a screen that looks like this:

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    Then from there, I click the link that states,"If you understand the risk, but still wnat to share the root of this drive, click here." When I do that, I come to this screen:

    [​IMG]

    All of which do not have any sort of advanced button. Am I just blind or in the wrong place? :hs:

    Thanks again for all your help. :hsd:
     
  17. CodeX

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    You can get to the data sure, but if its encrypted data you are still screwed
     
  18. glamdering

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    LOL no...i can get around most encryption with my HDD recovery
     
  19. deusexaethera

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    You need to turn off Simple File Sharing in My Computer => Tools => Folder Options... => View tab => Scroll to bottom. Then you'll see what I'm talking about in the window you posted above.

    This only works if you have a Professional/Business/Ultimate version of Windows.
     
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    Sir, I cannot thank you enough. That worked out just as you said it would.

    Thanks so much :bowdown:
     
  21. CodeX

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    Yeah, which is why a case of a suspected child pornographer in the US district court was thrown out because they could not access his encrypted hard drive.

    I am sure you can do it if the US district attorneys office can't... :ugh:
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    You're not going to get past 1024-bit public key encryption in any reasonable length of time.

    Those DA's were idiots, btw. Confiscate the whole computer and cut the guy a deal if he gives them the account password.
     
  23. CodeX

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    I think the defense argued that that fell under self incrimination, so they were constitutionally unable to force him to give up the password, or something like that lol.
     
  24. glamdering

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    lol well i don't know the level of encryption we were talking about i figured normal users 256 or 128
     
  25. deusexaethera

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    A quick check of Internet Explorer reveals that my user account's file encryption certificate is of the 1024-bit RSA variety.
     

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