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Windows 7: How can I access files on XP Hard disk? Has a password

19 Aug 2009   #1
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
How can I access files on XP Hard disk? Has a password

Right now I have 1 hard disk, partitioned into a half for xp, a half for seven. I've used xp for years so there stuff on there I need. I set up shortcuts for all the users I share the computer with (on seven) back to their old "My Documents" folder on the xp partition. One of the users has a password and so it tells me I don't have permission to access this folder. What should I do? Is there a way to do this without removing the password?

Alternatively should I just run a file transfer through a 120GB External hard drive I have?


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19 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lanthus20 View Post
Right now I have 1 hard disk, partitioned into a half for xp, a half for seven. I've used xp for years so there stuff on there I need. I set up shortcuts for all the users I share the computer with (on seven) back to their old "My Documents" folder on the xp partition. One of the users has a password and so it tells me I don't have permission to access this folder. What should I do? Is there a way to do this without removing the password?

Alternatively should I just run a file transfer through a 120GB External hard drive I have?
Lanthus

Its a permissions problem. If the user with the password is a regular user and you are admin you could move it and take ownership. If you both are reg users you cant.

Do you want to leave it in xp but have access (one copy in xp) or do you want to move it to win 7 (two copies and not sync'ed)?

Ken
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19 Aug 2009   #3
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I would go for either way
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19 Aug 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

The only difference is if you have 2 copies do they have to be sync'ed?

Ken
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19 Aug 2009   #5
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

no. We are pretty much going to seven now, im just trying to get everything set up so we can use it. I still will keep xp though as my processor does not support virtualization so I cant use xp mode.
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19 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

lanthius

Then its a piece of cake. Pull a copy over and take ownership. there is a tutorial on how to do it, in the tutorial section.

Ken
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19 Aug 2009   #7
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

thanks! I just did it in a few seconds!

now to get the e-mail all set up!
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19 Aug 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

L

Good luck glad its working

Ken
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