Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Getting rights to copy files off system disk connected via USB

19 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7
Getting rights to copy files off system disk connected via USB

Today my Windows 7 laptop wouldn't boot, returning a persistent Windows Boot Manager error 0xC00000e9. It recommended allowing Windows to start in a diagnostic state, which didn't help.

I pulled the hard drive and put it in a USB adapter which I plugged into another Windows 7 system. I was glad to see all the normal directories off the root. When I tried to change directories to \Users\Frank to copy off some critical files, it said I didn't have sufficient permission.

Can anyone help with what I need to do to accomplish this? I thought I was logged in as Administrator on the second system while examining the drive. Later I may try putting the drive back into my laptop and booting off a CD to try to repair the disk, but my highest priority is to get some critical files off the drive as soon as possible.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7

Update: I plugged the USB adapter with the system hard drive into a Macbook, and could copy out files from my Documents directories. However, I also wanted to get some email database files stored under \Users\Frank\AppData. Unfortunately, under \Users\Frank, AppData wasn't visible. I gather this is normally hidden. Is something different required to make it visible?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Getting rights to copy files off system disk connected via USB

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Getting rights to copy files off system disk connected via USB
Thread Forum
Disk Cleanup system files, Safe? Performance & Maintenance
Solved cant copy _some_ network files to local disk Network & Sharing
Moving System Files To New Disk Performance & Maintenance
How to copy/move files from networked disk to networked disk Network & Sharing
Admin rights are removed when connected to the company network Network & Sharing
Copy win7 system files to new formatted harddisk Installation & Setup
Files corrupt after copy to usb hard disk General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33