I saved our web site and a load of photos onto a TDK 8GB stick from a dell inspiron using XP, and the said laptop has died, So I have new one using windows 7, It recognizes the data on the stick, but I can't get it copied over, any ideas?
If so, you need to take ownership of the folder(s), right-click the folder, select Properties > Security Tab > Advanced at the bottom > Owner Tab > Edit > Highlight your username and put a tick in ‘Replace owner on subcontainers…’ and Apply > OK. Click Yes when you receive the Security pop-up window then click OK to the Close/Reopen message.
Now go back to the Properties > Security Tab. Click Edit > Add. Type in your User Account Name in the box. Click on Check Names > OK. Click on your User Account Name to highlight it. Check the box for Full Control > Apply and OK etc.
Additionally, you may want to add Take Ownership to the right-click menu click here=Networking%20Internet
You didn’t say so, but I assume you’re getting 'Access denied'. I don’t know why there is no Security Tab, it’s possibly because the file system is not NTFS.
Anyway, try taking ownership with full permissions for the whole drive, as follows:
Click the Windows Orb (Start) > All Programs > Accessories and right-click Command Prompt, then ‘Run as Administrator’. Type these two commands followed by the Enter key, then close the command prompt. I have used drive d: in the example below and a user name of FredSmith, change both of them accordingly.
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. or click here or 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.