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Windows 7: Moving files from old drive

05 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Moving files from old drive

Greetings,
My mother in law had her towers motherboard die. I was able to grab the SATA drive out and pop it in to my external SATA USB adaptor and I can see it as a G drive. I am trying to move over the documents but keep getting a permission denied error. This tower was running XP. Is there a way to force the copy or change the permissions so it work.
Just want to salvage her documents and pictures.
Thanks in advance.
Ed

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05 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Ed,

It sounds like you may need to take ownership of the G drive, and set the G drive's permissions to "Allow" your user account "Full Control" before you will gain access.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I gave that a go but still get a permission error. I see that under properties the files are 'hidden' I wonder if this is effecting the problem.
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05 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Have you already tried taking ownership and applying permissions to the folders and their contents for the document and picture files?
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05 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Holy cow... It worked once I paid attention. Since the drive was originally a C drive with Windows it would not work. But after realizing that I just wanted to take ownership of "mydocuments" it worked. I want to burn these a DVD for her to use now. Do I have to adjust permissions again so she can access them?
Big help you are....
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05 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Ed.

It depends on where you saved them to and if she already has access to that location or not.
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