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How to retrieve "hidden" pictures from disconnected hard drive

By rayhend ·
I had a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop with XP that bit the dust about a year ago. I kept the hard drive and inserted it in a portable hard drive case, in case I needed to access files from it, which I've done from time to time.

Recently, I remembered I had some "hidden" pictures on it, but when I go to the location, and try to open the files, I get a message that says I don't have permission to open them. I can see the ("greyed" out) icons for the photos but just can't open any of them, even if I try to remove the "hidden" designaton from them.

Anyone know how I'd be able to open these files?

Thanks in advance.

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Copy them over to your internal hdd

And then try again with the permission part.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Here Ya Go -- give yourself the proper permissions

by w2ktechman In reply to How to retrieve "hidden" ...
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Many thanks!

by rayhend In reply to Here Ya Go -- give yourse ...

Worked like a charm! I got my prized photos back!

I can't thank you enough!

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You Are Welcome :)

by w2ktechman In reply to Many thanks!

Glad to hear that it worked!

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