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Windows 7: Problems with permissions


23 Sep 2013   #1

win 7 64
 
 
Problems with permissions

Hi all,

Had a recent meltdown on my HP laptop running windows 7. In an effort to recover all my important files I took the HD from the fried laptop and connected to my old XP notebook via an external docking station.

So now I can read the drive but when I try to access my documents etc, access is denied.

SO Help!!.. Can I reset the permissions in XP to read the folders that were created in WIN 7?

If not, how can I retrieve my data from this drive?



Thanks

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24 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi leeso, Welcome to SF

This might help, give it a try. As per my suggestion, try the registry tweak (the very first reply)

Getting Access is Denied when accessing Windows 7 share from Windows - Microsoft Community
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24 Sep 2013   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello and welcome leeso Mate I just make a bootable Ubuntu disk set the BIOS to boot from the optical let the Ubuntu boot up and use the TRY version not the INSTALL.

You need to download Ubuntu and save to downloads . The use Imgburn to make a bootable disk or stick whichever you prefer I like a disk because I lose stuff in sticks having do many

I think you could also use the Windows disk burning feature though I am not sure about XP?

When that (Ubuntu) is up on he screen you will find all the drives attached to the machine and be able to open them up to retrieve data. Well I must ad that some data is not able to be retrieved but stuff like documents and pics are.

Download Ubuntu Desktop | Ubuntu

The Official ImgBurn Website

An alternative is use a USB to SATA adaptor on a 7 machine but it depend on what you have access to. See pic for the adaptor


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24 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

You should be able to recover any Windows files using a Live Linux CD/DVD/USB.
It's one the main purposes I use Linux for.
It means that I don't have to mess around with Windows permissions.

It probably wont be possible to recover "Bit Locker" encrypted files though.
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24 Sep 2013   #5

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leeso View Post
Hi all,

Had a recent meltdown on my HP laptop running windows 7. In an effort to recover all my important files I took the HD from the fried laptop and connected to my old XP notebook via an external docking station.

So now I can read the drive but when I try to access my documents etc, access is denied.

SO Help!!.. Can I reset the permissions in XP to read the folders that were created in WIN 7?

If not, how can I retrieve my data from this drive?



Thanks
So you don't have access to T:\user\<yourname> (assuming T is drive letter of old Windows 7 drive)?
Goto T:\users , right click <your name> ->properties->security->advanced->owner. change the owner to yourself and propagate to all subcontainers. Press OK a few times.

Goto T:\users , right click <your name> ->properties->security->advanced-> add yourself and give you FULL CONTROL. Again propogate to all subcontainers. Press OK a few times.
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24 Sep 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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24 Sep 2013   #7

win 7 64
 
 
No security tab

Hi,

Thanks for the replies so far.

Problem with this method is that we I right click the folder for the properties, only General, Sharing and Customise tabs are visible. There is no Security tab available.

Any suggestions?
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24 Sep 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Try click the sharing tab and check the share this folder box, click the add and put everyone, under permissions give read and write permissions. You can undo it once you get your info, if you like.
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24 Sep 2013   #9

win 7 64
 
 

Unfortunately, as soon as I try to share the folder it tells me that i do not have permission.
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24 Sep 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Have you tried the 'Take Ownership' posted by Kaktussoft in post #6?
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