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Windows 7: Trying to copy data from old HDD - you don't have permission to access

20 Jul 2017   #1
Foxtrot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Trying to copy data from old HDD - you don't have permission to access

Hello,
I am currently trying to copy dAta from an old HDD, the old desktop is giving me problems so I took out the hdd and connected to a newer desktop through a dock. The old desktop drive was running xp and had 5 users, all are mine. The new desktop can read the old hdd, when I try to copy the pics folder from one of the users it says that I don't have permission to access this folder. I am the owner of the user and I know the password but I don't know where to enter it to gain access.


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20 Jul 2017   #2
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Try to take "ownership"

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20 Jul 2017   #3
Foxtrot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeOnMine View Post
Try to take "ownership"
I try following the steps but it didn't work.
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21 Jul 2017   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Did you take ownership of the folder not the file
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21 Jul 2017   #5
Foxtrot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Did you take ownership of the folder not the file
I tried following the steps to take ownership of the folder and it opened, there was a subfolder but again required permission. The other files on the folder I tried copying them but it said I didn't have permission.
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21 Jul 2017   #6
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Did you get the utility that lets you right click and take ownership it is a ownership issue you may need to go to several folders on those folders even admin don't have rights by default
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21 Jul 2017   #7
Foxtrot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Did you get the utility that lets you right click and take ownership it is a ownership issue you may need to go to several folders on those folders even admin don't have rights by default
I am not familiar, I know when I clicked at the folder the message was prompted and I hit continue and tried to follow the steps, one thing I was not clear about though was that is asked me which profile I wanted to take ownership
1-Admin / my name
2-my name

I think I did for some folders the second one and it didnt work(I couldnt copy the files) and then for other folders I tried Admin/my name and it didnt work. So it seems it gives me permission on the folder, when I try to copy the file it doesnt allow me to.
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21 Jul 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did you ever get a legal proper Windows 7 installed and activated?

Win 7 ultimate 64bit, can I use current OEM Key and reinstall - Windows 7 Help Forums

Jack
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21 Jul 2017   #9
Foxtrot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Did you ever get a legal proper Windows 7 installed and activated?

Win 7 ultimate 64bit, can I use current OEM Key and reinstall - Windows 7 Help Forums

Jack
yes I did, this is a new desktop.
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21 Jul 2017   #10
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Did you download and run this https://www.sevenforums.com/attachme...ntext_menu.reg

Then goto the folder in explorer right click and choose the take ownership
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