Unable to access files on external hard drive

Posted: 02-11-2008, 07:40 AM
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.

Unable to access files on external hard drive


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Re: Unable to access files on external hard drive
Posted: 02-11-2008, 01:01 PM
Add "Take Ownership" to right-click menu in Vista

http://www.petri.co.il/add-take-owne...menu-vista.htm



"The Stoat" <TheStoat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>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.
The Stoat
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Re: Unable to access files on external hard drive
Posted: 02-11-2008, 06:23 PM
Thanks Bob.

"Bob" wrote:
> Add "Take Ownership" to right-click menu in Vista
>
> http://www.petri.co.il/add-take-owne...menu-vista.htm
>
>
>
> "The Stoat" <TheStoat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:428ECF7A-BC4A-46F0-8F80-4BB63F7982C0@microsoft.com...
> >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.
>
>
Bob
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Re: Unable to access files on external hard drive
Posted: 02-11-2008, 11:04 PM
You're welcome. Glad it worked for you.

"The Stoat" <TheStoat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks Bob.
>
> "Bob" wrote:
>
>> Add "Take Ownership" to right-click menu in Vista
>>
>> http://www.petri.co.il/add-take-owne...menu-vista.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "The Stoat" <TheStoat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:428ECF7A-BC4A-46F0-8F80-4BB63F7982C0@microsoft.com...
>> >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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