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HOW DO I ASSUME ADMINISTRATORS RIGHTS

By PHILLMASH ·
I have a computer that i want to format. Luckily, the hard disk am using has two partitions that each have an Operating system. Partition 'A' is the partition that i have been using and has developed problems that forces me to format it. I am currently using the computer through partition 'B' that is fine. I want to backup my documents from partition 'A' to 'B' since i cant access it directly. On My documents folder of partition 'B', I have tried accessing the user's documents that i want to backup but i get the message: Access Denied!
How do I go about it?

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depending on the OS

by PurpleSkys In reply to HOW DO I ASSUME ADMINISTR ...

you would need to take ownership...here might be a good place to start http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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Win7?

by oldbaritone In reply to HOW DO I ASSUME ADMINISTR ...

I've had a plethora of "Access Denied" errors with Windows-7. Unless you come into a directory the "correct" way, Windows throws these all of the time.

Any time you're in individual user data (like My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, etc) it's a real headache to push/pull data to/from the directory unless you're doing it EXACTLY the way Windows wants. And being Administrator or taking ownership doesn't help - I already WAS the owner, and Win wouldn't let Administrator take ownership of it.

It's unique to Win-7 and the new UAC.

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disable UAC

by beanxyz In reply to HOW DO I ASSUME ADMINISTR ...

Please disable UAC and login as "administrator". (Not any other memeber of administraors group). Hope it will work.

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