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Recovering information from drive

Can anyone help?

I'm trying to recover information from my broken laptop's hard drive. I have plugged it into my partner's desktop which is successfully reading the drive as present.

I am needing access from a specific folder that I intend to just copy and paste into the host computer. Problem: I am experiencing "permission" issues .i.e. denial of access to target folder.

Does anyone know how I may get around this issue?

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This is where I use a Live Linux CD/USB/DVD

Linux does not require us to learn Linux nor install it. It does not care or obey Windows permissions. It's also free. For years I've used it from USB, CD and DVD to copy files from folders that folk forgot to backup.

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Thank you

Thanks for the advice. It seems the permissions can be changed on his end but it's a very slow and tedious process as every single file needs to be changed individually. I will let him know of your suggestion. Might save a lot of effort. Thanks again.

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Re: permissions

Taking ownership can be done per folder (including subfolders). No need to do each file individually.

Kees

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Re: Permissions

I've tried that and it only unlocked the empty folders, so when i transferred everything over only empty folders copied. The individual files didn't so unfortunately, in this case, they do have to be changed individually. As you can imagine it's more than just a little frustrating.

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Just an old link where I shared this tip.
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Thanks Everyone

Thanks to all who have replied. After a bit of fiddling around I found the elusive checkbox that allowed me to change the permissions all in one go. I have now recovered all the data required. Thank you all.

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