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Laptop mobo died, can't transfer files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dishiki, Mar 26, 2008.

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  1. Dishiki

    Dishiki Thread Starter

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    I am trying to get files off a HD from a laptop whose MB died.

    I was able to get the laptop HD via USB slaved to another laptop. The problem I am having is transferring some files. I have a folder where none of the contents can be viewed or transferred. When I click on the properties of the folder, read only is checked. I uncheck it and hit apply but it doesn't allow me to save it. If I go back into properties read only is still checked. Any idea how to fix this so I can transfer the files?

    If I mouse over any file, it says they are encrypted. If I right click a file and hit properties, then advanced it has files are encrypted to secure data box checked. I cannot uncheck it
     
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  3. Dishiki

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    Isn't the problem with that though is that I would have to boot from the HD? I cannot. ANd I don't think I can simply just pull the HD out of one laptop and just pop this one in right? It won't boot will it?
     
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    Booting whatever has nothing to do with taking file ownership. But I believe that is a false lead. File ownership doesn't make a difference to encryted files. You need your encryption key to unlock them

    This is what you needed to do to gain access to these files.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457116.aspx
     
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