Solved Trying to use hp desktop hd in Dell desktop

September 3, 2012 at 19:37:32
Specs: Windows XP
I have a HP mini tower desktop that died (power supply). I am trying to use the hd in a Dell desktop but when I put in as primary it tries to setup windows xp again. I set it up as a slave but when trying to access the files that I need it says that I don't have permission to access. It was password protected. How can I remove the password? or at least access those files.

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September 3, 2012 at 22:02:09
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Log in with an Admin account and take ownership of the files or use a free data recovery program such as PC Files Inspector or Recuva, use the quick scans if they have them still, the recovery software will let you copy the files without worrying about the permissions. The first suggestion would be the easiest.

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September 10, 2012 at 20:12:14
I used Recuva and was able to recover most of the files needed. Thanks!!

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