Access to a slaved drive

Silly me, I left my notebook connected to my UNPROTECTED phone line during an electrical storm.  Needless to say, the notebook is toast.  

I'm trying to salvage the data off the drive and I've connected it to a USB device that lets me access the drive just fine on my desktop.  However, I cannot open the folders I need to open to copy my files.  

Now, I feel sure I need to alter some security settings but that is not my strong suit.  Can someone tell me what security settings I need to alter in order to take ownership of the files and copy them over to my desktop?

Thanks

Cliff

PS:  This drive was setup in the notebook using Windows XP Pro.
crp0499CEOAsked:
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Justin CollinsIT Support TechnicianCommented:
Are you running WinXP Pro on the Desktop?

If so, all you have to do is:
1. Right click on the folder and go to properties.  
2. Then click on the Security Tab.  
3. Click on Advanced in the bottom.
4. Click on the Owner Tab
5. Then click on Other Users or Groups
6. type in your username (You HAVE to be an administrator to take ownership) and click on Check Names to the right,
    hit apply/ok and apply/ok again.
 
You should be in.

PS  If you don't have the option under security tab, reboot and start the puter in safe mode and all the options will be there.  I know there is a way to change it in normal mode, but I don't know how.  
 
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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Worked perfectly, just as you described.  Thank you.
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