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Windows 7: Vista HD data transfer

21 Oct 2010   #1

7 Home Premium x64
Vista HD data transfer

Old Vista PC bit the dust so I bought a new PC w/Win7x64. Figured I would pop the old hard drive in to retrieve the data. Everything works great. However, when I try to access the \User subfolders on the old Vista HD, I get an access denied error. A message pops up that says I can click Continue to permanently be able to access the folder. I click Continue and I see a status bar up in the top of of Windows Explorer where the path name is that starts to build quickly and then slows down. I wait and wait and wait, but nothing ever happens.

Is there anyway I can get to this data? I can't put it back in the old PC to change the permissions as the sys board died and PC is unbootable.

There must be a way. Thanks for any help!!

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21 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Brentallica, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below to see if you can copy/paste the data from the old HDD to the new one with the old HDD in the new PC, I've used the method myself and it's very effective; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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21 Oct 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


Try taking ownership of the folders involved using this shortcut added to rightclick context menu:

Take Ownership Shortcut
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