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Hello everyone. Computer A crashed unexpectly. It turned out to be the motherboard but what im concerned with is the hard drive. I put the hard drive from computer A into a spare IDE slot on computer B. I booted computer B with computer B's own hard drive and attempted to grab the files i needed through windows explorer. Windows assigned the new hard drive the letter D:. When i attempted to go into D:Documents and SettingsOwner, I got an access is denied message. I know the username and password for this account, however, i do not know the name of the computer it used to be on, so i can not authenticate from the command prompt to try and pull it that way. Does anyone know how i can access this information since i do know the username/password required?
ASKED: October 24, 2006  7:09 PM
UPDATED: October 27, 2006  11:53 AM

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I’ve had luck accessing data by using Knoppix. It boots and runs from the CD. Try going to the following link for more details.

http://searchwincomputing.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid68_gci1207497,00.html?bucket=ETA

Good luck. Let us know how it turns out.

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  • Gstornelli
    Take "ownership" of the "documents and settings" folder, and all of its contents. You will then be able to do what you need to do.
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  • Squibc4
    Take ownership for folders and files of that HD by Administrator privilege. (I hope your systems are running on 2k OS rit ?) Then try to open it. After that from property sheet summary you will get details of author/computer etc..
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  • Pman4228
    I have run into a similar problem before, try using the solution of taking ownership as suggest by the other members. If for some reason that does not work you can use winhex or a similar product to get around the security.
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