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Windows 7: Need help moving email & storage folders to new computer

06 Apr 2016   #1
bmullenix

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Need help moving email & storage folders to new computer

I am in desperate need of help. I have Windows 7 on my C: drive with a dual boot to Windows 10 Beta on my D: drive. I turned on my computer one morning and Windows 7 wouldn't boot saying that it was corrupted. I tried all the repair tools that Windows offers and the only thing I could do is boot into Safe Mode. I am ready to upgrade to Windows 10 and delete the beta version but I need to get my data off of the Windows 7 load. I can access the files on the C: drive with Windows 7 and I tried following instructions for moving my Windows Live Mail to a storage device. It will not let me move it saying that I need Administrator permission. I've tried several things that I have found to get Administrator permission but I still get that message. Does anybody have any suggestions? I really don't want to lose the mail that I had on the Windows 7 drive and I am at a loss as to how to take control of my own computer that I paid for and am the only user of. Microsoft and their stupid permissions make me so mad when they restrict what the owner of a computer can do with that computer. Any suggestions would greatly appreciated. I'll try anything.

Barb


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06 Apr 2016   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome Barb
If it is truly a permissions problem you can get full permission by using the full adminstrator account
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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06 Apr 2016   #3
bmullenix

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I guess I failed to mention that I have Windows 7 Home version and I am actually having to try to move the Windows Live Mail folder logging into Windows 10 Beta since Windows 7 will not boot.
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