I have removed the HDD from a friends faulty laptop.
Trying to recover his .jpg pics from his 'my pics' folder but it will not allow me to enter the folder to copy the .jpg files. He had his XP O/s password protected. Is there any way that I can access this folder? KRs Den
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. 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.
Thank you 'Technotiger' and 'Fruit Bat /\0/\' I have not ignored your responses but have been busy with them. First I installed the useful little didi recovery prog. It treated my laptop HDD as a camera mem card and after 7 hours I had over 19000 pics but non of the hidden ones ( all windows and programme icons). I then tried the file sharing routine, which I use myself but it still would not get passed the block. Giving me ' an error occured while trying to share MY Documents. Access Denied.