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How to allow complete file and folder access in XP Pro?

by cabowabo / March 21, 2010 11:42 PM PDT

Hello CNET forum.

I have an XP Pro PC and have been cloning the HDD drive to multiple removable HDDs using Acronis. I have been the only User of the XP PC so I have been the Administrator. I now have built my first custom PC (yea!) and have W7 64-bit and couldn't be happier.

What I am trying to do, with no joy, is to mount the cloned image of my XP PC's c:\ drive and copy the files and folders from 6 year's of usage to my W7 PC. When I try and do this, it says I don't have proper authority, and will not let me see these files and folders in Explorer. I have gone back to the XP PC and taken the password off of the Admin User and even added another User with NO password and recloned the c:\ drive, with the same results.

Is the only way to get total access to all of the files on the XP PC's c;\ is to Move the entire c:\ drive into the Shared Folder on the XP PC first?

If so, is there any other way? What are the consequences of doing this, if any?

BTW, the reason I am NOT using a Network connection is that I want to insure I have total access to every file and folder on this removable drive. This way I can feel good about donating this older PC to someone else and making sure I can always access a needed or forgotten file in the future when the XP PC is long gone.

Please advise and many thanks in advance.


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Take a look at this link ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 22, 2010 2:35 AM PDT
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Thanks for the link and the help.
by cabowabo / March 22, 2010 10:21 PM PDT

Thanks for the link and the help.

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