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Windows 7: Recovery data

20 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64
Recovery data


my computer has gone away last year and I recovered its hard disk with all my data.

I bought a Serial ATA 2.5 external enclosure in order to read and recover the data, but the problem is that when I used my old PC I put a password for entering in my account, and now with the new PC every time I read my old hard disk it appears a message (attached) saying that I have not the authorisation to enter in the files, and it does not let me put the password.

For your info in the old PC I used windows vista.
In the new PC I use windows 7.

Could you please help me to solve this obstacle? :roll:

thank you very much in advance

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20 Aug 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

What was the operating system of the hard drive you're trying to recover the data from?
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20 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

You are trying to read the data from the drive in the SATA external enclosure from the new PC, correct? If so you should be able to take ownership and get to everything, no password required.

If the files on the drive are encrypted then you will not be able to read it.

See here: Take Ownership Shortcut

Read the entire topic as you may need to also give yourself full permission to the drive as well.
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20 Aug 2012   #4


If Taking Ownership doesn't solve this, then:

Since there are no restrictions on copying files in boot mode, you can copy out your files to external or another HD using the booted WIn7 installation or System Repair Disk with this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console, or Paragon rescue disk to recover data.
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21 Aug 2012   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64

Thank you very much. It works now!

ps: I had a windows vista before buying my new PC windows 7.
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21 Aug 2012   #6


Most new computers come larded with sponsored bloatware and useless factory utilities that throttle Win7.

You can get better performance by following these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

Tech enthusiasts won't even run the bloated factory preinstall but prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Let us know if we can help you further.
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