You writing about the administrator. Maybe it's the old XP TAKE OWNERSHIP issue but it's not clear to me (hint, type the all capital words into google.)
The next things to try are:
1. PC FILE INSPECTOR.
2. ZERO ASSUMPTION RECOVERY.
My wife's desktop computer crashed (motherboard) and I purchased her a new laptop. I am trying to copy her files from her "My Documents" directory - I have converted the old HD into an external drive - but it is telling me that there is nothing there. She was an Administrator on the old PC and she is an Administrator on the new laptop. What am I doing wrong? What have I not done? I don't want to lose two years of info. Even the backups will not work.