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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.