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Accessing file on an old XP hard drive.

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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

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

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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