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Windows 7: Changing Ownership of failing drive

27 Jun 2011   #1

win 7 home 64
Changing Ownership of failing drive

I pulled my failing hard drive (win7) out of my old computer and installed it in my brand new HP desktop (win7 home 64). I can see all of my data on the old drive but can't access it. I am trying to take ownership including subcontainers and objects and it is taking FOREVER. It's been running for 24 hours and I'm still running through the appdata folders and millions of .tmp files! Every 20 minutes or so it stops and I have to click a "continue" window due to some error.
I've tried the registry hack for take ownership, no luck, I've tried command prompt but I can't get the format right. Any suggestions please??? One thought I had was to use EASEUS Todo Backup and copy the whole drive to a new internal and maybe go through the change ownership process faster. My wits end is rapidly approaching.

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27 Jun 2011   #2

win 7 home 64

Ok Somehow I got it to work, right click properties, security, add permissions, click ok, cancel, left click take ownership (registry hack) and I have ownership. I have to do it in that order or it doesn't work. Weird but I have my data!
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