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Old 11-02-2008
The Stoat
 
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Unable to access files on external hard drive

I have just recently bought a new computer with Windows Vista 32 Bit Home
Premium. I have fitted my old computer's hard drive into an external case
and I'm accessing it via USB2 to get my old files off. Certain files I
cannot access - it says I do not have the privileges to access these files
although I am an administrator. I have been through the process of Right
click, properties, security and then attempt to add my username to the list
and/or give full access but it still won't let me in.

Can anyone advise where to go from here? Thanks for any help.

Matt.

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Old 11-02-2008
Bob
 
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Re: Unable to access files on external hard drive

Add "Take Ownership" to right-click menu in Vista

http://www.petri.co.il/add-take-owne...menu-vista.htm
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Old 11-02-2008
The Stoat
 
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Re: Unable to access files on external hard drive

Thanks Bob.
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Old 12-02-2008
Bob
 
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Re: Unable to access files on external hard drive

You're welcome. Glad it worked for you.
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