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18 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Windows 7 - How do i recover personal folder?

hi all,

so my lil sister brought her laptop (win 7 home premium) over last night saying it was broken. As it turns out windows does not load and it will not do so even in safe mode.

So i decided i would recover the laptop, but first wanted to get her data off the HDD. I have the HDD out and can get everything off of it, except her personal folder where all her documents are stored.

Is there any way for me to gain access to this folder or will i have to run HDD file recovery software to get the data off?

Thanks for all help,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 May 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Daniel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could try taking ownership and "Allow" your user account "Full Control" of the folder to see if you may have access afterwards.

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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