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Windows 7: Changing permissions on another computer's 'SYSTEM' files/folders.

17 Feb 2016   #1
rubyrubyroo

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Changing permissions on another computer's 'SYSTEM' files/folders.

Can I hot-swap a SATA II HDD out from Computer A into a properly configured SATA port in Computer B, then to access any files located under the "<driveletter>:/USERS/<username>/" folder and sub-folders by changing the permissions using a Computer B admin account (Which I don't see any problem with up to his point), but then, the permission change made to the HDD, will it cause problems when I return back to it's normal role as a Win7 system disk on Computer A seamlessly (yes it will obviously be booted normally, it does have a BOOT partition), or will these changes lead to problems. I've never done this and I'm just trigger-shy I think! I have to plug it straight into the MOBO via hot-swap PNP - IOW, I can't use a USB connector to attach as an external HDD. Any words of wisdom handy?

Thx in advance!


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