|IF the folders were ENCRYPTED on the old system (with file and folder names showing in green), then there is probably not much you can do through the new OS to access them - that is Windows encryption protecting the old you. If someone stole your hard drive and you encrypted the files, no one would be able to access them by sticking the drive in a new system. that's good security. unfortunately, this time YOU are the one trying to access the files by sticking the drive in another system.|
if they weren't encrypted, then the previous response about file permissions is probably all you need: The Security Identifier (SID) of the "Administrator" account on the old computer is different from the SID of the "Administrator" account on your new computer. You may need to go into the advanced security settings on the folder, and tell it to Copy Permissions to child objects.