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Win7: Cannot access files from old user area?

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I have an old W7 system drive with documents on it. If I connect it up through the USB port I can see the directories but I cannot access my old XXXX user area, I get G:/Users/XXXX not accessible - Access is denied.

I have tried making it shared etc. to no avail. How can I get access to the files in this directory?

posted Oct 29, 2013 by Deepankar Dubey

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This can take a bit of work and is only one possible solution. You might be able to access those files by using Mini WIN XP as provided on Hirens Boot CD {free} at: http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

It is an ISO file that you burn to a CD and you boot from that CD. Select Mini Windows XP, wait, use Windows Explorer to browser to the folder :Users/XXXX and see it you can now access the files.

answer Oct 29, 2013 by Mandeep Sehgal
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You have to take ownership of the folder when the HD is hooked to another computer.

answer Oct 29, 2013 by Salil Agrawal
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