accessing data on a slave drive

By computab ·
I need to access data on a dead Windows XP PC, so I connected the drive as a slave in a working Windows XP PC, when windows has started, I right-click on the folder with the data, but there is no security tab. Can anyone help please?

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by Kerah In reply to accessing data on a slave ...

what do you mean by there is no security tab ?

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by seanferd In reply to more details
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You need to take ownership of the files so follow the directions here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to accessing data on a slave ...


Here I think you'll find that you have Slaved this Drive to a XP Home version of XP so you need to pay particular attention to this section of the directions:-

Start Windows XP Home Edition in safe mode
If you are running Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has administrative rights in order to access the Security tab. Access to the Security tab is required in order to change security permission. If you are running Windows XP Professional, you do not have to start the computer in safe mode. For more information about how to start Windows XP in safe mode, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:


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Sometimes XP Home is set up FAT 32....

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to You need to take ownershi ...

I've had to convert them to NTFS on occation...

In addition to what Col said above...you may have to do that if you still don't see the Security Tab.

How to convert to NTFS from FAT 32...

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Just do it

by vjsh In reply to accessing data on a slave ...

I think problems will came while accessing the data in "My Documents" folder of slave HD, only if you( Previous User a/c ) where password protected. Other data you can access without any problems...

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