Solved transfer data from old harddrive to new compu

September 2, 2011 at 06:03:40
Specs: Win XP Pro SP3
Old computer crashed but harddrive survived. Have connected HD Old as external harddisk to replacement computer, but cannot read from most important directory: d:\documents and settings\[usernameOld]. Error message reads: "d:\documents and settings\[usernameOld] is not accessible. Acces is denied."
I've tried to change attributes (by clearing read-only box) but that doesn't help.
The directory contains the e-mail addressbook as well as all important files.
What to do?

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September 2, 2011 at 06:29:48
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You will probably need to take ownership of the harddrive.
right click the drive
select properties
select security tab
click advanced button
click owner tab
click edit
select your username as the new owner
click apply
click ok

done. you should now be the owner of the hard disk and be able to access all your data.

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September 2, 2011 at 07:03:48
Thanks for quick response. Regretfully no tab "Security". Following are available: General, Tools, Sharing, ReadyBoost, Previous versions, Quota en Customize.

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September 2, 2011 at 07:09:17
Open Folder Options in Control Panel.

• Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

• Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.

On the View tab, under Advanced settings, clear Use simple file sharing [Recommended].

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September 2, 2011 at 09:37:14
My previous reply(no Security tab) was when I had connected HD to laptop with Win7. After reconnecting to WinXP Pro machine your answer #1 worked miracles, but you also have to check box at bottom before OK to ensure ownership is transferred for ALL files.
Thanks for speedy assistance and hope others can use solution as well.

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