accessing hard drive

  ukbahaiguy 16:04 14 Jun 2010

Hello All,

Following a failure of my computer, i have taken the hard drive out and hooked it up to my other computer via external case (usb).

i can access it no problem but it wont let me access my "user" folder. It just says "access denied"

i know i did set it up as "private" folder when it was attached to my xp machine.

how can i access this now.............. i use win xp


ryan x

  gengiscant 16:30 14 Jun 2010

Have a look here.
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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:47 14 Jun 2010

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.
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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.

  ukbahaiguy 16:06 15 Jun 2010

Thank you both for your kind help, all done and dusted !


  gengiscant 16:52 15 Jun 2010

You might want to post what you did as it might help someone else in the future, then tick as resolved in the right hand corner.

  ukbahaiguy 09:46 16 Jun 2010

yeah i just took ownership of the folder and cut it across to my computer



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