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|Basically I have an old HD from a previous computer, but I can't get anything from it because it's protected.|
I can't boot from it because when I do I just get a blue screen, probably something to do with the fact that it's not in the computer it ran on, the motherboard went faulty.
I put it in my ext hdd enclosure hoping to retreive some old files from it, but I was then faced with "Access Denied" when I tried to browse to my user directory "C:\Documents and Settings\Joe" because I denied access to it from any other user, back when I was running from that HDD.
Does anyone know a way I can get those files or remove the security?
|Boot in Safe Mode and then log on as Administrator. Not an account with administrative rights, the actual "Administrator" account.|
Go to the folder that you're not allowed to access, right click it.
In the Security Tab click Advanced.
Open the Owner[ship] Tab.
Select the Administrator [or Whatever you've renamed the account to, if you have] in the list, and check the box saying "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".
Next go back to the properties, security tab.
Add your default user to the list you see [Click Add and then type your username and click "Check" I think it's called, it should then correct the username to Computername/Username.
Check "Full Access" or "Full Control", whichever it's called.
That should fix it
I did this myself about 3 hours ago