I need to back up all data from my hard drive, so I set it up as a slave and am hoping to then copy everything to an external drive.
My hard drive, a Sea Gate Barracuda 7.2007 80gb, comes from a Dell Dimension 8300 w/ Win XP. I put it into a Dell Dimension 8200 also w/ Win XP. Now, I have tried this setting the jumpers as cable select on both drives, and setting them for master on the 8200 drive and mine as a slave. Both ways my hard drive is being shown as drive D, and I am able to open it up.
Now, the problem. All folders from the 8300 desktop; My Docs, Vids, Photos, Music, I cannot find. When I try to get to the desktop folders through the administrator folder I am told I do not have access. I did have a password set up to log onto Windows as administrator. This computer, the 8200, signs right onto Windows under the owner's name. Ok, not only can I not get into these folders, but many folders are showing 0 files within. Folders within Program Files seem to have everything, but many others do not. I have searched the drive for files I know by heart and nothing comes up. What is peculiar to me is that when looking at properties of the slave drive in My Computer, it shows the correct amount of gigs being used...but I can't find these files.
So, my question is where did I go wrong or where did these files go or why is it saying 0 files? Most importantly, what can I do to locate them and eventually copy them?
I appreciate any help on this. Thanks, Eric