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Trying to recover files using HDD Enclosure caddy - no luck

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  1. strustru

    strustru Thread Starter

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    Hello

    I hope you can help me!

    My laptop screen broke and I bought a new laptop. I then went and bought a 2.5" USB HDD Enclosure caddy to recover my stuff - and have put the HD into it. Everything seems to be running fine - I can access all "shared" folders on the old hard drive using the caddy, but anything that is under "user" (administrator) keeps coming up "access denied". I can see all my old folders and even pics on my Desktop but it won't let me view them; "access denied".

    I fear it is because my laptop was password protected i.e. when using Windows XP on my old laptop everytime I logged in I had a password to type in. I don't know how to fix this! I can't find any way of sharing the folders or typing in my old password. Hope you can help!
     
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  3. strustru

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    Hi - thanks for your reply

    I tried following the instructions but when I right-click 'Properties' of disk in My Computer - I do not get what is shown in the examples given.

    After opening 'Properties' I only get 6 tabs - 'General', 'AutoPlay', 'Tools', 'Hardware', 'Sharing' and 'Quota'.

    I tried going into 'Sharing' and clicking 'share this folder with network users' etc but it still doesn't let me access the files and folders within the HD
     
  4. Triple6

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    You need to right click on the folders on the drive not the drive itself.
     
  5. strustru

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    when I 'right click' a folder "access id denied" to, I only get three options; 'general', 'sharing' or 'customize'
     
  6. strustru

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    when I try and "share" it, it won't allow me "access denied"
     
  7. ajkane

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    Take the HDD out of the laptop and connect it to another computer, download this: http://www.clonezilla.org/downloads/stable/iso-zip-files.php (click on top for the latest download) and use it to clone your HDD (you will either need to buy a new HDD/SSD, or partition the drive in the computer you are moving the HDD into, and have a blank partition that has enough empty space to hold the amount of used space on the restricted HDD. If you don't know how to partition you can either look it up or I can tell you. After you clone the drive all the restrictions should be gone. Then you can reformat the restricted HDD and clone it back, using the same software (or you can leave it blank and start from scratch).
     
  8. strustru

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    Hi ajkane - the disk is already out of the laptop - it's in an external HDD enclosure
     
  9. ajkane

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    Try putting it right into one of the SATA ports on the MB, then you might get better luck, if not do what I described but right through the MB, not through and external connection, not unless you have incompatible system types (E-fat, and SATA).
     
  10. Triple6

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    What version of Windows is on the new computer? You may need to hook it up to Windows XP Pro or Windows 7 Pro computer and take ownership and grant everyone access to the folders.

    Not sure why you are trying to share it.
     
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    Download the attachment. Unzip it. Right-click the reg file inside and choose "Merge". That will add a new context menu entry.

    Then, right-click the drive or the files and folders you want and choose to take ownership of them.
     

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