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    The Stoat Guest

    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.

  2. #2
    Bob Guest

    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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    The Stoat Guest

    Re: Unable to access files on external hard drive

    Thanks Bob.

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    Bob Guest

    Re: Unable to access files on external hard drive

    You're welcome. Glad it worked for you.

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