I built a new system (64 bit windows 7) and would like to copy some files over from my old HD which was Windows XP 32bit. The old hard drive is healthy and functioning correctly.
I'm greeted with the all too well known message "You currently don't have permission to access this folder. Click continue to permanently get access to this folder."
When I click continue it tells me: "You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder you will need to use the security tab."
I've googled around, I've searched this forum and others. And I'm getting more and more confused. I read different instructions and many warnings of impending doom if you do something wrong which will leave the HD inaccessible! Yikes.
Here are just a few of the things I've read: Permission issues. Fed up with "You do not have permission to....." Taken ownership of files on old hard drive, still unable to open. Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums Take Ownership Shortcut Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
While I was more courageous a while ago I tried different ways to gain access and I have access to a few folders here and there within the drive but I'd like to take ownership of the hard drive completely once and for all so that I don't have to keep seeing that error message.
I'd really appreciate help on this issue! I'm more than happy to provide screenshots or more info if required.
Thank you in advance!