Recovering Data from user profile on secondary hardrive

By cjnevadayz ·

My pc recently bombed out on me so i had to get another board installed just to be able to access my stuff on my original hardrive.

A primary hardrive had to be installed in order to run the new board and my original hardrive was set up as the slave drive.

I am unable to access my user profile from the original hardrive, even though my profile didnt have a password.
Any ideas how i can get my data back from my user profile(My documents, etc)


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Take Ownership

by IC-IT In reply to Recovering Data from user ...

Plagurized from this link;

NOTE: 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 Pro, then turn off simple file sharing.

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.

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You also really need to list the OS and any special things running

by OH Smeg In reply to Take Ownership

Like XP Pro can encrypt your files if you had XP Pro did you have this service Running?

If you did you will be recovering your files encrypted and the New OS will not have the Encryption available to to so you can read your files.

If you have gone to a different OS things may be worse but if you don't tell us we can not help you as well as you need or we would like to.


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