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By nimwittt ·
i rescently changed my motherboard and refomatted my c drive to work with the new board but i had way too much stuff on my two other sata drives to refomat them so i bought a rocket fish sata hard drive enclosure kit to hopefuly use the two hard drives as exturnals but why cant i view any of the stuff i have on my exturnal?

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You don't need to use them as externals ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to old hard drives new mothe ...

Depending on what configuration your new motherboard has.

I'm assuming your newly formatted C: drive is also a SATA drive. If so, you can leave the other two SATA drives as internals and access them from Drive Management. (They might need to be imported back into the drive structure but with a bit of luck you should be able to still use them that way.)

When you are connecting them as external drives, are they being 'seen' by the host computer?

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Well it depends on what OS you are using and what Security

by OH Smeg In reply to old hard drives new mothe ...

You previously had in place.

If you had a Password on the OS to open it all your Data will be protected and you need to take Ownership of it. In XP it is done this way

How to take ownership of a folder
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.

If you are using Windows XP Professional, you must disable Simple File Sharing. By default, Windows XP Professional uses Simple File sharing when it is not joined to a domain.

For additional information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307874 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307874/) How to disable simplified sharing and set permissions on a shared folder in Windows XP
To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps: 1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
4. In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
5. Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes.
Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
6. Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

How to take ownership of a file
Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials.

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps: 1. Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
4. In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.

The administrator or the Administrators group now owns the file. To change the permissions on the files and folders under this folder, go to step 5.
5. Click Add.
6. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account that you want to give access to the file. For example, type Administrator.
7. Click OK.
8. In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want, and then select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user.
9. When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK.


full M$ Knowledge Base Article is located here

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

If you where using any form of Encryption you needed to have backed up your Encryption Key and then you need to reload it to read your Data. If you where using EFS this may be of assistance to you

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887414/en-us

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