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Can't copy files from slave drive to data drive.

Posted on 2006-06-20
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I had 2 drives My primary, (lets call PRIME) running XP home, and a slave (call Data).  the OS on Prime crashed, so I installed a temporary primary drive (call Temp), running XP pro.  My plan was to set PRIME as a slave,along with DATA, and using Temp to run the OS, and copy all files from Prime into Data.  I would then remove Temp, reformat Prime, and copy the necessary files back into Prime.  

During the Copy process, I'm halted at the Documents and settings folder on PRIME.  I am told that I don't have permission to copy te file.  Normally, I would right click on the folder, and change it's ownership, but I am not given a 'security' tab to work with.  The info on the drive is urgently needed, and I'm running out of ideas.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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for xp home you have to boot your system in safemode and login as Administrator to get that Security tab

How to Take Ownership of Files & Folders in WindowsXP
http://www.alaynah.net/shehar/take_ownership.htm
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So, even though the OS I'm running now is Pro, to access the old files on the old drive I ned to log in in Safe mode?  I'd think that when the drive is configured as a slave it has to live by the rules of the current OS.
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if the os running on the current system is pro, you should be able to see the Security tab for all the other drives.
try this, open My Computer, goto Tools>Folder Options>View and untick Simple File Sharing
Apply and close My Computer, open it again and now check if you are getting the Security tab or not.
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THX, I'll give it a try when I get home.  I'm not sure why that would work though, as I'm not on a network.  Isn't simple file sharing specifically for net access?
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I was able to adjust the security at the root of the drive.  Thank you for your help SheharyaarSaahil.  I'm still dunfounded as to why the individual folders didn't have the security tab.
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