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Hard drive access

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kasezio, Jan 25, 2011.

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  1. Kasezio

    Kasezio Thread Starter

    Jan 25, 2011
    to whom ever may be able to help me,
    i am using a dell desktop pc and i bought a hard drive docking bay so i could access irreplaceable programs and things from an older e machine hard drive.
    NOW all works well except i try to open certain files and it says Not accessible, access is denied
    please anyone who can help these files are life impact important!
    please direct me how to get into this hard drive very very much thanks to any helpers

  2. pip22


    Nov 21, 2004
    Files which are located inside a user account folder on the drive which has been moved to another PC are "access denied" to protect the privacy of the person to whom that account belongs -- even if that person is you. You are now using a different account & Windows has no way of knowing that you are the same person who owns that old user account.

    What you need to do is "take ownership" of those folders:

    For Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

    For Windows Vista: http://www.nirmaltv.com/2008/07/11/how-to-take-ownership-of-files-and-folders-in-vista/

    For Windows 7: http://techblissonline.com/file-folder-ownership-in-windows-7/
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