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accessing my music/pictures from old hard drive

by oijeiu / August 17, 2010 12:16 PM PDT

So I got a new computer and bought a casing for my old hard drive to use it as a usb drive because my new computer didn't have a bay for the old hard drive. So now I can access my old hard drive but I can't access my music/pictures through my documents and that's where all of my music,pictures, and video are. It says that I don't have access when I go to document and settings then try to access my profile. Is there any way to get through this?

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Take ownership
by drtunababa / August 17, 2010 1:30 PM PDT

windows seems to think you stole the HD. you have to take ownership of your documents folder.rightclick the folder click properties, go to advanced, click the ownership tab,select your present logon name, click take ownership.should do the trick. visit by blog at

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ownership tab missing
by oijeiu / August 17, 2010 1:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Take ownership

hm I tried that but there isn't an ownership tab and when I click advanced it just takes me to advanced attributes where I can't really do anything. There is only a general, sharing, and customize tab within the properties screen if that helps.

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try using CLI
by drtunababa / August 17, 2010 2:21 PM PDT
In reply to: ownership tab missing
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command line interface
by oijeiu / August 18, 2010 6:59 PM PDT
In reply to: try using CLI

I've tried to follow the steps but I don't know where to input these commands. Where exactly can I find the command line interface for the hard drive?

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Re: access denied
by Kees Bakker / August 18, 2010 9:55 PM PDT
In reply to: command line interface

1. To get the tab you can't find you have to boot into Safe Mode. Then use that to take ownership and you're done.
2. The command line interface in Windows is Start>All programs>Accessories>Command prompt. Or Start>Run, type CMD and OK. But there's no need for that.


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will do just fine
by drtunababa / August 19, 2010 7:57 AM PDT
In reply to: command line interface

the suggestions given by Kees and Lacsr will do just fine.let us know how far. gudluck buddy

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While the advice given above should work
by lacsr / August 18, 2010 9:41 PM PDT
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