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#11788 11-Feb-2007 23:05
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Hi,

I have a question hopefully you guys can solve.

I just bought a new laptop running windows vista. My old laptop was dying for some unknown reason and couldnt be bothered fixing it. BUt i could not back up my stuff which sucked. I managed to get my HDD out of my old laptop`(which was running XP SP2) and plugged it into a USB 2.0 case. I plugged this into my new laptop and thankfully it was recognised. However, when I went to copy of explore the my documents folder, it says access denied. SO i cant get any of my data off. Annoying!

Does anyone know how to bypass this security feature?

Thanks so much for your help.


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#60476 11-Feb-2007 23:20
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If this hard drive is not dead, you could boot off it, copy the stuff to another drive?






 

 

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  #60477 11-Feb-2007 23:25
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boot into an OS that doesnt respect the permissions on the folder? (linux) and then copy the file (even to another folder on the same disk...)







 
 
 
 


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  #60478 11-Feb-2007 23:43
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You should be able to overwrite the permissions by right clicking the folder > Security > Advanced

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  #60718 13-Feb-2007 22:02
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Hey thanks so much guys. I tried chainging the security setting and it wouldnt allow me. I also tried accessing it in Windows XP SP1, SP2 and ubuntu. I could see all the files ( I cound not even open the folder in vista) but could not copy it. In XP is gave me a unable to copy error followed by a delayed write failure and in Linux it slowed everything down.

PS I booted linux from a cd, will this make a difference. This was also tried on two different laptops.

Any more ideas?

Thanks v much.

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#60721 13-Feb-2007 22:29
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On the security tab, instead of changing security for your user, have you tried taking ownership?






 

 

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  #60725 13-Feb-2007 23:03
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Hey yeah just did that. I gave all user full control but i still ant access the file in vista!! Damn windows. i dont suppose you have any other ideas?

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  #60727 13-Feb-2007 23:10
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Taking ownership is more than giving an user full control. Have you done that or just changed the control access?





 

 

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#60728 13-Feb-2007 23:27
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So confusing. Sorry bit of a newbie. I have just given full control not taken ownership. How do i take ownership?

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  #60729 14-Feb-2007 06:38
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hey just tried taking ownership. I used to own it as administrator an now I own it as the user. BUt still no luck!

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  #60973 16-Feb-2007 01:24
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What happend when you booted from the linux CD? I've never met a linux distro that cared about NTFS permissions.

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  #60983 16-Feb-2007 08:38
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I can see all the folders and even navigate to see the files which i cant do in vista. When I right click on the file i can copy it but when I go to paste it doestn work. If i right click where i want to paste the paste fuction does not get highlighted, ie I cant use it. Really weird.

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  #60997 16-Feb-2007 09:30
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Are you sure the folder wasn't encrypted? If that's the case, you'll need to do a bit of hacking to recover it.

I've read some Ok things about this tool though I've never used it. It has a 30 day trial, see if it can help you out.

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