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Windows 7: problem with permissions locked on old hdd

23 Aug 2015   #1
william cox

win 7 home premium 32 bit (i think)
 
 
problem with permissions locked on old hdd

Hi

My name is Bill Cox and im new to the forum and new to windows seven, I have a problem with my old HDD which I have slaved to a new hard drive. new hdd runs W7 old one ran on WXP. which section of the forum do I write for advice ?
Bill


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23 Aug 2015   #2
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Here is perfect. Could you elaborate on your issue?
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23 Aug 2015   #3
william cox

win 7 home premium 32 bit (i think)
 
 

Yes I can thank you.

I had a corrupt hdd which contains a lot of files over several years mostly to do with the fishing club im the secretary of. the old hdd ran on xp and wont boot passed the first couple of stages getting stuck just before the password input stage. I bougt a new bigger hdd and installed it with windows seven then I slaved the old hdd to it which now shows in my computer as E drive. I then installed office 2007 onto the new C drive and tried to open the files in the E drive so I could save them to C and when I had reteived all I needed I would format E and copy back the saved files from C thereby using the newly formatted E drive as a storage device and not clogging up my new C drive. So all well and good everything worked until I came to try and save any of the files or folders in E it keeps saying "you do not have permission to access this file"
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23 Aug 2015   #4
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Okay, I'll need to take a sample of the permissions of E: and one of the files you don't have access to.

Would you be able to open up a Command Prompt and run the line
Code:
icacls "E:"
and a line similar to
Code:
icacls "E:\fileYouDontHaveAccessTo.doc"
and paste both outputs here.
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26 Aug 2015   #5
william cox

win 7 home premium 32 bit (i think)
 
 

Sorry you must think me rude asking advice and then not replying to you, I had a problem charging my laptop and had to wait for a new charger to arrive. Ok some new developments since I last spoke is that the pc is so slow that I find it hard to do anything with it at all. I can only assume after talking with a mate that the single core processor (don't laugh) is too small to run windows seven efficiently, I loaded office 2007 and it took nearly three hours to download. I have now ordered a 2.65 quad core processor from ebay and hopefully that will make it more usable. So to recap it is running a 3.2 C drive and a 1gb E drive as a slave. Since we last spoke I discovered that if I copied and pasted from the E drive to the backup file I put in the new c drive it would let me open it in windows seven after clicking the get permissions tab that comes up. However that only worked for the documents on the old PC (Edrive) desktop luckily these included mant that I needed to use. when I try to open my documents or my pictures in the Edrive it says you must use the security tab which is where I get lost.
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26 Aug 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try taking ownership of the files from the WinXP drive - Take Ownership Shortcut.
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27 Aug 2015   #7
william cox

win 7 home premium 32 bit (i think)
 
 

it doesn't give me the option of run as administrator or take ownership, I cannot get the files/folders out of the e drive and am only getting the xp drop down box menu
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28 Aug 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, I don't know what an xp drop down box menu is Can you post a screenshot please? - Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

In any case you can try copy pasting the old files by either of the following:
- Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
- Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
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