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Windows 7: can't access old hard drive files


09 May 2010   #1

windows 7 Ulti
 
 
can't access old hard drive files

I have those issues about ownership and i already tried almost everything but there is always an anoying error saying that the acess is denied!

Could you help me please?


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09 May 2010   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

You can see the drive in explorer, but cannot access the files there ?
No problem ! Download the attachment, unzip and run the InstallTakeOwnership.reg file as admin . Now take ownership entry is in your right click context menu.

Now right click the drive, folder or file you cannot access due to lack of adequate permissions, Click on take ownership in the right click context menu, wait a few second to complete the operation, and use the files as you did it earlier


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09 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi Arc and NotMyCupOfTea,

Form memory (and I could be wrong, it's not what it used to be), by default the takeownership doesn't show up on the drive subcontext menu.

I've added another script that I wrote last year to resolve a similar issue. see if it works for you.

You may also try this
1. Open an elevated CMD prompt and navigate to the drive in question.

takeown /F . /R /A /D Y > NUL [now press ENTER]
(replace the dot (.) with the drive letter)


Good Luck

Tim


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09 May 2010   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks Tim !
Though I am not in a condition to check it (hope I am lucky ) I collected it ... Who knows when it may be needed.
Thanks a lot for sharing , pal!
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09 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Thanks Tim !
Though I am not in a condition to check it (hope I am lucky ) I collected it ... Who knows when it may be needed.
Thanks a lot for sharing , pal!
My pleasure. I agree, lets both hope you'll never have to use it. :-)
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