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Windows 7: Trying to transfer my old XP hard drive file to my Windows 7

01 Sep 2011   #1
gregoryhaddad1

Windows 7 Preium service pack 1
 
 
Trying to transfer my old XP hard drive file to my Windows 7

I took my old desktop HD out and hooked it upto my new W7. teen when I try to even open my 2003 Word Reeume doc it says "Word can not open the document; user does not have access priviliges" It's my resume and all i want to do is copy it to my new comp. I dont care about the other stuff just my Resume.
Thank You


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01 Sep 2011   #2
gregoryhaddad1

Windows 7 Preium service pack 1
 
 

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01 Sep 2011   #3
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

I hope this helps...

In the Tutorials section of the forum search for "Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups."

Regards,
GEWB
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01 Sep 2011   #4
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregoryhaddad1 View Post
I took my old desktop HD out and hooked it upto my new W7. teen when I try to even open my 2003 Word Reeume doc it says "Word can not open the document; user does not have access priviliges" It's my resume and all i want to do is copy it to my new comp. I dont care about the other stuff just my Resume.
Thank You
You just need to "take ownership" of your old drive from WinXP, through the user (with administrator authority) on Win7. Currently the NTFS access authority to that drive and all of its contents (set by WinXP for that drive when it was running under WinXP) is preventing you from accessing that drive. By taking ownership of the drive under Win7 you will then have full read/write access to it as just another hard drive.

See this tutorial, on how to most easily do it.

You can also "take ownership" using the micro-level steps available through Win7, by right-clicking on the drive in Windows Explorer, and then Share with -> Advanced sharing..., and then from the Security tab push the Advanced button and then do lots of "in the weeds" steps. This certainly will work, and under the covers is really what the "take ownership" shortcut added to context menu as described in the tutorial is really doing.

It's obviously much easier to just follow the tutorial, add "take ownership" to the context menu, and then right-click on the drive in Windows Explorer and select the new -> Take ownership.
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02 Sep 2011   #5
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Also, your first picture - VERY BLURRY. I would recommend using the Snipping Tool or 'Alt-Printscreen' to get snapshots of what your screen shows.
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