hard drive problem

  psilaq1 22:12 17 Jun 2007

Hi, can any body help? my motherboard fried so i took the hard drive from the computer and connected it to a old computer and can find everything programs etc but cant find anything that was on the desktop all my folders and photos passwords etc if anybody can help it would be much appreciated thanks. P

  Strawballs 22:22 17 Jun 2007

If you connected it as a slave then you won't be able to access anything in my documents etc without that copy of windows running.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:40 17 Jun 2007

Take ownership of files

Access Files
If you get Access Denied in WinXP Pro. Try “taking ownership” of the file/folder before it can be accessed. First of all go to Folder Options, View Tab and in the Advanced Settings at the end, untick “Use simple file sharing”, which will allow the Security Tab to be shown in the file’s properties. Also, in Folder options, make sure hidden and system files can be viewed.
To take ownership of the file (it’s best done at the folder level), right-click it, Properties, Security Tab, add your user name, fill in all the permissions and Apply. You can now access it.
click here

Access Files XP Home
Simple file sharing is enabled by default in XP Home
Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials. If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.
click here
click here and click on the link at part one and download the required program.
Follow the instructions and the security tab will be enabled. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY OR YOU COULD DENY ACCESS TO ALL YOUR FILES.

  psilaq1 23:08 17 Jun 2007

thanks Strawballs yes did connect as slave C S Fruitbat running xp Home presume they would be in desktop folder ?will try tomorrow night head fried.

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