My old trusty notebook died, so I got a ide cable from maplins that allows me to attach the notebook's hd to my desktop. The data is all there I can see the drive edit files etc as normal, the problem is that when I try to open the my documents folder access is denied (was running xp pro, with different user profiles) any ideas how to access the files within this folder? cheers, jim.
6hanks horiz 5 but figured it out, xp pro, right click on folder, select security, advanced and owner, take ownership and close dialogue, re-open and add administrators to security settings. close and open folder. (just in case anyone has a similar problem in the future). (must disable simple file sharing first)