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    Accessing folders

    One of my PCs has crashed - won't even turn on. Took the hard drive out and put it in a external drive caddy and connected it to another PC to get data from it.

    The drive is OK, I could see all the folders. Copied the Shared Docs easily but I wanted data from the two User accounts that were set up on the old machine. When I try to copy the User folders over to the new machine I get an "Access denied" box. I assume this is because the folders in the individual User accounts were not shared when the drive was in the old machine.

    One of these User folders is mine and I use the same name for my user account on the new machine, but still I can't get to the data in it.

    Is there a way around this, or are the files in the User accounts of this hard drive loss for ever?

    TIA

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    Re: Accessing folders

    the way i normally do it is set up my pc on a Domain rather than being on a workgroup. Make yourself the administrator of the domain and then change the ownership of folders you want to copy that way you should be able to do what you like.

    There may be an easier way but i've never bothered to look.

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    Re: Accessing folders

    Log on as an Administrator, Right click the folder, select Properties, select Security tab, click Advanced, select Owner tab, select Replace Owner on subcontainers and object and click OK.
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    Log on as an Administrator, Right click the folder, select Properties, select Security tab, click Advanced, select Owner tab, select Replace Owner on subcontainers and object and click OK.
    spoken like a man who's been there & got the t-shirt That's the way to do it.

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    Re: Accessing folders

    Thanks folks

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    Re: Accessing folders

    Quote Originally Posted by Supershanks View Post
    spoken like a man who's been there & got the t-shirt That's the way to do it.

    luck
    Sadly T-shirts keep gettin' nicked by the Couriers!
    Try to make each and every day the best it can be.

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    Sadly T-shirts keep gettin' nicked by the Couriers!

    Now I'd find that quite upsetting I usually feel i deserve the T-Shirt

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