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Windows 7: User file security when copying from XP backup to W7

20 Nov 2012   #1

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User file security when copying from XP backup to W7

Using Windows 7 64 bit home on new Samsung PC.
I'm trying to copy user1's documents, photos etc from Easeus TODO backup *.pbd file of old XP Pro PC into user2's filing system on new W7 PC.
If I mount the old C drive image, I can see what I want to copy in "documents and settings/User1/documents", but I can't copy them because of W7 security problems.

How do I do this? Should I restore the old C drive onto a spare disk, or will I have the same security problem? I have full admin rights on new PC but I can't see how to change the security to give me copying rights.
Thanks in advance..

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20 Nov 2012   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

You will need to take 'ownership and "Allow" as "Administrator" on both XP and Win7 computers... this will include Anti-virus and Firewall settings.
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21 Nov 2012   #3

64bit home premium

Thank you for this rapid reply.. Unforunately I no longer have access to the XP machine.
Perhaps I can
1) create new user USER1 on W7 machine with same ID & password as on XP , and then
2) use USER1 on W7 to copy from XP to W7 Public folder
3) Access W7 public folder from USER2's ID.
Would this work please?
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