Unable to open my documents/my photos

February 28, 2011 at 20:01:02
Specs: Windows Vista
Running Windows Vista. Tried to access an external hard that had originally been used with XP. Accessing drive in order to retrieve photos stored there from old Windows XP system. The photos are located in my documents/my pictures. Unable to open the photos (permission error). When I try to change permissions on folder (using the Vista computer) I receive errors - "Access denied" error changing security settings. Have tried with both file permissions, folder permissions and "my pictures" directory folder permissions.

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February 28, 2011 at 20:22:59
You may need to take ownership of the files in Vista. Go to the link below and choose: "I installed a new version of Windows ---------"


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February 28, 2011 at 21:59:20
another option is to use a free data recovery program such as Recuva or PC Files Inspector. Then you won't have to worry about permissions.

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