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Solved: External drive permission problem: can't access

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cybernia_nyc, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. cybernia_nyc

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    My laptop mobo fried and I took out the HD to retrieve the data. I hooked it up via usb to a desktop. I can access the drive but when I get to my user folder it won't allow me access saying I don't have permission to access it

    How can I get access? It won't let me change the sharing option.


    the OS on the drive is WIn7 Home Premium

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks for your response. As it turns out, I'm a dolt. I was using a friend's computer who had another friend of ours come in at some point and he changed my friend's status from administrator to "standard user." I didn't notice that at first. That's why I couldn't access it. And the admin pwd he left didn't work. So I had to go to another friend and now all is fine.

    Thanks for your help anyway.

    Bernie
     
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