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Windows 7: Cannot Access my former HDD

08 Jan 2010   #1
Rizzit

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
Cannot Access my former HDD

Hello,

I installed Win7 Ultimate on a new HDD
my old HDD with Windows XP is now used to store files.
I can't acces any User related files (Desktop, My documents etc..) to copy or move
them to my new new OS. I always get a permission denied error, how do i tell Windows
that i am the supremer master of super admin root of death... I can't lose those files
on my former HDD


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08 Jan 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rizzit View Post
Hello,
I can't lose those files
on my former HDD
Right click on the folder to take ownership of it.
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08 Jan 2010   #3
Rizzit

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rizzit View Post
Hello,
I can't lose those files
on my former HDD
Right click on the folder to take ownership of it.
Does not Work! The selection is greyed out
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08 Jan 2010   #4
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Are you right clicking the top level folder?
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09 Jan 2010   #5
Rizzit

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I am not dumb m8 it doesnt work i made some screenshots to show where i stuck at
I extra installed english language pack for this:


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Cannot Access my former HDD-omg.jpg   Cannot Access my former HDD-omg2.jpg  
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09 Jan 2010   #6
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rizzit View Post
I am not dumb m8 it doesnt work i made some screenshots to show where i stuck at
I extra installed english language pack for this:
Theres no need to get aggressive,he had to make sure you had tried it correctly before moving on.
I dont see the take ownership short cut on your right click menu anyway,have you downloaded it?
If you havent ,you can get it here
Take Ownership Shortcut

If that does not work ,try it manually,tutorial here
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Have you tried right clicking the folder>properties>security>click your user group>edit>click all the tabs to give the privalleges.
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09 Jan 2010   #7
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rizzit View Post
I am not dumb m8 it doesnt work i made some screenshots to show where i stuck at
Which is why I asked if you were clicking the "top level" folder...
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09 Jan 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If logged in as a ADmin: You can also try,

right click the folder you want to access

Choose properties

Choose SECURITY tab

select your user name choose EDIT

In next pop up, choose user name and check FULL CONTROLL at bottom.

Click apply and you should now have access
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09 Jan 2010   #9
Rizzit

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
If logged in as a ADmin: You can also try,

right click the folder you want to access

Choose properties

Choose SECURITY tab

select your user name choose EDIT

In next pop up, choose user name and check FULL CONTROLL at bottom.

Click apply and you should now have access
This works m8 but i have to do this all over again for each sub folder
anyways thanks
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09 Jan 2010   #10
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rizzit View Post

This works m8 but i have to do this all over again for each sub folder
anyways thanks
Open computer via the start menu,right click on the hard drive you wish to have access to and do the same process from there,it will give you full access to the entire hard drive and all its subfolders.
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