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Windows 7: Cannot access old files from WIN XP on WIN 7 32 bit


07 Dec 2013   #1

win7 32
 
 
Cannot access old files from WIN XP on WIN 7 32 bit

All,

I have updated my PC from WIN XP to WIN 7. I installed WIN 7 on a new SSD and want now to access my files (on the still WIN XP hdd) my files. I do see all the files, but when I want to open or copy them access is denied because of missing permission. I already have "full control" over these files when I check the properties in the security tab.

Does anyone have an idea how I can copy my files over?

Thanks.


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07 Dec 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try to take ownership.

Take Ownership Shortcut
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07 Dec 2013   #3

win7 32
 
 

Is there a way without installing additional SW?
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07 Dec 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What addl. SW are you talking about.
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07 Dec 2013   #5

win7 32
 
 

In the link you provided is a tool to install. Isnt that what you are suggesting to use to take over the ownership?
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07 Dec 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

yes, where is the problem.
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07 Dec 2013   #7

win7 32
 
 

I appreciate the fast response and please dont get me wrong, but I think it should be possible to solve this issue without installing software.
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07 Dec 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Then do that. Don't call us, we'll call you.
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07 Dec 2013   #9

win7 32
 
 

???
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08 Dec 2013   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Right-click on the folder in question > Properties > Security > Advance > Owner > Edit > Select your user > Check "Replace..." > Ok.

What WHS posted just automates this, it is not software but built in windows tools setup as a shotcut in the right-click menu.
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