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Accessing old my docs on old PC

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by keith33uk, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. keith33uk

    keith33uk Thread Starter

    Apr 11, 2004
    I have just built a new PC and have put my old hard drive in as a slave. I had program files and various saved files in my doccuments. In trying to access this on my new PC it will not allow me to. Thinking about it, I have realised my username needed a password before windows would load. Assuming this is why I can't read from that folder on new PC is there any way, knowing my password I used on old PC, that I can get access to this folder?


  2. cassandra


    Sep 3, 2003
    I would put the hardrive back into the other computer, and link them in a network. Access the computer that way, and transfer everything to your newer machine.
    Not the ideal method, granted, but one that will work, provided you have the patience to set up a small intranet network between the two boxes. Good luck.
  3. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    I'm not sure I completely understand. Having a logon to windows password shouldn't prohibit you from seeing your files on another computer..... :confused:
  4. jydiver


    Dec 26, 2002
    If the old drive isn't recognized in "My Computer" did you try different jumper settings? Mine wouldn't work unless they were both on CS.
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