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    My laptop with Vista crashed - no saving it; however, the hardrive is ok. I pulled the disk from the laptop and can read it using a USB drive reader. I plug the drive in and can access the files through the appropriate program. When I try to access the users file to move My Documents to the new I get the error that I don't have premission to access the files, hit continue to gain access. I click on continue but I never get access to the files through Windows Explorer. How can I gain access to the files on the old harddrive to move them to the new laptop.

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    Hi shihalud, can you open the files when old hdd is connected to new laptop ?
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    Yes I can, for instance if I launch Excel I can search the My Documents folder to locate and spreadsheet - and I can open the file.

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    Try this and see if resolves the permissions problem;

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
    @="Take Ownership"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
    @="Take Ownership"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
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    If Clint's suggestion does not work, and it should, I think you might consider using the command shell and procure the files needed. on your old drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shihalud View Post
    Yes I can, for instance if I launch Excel I can search the My Documents folder to locate and spreadsheet - and I can open the file.
    Jolly good, now click, Edit>Copy to folder, then choose the location you want on your new laptop and thats it.

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    Thanks for the help able to transfer files now!!

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