cant open files from old hard-drive

Posted: 12-18-2008, 05:46 AM

i recently got new computer with vista home premium x64. i attached th
harddrive from my old xp computer (w/external case) so i can get all th
files from it, but when i try to open the files it says i dont hav
permission. ive managed to use the security tab to "replace owner an
subcontainers on objects" while changing the owner, for some of th
files (mostly mp3's) but this is very tedious. is there anyway i ca
disable the 'owner' from my old computer

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cant open files from old hard-drive


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Malke
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Re: cant open files from old hard-drive
Posted: 12-18-2008, 11:44 AM
aaronofyo wrote:
>
> i recently got new computer with vista home premium x64. i attached the
> harddrive from my old xp computer (w/external case) so i can get all the
> files from it, but when i try to open the files it says i dont have
> permission. ive managed to use the security tab to "replace owner and
> subcontainers on objects" while changing the owner, for some of the
> files (mostly mp3's) but this is very tedious. is there anyway i can
> disable the 'owner' from my old computer?
Run this at an elevated Command Prompt:

cacls c:\ /t /e /g Administrators:f [enter]

This will give full rights to all the files and folders on drive C: to the
Administrators group, any member to this group will then have full rights
to the files.

To grant full rights to a specific user issue the command with the user's
name:

cacls c:\ /t /e /g Steve:f [enter]

will grant Steve full rights to all the files and folders on C:. If the
user name has spaces you must surround it with quotation marks:

cacls c:\ /t /e /g "Some User":f [enter]

Obviously you will substitute your desired owner user name on Vista for
"Steve".

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aaronofyo
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Re: cant open files from old hard-drive
Posted: 12-18-2008, 06:25 PM

when i enter that command it displays a list of "processed file :
L:_____(various files)"
but when it gets to "processed dir:L: Documents and Settings" it says
"access is denied".


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Gordon
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Re: cant open files from old hard-drive
Posted: 12-18-2008, 06:37 PM
"aaronofyo" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> when i enter that command it displays a list of "processed file :
> L:_____(various files)"
> but when it gets to "processed dir:L: Documents and Settings" it says
> "access is denied".
>

To whom are you talking? Please QUOTE the post you are replying to.
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Re: cant open files from old hard-drive
Posted: 12-18-2008, 06:53 PM

"aaronofyo" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> when i enter that command it displays a list of "processed file :
> L:_____(various files)"
> but when it gets to "processed dir:L: Documents and Settings" it says
> "access is denied".
>
>
I don't think that the CACLS command handles ownership issues, so you
probably need to take ownership of the files and folders first. Rather
than doing so one file/folder at a time, you can use the TAKEOWN command
to do so, like this:

TAKEOWN /F L:\* /R /D

That should give ownership of all files and folders on L: to the current
user. To give ownership to the Administrators group instead of the
current user, add /A.

Hope this helps.

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Re: cant open files from old hard-drive
Posted: 12-18-2008, 08:23 PM
Perhaps this may help

Step by step instruction on how to take ownership of a folder



- Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties

- Click Security Tab

- Click Advanced

- Click the Owner Tab

- Click Edit

- Select the Administrators group from the list

- Click OK

- Click OK

- Click OK

You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the property

Windows



Now again



1) Right-click on the file

2) Select Properties

3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button

4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and tick

the 'allow' box for 'Full control'



You have now taken 'Full control' of file


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"Zaphod Beeblebrox" <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> "aaronofyo" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
> news:880c25deba1baf68a3b675fd7d7b5711@nntp-gateway.com...
>>
>> when i enter that command it displays a list of "processed file :
>> L:_____(various files)"
>> but when it gets to "processed dir:L: Documents and Settings" it says
>> "access is denied".
>>
>>
>
> I don't think that the CACLS command handles ownership issues, so you probably
> need to take ownership of the files and folders first. Rather than doing so
> one file/folder at a time, you can use the TAKEOWN command to do so, like
> this:
>
> TAKEOWN /F L:\* /R /D
>
> That should give ownership of all files and folders on L: to the current user.
> To give ownership to the Administrators group instead of the current user, add
> /A.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
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> Zaphod
>
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>
aaronofyo
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Re: cant open files from old hard-drive
Posted: 12-19-2008, 04:56 AM

that worked leo. thanks for the help.

> - Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click propertie
> - Click Security Ta
> - Click Advance
> - Click the Owner Ta
> - Click Edi
> - Select the Administrators group from the lis
> - Click O
> - Click O
> - Click O
> You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close th
> propert
> Window
> Now agai
> 1) Right-click on the fil
> 2) Select Propertie
> 3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced butto
> 4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list an
> tic
> the 'allow' box for 'Full control
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Leo
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Re: cant open files from old hard-drive
Posted: 12-19-2008, 09:27 PM
YW, glad the problem has been fixed.

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"aaronofyo" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> that worked leo. thanks for the help.
>
>
>
>> - Right-click the file/folder you want to own, click properties
>> - Click Security Tab
>> - Click Advanced
>> - Click the Owner Tab
>> - Click Edit
>> - Select the Administrators group from the list
>> - Click OK
>> - Click OK
>> - Click OK
>> You have now taken 'Ownership' of the file and you can close the
>> property
>> Windows
>> Now again
>> 1) Right-click on the file
>> 2) Select Properties
>> 3) Go to the Security tab again, click the Advanced button
>> 4) Now Press Edit, then double-click 'Administrators' in the list and
>> tick
>> the 'allow' box for 'Full control'
>
>
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