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Windows 7: I'm trying to retrieve data from drive


23 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
I'm trying to retrieve data from drive

Hi Brink,

I just tried using this but is having problem with the take ownership option for the drive i was trying to retrieve data from. i'm able to see the option when i right click on other files on my desktop but couldn't see it when i right click on my external drive (a drive from my crashed laptop through usb). i also could not see the security options when i click on the properties of the drive. my crashed laptop operate on win 7 while my desktop operate on vista.

Can you help me out?

Thanks

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23 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Kango, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have updated the REG files. Please download them again, and run the Add_Take_Ownership.reg file again to add "Take Ownership" to the drive context menu.
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23 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for updating. The option appeared but when i press it, the cmd just appear and disappear. And i'm still having the error that my drive is inaccessible and incorrect function. Is there any message that will come out if the takeownership is successful? Also my drive has a windows 7 login password. Does it affect anything?

Thanks
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23 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Kango,

Are you able to open the drive at all, and drag the files you wanted to your desktop, or take ownership of the files themselves?

If not, is this a desktop computer that you could connect the drive inside the system to a SATA port. This way you will have a "Security" tab afterwards to manually take ownership of the drive.
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23 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Unfortunately, i'm not even able to access the drive. When i double click on it, the error message that the drive is inaccessible and incorrect function pop out. My drive is partitioned into 2 drives and both cannot be accessed. The only portion that can be accessed is a small portion meant for recovery and that is another drive. thus i can see 3 drives in total when i connect it to my desktop but can only access one. the security tab is also not available even though i'm in admin mode.

i have also tried it on a xp desktop with the various instructions but also cannot see the security function after doing in safe mode and disabling the simple sharing function.

Do you mean that i will be able to see the security tab if i put it through my internal sata port instead of going through a usb?

thanks
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23 May 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I tested mine using a USB connection, and it didn't have a Security tab. It did with a direct connection though.
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23 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks. i'll give it a try tmr and update you again.
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23 May 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok, I'll be here.
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24 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey Brink,

I managed to take ownership of one of the partition using direct sata and safe mode in xp but is still having trouble for the other partition which has windows installed in it as the security button is still not available for this partition. When i try to double click this drive, the message is that it is not formatted and asked me whether i want to format it. Is there other way to retrieve data from this partition/drive?

Thanks
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24 May 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It's sounding like you may have a corrupted HDD.

You might see if using the free Partition Wizard Home Edition program to select that drive using steps 7 to 18 in OPTION FOUR of the tutorial below to see if it may be able to recover it for you. If it does, then you may or may not still have to take ownership of it afterwards.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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