Accessing files on 2nd Hard Drive from another system

Posted on 2006-04-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have a hard drive with a viable OS on it from another computer.  The old computer died and I've installed the HD into a second -- newer computer as a slave drive.  Both systems are XP Home.  I have access to the files on both drives---Except----Certain users have passwords on both drives.  I can't access the files on the old hard drive where the user had a password.  How do get access to the password protected user names on the older hard drive???
Question by:RustyLee
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    Hi RustyLee,

    you need to take ownership of the files


    Author Comment

    Thanks Jay_Jay70!!!  That was quick and right on!!!  You are Da'Man!!  Now I'm a bit smarter and you saved me some research in an area I haven't worked before!!

    Have a Great Day,
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    you too mate

    have a good one :)

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