Put Windows 7 drive in USB enclosure and can't open Users folder on other computer

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thebigguyconnor

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I took out my Windows 7 boot drive and put it inside of a USB enclosure and when I try and go to my profile, I can't open Users folder on other computer. I don't have an administrator account on this other computer. Is there any way to open up the folder? Any tips?

It just says access denied when I try and open it up on a windows xp computer with no ADMIN privileges (I can't get admin on this computer). On a XP computer that has admin it opens fine. I figured since I actually wasn't using the OS that was on the drive I wouldn't have any trouble reading any folders on it (but I guess that because it's NTFS there are more security measures, unlike FAT32 which would let anybody read anything).

Would I just need to open up the folder on a computer with admin and then copy the things over while I still have admin?

Thanks for any / all help.
 
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2 questions
1 why would you put it in a USB enclosure?
2 Are you trying to use it with a different computer?
 

thebigguyconnor

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I put the drive inside the enclosure so that I could use it with other computers while the original computer that the drive was in is being repaired.

Yes I am plugging it into another computer, as if it were a regular external hard drive.
 
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