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Accessing documents and settings folder from an old HD on a new comp???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Abb, May 3, 2006.

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  1. Abb

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    Hi,

    My mother board fried(or something) on my old computer so I purchased a new one. There were files on my old hard drive I need on my new computer so I attempted to install it on my new computer as a slave drive. Problems arose, most likely because they both have an OS, or some other unknown reason. I am a layman when it comes to computer so I couldn't figure out how to install it properly. I came to a temporary solution though, when I used the IDE cables from the CD-ROM drive in order to hook up my old hard drive. I am now able to access the information on my old hard drive on my new comp - EXCEPT for my old user name in the docs and settings folder. I imagine it's because I was the administrator of the computer, because I can access the other users desktop folder without a hitch on my old hard drive.

    I just need to access the folders on the desktop on my old drive - it keeps telling me "access denied".

    There are two potential ways I can do this, I guess.

    A:Figure out how to boot my computer successfully with the old drive.

    B: Since my new drive boots up with no problems, figure out how to access my old drives docs and settings folder when it's on the slave drive.

    Does anyone have a solution for this? Any input on either A or B would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Lance1

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    You need to Take Ownership of the folder. go to the link to read how.
     
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