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Laptop Hard Drive - Permission Issue

By gilbertcech ·
Greetings,

I recently dropped my laptop but managed to salvage the HDD. I bought an enclosure and now I am trying to access my files via my PC. When I try to access 'My Documents' it tells me to bugger off..."Access Denied".

I have googled the issue and found many similar problems on various tech threads, however the common solution seems to be to changing the security settings on the folder via properties. However I am using XP Home and as such I don't see a security tab when I enter properties.

Does anyone have an idea as to how I can get access to this folder ?

Appreciate any help in advance...

Cheers,

Gil

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You need to take ownership of the files in question here

by OH Smeg In reply to Laptop Hard Drive - Permi ...
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RE: You need to take ownership of the files in question here

by gilbertcech In reply to You need to take ownershi ...

Thanks but I already have followed that link. As I said in my original question, I am running XP Home, Not XP Pro, so I don't have a security tab when I access folder properties.

Thanks Anyway !

Rimmer.

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Are you logging in with Admin privileges?

by OH Smeg In reply to RE: You need to take owne ...

I've just dragged a Customers computer out with Home on it and I didn't have an issue taking ownership of the files by following those directions.

They are for XP all of it including XP Home. Media Center and Pro versions.

However if you have a Limited Account you will never be able to do anything to get at these files. You need to use an Account with Administrator Privileges.

Col

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XP Home

by rahouseholder In reply to RE: You need to take owne ...

I copied this from the link OH Smeg provided you....


Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials. If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.

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Laptop Hard Drive - Permission Issue

by ashok In reply to Laptop Hard Drive - Permi ...

Hi Gil

U put a cursor in your folder and right click on the folder. One menu is opened. In that menu, at last one properties items available.U click this properties.This is ur's folder properties. In the properties 5 tabs available.U click security tabs that one of the tab in ur's folder properties.

Hope this reply is useful to u.

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RE: Laptop Hard Drive - Permission Issue

by gilbertcech In reply to Laptop Hard Drive - Permi ...

Thanks Ashok but your answer is only good for those using XP Pro. I am running XP Home and I don't get the security tab when I access folder properties.

Thanks Anyway.

Gil

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Same Username and Password

by ugadata In reply to Laptop Hard Drive - Permi ...

Are you using the same username and password combnation on the current PC as what is on the laptop drive? It would also help if your usning the same admin username and password that was used on the laptop drive.

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