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Windows 7: Retrieving Data from Old Hard Drive

23 Sep 2011   #1

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Retrieving Data from Old Hard Drive

Im attempting to retrieve my data on my old hard drive. I have an external usb sata connector. When I attempted to open the drive I was given this message : G:\ is not accessible. Access is denied. After looking around the web, I tried to take ownership of it but I have not prevailed in accessing the hard drive.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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23 Sep 2011   #2

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I would try two ways
First, I would try with the hidden adminstrator, if that does not work, I would use Ubuntu.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/
Although the Ubuntu link gives instructions on how to back up, once installed it can be used in various ways.
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