Inacessible Files

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  1. JaJae

    JaJae New Member

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    I know the rules and have read them. I'm not asking for any illegal advice that would infringe any copyrights. So please don't respond in such a manner so my thread doesn't get locked.

    I have Windows XP. I just built a new computer and got a new harddrive. I'm running my old one as a slave. I transferred my Windows XP CD Key to the new windows setup on the faster drive.

    I'm trying to access the my documents folder on the old harddrive and I am unable to for security reasons. I was wondering if there's a way around that through the administration settings or if I could just wipe the windows directory from that drive. I have the user/password for the account on that computer if that at all matters.

    I tried setting the old drive back to the master, but Windows will not boot due to registration reasons. I don't use this drive for anything but storage. Any advice would be apprecitated.
     
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  2. R-Type

    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    Assuming you didn't encrypt your documents folder on the old install, you could logon with a privileged admin acc't to 'take ownership' of the folder, then give your normal account full permissions to it.

    rightclick the folder -> properties -> security ->advanced -> owner

    make sure you check off the 'replace ownership of subobjects' box sot hat all of your documents are moved to the new permissions as well.
     
  3. JaJae

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    I don't see an advanced tab under sharing. I'm using XP Home if that matters here. Under general tab I clicked advanced and tried checking "folder is ready for archiving" and all files underneath. But I get an access denied error when trying to do so.

    And I can't log into the windows on the old harddrive.
     
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  5. JaJae

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    This can be done, thank you.
     

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