Retrieve files from slave hard drive

  Unsorted 13:19 30 Aug 2009

My hard drive is linked to another PC via IDE/USB connector and I can see the information on it however I am at a loss how to retrieve my docs, emails, music etc from it. The OS is Windows XP home editon 2003 and my info was accessed by a login & password at the switch on stage. I was going to slave it to another PC I have access to but that has sata cables inside.

Basically I would like to know the easiest/cheapest way to retrieve the info from it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  rawprawn 13:35 30 Aug 2009
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:11 30 Aug 2009

I can see the information

just drag and drop if it gives you Access denied then:-
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.

  Unsorted 15:44 30 Aug 2009

Thanks rawprawn and Fruit Bat for your replies I will have a go - fingers crossed.

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