Permission error accessing files


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DaveNelson512

Recently I had a Windows XP machine die so I pulled the hard drive and put it
in an external case and everything seems fine except when I try to pull the
files from the drive and put them on my new PC (running Windows 7) I get a
permissions error that states, "You'll need to provide administrator
permission to copy this file."

So I right click on the file and select properties, then security, select
continue, and select my user ID and click apply and OK...but, when I then go
to copy it I get the same error.

I also, gave myself admin access on the drive:
My computer, select drive, select properties, security, grant my user full
control, and still I get the error message. Any help is greatly appreciated!
 
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Shenan Stanley

DaveNelson512 said:
Recently I had a Windows XP machine die so I pulled the hard drive
and put it in an external case and everything seems fine except
when I try to pull the files from the drive and put them on my new
PC (running Windows 7) I get a permissions error that states,
"You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file."

So I right click on the file and select properties, then security,
select continue, and select my user ID and click apply and
OK...but, when I then go to copy it I get the same error.

I also, gave myself admin access on the drive:
My computer, select drive, select properties, security, grant my
user full control, and still I get the error message. Any help is
greatly appreciated!

Look into *taking ownership* as opposed to just granting yourself
permissions.
 

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