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    recovering files from dead laptop

    by vessel-beaus.0 ·


    my laptop died. I took the SSD out and put it in a case. When connected to another PC, all the files are apparently there, but when I try to access the User folder, nothing happens. It says it’s 0 bytes. All the other folders are fine, including the Windows folder and Program Files. This sucks because all the files I actually care about are in My Documents and I can’t access it without my Users folder. Is there anything I can do?

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      Reply To: recovering files from dead laptop

      by ·

      In reply to recovering files from dead laptop

      Right click the users folder, go to security, and take ownership 🙂

      To get the whole profile you can use USMTGUI offline from EhlerTech.
      You can then restore the whole profile to another PC/another user 🙂

      As I recall USMTGUI offline is included in the $20 package and upwards.

    • #3988161

      Re: files

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to recovering files from dead laptop

      Taking ownership is a nice idea. Another nice idea to always have a backup on another medium of data you don’t want to lose.

      Also remember that Linux doesn’t honor the protection Windows offers. If you boot from a Linux disc of USB-stick (free to make) it sees all your files on the SSd and lets you copy them to some other disk.

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