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Accessing file on an old XP hard drive.

By kennedy.rich ·
My old HP laptop bit it. The HD is still good, so I put it into an external case w/ a USB interface. I tried accessing the files from my Tosh laptop running the same version of XP. I can review the file structure, click folders and see sub-folders, but I cannot open any docs. Anyone have any ideas on how I can get my files?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Accessing file on an old ...

You need to take Ownership of the files so follow the directions here

http://tinyurl.com/3aw7

If you had them encrypted you'll also need to recover the encryption keys and you can do that by following these directions

http://tinyurl.com/orpmf

But just a word of warning the New NB will soon start to come out with a Encryption Chip built onto the M'Board so if you ever get one of those or already have one you'll need to follow the directions from the maker to save a copy of the Encryption Keys so you'll be able to recover your data it you don't there will be no way to recover a working copy of your Data.

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