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Solved Hard Drive Security Issue

Post by wyfklawyer on Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:46 am

I purchased a new computer and am trying to get the files (mostly photos) off my old hard drive to copy to my new computer.

The old hard drive is a Western Digital 38GB oldie from about 2005 or so. When I put it into my Gateway, which runs Vista, it finds the hard drive no problem, but won't allow me to access my photos due to security issues. I have waded through a few levels of security and have gotten through to My Documents and then to My Pictures. The photo files all come up, and I can see a thumbnail with the title of each photo, but the screen shows a painting like a screen saver and when I click on the photos, it says I am not authorized to view the photos due to security issues.

This is my hard drive! I need those photos! It was my mistake that I did not back them up on to an external hard drive...that being said, the pics are all there. I just can't access them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Solved Re: Hard Drive Security Issue

Post by Capt.Jack Sparrow on Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:27 pm

Hello,

Follow this article and enable Take Ownership to Context Menu http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/112795-context-menu-take-ownership.html and Right Click on the File that won't give you permission and select Take Ownership. Now it should let you access them


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Post by wyfklawyer on Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:14 pm

Thank you so much.

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Post by Capt.Jack Sparrow on Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:36 pm

Your most Welcome ! Cheers Mate


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