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# 124649 15-Jul-2013 11:37
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I'm about to make backups of all my data to I guess one HDD.  Do I have to set the security to public or something so that when I rebuild my PC with a new clean install of Windows 7 I'm not going to have problems with being able to access the files (especially if I use a different user name? - does this matter??). 

I could do a Microsoft Backup do a HDD and probably would do just some straight copies of folders (Pictures, Music & other files).  Will MS Backup then have a problem with restoring?  May be safer to do just straight copies?

It's just I remember some problems with not being able to delete some folders when I did something similar way back.

Any tips or help appreciated.

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  # 855734 15-Jul-2013 11:46
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I've had to do this when upgrading from 7 to 8 but it should be the same.

http://lallousx86.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/resetting-ntfs-files-security-and-permission-in-windows-7/


Basically just chuck the storage drive in the new PC the follow the steps there.

 

Sorry didn't realise right away the files you're backing up are on the OS drive by the sound of it. I usually just copy the entire user folder then clean it up later. I always use the same username though.

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  # 855736 15-Jul-2013 11:51
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I would think, that unless you encrypt the backup drive, so long as you are an administrator on the new install, it will just take ownership.

If you directly copy the folders under the USERS folder, it will ask you if you want to take ownership on the new install, shouldn't be an issue.

 
 
 
 




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  # 855767 15-Jul-2013 12:18
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Cool thanks.

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  # 855789 15-Jul-2013 12:45
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I posted the link showing how to reset permissions after the install because in my experience it does not automatically take ownership of all files. Some yes, others no - easier just to nuke the permissions than getting errors popping up days/weeks down the track when you come across the odd file that's not got the correct permissions.




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  # 869466 31-Jul-2013 18:38
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Hey all worked good thanks for the help...using a SSD is great, so much faster. Didn't partition any other drives just to be sure no problems. Windows 7 Professional used. Just the fact I have a clean install helped I'm sure too. Interestingly the Citrix remote sessions I have with a Client a hugely faster too.

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